How to Make a DIY Weekend Workbench

DIY Weekend Workbench With Casters and Vises

Building a DIY weekend workbench is possible with just a few upfront purchases, some basic planning and a few tools. Need plans or ideas on what to include in a bench? Not sure if you have the right tools? In this article we’ll show you how to tackle an at-home workbench. A few years ago I had to part with an oversized workbench to make room for other tools. With 8″ steel casters, a 40″ height for easy sanding cubbies …

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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.

Workbench On Wheels How to Build or Buy

Workbench on Wheels: Buy or Build A Mobile Bench (2022)

For small workshops a workbench on wheels is a must to allow moving your working surface around while in use. And then storing it against a wall when not being used. And while these benches are popular with woodworkers, many homeowners are looking for a mobile bench for anything from mechanical work to metal and welding projects.  In this guide we’ll cover: Manufactured options from simple designs to 9-drawer tool chests Design considerations when building a mobile workbench Caster choices, …

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Best Way to Heat a Garage Workshop

The Best Way to Heat a Garage Workshop (2022)

The best way to heat a garage is with a power friendly heat source that maintains heat when you need it. Want something you can install yourself? Looking to heat a workshop when you need it? Or, need to keep a garage around 50-degrees for a freezer or refrigerator? In this article learn what your options are and what might be best to heat your garage.

Garage-Storage Shelving

Overhead Garage Storage Racks and Lifts for Ceilings

Overhead garage storage racks are one of the best ways to reduce clutter without sacrificing precious garage floor space. In fact, with taller garages and space over garage doors that are often overlooked a proper overhead rack can free up dozens of square feet of expensive garage floor. But, as with any storage,  choosing a rack that not only fits your space but allows for easy access and support heavy items is key.  Which makes these overhead racks a great …

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Best Orbital Sander for Woodworking

Professional Grade Random Orbital Sanders

Until you’ve connected a random orbital sander to a dust extractor you don’t know what you’re missing. Which is why the best random orbital sanders are both great at removing wood but also have the features and power professionals turn to. After using every type of random orbit sander to build cabinets and furniture the simple answer to which random orbital sander is best comes down to owning two orbital sanders: Cordless. There’s no reason to drag a cord around the …

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Best Miter Saw for Woodworking

The Best Miter Saw for Woodworking Projects in 2022

With the retirement of the radial arm saw the miter saw has become the central cutting station of any woodworkers shop. But there isn’t just one type of miter saw as blade sizes, angle cutting options and other features require some research before buying. In this article learn what the best miter saw is for small and large workshops. While there are dozens of miter saws on the market, not all are built to last. And with the brand names competing …

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Woodworking Hearing Protection Ear Muffs

Best Hearing Protection With Highest NRR For Woodworking

Woodworking is a high decibel hobby and woodworking ear protection is a MUST. Looking for the maximum decibel reduction protection? Or, wondering if there are Bluetooth earplugs or ear muffs to let you answer calls or listen to music? In this article we’ll cover all types of hearing protectors for woodworking.

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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