Cabinet Jack and Claw

How to use a cabinet jack and claw

If you haven’t installed cabinets before you probably don’t know the benefits of a cabinet jack and claw. While ominous sounding, a cabinet claw is a bi-directional clamp for gripping face frames. And a cabinet jack is a tool to hold upper cabinets in place so the installers hands are free. As you can guess, combining these tools gives you a way to suspend cabinets in place, clamp them and then install the cabinet screws. And without these tools you’ll …

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Best Shelf Pin Jig

The Best Shelf Pin Jigs For Woodworking (2021)

The best shelf pin jig will let you quickly drill shelf pins without risk of damaging your cabinet. Did you know not all jigs are equal? For example, some allow for single setup and double row drilling. While others are extendable to create a longer jig specific to your projects needs. In this article we’ll help you find the right jig for your skill, budget and projects.

wood sanding tools

10 Best Wood Sanding Tools For DIY Wood Projects

Trying to decide on the best wood sanding tools takes a little research. Not sure if you need 1, 2 or maybe 3 sanders for your projects? Deciding between a random orbit sander or a pad sander? In this article learn what the best sanders are for beginners and what to upgrade to later. In this article we’ll review tools from entry level to professional. And I’ve upgraded my way through all of them in my woodworking career. And while …

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Tools To Make Cabinet Doors

The Best Tools to Make Cabinet Doors

Cabinet doors are deceptively tricky to make. In fact, it’s one part having the right tools to make cabinet doors is needed, and a second part having the experience in using them. In this article learn what tools you’ll need and some tips on how to use them. I’ve made thousands of cabinet doors and it’s my favorite part of cabinetry. While nailing cabinet boxes together is enjoyable, the final sanding of a well made door is mroe satisfying.  But, …

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Best Cabinet Making Tools

7 Cabinet Making Tools Every Workshop Needs

Looking for the essential cabinet making tools for your next project? In this article I’ll share the tools I’ve used to build countless kitchens and furniture pieces. And, along the way, show you a few woodworking tips as well. Cabinet making doesn’t need to be difficult. In fact, most basic cabinets can be built with just a handful of tools and the proper know-how. Over my time woodworking I’ve been fortunate enough to build cabinets in a small professional workshop …

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Best Portable Table Saws

Best Portable Table Saws – 5 Pro Picks

If you’ve ever lugged a table saw around a job site, tried to adjust the fence on a saw built for portability, or had an accident with a table saw you’ll know choosing the best portable table saws can have trade-offs.   Did you know there are over 30,000 table saw injuries every year – and 10% involve an amputation?  That makes features you would  find only on the large cabinet saws, such as the SawStop system (Amazon) a key consideration as …

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Best Portable Tool Box

Best Portable Tool Box for Woodworkers

I was digging around in my bench cabinets the other day looking for my biscuit joiner and pondering the mess of Dewalt, Makita, and Milwaukee cases I own.  They store one tool but take up an excess of space.  It’s hard to un-case them as grabbing a half dozen cased tools for a cabinet installation is convenient.  But, it’s harder to have them all portable when they are separate.  Just twenty years ago you owned a portable tool box for …

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