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Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
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Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
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Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
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Gallery of Fine Furniture - Woodworking Gallery of Fine Furniture
In this gallery of fine furniture, find pictures of unique and inspirational pieces of fine furniture and antique furniture from around the world. Some of these pieces are new creations, while others are hundreds of years old. Have a photo of a piece of fine furniture you'd like to add to the gallery? Submit it to the About Woodworking Guide! Page 2.

Gallery of Fine Furniture - Woodworking Gallery of Fine Furniture
In this gallery of fine furniture, find pictures of unique and inspirational pieces of fine furniture and antique furniture from around the world. Some of these pieces are new creations, while others are hundreds of years old. Have a photo of a piece of fine furniture you'd like to add to the gallery? Submit it to the About Woodworking Guide! Page 5.

Gallery of Fine Furniture - Woodworking Gallery of Fine Furniture
In this gallery of fine furniture, find pictures of unique and inspirational pieces of fine furniture and antique furniture from around the world. Some of these pieces are new creations, while others are hundreds of years old. Have a photo of a piece of fine furniture you'd like to add to the gallery? Submit it to the About Woodworking Guide! Page 3.

Gallery of Fine Furniture - Woodworking Gallery of Fine Furniture
In this gallery of fine furniture, find pictures of unique and inspirational pieces of fine furniture and antique furniture from around the world. Some of these pieces are new creations, while others are hundreds of years old. Have a photo of a piece of fine furniture you'd like to add to the gallery? Submit it to the About Woodworking Guide! Page 4.

Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
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Free Woodworking Plans - Under Window Bookcase
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Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
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Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
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Free Woodworking Plans - Cabinets 101
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Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
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Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
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Free Woodworking Plans - Featherboards
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Free Woodworking Plans - Knick Knack Shelf
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Free Woodworking Plans - Portable Shop Table
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Free Woodworking Plans - The Ultimate Sawhorses
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Free Woodworking Plans - Wine Rack with Built-in Wine Glass Rack - Free Wine Rack Plans to Build Your Own Wine Rack with Wine Glass Rack
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Free Woodworking Plans - Modular Wine Rack
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on the image to see the step-by-step instructions for building this beautiful modular wine rack in your workshop. Page 19.

Porter-Cable PC700D 1/2-inch Power Drill Review - Woodworking Tool Reviews - Porter-Cable PC700D Drill
The Porter-Cable PC700D 1/2-inch Power Drill is a 7.0 amp, 1/2-inch keyed chuck power drill. This workhorse power drill features variable speed motor ranging from 0-800 RPM, allowing for drilling of up to 1/2-inch in steel and 1-1/2 inch in wood. A cast gear housing and side handle with soft grip allows for durability and longer tool wear. Learn more about the Porter-Cable PC700D 1/2-inch Power Drill in this woodworking tool review.

Milwaukee Tools - Woodworking Profile of Milwaukee Tools
This profile of Milwaukee Tools centers on the company's development as a power tool manufacturer, and includes information such as the history, innovations and contributions to the woodworking marketplace and the types of Milwaukee woodworking tools offered.

Bosch Power Tools - Woodworking Profile of Bosch Power Tools
This profile of the Bosch Corporation centers on their power tools division, and includes information such as the history of the Bosch power tools division, innovations and contributions to the woodworking industry and the types of Bosch woodworking tools offered.

Woodworking Safety Equipment for the Workshop
There are a few basic pieces of safety equipment that every woodworker should use religiously. Developing the habit of using the safety equipment every time you work in the shop will help protect you from injury.

Moving Your Woodworking Tools - Tips for Moving to a New Woodworking Shop
Most stationary woodworking tools are quite heavy and bulky. This can really cause concern when one is faced with moving to a new location, be it across the street or around the world. Here are some tips to keep in mind when considering moving your wood shop.

Hollow-Chisel Mortiser - Cutting Square Holes with a Dedicated Mortiser
A mortise can be cut using a power drill and a sharp chisel. However, when you have a lot of mortises to cut, a dedicated mortiser is a real time saver. A mortiser is basically a modified drill press that uses a hollow, four-sided chisel with a drill bit in the middle designed to cut square holes. Learn the features to look for when purchasing a hollow-chisel mortiser.

Power Drills for Woodworking
With the advent of more powerful cordless drills, one might be tempted to avoid using an electric power drill. However, there definitely are reasons to add one to your shop. Learn the features you should look for when selecting a power drill to add to your collection of woodworking tools.

Bosch PB360S Power Box - Woodworking Tool Reviews - Woodworking Review of Bosch PB360S Power Box
The Bosch PB360S Power Box is a versatile power center that combines four AC outlets, a single DC outlet and an crystal-clear 360-degree sound system with subwoofer. This new Power Box is a considerable improvement over the original Bosch Power Box, yet maintains some of the best features of the original, such as the nearly indestructible aluminum roll cage. Learn the advantages of the Bosch PB360S Power Box in this woodworking tool review.

Japanese Backsaws - Hand Woodworking Tools
The Japanese back saw, or dozuki, is a very thin-bladed saw that cuts on the back stroke. This type of saw is quite useful for cutting dovetails by hand or trimming items flush with the face of a piece of stock. Learn how and when to use a Japanese back saw on your woodworking projects.

Woodworking Air Compressors - Find the Right Air Compressor for Your Woodworking Tools
In the modern wood shop, pneumatic nailers are as commonplace as the saw and hammer. However, in order to power these pneumatic tools appropriately, a woodworker needs to have the proper air compressor. In this article, we discuss the features to look for when shopping for an air compressor, to meet the needs of all of your pneumatic woodworking tools.

Expansion & Shrinking in Woodworking Projects
Planning for expansion and shrinking in woodworking projects will help eliminate problems later. Learn tips for understanding how wood expands and shrinks, and how to prepare for it.

Wood Shop Tips: Storing Nails, Screws & Other Mechanical Fasteners
Every woodworker eventually ends up with a substantial assortment of screws, nails, brads and other mechanical fasteners. Keeping these fasteners organized can be a headache. Learn some suggestions for organizing your fasteners so you can have them available for your woodworking projects.

Chisels - Essential Woodworking Tools
There are hundreds of different types and sizes of chisels, so there is a proper chisel for the every task. Learn the different types of chisels, and how they can help you with your woodworking projects.

Band Saw Blade Storage - A Quick Tip for Storing Your Band Saw Blades
Band saw blades are long and can be a nuisance to store. Fortunately, you can fold your band saw blades in a specific manner, and make them much easier to store. Learn how to easily and quickly fold your band saw blades in this woodworking tip.

Proper Router Bit Installation - Woodworking Tool Tips - Installing Router Bits Correctly
For a router bit to function safely and cut cleanly, the bit needs to be installed correctly into the router's collet. A router bit that is improperly installed will not cut smoothly, and if the stress on the shank is too great, the bit could break off, becoming a wildly spinning (not to mention sharp) projectile. To prevent such of a dangerous problem, learn how to properly install your router bits.

Partial Profile Router Cuts - How to Cut Complex Shapes with Multiple Bits
Venture into a fine woodworking store and you will likely find hundreds of router bit profiles. By using a combination of two or more bits, you can cut very complex profiles onto the edge of a piece of stock. Here are some tips for making partial-profile router cuts.

How to Remove Pitch from Blades & Bits - Woodworking Tips
The best woodworking power tools are only as good as their blades or bits. In this category, learn how to clean your blades & bits, to keep those cutters in their best working condition.

Repairing a Damaged Shellac Finish - Woodworking Finishing Tips
Shellac gives wood a nice shine, but it isn't the most water-resistant of finishes. Here are tips to repairing a shellac finish, to keep your woodworking projects looking like new for a long time.

Painting Outdoor Projects - How to Protect Your Outdoor Woodworking Projects
When building outdoor woodworking projects, the woodworker is presented with a problem: how to protect the project from the elements. While there are certain types of wood that are more resistant to the elements than others, there are ways to protect projects that are made from nearly any type of material. Learn how to protect your plans from the elements, so you can get years of enjoyment from your woodworking plans.

Removing Sawdust Before You Apply Finish Your Woodworking Project
Before you can begin staining or painting a woodworking project, you will want to remove all traces of sawdust from the wood so that it doesn't interfere with the finish. Here is a simple tip for removing final traces of sawdust before finishing.

