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 Scroll Saw 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 Scroll Saw 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
Flexible Super Glue

Flexible Super Glue

Gorilla brand super glue is less brittle than ordinary cyanoacrylate (CA) glue. It should be no surprise that Gorilla Glue, a relative newcomer to the adhesive market, has developed an instant glue. The new Gorilla brand Super Glue boasts an impact tough hold. Gorilla Glue adds rubber particles to the […]

by September 15, 2009 Product Reviews
Liquid Fusion Glue

Liquid Fusion Glue

Duncan Enterprises, the manufacturers of Aleene’s® Tacky Glue, developed a urethane glue that is stronger than traditional wood glues, but does not create a foam when curing like popular polyurethane glues. Duncan Enterprises, the manufacturers of Aleene’s® Tacky Glue, developed a urethane glue that is stronger than traditional wood glues, […]

by September 15, 2009 Product Reviews
Olson Mach Series Blades

Olson Mach Series Blades

Premium performance at standard pricing The new Mach Series scroll saw blades by the Olson Saw Company provide a middle ground between Olson’s Precision-Ground-Tooth (PGT) design and ordinary scroll saw blades. The Mach Series blades, like most scroll saw blades, are milled, which makes them more economical than the “ground” […]

by September 15, 2009 Product Reviews