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Festool DOMINO Joiner Alternatives

The Best Festool DOMINO Alternatives

The Festool DOMINO is the undisputed king of loose tenon joinery. And while Festool owns the patent on this hand-held tool, there are Festool DOMINO alternatives that will either cut loose tenons or offer similar strength joints with different methods.

Woodworking Gifts For Dad

12 Best Woodworking Gifts For Dads

The best woodworking gifts for dad are helpful gadgets, small tools, or humor-laden t-shifts. In this guide, you will find a dozen of our best bets for uncommon gifts they won’t own.

JET JWP 13BT Planer With Cracked Casing

Review: JET JWP-13BT

Overview Rating:  3.6/5 The JET JWP-13BT planer is a benchtop solution that can smooth boards up to 13 inches wide and 6 inches thick. Unlike other planer manufacturers in this category, JET has a higher capacity and more powerful floor models. While this planer is sought after for its “helical” head, we found that inserts are aligned in rows in our test. And unfortunately, the plastic top casing was cracked on two of our units. JET JWP-13BT Bench Top

Woodworking Clamps Mistakes

10 Woodworking Mistakes Everyone Makes and How to Fix Them

Woodworking is a hobby that takes years (or decades) to master because of the tools, techniques, and wide variety of project types. Every woodworker, then, is learning, making mistakes, and correcting themselves. While there are hundreds of ways to do things wrong, some basic woodworking mistakes tend to be the same across many wood shops. So rather than learn the hard way, in this article, discover what mistakes you might be making and how to correct them. Number 10 might

Power Tool Brands for Woodworking

9 Unique Tool Brands For Serious Woodworkers

Makita vs. Dewalt. Milwaukee vs. Festool. Woodworkers are used to comparing tool brands to decide what their next tools should be. But what most woodworkers miss is the unique tool brands that make woodworking faster, easier and improve quality. For example, FastCap has a glue bottle that takes the hard squeeze out of that Titebond bottle your stressed hand is used to gripping. Or, Powertec has a huge line of high quality tools at a much discounted price vs. large

Lontan Drawer Slide SL4502S3

Lontan Drawer Slides Review

Overview Rating:  4.5/5 Lontan side mount drawer slides are a high quality, dual spring soft closing drawer slide. With a built-in damper to prevent the drawer from slamming shut and smooth, quiet rails these budget-friendly drawer slides are a great pick for both new or retrofit applications. LONTAN DRAWER SLIDES (SL4502S3) LONTAN SL4502S3 Lontan drawer slides are available as both pairs or in bulk packs of two to ten pairs for larger jobs. With a standard 1/2-inch side clearance

Milwaukee 2746-20 Nail Gun

Cordless Milwaukee Nail Gun Review (Model 2746-20)

Overview Rating:  4.8/5 In its second generation, the Milwaukee 2746-20 M18 Fuel 18-gauge cordless nail gun proved worthy of a compressor powered replacement in our test. For any woodworker or carpenter that is in the Milwaukee battery “club” it is a must buy to enjoy compressor-free nailing. Milwaukee 18-Gauge Cordless Nail Gun (2746-20) Milwaukee 2746-20 For trim installation or assembly of cabinets or furniture a compact, cordless nail gun like the 2746-20 is a welcome addition to any woodworkers