Best Slab Jig For Flattening With a Router

Ultimate Guide to Slab Flattening Jigs, Router Sleds and Linear Rails

When a planer or wide belt sander won’t work for your live edge slabs, cutting boards or butcher block tops a slab flattening mill is where woodworkers turn. In this article learn about what jigs are available – and why I decided a combination of a manufactured jig plus a set of linear rails. Router sleds are one of the best kept secrets in woodworking. From smoothing end-grain cutting boards that cannot be planed to avoiding weight lifting a 400-pound live …

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Best Shelf Pin Jig

The Best Shelf Pin Jigs For Woodworking

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.

Best Cabinet Hardware Jig

Cabinet Hardware Jigs, Templates and Guides for Better Accuracy

The best cabinet hardware jigs are designed to be used for jobs of any size, are made from all metal components and are easy to use. But, for budget minded projects or one-time use, a less expensive jig with a reputation for durability and precision is what DIY’ers or occasional woodworkers will choose.  But, most importantly, the top cabinet hardware jigs will work on all styles of doors, including shaker cabinets that have a challenging inset face. So what makes …

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Festool Domino Alternatives

Festool DOMINO Alternatives and Why Its Worth the Money

After decades using a biscuit joiner for face frames in kitchen cabinets I was dumbfounded by how well the Festool works when I converted to a . While I knew the loose tenon was a superior joint; the surprising speed, accuracy and dust collection was a welcome benefit. So while there are Festool DOMINO alternatives that might do bits and pieces of what this tool does the simple fact is there isn’t an equivalent. There are very few tools over $1000 …

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Dust Collector For Shop Vac

DIY Dust Collector For Shop Vac Systems (2022)

The best dust collector for shop vac use requires simply adding on a vortex pre-filter to separate the large wood chips from the finer dust particles. But to make your entire dust collection system function the best there are a few other parts, hoses and accessories to add: Vortex filters Tool attachments Flexible piping Upgraded shop vac with higher air flow (CFM) Collection buckets Vortex Cones: #1 Dust Collector for Shop Vac Attachments   Best Vortex Cone for a Shop Vac: …

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12 Simple Woodworking Jigs Every Woodworker Needs In 2022

One of the hardest parts of woodworking is knowing when there is a tool that will make your woodworking easier.  And while woodworking jigs are known to many, there are a huge variety of them to know (and use). To help your woodworking we’ve assembled a list of the most popular jigs that will help you cut, drill and align all phases of your projects.  Think you have them all? Well, even professional woodworkers might be surprised by a jig …

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Stair Jigs and Templates for Wood Treads

The Best Stair Tread Jigs for DIY And Pros In 2022

The best stair tread jigs will let both DIY’ers and professionals achieve a perfect cut on all edges of the tread. But why use a jig? Well, while tape measures are accurate they are ineffective at inside measurements. And not designed to layout angles. Which makes a stair tread template a must-have for any tread installation project. So, getting started, stair tread templates are useful for: Customizing tread size for every tread Setting up perfect angles with no measurements Simplifying …

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Drawer Slide Jig

The Best Drawer Slide Jig For Installing Drawers In 2022

As you probably know, installing drawers without a drawer slide jig is a recipe for frustration and poor performing drawers. But did you know that variations in cabinet construction, mounting styles of your drawers and jig bundles are factors in deciding on the best drawer slide jig for your projects? In this article learn what jig you’ll need and some accessories to go with it. When I first started building cabinets in the 1990’s we made our own drawer jigs that …

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Best Miter Saw Fence System With Stops

The Best Miter Saw Fence System (Pro, DIY)

Adding a miter saw fence system to my miter saw was the best investment in my shop yet. Not sure if a miter saw stop will improve your woodworking? Well, these systems install in just a few hours, have an integrated ruler, and will stop the constant measuring and marking you’re doing now. In this article learn what miter saw fence stops are on the market and what’s best for your saw.

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