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General MMD7NP Moisture Meter

Nobody wants to have cupping or warping in their woodworking projects. One of the best ways to avoid these problems is to make sure that your material is at the correct moisture content when you use it. How to make that happen? A moisture meter.The new MMD7NP meter from General, $49.99, is pinless and, according…

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Rockler Glue System

I’m always looking a for better way to control the application of glue. Rockler has hit a home run with their new system, $14.99. The brush works great for getting glue into most commonly glued spots, the paddle on the end of the brush works well for joints like finger joints, and the toothed spreader…

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Ridgid Table Saw Review

Hybrid table saw innovation is less than a decade old. It marries the benefits of stationary cabinet saws like a cast iron top, full-depth T-Slots, great dust collection, and a high quality adjustable fence with the merits of the contractor saw including low amperage draw, reasonable price and portability. The hybrid has become a favorite…

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Little Wizard Metal Detector Review

I use a lot of salvaged lumber, and have devastated my planer and jointer knives, not to mention my saw blades, with embedded nails, screws, and even a bullet! Now that I have the Little Wizard II, I no longer have that problem. This compact metal detector is extremely sensitive, able to detect framing nails…

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Harbor Freight Dust Collector

I needed a new dust collector in a bad way. Shop vacuums are a great way to start collecting dust and chips out in the garage or basement, but a full sized dust collector offers much more suction as well as greater capacity for chips on tools like the planer and jointer. It is always…

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Product Review: Turgeon Spokeshaves

The spokeshave is an interesting tool; boatbuilders, luthiers and furniture makers have utilized this humble tool for centuries to chamfer, shape and smooth all manner of parts, from cabriole legs to guitar necks. Master bowyer Tom Turgeon needs a spokeshave to ’tiller’, or shape the longbows he makes. Finding all of the commercially available spokeshaves…

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