Product Reviews

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
2013 Scroll Saw Buyer’s Guide

2013 Scroll Saw Buyer’s Guide

An updated guide to today’s most popular scroll saws Scroll saws vary in price almost as much as they vary in features. The most inexpensive models cost about $100, while the most expensive can cost $2,000 or more. Choosing the right saw depends on what you expect to get out […]

by January 3, 2013 Product Reviews, Tools for Beginners
Ceros 6" Compact Electronic Random Orbital Sander

Ceros 6" Compact Electronic Random Orbital Sander

Full-featured sander is worth the price When is a random orbital sanding system worth as much as a mid-range scroll saw? When the system reduces the time spent sanding defects by a considerable amount, gives you a smooth surface quickly, allows you to control the speed enough to sand the […]

by January 6, 2012 Product Reviews
O'Keeffe's Working Hands

O'Keeffe's Working Hands

Working in your shop can be hard on your hands. Dry weather wicks the moisture out of your hands and solvents dry your skin even more. The last thing you need when working with power tools is slippery hands. O’Keeffe’s Working Hands salve does a great job of moisturizing your […]

by March 30, 2011 Product Reviews
The New Drill Doctor

The New Drill Doctor

The Drill Doctor model DDSB now includes a new system to sharpen spade bits. To sharpen twist bits, the unit features a diamond wheel combined with an easy-to-use system to properly align the bit. This system works with high-speed steel, titanium, and cobalt bits that range in size from 3/32″ […]

by March 28, 2011 Product Reviews
M Power's Combination 3-D Square

M Power's Combination 3-D Square

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 own designs. Every woodworker needs a square, and […]

by October 11, 2010 Product Reviews
Shopsmith Scroll Saw

Shopsmith Scroll Saw

The Shopsmith scroll saw boasts a flexible hold down arm that is much more useful than the standard rigid one. Shopsmith is well known for it’s multiple-purpose woodworking machines, but it also produces a high-quality scroll saw. The Shopsmith scroll saw looks like no other saw on the market. A […]

by September 15, 2009 Product Reviews
Painter's Pyramids

Painter's Pyramids

The simple design masks the usefulness of these plastic pyramids. Trust Lee Valley to come up with a modern approach to an age old problem—how to elevate your project for finishing without damaging the wood or marring the finish. The new painters’ pyramids do just that. In the past, woodworkers […]

by September 15, 2009 Product Reviews