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7 innovative Fastcap tools every woodworker should consider

Haven’t heard of Fastcap? Did you know they make tools for “everything in between” the tools most other suppliers make? Need a glue bottle that actually works? How about a third hand for lifting cabinets? Or the ultimate foam for organizing your tools? 

I’ve been buying tools for decades and just ran across Fastcap last year. And found they are a must for woodworkers to bookmark and add to their shopping list. While I started my collection with a cabinet jack there are over a hundred tools built to solve problems other tool manufacturers haven’t.

It’s no wonder Fastcap has grown rapidly since 1997 by taking a unique approach to designing and selling tools for woodworking that others just haven’t thought of. Seems simple right? Well, they use a Lean approach and customer input that larger companies just don’t.

And the result? A collection of tools that no other manufacturer can match for ingenuity.

Fastcap Tool Overview

1. Fastcap Kaizen Foam

FASTCAP Kaizen Foam 57 mm Black
447 Reviews
FASTCAP Kaizen Foam 57 mm Black
  • 57mm (2-1/4″) thick x 24″ x 48″
  • Easy to peel away layers
  • Cuts easily

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What Makes Kaizen Foam Unique

    • Industrial quality foam for tool, home and office storage available to a homeowner
    • Layered foam that can be cut and peeled to store a variety of tool sizes and thicknesses
    • Ultimate in organization capability for tool boxes

Tips to using Kaizen Foam

    • Of course, Fastcap makes a long nose marker to outline your tools before cutting
    • And a thin blade Fastcap Kaizen Foam Knife for making intricate cuts

Pros

  • Layered foam that can be cut and remove in layers
  • Customize your tool storage
  • Mark outlines of tools, cut and remove foam
  • Protect sensitive tools from damage
  • Flat or vertical storage
  • Keeps tools or other items exactly where you want them
  • Available in various thicknesses and layered colors 

Cons

  • Layout is permanent and takes time to cut 

2. Fastcap 10 Million Dollar Stick

FastCap 10 Million Dollar Stick
139 Reviews
FastCap 10 Million Dollar Stick
  • Keeps hands away from blade while cutting small parts
  • Injection molded
  • Wishbone shape with gripping, rubber feet
  • Safely hold small pieces while cutting

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What Makes the 10 Million Dollar Stick Unique

    • One of a kind design for holding material close to the saw blade
    • Curved three prong design allows for repeated, comfortable use

Tips to using the 10 Million Dollar Stick

    • Mount it where it’s always accessible to encourage use
    • Every saw is dangerous – follow Fastcap and your saws safety recommendations
    • Every saw is dangerous (worth saying again)

Pros

  • Keeps your hand away from the saw blade
  • Three prong design allows for maximal pressure close to the cutting zone
  • Rubberized feet
  • Long, ergonomic handle (~16″)

Cons

  • Single use tool – but hey it’s for safety and worth it’s name

3. FastCap Glu-Bot Glue Bottle

Wood Glue Dispenser, 16 Oz Btl, Drip less
12,357 Reviews
Wood Glue Dispenser, 16 Oz Btl, Drip less
  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Country of manufacture: Taiwan
  • Manufacturer: Fast Cap

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What Makes the Glu-Bot Glue Bottle Unique

    • Bottom feed for glue ensures fresh glue
    • “Babe-bot” fits where other larger bottles won’t

Tips to using Glu-Bot Glue Bottle

    • Use the provided glue cap after every use (eg. anytime you set the bottle down for more than 5 minutes).
    • Clean the tip carefully
    • Order spare tips … eventually any woodworker will wear them out

Pros

  • Bottom-up design provides fresh glue
  • Storage cap stored on the bottle to encourage  post-glue use
  • Easy to squeeze bottle
  • Available in three sizes
  • Alignment nozzle to perfectly center glue on plywood edges

Cons

  • Bottle bottom can drag in glue if not tilted (due to classic way glue bottles are held.

