Chris October 12, 2018 0 4
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...
Chris August 21, 2018 1 1
September 14, 2018
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.
Chris August 10, 2018 1 2
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.
Chris June 29, 2018 0 1
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).
Chris June 14, 2018 1 1
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.
Chris June 01, 2018 1 1
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.
Chris May 08, 2018 0 3
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".
Chris March 07, 2018 1 1
March 31, 2018
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.
Chris February 23, 2018 1 2
After a few years of offering cordless outdoor power equipment, DeWalt has announced that they will finally be offering a 40V Brushless Mower as an option for professional landscapers, and a second 2x20V MAX mower will also be available for Contractors and DIY'ers.
Chris February 21, 2018 2 1
When it comes to breaking down sheet goods, track saws are a great lower priced alternative to tablesaws, but a good portion of the cost of a track saw is in the track itself. Worx has found a way to lower the cost of their new WX530L ExacTrack Cordless track saw by allowing it to use any straightedge up to 1-inch thick as its "track".