A number years ago I wrote an article asking why it was so hard to find a good workbench mat. In that article talked about the various solutions people had tried all in the search for a good workbench mat; they tried everything from conveyor belts to yoga mats, but by the end of the article I still hadn't found a suitable mat. Since then, Rockler has come out with a silicone mat that solves most problems a woodworker would face, but it was still lacking in some areas. Finally, I think I can stop the search, the new Rockler Silicone Project Mat XL might just be the best woodworker's workbench mat.
Now until November 15, 2018, get $20 off select $100+ Bosch Tools orders from ACME Tools.
The deal is limited to select Bosch products. There are over 100 tools and accessories that qualify for the discount. It looks like all of the tools on sale are cordless tools and some accessories that go along with them. Both cordless toolkits and bare-tools are available in this deal. You can combine products to reach the $100 minimum.
This might be the only Bosch sale leading up to Christmas, besides a possible separate Black Friday Sale.
Bosch really want's to get the word out about their new generation of Core batteries and how they pair with their new and existing cordless tools. So much so, they are running a huge giveaway where they will be giving away 2,000 cordless tools with the new Core 6.3Ah battery. Each prize retails for around $300, which puts the total combined retail value of the giveaway at around $600,000. Yeah, it is insane.
One of the things I really like about Rockler is that they find a way to innovate the "accessories" of the workshop. While everyone else is making the power tools, Rockler is taking the attachments that go on the power tools and is making them better for the average woodworker. Their latest router table is just another fine example of what I mean; It's a Convertible Benchtop Router Table that won't take up much space.
As I have mentioned numerous times in the past, I am a big fan of the modular DeWalt ToughSystem (be sure to read my review). It is what I use to organize and transport my tools to and from the jobsite. Even though I have my system configured just how I want it, I am always excited to see what new additions DeWalt makes to the modular system. However, their latest additions are not really what I expected, a ToughSystem Ice-Cooler (DWST08404) and the new ToughSystem Waterseal Drawers (DWST08290).
Bosch is king when it comes to laser distance measurers, offering a range of models starting with basic distance measuring for under $50 all the way up to models with Bluetooth app connectivity that allows users to make floor layouts. Their newest models take things to the next level by offering a measuring range of 400-feet with pinpoint 1/16-inch accuracy.
We all know the typical rip-fence setup routine for a table saw. First, you unlock the fence, then you measure and position it, then you tap it a few times in both directions, then you lock it in place when you think you have it right—but you don't really have it right. The fence has inevitably moved while you were locking it into position. Now you get to do the whole process over again. Or, you could use a new product launched on Kickstarter called Rip-it, that offers a more automated solution.
Milwaukee has announced their version of the cordless jobsite tables saw, what's shocking though, is that it runs off of only a single M18 battery. While this sounds like this would cause the saw to be underpowered, they claim their new M18 Fuel 8-1/4” Table Saw "generates the power of a 15amp corded saw".
Now through June 17, 2018, get $20 off select $100+ Bosch Tools orders from ACME Tools.
The deal is limited to select Bosch products. It looks like there are over 300 tools and accessories that qualify for the discount, which seems to be larger than previous deals we have seen like this over the years. Most of the tools on sale are cordless tools and the accessories that go along with them, but we are also seeing many woodworking and demolition deals as well. Popular Bosch Heated Jackets are also on sale.
You can combine products to reach the $100 minimum.
With online marketplaces like Etsy and Amazon Handmade, it is easier than ever for a creative person to take an idea that they have had, turn it into a product, and then sell it. The hurdle for many, though, might be how they would manufacture their product. Inventables wants to give your small business a head start by giving you the opportunity to win one of their X-Carve Business Bundle 3D carving machines.