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Grizzly Cyclone Dust Collector

Cyclonic dust collectors are a Holy Grail of woodworking. They really do a great job of grabbing dust, and they typically do an equally great job of grabbing space in your shop. The new G0703 Cyclone Dust Collector from Grizzly, $850, has a small footprint; 38-1/4″ long, 23-1/4″ wide, and 65-1/2″ tall. Not bad for…

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Delta Midi Lathes

The newest Delta midi lathe pack big features. Have a look, first, at the Midi Lathe 46-460, $599. Electronic variable speed on this machine allows you to dial in the rpms, from 250-4000. There’s no easier way to change speed on a lathe than electronic variable speed. It’s uncommon to see such a low rpm…

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Rockler Box Joint Jig

The new Router Table Box Joint Jig from Rockler, $79.99, looks easy to use. Once it’s secured on your router table (the table must have a 3/4″ miter slot), an aluminum index key is used for positioning. The right angle backer acts like a miter gauge to guide the material past the router bit. The…

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FastCap’s Accent Caps

The look of a pinned mortise and tenon joint is classic. FastCap has provided a new way to achieve this time tested look. Their Artisan Accent caps look like an ebony pin that you’ve carefully tapped into place, cut, and sanded, but are significantly easier to use. Start by tapping a recess using a 5/16″…

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Feather Guard Router Table Guard

The new Feather Guard from Sommerfeld Tools, $24.90, is a two-for-one deal. It serves as both a feather board and a bit guard. It works great for jobs like raised panels, affectively covering even massive horizontal panel raisers. And instead of setting my table up with two feather boards, one on the infeed side and…

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