How Far Apart Should Biscuits Be Spaced? Woodworking Tips - Biscuit Joinery
A biscuit joint is when a football-shaped biscuit (commonly made of beechwood) is inserted into matching slots in two corresponding boards. One common question is,

How to Use a Featherboard - Woodworking Tool Tips - Featherboards
Featherboards, whether homemade or commercially-built, are designed to help hold stock securely against a fence when ripping or routing the board.

Woodworking Safety Rule #3 - Avoiding Drugs and Alcohol When Woodworking
One of the most obvious common sense woodworking rules is to never work when under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. Learn the importance of this rule and how it can help you to avoid potential injury from woodworking while under the influence.

Work Safely with Your Compound Miter Saw - Woodworking Tool Tips
The compound miter saw is a very easy tool to use, but dangerous if abused. The most common injuries with using a compound miter saw are injuries to the eyes and hands. By following these basic safety rules, you can greatly reduce your chance of injury when using your miter saw.

Should You Pull or Push Your Radial-Arm Saw? Woodworking Power Tool Safety
When using your radial-arm saw, should you push or pull the saw through the wood? When cutting with any circular-motion saw, such as a table saw or circular saw, the motion of the stock or saw is against the circular motion of the blade. However, with a radial-arm saw, one could conceivably cut by pushing against the blade, or pulling with the motion of the blade. Which way is correct? Learn the proper, and safe method for cross-cutting with your radial-arm saw.

Shed Some Light on Your Work - Woodworking Tool Tips
When woodworking with power tools, you need enough light on the workpiece to see the work easily. Here is a simple, inexpensive way to add more light to your work, whether you're using a drill press, band saw, scroll saw or other woodworking tool.

What are Growth Rings and How Do They Affect Wood Stock?
A tree's growth rings, when viewed in lumber, are referred to as grain. Knowing how the grain is constructed will help you know how wood behaves in projects.

Cut a Mortise with a Drill Press - Woodworking Tips - How to Cut a Mortise with a Drill Press
A mortise is a rectangular hole designed to receive a tenon of the same size. Traditionally, mortises were cut by hand with a chisel. There is now a specialty machine called a mortiser that is used for cutting mortises. A mortiser has a square chisel with a drill bit inside that drills the hole and cuts the square edges of the mortise. If you don't have a mortise, you can use your drill press to cut mortises, and then clean up the mortise with a sharp chisel.

Does ACQ Pressure Treating Affect Moisture Readings? - Woodworking Tips
Most wood moisture meters are designed to detect moisture content in wood using electric current, as the level of conductance determines the amount of moisture in the stock. However, when testing ACQ-style pressure treated wood, the level of conductance will be much higher than with untreated stock, because of the amount of copper in the treating solution. How should one work around this problem when using a moisture meter with ACQ lumber?

How to Drill Clean Holes
When drilling with a large hole saw or spade bit, the back side of the stock tends to blow out when completing the hole. Learn two simple ways to solve this common problem, so you can avoid tear out in the large-diameter holes in your woodworking projects.

How to Close an Open Mitered Corner - Dealing with Woodworking Problems
When two mitered corners don't match evenly, how should you close the open mitered corner properly? Mitered corners can be caused by a number of issues, and if the corners don't match precisely, the joint will stand out like a sore thumb. In this woodworking tip, learn some ideas on how to close an open mitered corner when the joint doesn't match perfectly.

How to Keep Your Saw Table Clean and Rust-Free
The cast iron table-tops found on most quality table saws and band saws are highly prone to rusting. Not only is this damaging to the metal, but a coating of rust can be transferred to the wood being cut, and can diminish the effectiveness of the saw. In this woodworking tip, learn how to protect your saw's table from rust.

Woodworking Tips - Remove Nails With Ease
When working with recycled wood, you'll often find nails and other fasteners left behind in the stock that must be removed. In this tip, learn a simple and easy way to remove these nails before you begin using the wood in your project.

How to Eliminate Saw Blade Burns - Woodworking Tips - Setting Up Your Woodworking Tools
Saw blade burns can be an ugly, unsightly problem on a freshly-cut piece of wood. Fortunately, there is an easy way to get rid of saw blade burns. Learn some thoughts for reducing or cleaning up the effects of ugly saw blade burns in this woodworking tip.

Methods for Squaring-up Stock - Woodworking Tool Techniques
What is the best method for squaring-up stock? Should you use a jointer or table saw? Maybe both? Learn methods for squaring stock and when to use each method in your woodworking projects.

How to Store Wood and Moulding - Woodworking Tip - Store Wood and Moulding
When you finish a woodworking project, you may have some extra wood and moulding that you can store for future use. How should you store this wood and moulding to protect it? Should it be stored flat or on end? Should it be on a rack or a flat surface? Is there any prep work that needs to be done when it's time to re-use the stock? Learn how to store wood and molding for future use in this woodworking tip.

Custom Woodworking Jigs - Tips for Building Custom Woodworking Jigs
For many woodworking tasks, the safest and easiest way to complete the task is with a woodworking jig. In many cases, you may be best served by designing and building a custom jig.

Keep Glue Run-Out From Damaging Your Finish - Glue Run-Out Ideas for Woodworking
Glue run-out on stained woodworking projects can really mess with the consistency of the stained finish. Even a small amount of glue seeping out of a joint can clog pores and make a stain look blotchy in those spots. There is a simple trick to prevent glue run-out on mortise and tenon joints from becoming a problem. Learn this simple trick and eliminate glue run-out finish issues.

Dovetail Jigs - MLCS #8712 Pins & Tails Through Dovetail Template - Reviews of Woodworking Tools
The MLCS Pins & Tails Through Dovetail Template is a less-expensive solution (compared to other dovetail jigs) for woodworkers looking to create through dovetails without spending a sizable amount of money for this type of woodworking tool. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of using this inexpensive dovetail jig solution in your woodworking projects.

Dovetail Jigs - Review of MLCS Pins & Tails Half Blind Dovetail Jig - Woodworking Tool Reviews of Dovetail Jigs
There are a number of commercially-available dovetail jigs on the market today, catering to every level of woodworker, and to every price range. In this woodworking tool review, check out the value-priced MLCS Pins & Tails Half Blind Dovetail Jig, that allows you to create half-blind dovetails with your router without breaking your piggy bank.

Bosch Colt PR20EVSNK Variable Speed Palm Router Kit Review
In the Bosch Colt Variable Speed Palm Router Kit, Bosch engineers have devised a lightweight fixedase router that is truly a joy to use. This router is lightweight and extremely comfortable to operate, but still packs a 1.0 HP motor with plenty of useful features.

Craftsman Router Combo 28084 - Woodworking Tool Reviews
The Craftsman Router Combo (#320.28084) is a 2-1/4 HP, 12.5 Amp variable-speed router kit that includes three bases (a fixed base, plunge base and D-handle base). This combo router kit also includes a dust collection port and edge guide, all that can be stored in a heavy-duty case. Learn the advantages and features of this Craftsman all-in-one router combo.

Milwaukee 5616-24 Router Kit Review - Woodworking Tool Reviews
The Milwaukee 5616-24 Router Kit is equipped with a 2-1/4 HP heavy-duty motor and includes a fixed base and plunge base. The combo includes a number of ideas that we really liked, plus a couple that we'd like to see revised. Learn both in our review of this heavy-duty woodworking tool.

Fixed Base & Plunge Routers - Review of Ridgid R2900 Router Kit- Reviews of Woodworking Tools
The Ridgid R2900 Fixed Base and Plunge Router Kit is a solid, well-built basic router with some very innovative and unusual features. Like many units, it also has some items that could be improved. Learn the features that set this router kit apart in this woodworking tool review.

Circular Saw Measuring Jig - Woodworking Tool Tips
If you're a carpenter on a job site, you likely won't have access to woodworking machines found regularly in the woodshop (such as a table saw) and are probably restricted to portable power tools like a circular saw. However, with a circular saw jig and a straight-edge, you can make a number of cuts accurately and quickly without a table saw. Learn how to build a circular saw measuring jig in this step-by-step how-to article.

