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Painter’s Pyramids – Reworked

It’s a simple enough concept. Elevate your work above the bench when you’re finishing, and you’ll get to the finish line faster. You can apply finish to the back, flip the project, and get started on the front without standing around watching finish dry. Plus, it’s just plain easier to finish your projects when they’re…

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Porter Cable Pin Nailer

Have you tried a headless pin nailer yet? They’re really amazing. The 23-gauge pin they drive is so tiny you barely need to putty the hole it leaves. Porter Cable’s new PIN138 Nailer handles 23-gauge headless or slight head pins from 5/8″ to 1-3/8″ long. It’s cool that it takes both types of 23-gauge pins,…

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Delta 18″ Drill Press

For many years drill presses have been made for metal working, more so than wood working. Delta’s new 18″ drill press is designed with the wood shop in mind. The table is big (14″ x 20″), which you’re gonna appreciate the next time you need to get a large project on the delta drill press.…

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DeWALT Trim Router

Trim routers are seeing a come back in the woodworking industry. It’s easy to understand why. They’re light, can be handled with one hand, and offer more and more features all the time. DeWALT’s new DW611PK kit gives you fixed base and plunge base capabilities, further increasing the versatility of a trim router.The DW611PK provides…

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Rockler Pizza Cutter Kit

No matter how you slice it, everyone loves pizza. I see Rockler’s new Pizza Cutter Kit having great potential as a gift. The cutter has a great feel to it, very industrial (4″ diameter, stainless steel), and once you turn a custom handle for it you’ll have a regular work of art. What’s cool about…

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Stanley Sweetheart Chisels

Woodworkers who know hand tools know the name Sweetheart when it comes to chisels. Stanley has introduced, or re-introduced, the Sweetheart line. The new chisels are based on the 750 design, and made from high carbon steel. According to Stanley the chisels will sharpen easily and hold an edge for a very long time. The…

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Bosch MR23EVS Router

The new MR23EVS routers from Bosch have some great features. Which one do I like best? The trigger on the handle. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Here’s the deal. Multi-base routers offer a lot of versatility by providing one motor that fits into both a plunge and a fixed base. The problem with swapping the motor…

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