Ralph demonstrates Bessey's Welding Table Clamps as seen in episode 4 of Woodcademy TV and explains how they can be used in the woodshop.Read More
We love new tools.
See how MicroJig's Dado Stop, their newest addition to the MATCHFIT system, lets you cut precisely fitted cross dados (think half-laps) for joinery and inlays with no measuring, marking or test cuts!
Watch our video review and see why we believe that the new Voyager DVR drill press is the first real step forward for drill presses since the electric motor!
Nova Voyager DVR Drill Press
This is our "No Way We Can Be Unbiased" review of Rockler's New Custom Pull Kits. While we always try to give you the best possible info in a review, Ralph created the idea for these pull kits and Rockler is manufacturing and selling them under license. Very exciting for us, but you certainly need to know this when watching the review! These pull kits work like a pen turning kit, so you probably have most of the items you need to create custom pulls and knobs for your projects. Choose from Traditional or Modern styles.
Our video review of Whiteside's Ultimate Flush Trim Bit. Yes, it is expensive, but this bit cuts everything smooth and clean with no fuss. Watch closely at the end and you will see it flush trimming across the grain in red oak with no effort.
Freud unveiled their new Fusion Trio saw blade at IWF 2014, but is it really any different than their previous 40 tooth combo blades? We've been using one for a few months now. Find out how it fares in the shop.
This video is a first look review of the new Gravity Heel accessory for Micro Jig's GRR-RIPPER. The Gravity Heel is a significant upgrade of the trailing hook that comes with the handle bridge kit. Like the trailing hook, it adds a physical pusher below the GRR-RIPPER, but it retracts when the GRR-RIPPER is on top of a piece of stock, allowing it to be used 'hand over hand'.
Rockler sent us a set of their Auto-Lock T-Track Clamps to review. They are designed to work with the T-Track Stops we reviewed previously, but work great by themselves all around the shop. See how we even use them on the Table Saw!
Rockler Auto-Lock T-Track Clamp
One of the best ways to upgrade your table saw is to replace the factory miter gauge with an aftermarket upgrade. There are many choices, but the Osborne EB-3 is the only one that isn't based on the traditional protractor design.
Is it really as good as they claim? Osborne Manufacturing provided us with one and we have been using it for a couple months in the shop. Watch the video to see if it really is a new way to work.
Rockler continues to expand their silicone glue tools following the success of their glue brush. Ralph tests and reports on their latest version, the Glue Bottle Applicator Kit in this video review.
Glue Applicator Kit
Both Irwin Marples and Freud recently sent us their new crosscut blade offerings, so we decided that a head to head comparison was in order. Watch as Ralph tests their cut quality on both the miter saw and table saw in different woods, and compares them for features. Both blades sell for under $80.00 USD.
Ralph takes a first look at Irwin's FK Series of utility blades. These folding knives use standard utility blades, lock open and have some very useful features. He examines all the features and give you his impressions.
Rockler has released their new Trim Router Circle Jig and they sent me one to try out and review for you. It adds circle cutting capabilities to your Bosch, Porter Cable or DeWalt trim routers.
Clamping parts on one side of your vise can cause it to rack, diminishing clamping force and possibly causing damage to the mechanism. Lee Valley sent us their simple and clever Vise Rack Stop to test and review for you.