4. FastCap Cabinet Jack

FastCap FC-80595 80595 Pole
512 Reviews
FastCap FC-80595 80595 Pole
  • Textured rubber pads for gripping
  • Quick release lever
  • Designed by cabinetmakers, for cabinetmakers

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What Makes this Cabinet Jack Unique

    • Affordable jack to allow DIY’ers to install cabinets easier – or by themselves
    • Quick adjust over full working range
    • Perfect for 54″ bottom of most upper cabinets

Tips to using the Upper Hand Cabinet Jack

    • Buy one (or more) of the three products in lineup – Upper Hand for 28-60″, Little Hand for 16.5-23.5″, 3rd Hand HD for 60-144″ based on your cabinet installation style
    • Use the Upper Hand if you install upper cabinets first
    • Or, use the Little Hand for installing upper cabinets after base cabinets
    • And for taller upper cabinets use a base cabinet with a sheet of plywood cover as a base for the Upper Hand (for DIY’ers).

Pros

  • Enables a 1 person cabinet installation
  • 150 pound weight capacity
  • 28-60″ range
  • Freestanding on large base and bottom pads
  • Pump handle with micro-adjustment for leveling cabinets

Cons

  • Without blocking, won’t reach microwave or fridge cabinets

5. FastCap Reversible Tape Measure

FastCap PSSR16 16 FastPad Standard Reverse...
3,644 Reviews
FastCap PSSR16 16 FastPad Standard Reverse…
  • Eraseable notepad
  • 16′ Standard and standard reverse rule
  • Easy-read fractions to 1/16″
  • Built-in pencil sharpener

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What Makes the Fastcap Tape Measure Unique

    • The pencil sharpener alone makes this worthy of adding to your toolbox. How many times have you had to stop a measurement to fix a broken lead?
    • And of course the erasable surface to jot your measurements is what makes this an upgrade over the standard tape measure

Tips to Using 

    • Be sure to have a wood pencil ready

Pros

  • Reversible tape measure for left-handed users
  • Easy write/erase notepad for jotting down cut lengths
  • Easy to read fractions to 1/16″
  • Built-in pencil sharpener

Cons

  • 16′ length is a limitation for construction jobs

6. FastCap Accuscribe Scribing Tool

FastCap Accuscribe Scribing Tool
1,498 Reviews
FastCap Accuscribe Scribing Tool
  • Scribing tool with adjustable grip for standard pencils
  • Easily maintain consistent scribe offset, keeping parallel to surface every…
  • Durable polymer construction
  • Includes 1 scribe and 1 pencil

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What Makes the Accuscribe Unique

    • Articulating head
    • Removable compass for non-traditional scribing

Tips to Using

    • Not much other than the obvious – keep the pencil sharp!

Pros

  • Traditional circle scribe
  • Tilting head for scribing trim
  • Flat back allows for scribing parallel surfaces
  • Removable compass point

Cons

  • Cannot scribe uneven surfaces – see our guide to the best wood scribes for one that does.

7. FastCap Miter Saw Hood

FastCap SAWHOOD WHITE Chop Shop Saw Hood, White
228 Reviews
FastCap SAWHOOD WHITE Chop Shop Saw Hood, White
  • Eliminates the mess caused by sawdust and other debris
  • Can also serve as a protective cover for your equipment when working…
  • Works with miter saws, chop saws, lathes and wet saws
  • Also contains water spray when used with tile saws

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Pros

  • Controls dust from miter and chopsaws
  • Protects tools outside
  • Can be used with wetsaw
  • Fits 5-gallon bucket for collection of waste

Cons

  • Lacks dust collection port found on similar designs
  • Not waterproof

About

Fastcap was founded in 1997 and uses a Lean manufacturing process that is focused on improving quality and reducing waste. Learn more in their founders history of Fastcap:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Fastcap make just woodworking tools?

Fastcap makes everything from woodworking tools to dust barriers and even surfboard ding patches.

What is Kaizen foam?

Kaizen foam is a layered foam from Fastcap that can be custom cut to store tools and other items horizontally or vertically.

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