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Jul 12, 2013

Router Table Fence - Shop Made Router Fence

This new router table fence for my table saw router table has a few features designed to control the air flow for enhanced dust collection...

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Nov 17, 2011

Table Saws in the News

According to this article from CBC News (Canada), over 10 people a day lose a finger or worse in the U.S. alone, let alone the rest of the world.

Find out what is/isn't being done by table saw manufacturers and the U.S. government to try and lower these numbers.

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Nov 07, 2011

Jointer Reviews - Craftex CT086 6 Inch Jointer

The Craftex CT086 wood jointer is a reliable machine that fits nicely in a small to medium sized home workshop. I've had mine for a couple of years now...

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Oct 31, 2011

Cutting a Mitered Rabbet Joint on the Table Saw

A mitered rabbet joint is a good choice when you want the good looks of a mitered corner, but with the added strength and self-aligning properties...

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Oct 16, 2011

Solid Wood Drawer Fronts - Building and Installing Them on Cabinet Drawers

With a table saw and a router, you can make professional looking drawer fronts yourself. These ones are for a kitchen cabinet refacing job I'm doing in a small townhouse...

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Oct 10, 2011

Useful Woodworking Hand Tools and Gauges

Some of these woodworking hand tools were originally designed for metalworking, yet are just at home in the wood shop. ...

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Oct 10, 2011

Vix Bits - Self Centering Drill Bit

Vix bits produce perfectly centered pilot holes when installing cabinet hardware. Often refered to as a hinge bit...

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Mar 02, 2011

Resawing - Ripping Lumber on Edge with a Table Saw

Resawing is simply cutting a thicker board into two or more thinner boards. A table saw does a pretty nice job of ripping wood into thinner boards...

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Feb 27, 2011

SawStop Competitor Waiting For Patent Approval

David Butler, head of Whirlwind Tool Co. is waiting on patent approval for a new flesh sensing technology that might give SawStop a run for their money.

The design incorporates a blade brake that is activated when fingers get too close to the blade. The blade comes to a stop in one-eighth of a second, before an injury can result and with no harm to the blade or saw.

But wait, it gets better! Although he's built prototypes for a few models of portable and full size saws, Dave says the system can be readily retrofitted to the millions of saws already in use.

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