Double-Sided Tape - Woodworking Tasks Using Double-Sided Tape
Double-sided tape of various types, from carpet tape to specially-designed double-face tape, is invaluable for some woodworking tasks. There are literally hundreds of uses for double-sided tape, from aligning drawer fronts to mounting hinges to installing moldings. Learn tips for using double-sided tape in your woodworking projects.

How to Turn Hammer Handles on a Lathe - Making Handles for Your Woodworking Tools
Wood turning can be a lot more than just round objects like spindles and bowls. Did you know that you can turn oblong hammer handles on a lathe? Instead of buying a new wooden hammer handle the next time one breaks, cut one of your own on your lathe using these simple tips.

Common Woodturning Profiles - Woodturning Shapes - Spindle Woodturning Profiles
In turning wooden spindles on a lathe, there are a handful of basic profiles that can be combined to create some pretty artistic spindle designs. Nearly all spindles are created using a combination of square or v-grooves, fillets and coves. Here are the profiles most commonly used in wood turning spindles.

How to Replace a Router Switch - Woodworking Power Tools - Router Repair Tips
Quality woodworking power tools are built to be durable in order to handle the workload of a modern woodshop. Even so, some maintenance tasks on power tools may be necessary. A common problems with small power tools, such as a router, is if the on/off switch wears out and needs to be replaced. Learn how to change a router's on/off switch in this woodworking tip.

Chairmaking & Design by Jeff Miller - a Woodworking Book Review
In Chairmaking & Design, author Jeff Miller has attempted to put together a complete course in chairmaking design. Throughout the book, each successive chair design builds on the skills learned in the previous chapter's design. The book begins with some chairmaking basics, and then progresses through nine different chair models. Improve your chair-making skills with this useful book.

Cabinet Doors and Drawers by David Betts - a Woodworking Book Review
David Betts' book, the Illustrated Guide to Cabinet Doors and Drawers is billed as a design, detail and construction guide. The book contains a plethora of pictures and drawings, but is short in instruction. This guide is a good choice for a homeowner or builder looking for ideas, but isn't really well-suited to the budding woodworker looking to learn how to build cabinet doors and drawers.

Fine Woodworking Magazine Archive Collection DVD - Review of Fine Woodworking Magazine Archive Collection DVD
Fine Woodworking Magazine has released an Archive Collection DVD containing every issue of Fine Woodworking magazine from the magazine's inception in 1975 through 2008. This DVD includes every tip, technique, review and even advertisement from 201 issues of Fine Woodworking magazine, all on a convenient, searchable digital format.

Woodworking Magazine - Reviews of Woodworking Media - Woodworking Magazine Reviews
Woodworking Magazine was published twice yearly between 2004-2007, but then in 2008, Woodworking Magazine began publishing quarterly. There are no advertisements in the magazine, as every page (including the back cover) is dedicated to helping self-taught woodworkers learn more about their craft.

Woodworking Jigs for Perfect Cross-Cuts and Rip Cuts
Learn how to make a crosscut and panel cutting jig, plus a rip cutting jig with these free woodworking plans. These are easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions that allow even a novice woodworker to build and use them within minutes. Download the detailed drawings today!

Spring Clamps - Woodworking Tool Tips - How Spring Clamps are Invaluable Woodworking Tools
A woodworker can never have enough clamps. It doesn't matter whether they're bar clamps, pipe clamps, quick clamps or spring clamps, at one point or another, you'll likely wish you had more clamps. Even though it's one of the cheapest clamps to purchase, the basic spring clamp is invaluable in the wood shop. Learn a number of uses for spring clamps, and why you should have dozens in your shop.

About Woodworking - Review of The New Yankee Workshop
Norm Abram, the host of The New Yankee Workshop, is a master carpenter who has inspired millions of people with his knowledge of woodworking. In this article, read our review of The New Yankee Workshop television program.

Delta 18-900L Drill Press with Lasers - Woodworking Review of the Delta 18-900L Drill Press with Lasers
The Delta 18-900L Drill Press with Lasers is loaded with well-thought features, a vast improvement over basic drill presses. The Delta 18-900L includes both a work light and a cross-laser for pinpoint drilling accuracy. Additionally, with 16 spindle speeds and a simple-to-operate belt tensioner, the 28-900L is versatile and powerful enough to handle nearly any task. Learn the pros and cons of the Delta 18-900L Drill Press in this woodworking review

DeWalt DWD220 Heavy Duty 1/2-inch Drill - Woodworking Tool Reviews - DeWalt DWD220 Power Drill
The DeWalt DWD220 Heavy Duty 1/2-inch Drill is a powerful 1/2-inch keyed chuck electric power drill with a very stout 10.5 amp motor that delivers a variable speed from 0-1200 RPM. Although the drill is a little heavy, the ergonomic grip and adjustable side handle make it feel very comfortable in the hands. The advanced E-Clutch Anti-Lock Control is a nice feature when drilling with large spade bits in wood. Learn the advantages of this drill in this woodworking review.

Review of the Bosch JS5 Jigsaw - Woodworking Tool Reviews - Bosch JS5 Orbital Jigsaw Review
The Bosch JS5 Jigsaw is a top-of-the-line jigsaw, equipped with orbital cutting action, a variable speed motor, and a single-handed jigsaw blade change mechanism. In this About Woodworking tool review, learn about the testing results of the Bosch JS5 Orbital Jigsaw. Read the full review and find out how this jig saw fared against the competition.

Craftsman Professional Laser Trac 12 in Compound Miter Saw 21235 - Woodworking Tool Reviews - Compound Miter Saws
The Craftsman Professional Laser Trac 12-inch Compound Miter Saw is a 12-inch compound miter saw that is well-built and versatile. As with any value-priced tool, there are a couple of features that I think could be improved upon, but with the extras that are included, this woodworking tool is still a surprisingly very good value.

Craftsman 20-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Sabre Saw - Craftsman Sabre Saw Review - Woodworking Tool Reviews
Craftsman has introduced a 20-Volt Lithium-Ion powered cordless Sabre Saw. This model is one of the first cordless sabre or jig saws that has enough power to handle tasks that previously were reserved for corded models. Learn the features of this unique 20-volt lithium-ion cordless sabre saw in our woodworking tool review.

DeWalt DW618PK Fixed & Plunge Router Kit
In this woodworking tool review, read an in-depth product test of the DeWalt DW618PK Fixed & Plunge Router Kit and discover the features that set this router kit apart.

Craftsman Digital Miter Gauge - Reviews of Woodworking Tools - Woodworking Accessories
Craftsman's Digital Miter Gauge represents the first major advancement in miter gauges in years. This digital miter gauge allows lets you set any angle of up to 50 degrees to a precision of one-tenth of a degree. The same gauge can be also used to precisely set the angle of the blade on your table saw. Learn the features of this impressive digital miter gauge.

Festool OF 1400 EQ Plunge Router
The Festool OF 1400 EQ Plunge Router is loaded with innovative features that make this woodworking tool well worth investigating when you need a plunge router. In this product review, we discuss the features that make this well-built plunge router a very enjoyable tool to work with.

Fixed Base & Plunge Routers - Review of Freud FT1700VCEK Router Kit- Reviews of Woodworking Tools
Our review of the Freud FT1700VCEK Fixed Base & Plunge Router Kit really revealed two separate woodworking tools, one that was exceptionally well built and another that could use a but more engineering. Check out this woodworking tool review to find out the good and bad.

Grip-Rite GRTFN250 Finish Nailer - Woodworking Tool Review of Grip-Rite 16-Ga. Finish Nailer
Grip-Rite has been a well-known manufacturer of woodworking fasteners for years, and now they've entered the pneumatic tool market in impressive fashion, with their line of pneumatic nailers and compressors. In this woodworking tool review, read about the Grip-Rite GRTFN250 Finish Nailer, a straight-collated, 16-gauge finish nailer and discover the features that set this pneumatic nailer apart from its competitors.

Woodworking Air Compressors - Review of the Grip Rite GR152CM Air Compressor
The Grip Rite GR152CM Air Compressor is a small, dual-tank air compressor ideal for woodshops that use small air-powered finish nailers, narrow-crown staplers and brad nailers.

