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How to Use a Core Drill

A core drill is simply a drill that is designed to cut holes into concrete and masonry in a way that removes the core of the hole as it works. We have covered the different types of core drill in detail here. The most common

A Close Look at European Hinges for Cabinet Making

We recently published an article that took a look at boring jigs and reviewed 5 of the best currently available on the market. One issue that came up from a number of readers is the question of the European hinge system. While we did recommend

An Introduction to the Box Joint (AKA Finger Joint)

The box joint is a go-to option that all woodworkers gravitate towards for some project or another. It is a great way of joining two pieces of wood. And while the dovetail joint is often seen as the superior choice, (classic, strong and beautiful are

Best Core Drill for the Money in 2017

Buying a new concrete core drill is no easy decision. There are a number of excellent brands on the market; there is also different configurations to choose from. Whether you opt for a smaller handheld model or go all out and buy a complete rig

A Beginners Guide to using a CNC Machine

A CNC machine is an excellent tool to have in your home workshop? Once you have shopped around and bought the right model to suit your needs, you will be able to cut out beautiful designs quickly and accurately. However, the research doesn’t stop at

Top 5 Best boring jig kits (A 2017 Review Roundup)

A boring jig kit is an important piece of equipment for woodworkers. Whether you need to precision bore holes for cabinet hinges, wish to use your power drill to bore holes or merely need to fit a new door lock, the correct boring jig will

Best Tile Saw for the Money (Top 5 Reviews for 2017)

Whether you’re a professional, a handyman or having a go at doing some home tiling – if you aim to do the job properly, you are going to need a tile saw. But which saw is the best? As you can imagine there are many

Drill Press Maintenance Tips (Safe Operation For Longer)

To ensure that your expensive floor drill press keeps on operating as it should, you will need to carry out some routine maintenance every now and then. Nothing overtly complicated, just some occasional tender, love and care to keep your machine running smoothly and accurately.

Buying the Best Dovetail Jig (Top 5 Reviews for 2017)

The dovetail joint is time-honoured favourite due to its strength and aesthetic elegance. However, it is not a particularly easy joint to cut by hand. For this reason, the dovetail jig has become a popular go-to tool for the many woodworkers. Using one of these

Don’t Lose a Finger, With Our Brad Nailer Safety Guide

The brad nailer is the smaller cousin of the more heavy duty finish nailer. They fire 18 gauge brad nails rather than larger sized nails and are used for more delicate work such as furniture refurbishment and trimming attachment. However, just because the nails are

How To Use A Tap & Die Set The Right Way

There are all sorts of situations where you may need to create or repair a thread. From screws that break off in their holes, to damaged bolts that need to be drilled out again. Whether you’re a mechanic, metal or woodworker or just up for

How to Cut Laminate Flooring & the Tools to Use

If you are thinking about embarking on some DIY to lay laminate flooring there are a few things you need to consider before you begin. Apart from sourcing the new boards, you need to make sure you have the correct tools for the job. And