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Best Tenoning Jig

Best Tenoning Jig Introduction Experienced woodworkers all know the strength of mortise and tenon joints. This review compares 2 market leading products designed to help when making them. Both of these jigs work with your table saw and hold the timber in place in while you cut the tenons. You will need other tools to cut the mortise. Both items are effective solutions but they take a very different approach to solving the problem. Their philosophies also dictate the prices...
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ROCKWELL SAWHORSE PORTABLE WORKSTATION RK9003

You’ve read our review on the RK9002 here, you’ve liked what you’ve seen but maybe, just maybe the price was a little off putting? Do you need a cheaper (some say more advanced) model of the Rockwell workstation?  I hope this review will convince you to settle for the Rockwell sawhorse Portable material support station RK9003, which has many desirable features. Just like the RK9002, it is a strong hands-free clamp/saw horse.       Why you need the Rockwell...
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ROCKWELL RK9002 JAW HORSE ACCESSORIES

You might have come across some tv promotions or infomercials for the Rockwell RK9002 jaw horse sheet Master Portable workstation and wonder if you should get one. Hopefully this review will help you make up your mind about this efficient Jaw horse. In simple terms, it is a much needed extra pair of hands that helps you out when you’re having to deal with large sheets of lumber. Rockwell had a hard time describing it and referred it to as...
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Powermatic 1791310 PM701 Bench Mortiser

  We are looking here at the  Powermatic 1791310 PM701 3/4 Horsepower Bench Mortiser, as we know you guys use different tools for different projects and we wanted to help you out if you’re undecided what to buy next. Powermatic’s PM701 bench-mounted hollow chisel mortiser is a powerful tool for a specialist job. Not every woodworker needs to cut square edge mortises, but when you do, there is really no credible alternative. In those situations, the time saved and the...
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Tools for working wood

Tools and Getting Set Up. Everyone has to start out from scratch and before you’re able to afford a great band saw or a table saw, it’s often more practical and affordable to get some smaller tools for working wood A few hand held power tools are going to be the most helpful in putting together the basics of your shop. Once you have a few basic work stations put together, you’ll have the capacity to start looking into hand tools,...
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Workshop Organisation In A Weekend! Five Ideas That Really Work!

Workshop Organisation Be honest, when you think about planning how you are going to layout your garage you don’t give nearly as much thought to organization as you do to the “living-in” parts of your house. The garage tends to be a secondary spot and a prime spot to just dump clutter “until later.” Inevitably, later never comes and you end up with a mess of boxes and tools and very little useful space. But it doesn’t have to be...
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Best Table Saw Blade

  Have you ever started a project, ordered the timber, screws, fasteners etc then realized you’ve not got the correct saw blade? We’re going to look here at the various options both of types of blade and also different brands, to see if we have help you decide which is the best table saw blade. So as we all know basically a saw is a woodcutting tool the main component of which is blade. A table saw allows you to...
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Best Contractor Table Saw

  What is the best contractor table saw for the money  & what do I need to look for in a table saw?  These are a couple very often asked questions. Aren’t they all basically the same?  No way!  There are several considerations.   Portability and weight The first is portability and weight.  If you have to lug it around you may want a smaller one.  This is common sense.  Some of these low end 99.00 table saws that you...
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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A RECIPROCATING SAW 

Yes, it’s not a table saw, but we’ve had emails from readers asking about other products that we use and so we decided to give feedback on these too. Ahh, the reciprocating saw , truly the carpenter’s favorite machine, it really chews into wood where nothing else can get at… I’ve used several ‘sawzalls‘ over the years… First I sort of borrowed my father’s Milwaukee Sawzall for a while back in the 90’s, it was a heavy duty machine with a heavy duty metal case....
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Table Saw Casters Reviews

Table Saw Casters Yes, the title says table saw casters, but you can use them for any piece of equipment, from lathes and sanders, through jointers and planers, to tool cabinets and safes. You’ll mostly be using them to add mobility to your workstations, obviously, since that’s a great way to maximize the efficiency of space usage in your shop. However, you could also use them as decoration pieces on shelves, desks or TV stands, and with some ingenuity, you...
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