Grip-Rite GRTPIN23 23-Gauge Headless Pinner Review - Pneumatic Woodworking Tool Reviews
Grip-Rite's 23-Gauge Headless Pinner is a pneumatic nailer that drives headless pins. This pneumatic pinner will accept pins from 1/2

Hitachi KM12VC Fixed & Plunge Router Kit Review
In this review of woodworking tools, learn about our testing of the Hitachi KM12VC fixed base and plunge router kit. This router is a bit less expensive than some other routers in its class. Learn the features that make this router a decent value.

Woodworking Clamps - Irwin Quick Grip Clamps - Reviews of Woodworking Tools
If there is a statement that seems to apply to all woodworkers, it is that we can never have enough clamps. For those woodworkers, we suggest checking out the Irwin Quick Grip woodworking clamps. In this woodworking tool review, learn the advantages and disadvantages of this one-hand operated woodworking tool.

Milwaukee 2401-22 Heavy-Duty 12v Compact Driver Review
The Milwaukee 12v Compact Driver (Model #2401-22) is an innovative, powerful, heavy-duty driver that would be a welcome addition to any woodshop.

Porter-Cable PC180DK-2 Cordless Drill Driver - Woodworking Review of Porter Cable PC180DK-2 Cordless Drill
The Porter-Cable PC180DK-2 Cordless Drill Driver is NiCad-powered cordless drill, a close cousin to the PCL180DK-2 Lithium-Ion powered cordless drill that was recently reviewed on this site. This NiCad powered version has the same features, but has some advantages of it's own. Learn these advantages in this woodworking review of the Porter-Cable PC180DK-2 18-Volt Cordless NiCad Drill/Driver Kit.

PSI Woodworking PHJIG3 Pocket Hole Jig - Reviews of Pocket Hole Jigs
Pocket joints are easier to make consistently with a quality pocket hole jig than by hand. In this woodworking tool review, learn about the PSI Woodworking PHJIG3 Pocket Hole Jig.

Review of the Painter's Pyramid - Woodworking Finishing Accessories - Woodworking Tool Reviews
Finishing a woodworking piece that requires a consistent finish on all sides can be challenging in that half of the project must be finished and dried thoroughly, before the unit is flipped over and the other half finished. The Painter's Pyramid helps to alleviate this issue, as the woodworker can paint without the wait. Learn how to use this finishing accessory in this woodworking tool review.

Paslode T250A-F16 16-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer Review - Pneumatic Tool Reviews
The Paslode T250A-F16 16-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer is an interesting entry into the pneumatic finish nailer market. This lightweight but durable finish nailer uses 16-gauge angled finish nails (rather than standard 15-gauge nails) to help avoid splitting. Learn the other advantages of this pneumatic finish nailer in our woodworking tool review of this Paslode finish nailer.

Porter-Cable 893PK Fixed Base & Plunge Base Router Kit - Reviews of Woodworking Tools
The redesigned Porter-Cable 893PK Multi-Base Router Kit includes improvements such as an improved plunge base for better plunge router action. In this Review of Woodworking Tools, read all about the Porter-Cable 893PK.

Leigh D1600 Dovetail Jig - Reviews of Woodworking Tools: Dovetail Jigs
Advancements in dovetail jigs over the past few years have made cutting matching dovetails as repeatable and simple as following basic instructions for using a router and a template. In this product review, learn the features of the Leigh D1600 adjustable dovetail jig for cutting dovetails using your router.

Bosch BNS200-18 Brad Nailer - Woodworking Review of the Bosch BNS200-18 Brad Nailer
The Bosch BNS200-18 Brad Nailer is a well-balanced 18-gauge finish nailer that is loaded with features such as sequential and bump firing modes, an adjustable exhaust deflector and a nail indicator to show when the magazine is almost empty. The Bosch BNS200-18 Brad Nailer is sturdy and well-designed, a great choice for anyone seeking an 18-gauge finish nailer.

PSI Woodworking Portable Panel Saw System PPS-2 Review
In this woodworking tool review, we test the PSI Woodworking Portable Panel Saw System PPS-2. This portable panel saw system allows the the woodworker to turn a circular saw into a precise panel saw that will cut panels as long as 114-inches. Learn the benefits and features of this well-engineered woodworking accessory and how to use it on your woodworking projects.

Biscuit Joiners - Review of Ryobi JM82 Biscuit Joiner - Reviews of Woodworking Tools
The biscuit joiner has one job: to cut biscuit slots, and the Ryobi JM82 Biscuit Joiner does a very effective job for a value-priced tool. Even though it is less expensive than many other biscuit joiners on the market, it has a number of features that make it more than just a basic tool. Learn about the features and functions of the Ryobi JM82 in this woodworking review.

The Saw-Jaw - Reviews of Woodworking Tools & Accessories
The Saw-Jaw is a unique woodworking accessory, designed to hold your saw blade securely while you install or remove and store 10

About Woodworking - Book Review of Understanding Wood
Understanding Wood - A Craftsman's Guide to Wood Technology by R. Bruce Hoadley was first published in 1980, but was completely revised and updated in 2000. This second edition is a must have for any woodworker who wants to know why wood behaves as it does.

Hearing Protection - Review of the Zem by SensGard Hearing Protection
We recently tested a technologically advanced hearing protection device called the ZEM by SensGard. This is a very lightweight hearing protection device with a headband, which carries a noise reduction rating of 26 decibels. We tested it with a number of different woodworking tools, and were impressed with its performance. Learn the benefits and features of the ZEM by SensGard Hearing Protection device.

Milwaukee 6021-21 Random Orbit Sander Review - Woodworking Review of Milwaukee 6021-21
The Milwaukee 6021-21 Random Orbit Sander is a 5-inch palm sander with a 3.0 amp, variable speed motor. This Milwaukee 6021-21 5-inch random orbit sander has features such as an ergonomic grip, electronic soft start, and is covered by a five-year warranty, all at a surprisingly good price. Learn the advantages of the Milwaukee 6021-21 random orbit sander in this woodworking review.

Hitachi SV13YA Random Orbit Sander Review - Woodworking Review of the Hitachi SV13YA Sander
The Hitachi SV13YA Random Orbit Sander is a 5-inch random orbital sander for hook-and-loop sanding disks. The 2.4 amp motor with variable speed is strong enough to handle nearly any finishing task one would ask of a random orbit sander. Learn the features, advantages and drawbacks of this random orbital sander in the About Woodworking Hitachi SV13YA Random Orbit Sander Review.

Bosch ROS20VSK Random Orbit Sander Review - Woodworking Review of Bosch ROS20VSK Sander
The Bosch ROS20VSK Random Orbit Sander has been redesigned, and the results are impressive. This variable speed sander with a 2.5 amp motor gives a great finish without transmitting a lot of vibration to the operator. The unit is quieter than most, and the micro filter does a great job of collecting fine sawdust. Learn more in this woodworking review of the Bosch ROS20VSK random orbit sander.

DeWalt D26453K Random Orbit Sander Review - Woodworking Review of the DeWalt D26453K Sander
The DeWalt D26453 Random Orbit Sander is a 5-inch (8-hole) random orbital sander with a 3.0 amp variable speed motor (7000-12,000 rpm). With a dust-sealed switch, a hard-shell case, a 3 year warranty and the ability to use either the dust bag or connect to a dust collection system, the DeWalt D26453 has everything one would look for in a random orbit sander. Learn more in this woodworking review of the DeWalt D26453K Random Orbit Sander.

Bosch PS21-2A Pocket Driver Review - Woodworking Tool Review of Bosch PS21-2A
The appropriately-named Bosch PS21-2A Pocket Driver is a surprisingly powerful, compact 12-volt driver. This driver weighs just 1.8 pounds, yet it has the power to drive three-inch deck screws with relative ease. In this About woodworking tool review, learn the advantages and disadvantages of the Bosch PS21-2A Pocket Driver.

Duo-Fast FloorMaster 250BN Finish Nailer - Woodworking Review of the Duo-Fast FloorMaster 250BN
The Duo-Fast FloorMaster 250BN Finish Nailer is a hardwood flooring finish nailer with a special feature: detachable 45-degree no-mar tips for precision blind nailing into hardwood flooring. This 16-gauge angled finish nailer can be used as a regular finish nailer as well, by simply switching out the no-mar tip. Learn the advantages and drawbacks to the Duo-Fast FloorMaster 250BN Finish Nailer in this woodworking review.

