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New Product: Metabo Variable Speed Multivolt Router

Now, this is cool. A router that runs cordless or corded, giving you the best of both worlds. The new Multivolt Plunge Router from Metabo runs on a 36-volt battery or standard AC power. The Metabo Router is a 2 peak horsepower brushless router with variable speeds of 11,000 to 25,000 rpm. It includes 1/4″…

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Milwaukee Packout Deep Organizer

It’s a pretty common scenario: your phone rings and someone on the other end says, “Hey, could you give me a hand with _____?” Usually that means loading up tools and taking them with you away from your shop. I’ve been using Milwaukee’s Packout System in situations like these for quite a while. The Deep…

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Product Review: Mid-Priced Random Orbit Sanders

The random orbit sander (ROS) was first introduced to the power tool market in the early 1980s, and has grown to become the mainstay sander for hobbyist and professional woodworkers alike. The reasons for the popularity of this tool category are simple. The ROS provides a dual action sanding motion that has the power of…

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Your 5 Favorite Videos from 2021

We always love to know what our members enjoy most from Woodworkers Guild of America, so we took a look at our most popular woodworking projects, how-to videos, and tips over the past year. Here are your top five favorites from Woodworkers Guild of America in 2021! 1. Jointer vs. Planer Those who are just…

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How to Make a Stickley Style Bottle Caddy

One day, my wife showed me some balsamic vinegar bottles and asked if I could make an attractive display stand for them. We already had two bottles to use, but my mind wanders when it comes to design, and I decided three bottles would create a pleasant balance. I went to my Stickley furniture books…

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The Ultimate Stop System for Your Benchtop Mortiser

The importance of stops on shop equipment cannot be understated. While we all strive toward accuracy, attempting to achieve complete and total accuracy is very hard, and frankly, a bit of a waste of time. Stops allow us to be consistent, and at the end of the day, consistency is more important than accuracy. For…

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What to Know About Powermatic’s New Lathe

Powermatic has rolled out their PM2014 Wood Lathe ($1999.99). It’ll handle 20” between centers and has a 14” swing over the bed. Add a bed extension ($249.99), and you can increase spindle length to 43”, plus do larger outboard turnings. The PM2014 weighs 185 pounds by itself, 238 pounds when mounted to the stand. Power…

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