Best Way to Heat a Garage

The Best Way to Heat a Garage Workshop

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.

Dust Collector Accessories

Dust Collector Accessories, Hoses and Parts

When purchasing or upgrading a dust collector the dust collector accessories, hoses and connections will help ensure maximum efficiency of the system. But for new woodworkers its more than simply connecting point A to point B. Its understanding there are dozens of unique add-ons that will make your system more useful. In this article you’ll learn: Choosing hoses for maximum flow rate (CFM) Solutions for both shop vacuums and full size collectors Unique hoods, shrouds and ports to maximize dust …

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Lumber Storage Rack Store Wood

The Best Lumber Racks For Small Shops

The best lumber racks will keep you lumber straight, dry and out of your way. And, for less than the price of a dozen 2×4’s, you can buy a wood storage system to keep your wood straight and dry.  First, though, wood was always expensive but as demand increases most woodworkers don’t expect prices to drop. So why buy hundreds of dollars of wood only to let it warp while being stored? Well, that doesn’t make sense and is why …

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Best Push Block For Woodworking

Top Push Blocks For Woodworking Safety (Review)

Table saws are arguably the most dangerous tool in any woodworking shop. But it doesn’t have to be this way if proper caution and common sense are taken. And while using the blade guard and riving knife is a must, a high quality push block or stick will help keep your fingers further from the blade.  But jointers, router tables and band saws require equal respect to prevent serious injury from happening.  While there are a number of solutions on the …

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Woodworking Hearing Protection Ear Muffs

Best Hearing Protection 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.

Weekend Workbench

DIY Weekend Workbench With Casters and Vises

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 for tool storage and a large 30×96″ top I made many cabinets and projects on it. And while I’ve replaced it’s storage and downsized my projects I’d still like to have it back some weekends. But, sometimes room in your workshop is more important and a compact bench takes priority.  So, …

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Plywood Cabinet Pieces

How to Setup a Home Woodworking Shop

When it comes to woodworking at home the first and most important step is to make sure your workshop is setup properly. However, for many woodworkers, that means fighting weekend workshop space versus weekday needs to have cars or trucks in the same space. In this guide learn how to: Choose the best workshop layout Heating and cooling considerations Bench and storage solutions Dust collection strategies How best to setup a miter saw And many other helpful tips and tricks …

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Best Miter Saw Fence System With Stops

The Best Miter Saw Fence Systems For Your Saw

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.

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.

Best Mobile Base For Table Saw

The Best Mobile Bases For Table Saws And More

The old saying of buy once cry once isn’t just for your power tools. When moving your expensive tools around, the best mobile tool bases are always a bit more expensive, but offer the heaviest load rating and can move your tools in any direction (not just forwards and back). Here’s a few key things to look for in the best mobile tool base: Rigid cross beams as heavier or wider base tools will flex thin material Four wheel casters are a …

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