Ridgid MobilAir Tri-Stack Air Compressor Review - Woodworking Review of the OF50150TS Ridgid MobilAir Tri-Stack Air Compressor
The Ridgid MobilAir Tri-Stack Air Compressor (Model OF50150TS) is an interesting concept in air compressors. The triple-tank compressor can be used as a single unit for a full five-gallon capacity, or the compressor head and tank can be removed from the main tank for easier transport and flexibility at the job site. Learn the benefits and drawbacks of this air compressor in the About Woodworking Ridgid MobilAir Tri-Stack Air Compressor Review.

Ridgid R7111 1/2-inch Drill - Woodworking Review of Ridgid R7111 1/2-inch Drill
The Ridgid R7111 is a solidly-built heavy-duty 1/2-inch electric drill with an adjustable side handle, variable speed trigger and keyed 1/2-inch chuck. The Ridgid R7111 electric drill features an 8-amp motor with hardened steel gears and a metal housing for strength and durability. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of this heavy-duty electric drill in the About Woodworking review of the Ridgid R7111 1/2-inch drill.

Alpha-Clamp by Lowell Thomas Tool Review - Woodworking Tool Review of the Alpha-Clamp
The Alpha-Clamp by the Lowell Thomas Tool company from Bozeman, MT, is about as versatile of a bar clamp as I've ever used. The same 18

ARCUS Blade and Guide System Review - Woodworking Tool Reviews
When woodworking in the woodshop, one could easily cut an arc or a circle using a band saw with a circle-cutting jig. However, when working on a construction site, how can you accurately cut an arc or a circle? The ARCUS Blade and Guide System is designed to cut arcs and circles using a circular saw. Find out how in this woodworking accessory review.

Bessey U-Style LMU Light-Duty Bar Clamp Review - Woodworking Tool Reviews
Bessey has known for manufacturing woodworking clamps for years, and their new U-Style LMU Light-Duty Bar Clamps live up to their reputation for quality. While there are some nice features in this woodworking clamp that other models don't feature, this clamp isn't acceptable for every woodworking task. However, it certainly does what it is designed to do quite well.

Boeshield Rust-Free Rust & Stain Remover - Woodworking Product Reviews
Boeshield's Rust-Free Rust and Stain Remover claims to remove rust and stains from cast iron and steel surfaces. Does it really work? In this woodworking product review, we test the Boeshield Rust-Free Rust and Stain Remover to see if it lives up to the claims for removing rust and stains from saw tables and woodworking tools. Also, learn some tips for getting the most out of the product.

Boeshield T-9 Rust and Corrosion Protection - Woodworking Review of Boeshield T-9
Boeshield T-9 Rust and Corrosion Protection is perfect for preventing rust and lubricating saw tables. Boeshield T-9 contains no silicone or teflon, so it will protect and lubricate your table saw, band saw and other saw tables without leaving behind any finish-damaging residue on your wood stock. Learn the advantages of Boeshield T-9 in this woodworking review.

Bosch P2+R2 Combo Bit - Woodworking Tool Review of Bosch P2+R2 Combo Bit
The Bosch P2+R2 Combo Bit is an ingenious bit of engineering. One single bit that can drive three of the most popular non-standard screw head types (Phillips, Square-drive and the combination heads popular on deck screws). Learn the advantages and disadvantages of the Bosch P2+R2 Combo Bits, and when you should (and shouldn't) use them.

Bosch T308B Jigsaw Blades - Woodworking Review of Bosch T308B Jigsaw Blades
It's hard to get excited about jigsaw blades, but frankly, the Bosch T308B jigsaw blades are the best blades I've ever used. These T-shank blades have two unique types of teeth: scalpel teeth for clean cuts on the bottom of the stock and pointed teeth, for clean cuts on top of the stock. The combination produces cuts that, in most cases, won't require additional cleanup. A terrific jigsaw blade.

Ridgid JobMax Multitool - Woodworking Review of Ridgid JobMax Multitool
The Ridgid JobMax Multitool is a 12-volt Lithium-Ion battery-powered multitool that has interchangeable heads. In addition to the standard multitool cutting head, Ridgid offers optional ratchet, auto-hammer, impact driver, and drill heads to fit the same power unit. The multitool includes a detail sander with few different grit sanding pads, plus two cutting heads, a battery and a charger. Learn the advantages and drawbacks to the Ridgid JobMax Multitool in this woodworking tool review.

3M TEKK Band Style Hearing Protector (90537) - Woodworking Safety Equipment - Woodworking Review of 3M TEKK Band Style Hearing Protector (90537)
The 3M TEKK Band Style Hearing Protector (model #90537) is a lightweight, adjustable band-style hearing protector with detachable, washable ear pods. The band allows the 3M TEKK Band Style Hearing Protector (90537) to be worn around the neck when not in use. The band is probably too small for anyone except a small child to wear as you would wear a pair of headphones, but that's not the intent. Instead, the band will likely wrap behind your neck when the pods are in the ears.

3M Fuel X2P Safety Glasses - Woodworking Review of 3M Fuel X2P Safety Glasses
The 3M Fuel X2P Safety Glasses are safety glasses in a variety of styles, with an anti-scratch coating, adjustable nosepiece, impact-resistant lenses and in some cases have polarized lenses that absorb up to 99.9% of UV rays. The 3M Fuel X2P Safety Glasses also have a grooved temple design and two-tone frame for stylish good looks. Learn about the 3M Fuel X2P Safety Glasses in this woodworking review.

Porter-Cable PC250MT 2.5 Amp Oscillating Multi-Tool Review - Woodworking Tool Reviews
The Porter-Cable PC250MT 2.5 Amp Oscillating Multi-Tool is Porter-Cable's entry into the growing multitool market. While they were far from the first to enter this burgeoning space in the woodworking marketplace, I think they were smart to wait until they had something different to offer, rather than just another tool similar to everyone else's. Learn the innovations that went into the Porter-Cable PC250MT 2.5 Amp Oscillating Multi-Tool in this woodworking tool review.

Dremel 300 Series High-Speed Rotary Tool Review - Woodworking Tool Reviews
Not all woodworking power tools are large machines chained to the wood shop. Some woodworking tools are extremely portable and versatile, in that they can be used for literally thousands of other uses in addition to helping to complete woodworking plans. In this woodworking tool review, we put the Dremel 300 Series Rotary Tool to the test, and discuss how it can be used in woodworking projects.

Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool - Woodworking Review of the Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool
The Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool is a step above previous Dremel tool models. With an on/off switch that is separate from the variable speed control, externally accessible brushes and variable speed from 5000-35000 rpms, plus a huge assortment of available accessories, the Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool is the best Dremel rotary tool yet.

The Final Cut Saw Blade - Woodworking Tool Reviews
What if you had a circular saw blade that would cut and then sand your cut all in one step? This is the patented idea behind the Final Cut Saw Blade. The question is, does it work as well as promised? Check out the results of our testing in this About Woodworking tool review of the Final Cut Saw Blade.

Gator Finishing 5-inch Sanding Discs - Woodworking Review of Gator Finishing 5-inch Sanding Discs
The Gator Finishing 5-inch Sanding Discs are premium Zirconium Oxide Hook & Loop sanding discs. These random orbit sander disks are designed with an 8-hole pattern for five-inch random orbital sanders with hook and loop fasteners for attaching the discs. In this woodworking review, learn the advantages of using the Gator Finishing 5-inch sanding discs with your random orbit sander to sand your woodworking projects.

Gator Micro-Zip Sanding Tool - Review of the Gator Micro-Zip Multi-Surface Sanding Tool
The Gator Micro-Zip Multi-Surface Sanding Tool is a handy little device for sanding small surfaces and detail sanding. It features a comfortable grip with hook-and-loop fasteners that hold specialized 1

Gator Zip Sand-Block Sanding Sponges - Woodworking Tool Review of Gator Zip Sand-Block Sanding Sponges
I've made no secret that I've never been a fan of sanding sponges. The Gator Zip Sand-Block Sanding Sponges may be changing my opinion. With nine different grits available, these sanding sponges are as convenient as they are useful. The sandpaper holds up well to tough sanding, and the finish the sponge leaves behind is good. Learn the advantages of this sanding sponge in this woodworking review.

