Festool Track Saw to Cut Wood

Best Track Saws Both Cordless and Corded For Woodworking

Any woodworker searching for a track saw knows the value of these tools. But trying to understand what the best track saw for your projects is can be a bit confusing with huge price ranges on a hand held tool. With everything from cut quality to dust collection, splinter guards and cordless in mind we’ll take a look at the top contenders on the market. First, while serious professionals will lean towards a Festool, it isn’t always the right tool …

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Best Router for Router Table

The Best Router for Router Tables and Lifts

The best router for router table use is always one that will fit a router lift. But, for woodworkers that will use larger router bits for raised panels or subject the router to continuous use then horsepower and machine durability are a key consideration. While sticking to mainstream routers that are compatible with lifts is generally easy, making sure the router has key features like electronic speed control, soft start and compatible bases for off-the-table use are just as important. …

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Best Cabinet Making Tools

The Best Cabinet Making Tools For Doors and Drawers

Even experienced woodworkers know there are always a few more cabinet making tools they don’t own. Which makes new woodworkers cringe as the list is already, well, long. From having the right heavy duty table saw to quality router tables, the proper types of saw blades and router bits the list can be lengthy and confusing. Types of Cabinet Making Tools To make things simple, woodworkers will look at cabinetmaking in three general steps: Cutting, milling and sanding Tools to …

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Table Saw Guide

The Complete Table Saw Guide To Choosing Your Next Saw (2022)

Choosing the right table saw for your shop is an important decision. Because a table saw is one of the top three most expensive tools in a woodworking this table saw guide will help you find the right: Benchtop table saw for small woodworking shops Jobsite table saw that can be easily move around Contractor/hybrid saw that perform like a cabinet saw but can be moved around the workshop Cabinet table saws for top performance And, besides size and shape, …

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Best Sanders for Wood

The Best Sanders for Wood To Make a Perfect Finish

The best sanders for wood projects will vary based on your project, budget and type of wood. While there are a few standard sanders for specific projects you’ll find there are specialty wood sanders made for unique applications. Since a sanders job is to make wood smooth, remove scratches and ultimately prepare wood for finish the following features are best: Wide range of grits Low vibration Balanced Heavy duty motors for continuous duty Cordless for jobsite use From floors to …

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Best Dust Collector for Woodworking Shops

The Best Dust Collectors, Extractors and Filters for Woodworking

You already know this, but the best dust collector isn’t the same from workshop to workshop. While small shops need innovative solutions to maximize suction in tight quarters; large shop dust collectors need massive air flow with optimal ducting to control dust. In this article you’ll learn what the right dust collector is for your size workshop, tools AND budget.

Miter Saw vs Circular Saw

Miter Saw vs Circular Saw And Why You Need Both (2022)

Deciding on a miter saw vs circular saw requires understanding the difference between ripping and cross-cutting. While a miter saw is more accurate and better at angles, a circular saw is more portable and best for rough cutting dimensional lumber. And a miter saw is used for cutting across the grain (cross-cut) only. While a circular saw can do both but with less accuracy. Which makes owning both saws a necessity for any serious woodworker (and most homeowners). But, as with …

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Best Benchtop Planers Thickness

The Best Benchtop Planers for Small Workshops In 2022

While some woodworkers get by without one, a benchtop planer is usually a must for any woodworker. But finding a quality wood planer that will put a great finish on both hardwoods and softwoods can be difficult. And, since there many types of planers, its worth noting that a benchtop planer typically features: Straight or helical blades Support for boards up to 13-inches (33 cm) Single phase 15-amp motors Adjustable height up to 6-inches (15.2 cm) Single or two speed …

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