Product Reviews

Product Review – Tape Measure

Product Review – Tape Measure

Tape Measure for Right-Handed Users By Bob Duncan M Power’s new R1 tape measure is designed for right-handed people. With ordinary tape measures, you must choose between reading the numbers upside down or holding the body of the tape measure with your dominate right hand while making the marks with […]

by November 3, 2016 Product Reviews
Product Review – M Power’s Combination 3-D Square

Product Review – M Power’s Combination 3-D Square

M Power’s Combination 3-D Square By Bob Duncan M Power’s clever new tool combines a highly accuate traditional square with a saddle square and a small bevel square. Calibrated in both metric and Imperial, this is the only square you need to make frames and boxes or to create your […]

by November 3, 2016 Product Reviews
Product Review – Seyco Scroller’s Drill

Product Review – Seyco Scroller’s Drill

Scroller’s Drill By Bob Duncan You can easily drill blade-entry holes in large fretwork blanks with the new Scroller’s Drill by Seyco. The typical throat depth on a drill press can limit the size of your fretwork project because it makes it difficult to drill blade-entry holes in the center […]

by November 3, 2016 Product Reviews
Why Scrollers Need an 18-gauge Stapler

Why Scrollers Need an 18-gauge Stapler

If you have an air compressor, inexpensive brad nailers and 18-gauge staplers are readily available; in many cases one tool can use brads or staples. But these require you to have a compressor and tie you to an air line. I’ve switched over to cordless tools for their convenience. These […]

by July 12, 2016 Product Reviews
SuperMax 19-38 Drum Sander

SuperMax 19-38 Drum Sander

If you regularly work with thin blanks, and especially if you resaw your own stock, you probably need a drum sander. This tool can surface wood and reduce its thickness without damaging it. What is a drum sander? Scrollers often use the terms “sanding drum” and “drum sander” interchangeably, but […]

by March 16, 2016 Product Reviews
Wixey Digital Angle Gauge

Wixey Digital Angle Gauge

If you make scroll saw baskets, bowls, relief cuts, or angle your saw table for any other reason, the Wixey Digital Angle Gauge will make your life easier. This handy tool attaches to most saw tables (or saw arms in the case of the Excalibur saws) using strong magnets. Accurate […]

by February 8, 2016 Product Reviews
SawStop Jobsite Saw Review

SawStop Jobsite Saw Review

The SawStop Jobsite Saw makes a great addition to our readers’ shops. Not only does it fold for easy storage, but it includes many features to keep you safe. It also includes some perks usually only seen in more expensive saws. Our technical editor, Bob Duncan, put the saw through […]

by February 5, 2016 Product Reviews, Videos
Shop Mate Cleanup Wipes

Shop Mate Cleanup Wipes

Dust Off’s Shop Mate Cleanup Wipes are a must for every workshop. With four boys under age 10 (and their 1-year-old sister), my family goes through a lot of pre-moistened disinfecting wipes. Dust Off’s Shop Mate Wipes serve the same purpose in your shop. They clean residue, sap, and other […]

by December 9, 2015 Product Reviews
Kutzall Hand Grit Rasps

Kutzall Hand Grit Rasps

Sometimes it is difficult to fit a sanding drum or rotary tool into a tight section of an intarsia or fretwork design. You can always hand-sand, but that’s often tedious and uncomfortable. The best tool to reach for is often a rasp, but the utility of traditional rasps is limited […]

by December 9, 2015 Product Reviews
Royal-Lac Clear Finish

Royal-Lac Clear Finish

Royal-Lac combines the look of a classic shellac finish with the ease of application and durability of other modern finishes. It goes on easily and each coat levels the previous one, which means that even novices will get a nice finish every time. The product was developed by a furniture […]

by November 5, 2015 Product Reviews