Gator Zip Multi-Surface Sanding Tool - Woodworking Tool Reviews
Hand sanding can be a chore, but the Gator Zip Multi-Surface Sanding Tool can make short work of that chore. The ergonomically-designed Gator Zip Sander is perfect for sanding in tight corners or flat areas. The hook-and-loop fastener allows the woodworker to use the grit of their choice and make a quick change when a different grit is required. Learn the advantages of this hand sanding tool.

Gorilla Glue Epoxy - Woodworking Review of Gorilla Glue Epoxy
Gorilla Glue Epoxy is a new epoxy glue formulation from the makers of Gorilla Glue, who have been one of the leaders in woodworking glue manufacturing for years. This new Gorilla Glue Epoxy is a two-part epoxy that can fill voids and bond rough or uneven surfaces. This epoxy sets in five minutes and is strong enough to be weight bearing with 24 hours. Learn the advantages of Gorilla Glue Epoxy in this woodworking review.

Grizzly Model T10010 Wet Grinder Review - Sharpen Your Tools with the Grizzly T10010 Wet Grinder
Sharpen your chisels, planes, knives and other woodworking tools with the Grizzly Model T10010 Wet Grinder. Every woodworker knows that one of the keys to quality workmanship is keeping their tools sharp, and a wet grinder like the Grizzly T10010 can help keep them honed to a fine edge. Learn the features and advantages of the Grizzly Wet Grinder in this woodworking tool review.

Jet JSSG-10 Slow Speed Wet Sharpener - Woodworking Tool Review of Jet Wet Sharpener
Keeping your woodworking tools sharp is easy with a quality slow-speed wet sharpener. The Jet JSSG-10 Wet Sharpener is such a quality sharpening tool. Equipped with a ten-inch diameter stone wet grinding wheel, along with a leather stropping wheel, plus handy features like a torque adjustment, speed adjustment and tool storage drawer, the Jet Wet Sharpener is great for keeping your chisels, planes and gouges sharp.

Rockwell Jawhorse Workbench (RK9000) - Woodworking Review of the Rockwell Jawhorse Workbench
One advantage that woodworkers have over carpenters on a construction site is access to a heavy duty workbench with a vise. The Rockwell Jawhorse Workbench has eliminated that advantage. The portable, sturdy Rockwell Jawhorse Workbench is perfect for the job site: strong, durable and heavy-duty. Learn the advantages of the Rockwell Jawhorse Workbench in this About Woodworking Tool Review.

Gator Zip Sanding Sponge - Review of the Gator Zip Sanding Sponge
The Gator Zip Multi-Surface Sanding Sponge is designed with a comfortable grip to be easy on the knuckles and is flexible to help sand contours everything from irregular profiles to flat surfaces.

Delta 50-257 Mobile Base - Woodworking Review of the Delta 50-257 Mobile Base
The Delta 50-257 Mobile Base is designed for the 52-inch Delta Unisaw. This well-built mobile base is designed so that one person can easily raise and move the Delta Unisaw around the woodshop. The unit lifts with a single foot-pedal, raising the table side opposite the saw, lifting the entire Unisaw so it can be moved. Learn the advantages of this Delta Mobile Base for the Delta Unisaw.

Micro-Jig GRR-Ripper Push Block - Woodworking Review of the Micro-Jig GRR-Ripper Push Block
The Micro-Jig GRR-Ripper Push Block system is designed to act to protect the hands from the blade, and to help eliminate kickback. Push blocks and push sticks have been used for years to try and help these problems, but they have inherent problems that the Micro-Jig GRR-Ripper Push Block tries to address. Learn the benefits and drawbacks of the Micro-Jig GRR-Ripper Push Block System.

Delta Premium Saw Blades - Woodworking Review of Delta Premium Saw Blades
While redesigning the Delta Unisaw, the engineers at Delta decided they needed a premium saw blade to go along with it. They didn't make just one type of blade - Delta ended up with over 40 saw blade models. In this woodworking review, read about all of the various types of blades available from Delta, including the Delta 35-1050R Full Kerf Carbide Tipped Saw Blade that we tested.

Final Cut Circular Saw Blade - Woodworking Review of the Final Cut Circular Saw Blade
The Final Cut Saw Blade, available in 7-1/4 inch, 10-inch and 12-inch sizes, is a patented saw blade with a sanding disk attached to each side of the blade. This provides a few benefits: the cut is sanded as it is cut, kerf marks are sanded and kick back is nearly eliminated. In this woodworking review, learn about our test of the 7-1/4 inch Final Cut Circular Saw Blade.

Bosch NailKiller Drill Bits - Woodworking Review of Bosch NailKiller Drill Bits
If you've ever ruined an auger bit by hitting a nail that you didn't know was in the board, you'll love the Bosch NailKiller line of drill bits. These auger bits, available in a variety of diameters and lengths, are designed to chew through hidden nails, rather than having the nail eat up the auger bit. Learn more about these Bosch NailKiller auger bits in this About Woodworking tool review.

Bosch SPS10 Cordless Screwdriver - Woodworking Tool Review of the Bosch SPS10 Cordless Screwdriver
The Bosch SPS10 Cordless Screwdriver is evidence that quality woodworking tools don't need to be overloaded with horsepower. This lightweight, small Bosch cordless screwdriver has enough power to drive large screws in a form factor that is small enough to easily fit into the pouch of your work apron. Learn the features of this handy Bosch cordless screwdriver in this woodworking review.

DeWalt DWMTC15 Magnetic ToughCase - Woodworking Tool Reviews - Woodworking Review of DeWalt DWMTC15 ToughCase
The DeWalt DWMTC15 Magnetic ToughCase is a solidly-built storage case to put all of your bits and bit holders readily available at your fingertips. The DeWalt ToughCase includes a pair of strong magnets built into the lid that securely attach the open case to steel surfaces for easy access to the inside of the case. The compact design of the DWMTC15 Magnetic ToughCase makes it easy to fit into a pouch in a work belt too. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of the DeWalt Magnetic ToughCase in this woodworking tool review.

DeWalt DCF610 Cordless Screwdriver Review - Woodworking Tool Review of DeWalt DCF610 Cordless Screwdriver
The DeWalt DCF610 Cordless Screwdriver is a lightweight yet surprisingly powerful cordless screwdriver. With a 12-volt max lithium-ion battery pack, the DCF610 is strong enough to drive 3-inch deck screws with ease. Special features include a three-light LED on the front of the chuck for illuminating the work surface plus rubber bumpers on each side to prevent case scratching. Learn the advantages of the DeWalt DCF610 Cordless Screwdriver in this woodworking tool review.

Bosch PS41 12v Max Impact Driver - About Woodworking Review of Bosch PS41 12v Max Lithium Ion Impact Driver
With the Bosch PS41 12v Max Impact Driver, the engineers at Bosch have come up with an impressive tool. This 12v Max lithium-ion impact driver has 930 inch-pounds of torque, enough to handle 80% of the workload of a standard-sized impact driver. However, the PS41 measures less than 5-1/2 inches in length and weighs about 2-1/8 pounds. This makes it ideal for working in tight spaces. Learn the advantages and drawbacks to the Bosch PS41 12v Max Impact Driver in this About Woodworking tool review.

Porter-Cable PCL120DD 12v Max Cordless Drill/Driver - Woodworking Review of Porter-Cable PCL120DD Cordless Drill/Driver
The Porter-Cable PCL120DD 12v Max Cordless Drill/Driver is a lightweight combo drill and driver with a 3/8-inch keyless chuck and adjustable clutch. While it seems like so many of the other 12-volt max drills on the market, there are a couple of features which set the Porter-Cable PCL120DD Cordless Drill/Driver apart from the competition. Learn these features in this woodworking review of the Porter-Cable PCL120DD 12v Max Cordless Drill/Driver.

Rockwell 3rill 3in1 Cordless Drill/Driver/Impact Driver RK2515K2 Review - Woodworking Tool Reviews
The Rockwell 3rill 3in1 Cordless Drill/Driver/Impact Driver RK2515K2 is a 12-volt Lithium Ion battery powered cordless drill, impact driver and screw driver all in one unit. The 3rill is lightweight, and includes a soft-side carrying case, two batteries, a quick charger and a few bits. It has a 4-position selector switch on the top for switching between two-speeds of drilling, impact driving and screw driving. Learn the benefits of this combo unit in this woodworking tool review.

Sanding Block
A Sanding Block used for hand sanding employs a full-sheet of sandpaper cut into quarters, with one of the 1/4 sheets of sandpaper wrapped around the block. To use, place the sandpaper side down onto the wood and sand back and forth with the grain of the wood.

Utility Knife
A utility knife is an invaluable tool in the wood shop. Not only can this razor-sharp knife be used for cutting almost any thin material, but it can be used for things like cleaning out hinge mortises or scoring before making a cut with a power tool. Find out the features you should look for when buying a utility knife.

Claw Hammer
The most basic tool in carpentry is the claw hammer, and while the woodworker in the shop won't need a hammer nearly as often, it is a necessary woodworking tool. Learn the features you should look for when buying a quality hammer.

Combination Square
A combination square is essentially a 12-inch ruler with a sliding handle that has two precision flat surfaces, one at 90-degrees and the other at 45-degrees to the ruler. This versatile woodworking tool allows the woodworker to easily scribe and mark lines on their woodworking projects or measure distances at these angles. The handle also contains a level vial for aligning the ruler plumb.

Layout Square - Rafter Layout Square - Woodworking Tools
Every carpenter carries a triangular layout square (or combination square) in their nail pouch, and in the wood shop, it is equally as useful. Learn the features of the combination square, and why you should always have one within easy reach when woodworking.

Nail Sets
Nail sets are used for setting the head of a nail beneath the surface of the wood. These are especially useful woodworking tools, as they keep the woodworker from having to drive the nail flush with their hammer, which would likely bruise or dent the stock, leaving ugly marks on their woodworking projects.

Sliding Bevel
A sliding bevel is the perfect woodworking tool for duplicating unusual angles. It can adjust for any acute or obtuse angle your woodworking project requires, and be locked in place for replicating that angle.

Retractable Tape Measure
A Retractable Tape Measure is an absolute must for any woodworker. A quality tape measure should have both Standard and Metric markings, a locking mechanism and a slightly loose hook on the end of the tape. Learn the features you should look for when buying the most versatile measuring device in woodworking tools.

Select Lumber for Your Woodworking Projects
When visiting your local lumber yard or home center, do you know how to find the pieces of wood stock that will be best for your project? Learn how to spot warp, cups, bows, twists, crooks, checks, splits and more.

Dovetail Joinery - Half Blind Dovetails
Of all woodworking joinery, the dovetail joint is known for strength and beauty. There are times when a half blind dovetail joint is the best choice for the connection. Learn when to use and how to build a quality half blind dovetail joint.

How to Make Mitered Butt Joints - Woodworking Joinery
The mitered butt joint is often the most appropriate choice for square joints, much more so than a standard butt joint, because the end grain of the two pieces of stock are hidden. This is especially useful on picture frames or joining moldings. In this article on woodworking joinery, learn how to make a clean mitered butt joint.

Woodworking Fasteners: Working With Wood Screws
Wood screws are probably the most commonly-used mechanical fasteners used in woodworking, and for good reason. They are strong, hold well, plus they are versatile and easy to use, particularly with a cordless drill and a screw bit. Learn the different types of wood screws and how to properly use them in your woodworking projects.

Woodworking Air Compressors - Maintaining and Caring for Your Air Compressor
If you use air-powered pneumatic woodworking tools in your woodshop, you need a quality air compressor to power those tools. Because most air compressors need almost no day-to-day maintenance, they are easy to take for granted. However, there are some parts of the compressor you should keep your eye on to make sure your pneumatic woodworking tools have a proper supply of air when you need.

Radial Arm Safety - Woodworking Safety Tips - Using Your Radial Arm Saw Safely
While radial-arm saws are one of the most versatile tools, they can also be extremely dangerous. However, with proper understanding and use of the safety features on your radial-arm saw, you can greatly reduce the risk of injury. In this article, learn tips for using your radial arm safely, no matter whether you're ripping or cross-cutting with your radial-arm saw.

Wearing Appropriate Clothing When Woodworking
Woodturning can be a safe and enjoyable hobby, as long as proper safety precautions are taken. For instance, one of the most common safety hazards when using a lathe is loose-fitting clothing. An article of clothing can be caught in a spinning lathe, which can be very hazardous to the operator. Learn the proper attire for using a lathe safely.

Safety Glasses - Woodworking Safety Equipment
Perhaps the most important safety rule of woodworking is to always wear safety glasses, no matter what task you're performing in the workshop. Your eyesight is too important to work without them. Learn what you should look for when buying a quality pair of safety glasses.

What is Quarter-Sawn Lumber? Woodworking Tips
Quarter-sawn lumber is highly a popular cutting method, particularly in oak or maple, where look of the grain of the wood is affected by the cutting method.

Woodworking With Hardwood Lumber - Wood Working Materials
Woodworking with hardwood lumber is much different than building with softwoods. Not only are they different species, but they are also measured and sold in another manner. Learn about the differences between hardwoods and softwoods, where hardwoods come from and which hardwoods you should use in your woodworking projects.

Woodworking with Softwood Lumber - Woodworking Materials
Walk through the lumber department of any home center and 90% of the material you find will be softwoods, and only about 10% hardwoods. Why the disparity? In this article, you'll learn about woodworking with softwood lumber and when to use these soft woods in your woodworking projects.

Block Plane - How to Use a Block Plane - Woodworking Tool Tips
The block plane is among the most versatile hand woodworking tools, because it can be used to shape and clean up so many parts of woodworking projects. Whether you are using your block plane to shape, flatten, smooth, or even add a chamfer to an edge, you'll find that keeping a sharp block plane at the ready is a must in the woodshop. Learn tips for safely and effectively using your block plane.

Selecting the Proper Saw Blade for Your Woodworking Project
The secret to getting a great cut with a circular saw is to choose the right blade for the particular cut you need to make. For instance, for the best (and quickest) results, you shouldn't try to cut dimensional lumber with a plywood cutting blade. In this woodworking tip, learn about different types of circular saw blades and the task for which each blade is best suited.

Roughing Gouges - Woodturning Tips - How to Use a Roughing Gouge
In creating nearly every spindle or bowl that is turned on a lathe, the first tool used is probably a roughing gouge. This curved chisel is often used to round a square blank before more intricate work can begin. If proper technique is applied, the roughing gouge is a safe and fun tool to use. Learn how to use a roughing gouge in this woodworking article.

Woodshop Photo Gallery - Miguel Zamora's Woodshop at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge
Miguel Zamora sent in this picture of his workshop and recent table project at the Cerro Chato Eco Lodge in the Arenal Volcano Area of La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica.

Gallery of Wooden Doors - Woodworking Picture Gallery of Wooden Doors
On a recent trip to South America, I was enamored with the quality of craftsmanship of the wooden doors. So, I took a bunch of pictures and have created this About Woodworking Picture Gallery of Wooden Doors. Not only are they beautiful, but many have been in place for a number of years. Have an amazing door picture you'd like to share? Submit it to this Gallery of Wooden Doors!

Woodshops - Photo Gallery of Woodshops and Woodworking Work Spaces
If you're looking for ideas for the layout of your woodshop, check out this woodshop photo gallery. Perhaps you need ideas for how to position all of your woodworking machines in a limited space, or maybe ideas for lumber storage. Want to show off your woodshop? Send your photo to the woodworking guide to add your shop to this woodworking workshop photo gallery.

Woodshops - Photo Gallery of Woodshops and Woodworking Work Spaces
If you're looking for ideas for the layout of your woodshop, check out this woodshop photo gallery. Perhaps you need ideas for how to position all of your woodworking machines in a limited space, or maybe ideas for lumber storage. Want to show off your woodshop? Send your photo to the woodworking guide to add your shop to this woodworking workshop photo gallery.

Gallery of Wooden Doors - Woodworking Picture Gallery of Wooden Doors
On a recent trip to South America, I was enamored with the quality of craftsmanship of the wooden doors. So, I took a bunch of pictures and have created this About Woodworking Picture Gallery of Wooden Doors. Not only are they beautiful, but many have been in place for a number of years. Have an amazing door picture you'd like to share? Submit it to this Gallery of Wooden Doors!

Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop.

Woodworking Plans - Free Woodworking Plans
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop.

Woodworking Plans - Free Woodworking Plans
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop.

Dremel 2505 Bar Clamps - Woodworking Review of Dremel Bar Clamps
The Dremel 2505 Bar Clamp is a small bar-style clamp that holds well, plus the unit can be converted to a mini-spreader. With only a 4-1/4

Dremel Ratchet Clamps - Woodworking Review of Dremel Ratchet Clamps
Learn about the Dremel model 2515 (30mm max jaw opening) and the model 2520 (50mm max) ratchet clamps. Discover how these two locking clamps can help with your woodworking projects.

Bessey Revo K-Body Clamps - Woodworking Review of Bessey Revo K-Body Clamps
In revamping it's signature clamp series, Bessey has a winner. The Bessey Revo K-Body Clamps are ideal for high-pressure clamping and spreading on woodworking projects. With an improved slip-resistant grip, glue resistant covers, removable tail pieces and optional tilting adapters, the Revo K-Body Clamps will handle nearly any woodworking clamp task.

How Sandpaper is Made - Woodworking Tips - How Sandpaper is Made
In this woodworking tip, learn how sandpaper is made. I was privileged enough to take a tour of the Ali Industries factory where they make their Gator Finishing abrasive products. In this step-by-step article, learn how Ali makes the sandpaper, belt sanding belts, random orbital sander disks and other abrasive products that make up their Gator Finishing line of products.

How Sanding Belts are Made - Woodworking Tools - How Sanding Belts are Made
Learn the steps to how sanding belts are made. These sanding belts, to be used by belt sanders, are specially constructed from long strips of sandpaper, and then are cut to the appropriate width. The tape and glue used to connect the two ends of the belt ends up being stronger than the sandpaper itself. In this step-by-step article, learn how sanding belts are made.

Ridgid Tools - Woodworking Profile of Ridgid Tools
Ridgid Tools is a division of the Emerson Tool Company, and they have been building tools since 1923. Although they didn't begin offering power tools until much later, Ridgid's line of power tools has become quite popular, and are offered at least in part in Home Depot stores. Learn more about the company in this woodworking profile of Ridgid tools.

Plate Joiners - How to Use a Biscuit Cutter for Joining Boards
A biscuit cutter (also known as a plate joiner) is designed for cutting biscuit slots into pieces of stock. A biscuit is then inserted into the slots with a little glue to hold the biscuit joint securely in place. Here are some tips for using a biscuit joiner as well as some features to look for when you buy one.

Woodworking Jigs - Work More Consistently with Woodworking Jigs
Not all woodworking tasks are cut and dried. Woodworking jigs can make a number of tasks in the woodshop much easier and more consistent. With jigs for cutting box joints, featherboards to hold stock tightly against a table or fence, jigs for cutting panels or circular forms on a band saw, there are plenty of woodworking jigs to make woodworking easier. Have a favorite jig? Tell us about it!

Reviews of Woodworking Tools - Image Gallery
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Reviews of Woodworking Tools. Click on any image to read the complete review of that particular tool, to help you make an informed buying decision.

Woodworking Tools - Reviews of Woodworking Tools
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Reviews of Woodworking Tools. Click on any image to read the complete review of that particular tool, to help you make an informed buying decision.

Woodworking Tools - Reviews of Woodworking Tools
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Reviews of Woodworking Tools. Click on any image to read the complete review of that particular tool, to help you make an informed buying decision.

Woodworking Tools - Reviews of Woodworking Tools
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Reviews of Woodworking Tools. Click on any image to read the complete review of that particular tool, to help you make an informed buying decision.

Gallery of Fine Furniture - Woodworking Gallery of Fine Furniture
In this gallery of fine furniture, find pictures of unique and inspirational pieces of fine furniture and antique furniture from around the world. Some of these pieces are new creations, while others are hundreds of years old. Have a photo of a piece of fine furniture you'd like to add to the gallery? Submit it to the About Woodworking Guide!

Gallery of Fine Furniture - Woodworking Gallery of Fine Furniture
In this gallery of fine furniture, find pictures of unique and inspirational pieces of fine furniture and antique furniture from around the world. Some of these pieces are new creations, while others are hundreds of years old. Have a photo of a piece of fine furniture you'd like to add to the gallery? Submit it to the About Woodworking Guide!

Forstner Bit Alignment Tip - Cutting Precise Holes with Forstner Bits - Woodworking Tool Tips
When using a forstner bit with a hand power drill, often the bit has a tendency to walk, especially if the tip of the bit is worn. In this woodworking tool tip, learn how to keep forstner bits centered when using them in a hand-operated power drill.

Quick Change Drill Drive Set - Woodworking Tools - The Quick Change Drill Drive Set
Probably my favorite power drill accessory is the quick change drill drive. The drill drive holder fits into the chuck of a drill, and then an insert with an interchangeable Phillips (or other type) of driver bit on one end and a pre-drilling bit with a countersink on the other end fits into the drive holder. You can pre-drill a countersunk hole and then flip the insert around and drive the screw, all without changing the tool in the chuck. The quick change drill drive is a real time saver.

Fine Homebuilding Magazine - Woodworking Media Reviews
From Taunton Press comes Fine Homebuilding, a magazine with a similar format to Fine Woodworking Magazine but centered on remodeling ideas for the home.

About Woodworking - Review of Wood Magazine
Wood Magazine, from the publishers of Better Homes and Gardens, is a very good periodical resource for beginning woodworkers. Each issue is packed with projects for varying degrees of ability, shop tips, buying guides to help you select the right woodworking tools and more.

About Woodworking - Review of Fine Woodworking Magazine
Fine Woodworking is regarded as one of the most popular and well-written periodical magazines relating to woodworking on newsstands today. Each issue includes in-depth articles, woodworking tips, reader submissions and more. Many woodworkers will find unique ways to store past issues for later reference. In this article, we give our full review of Fine Woodworking.

Reader Submissions: Woodworking Clubs and Guilds in Your Area!
Woodworking clubs have sprung up in all corners of the world, as woodworkers have found that one of the best ways to improve their skill level is to rub elbows with other woodworkers. Woodturners have formed their own clubs, too, which seem to be independent from woodworking clubs. In this page, learn about woodworking clubs in your area, or submit your own woodworking club to the list!

Featherboard
A featherboard is most commonly employed on a table saw or router table to hold smaller pieces of wood stock against the blade or bit to insure a clean cut.

Screwdrivers
Screwdrivers are among the most common hand tools in use today. However, they're much more than woodworking tools, as they can be used for literally thousands of tasks around the house in addition to their functions on woodworking projects. Learn why you should have various sizes of flathead, phillips, square head, Torx and star drivers in your tool chest.

Kerf
The term kerf relates to the width of a finished saw cut, commonly from the carbide of a circular saw blade. The kerf is typically created by teeth that protrude slightly wider than the edge of the blade.

Measuring Wood by Board-Foot
Hardwoods in North America are measured by board-foot. Learn how to buy the stock you'll need based on this specialized lumber measurement system.

Levels
A level is used to determine whether an object is level (perfectly horizontal) or plumb (perfectly vertical). There are many types of levels, but two are predominantly used in woodworking. Learn the different types of woodworking levels, and which one is best for you.

Countersink - Woodworking Accessories - Drilling with a Countersink
When inserting flat-headed wood screws into hardwoods, a countersink should be used to create a tapered recess in the wood to accommodate the head of the screw. By using a countersink after drilling the hole, you reduce the chance of the wood splitting by driving the head into the wood. In this glossary article, learn about how to use a countersink.

Sliding Dovetail Joints - When to Use and How to Make Sliding Dovetail Joints
When considering the design of a woodworking project, there are a variety of woodworking joints to consider. One of the most versatile woodworking joints is the sliding dovetail joint. It is strong, has numerous practical uses, and can be made a few different ways with a variety of woodworking tools. Learn the uses and methods for building a sliding dovetail joint.

OC On-Center
The term OC is an abbreviation of On-Center. To learn about on-center placement of pieces in your woodworking projects, read this glossary description.

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