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best saw horse

The 5 Best Saw Horses For 2019 [Our Reviews and Comparisons]

Whether you are a carpenter, handyman, electrician, or anything in between, chances are that at some point you will need a saw horse. However, finding good saw horses is easier said than done. We are here today to help you find the best saw horse

best palm sanders

The 5 Best Palm Sanders For 2019 [Our Reviews and Comparisons]

Photo by Sidney Pearce on UnsplashPalm sanders are great little tools for home projects, building your own furniture and a whole lot more. While you’re shopping for one, it’s a good idea to consider things like the price, vibration and overall quality of the product.

best miter saws

The 5 Best Miter Saws For 2019 [Our Reviews and Comparisons]

Photo by Vance Osterhout on UnsplashMiter saws are quite useful tools to have in your arsenal. However, there are a whole lot of them to choose from, which can make coming to a final purchasing decision pretty tough. In this article, we will be reviewing

best drill bits

The 5 Best Drill Bits For 2019 [Our Reviews and Comparisons]

Photo by Matt Artz on UnsplashQuality drill bits can make or break your ability to do a project well, so it’s absolutely key to get the best drill bits. Comparing popular options helps you to gain insight, compare prices and features, and ultimately get the

biscuit jointer

Top 5 Best Biscuit Joiners on the Market For 2019

If you want to make clean efficient joints without unsightly screws or bolts one of the easiest ways of doing so is with the good old biscuit joiner. But what is the best biscuit joiner on the market today? That’s exactly what we have set

mortise machine

Top 5 Mortising Machine Reviews [2019 Update]

There are a variety of ways and different tools that you can use to make a mortise. While each has their advantages and disadvantages, if you want to create top quality mortises that fit and look highly professional – A dedicated mortising machine is the

The Best CNC Machine Router Kit in 2019 (Top 5 Reviewed)

Image Credit: Jeremy SchmidtThose in the know fully understand that CNC routers are fantastic machines.They allow the user to bring life to their designs very quickly indeed. A good CNC router offers precision cutting with speed, and these days at a very affordable price.So

lathe chucks

Best Lathe Chuck Reviews – Top 5 Picks (2019 Edition)

There is a large selection of lathe chucks and jaws available on the market today. With such a wide range of choices it can be difficult to choose the best woodturning chuck for your needs.That’s where this guide aims to help. We’ve pulled together 5

metal lathe reviews

The Best Metal Lathe For The Money (Top 5 Reviewed)

Last Updated on 3rd April 2019 What is the best metal lathe you can buy today? There’s a number of options available within a wide price range. To narrow this down today, we will look at small metal lathes suitable for the home workshop, farm

table saw fence

Buying the Best Table Saw Fence (TOP 5 REVIEWS)

The table saw rip fence is an extremely important piece of equipment. Understandably, choosing the correct product can be a little daunting.The majority of stock fences sold with machines are of lacklustre quality. Sure they are functional, but they are not up to the standard

track saw reviews

Best Track Saw For The Money (TOP 5 PICKS FOR 2019)

A track saw is an excellent tool for accurately cutting and slicing sheet materials, while ensuring smooth edges with a quality finish.Their strength and versatility means that lumber and other materials can be cut too.However, which is the best track saw on the market today?

Top 5 Best Benchtop Jointers on The Market (2019 Update)

Last Updated on 3rd April 2019 A jointer is an important tool for any woodworker or carpenter, whether a hobbyist or professional. However, with the amount of Jointers available, (many of varying quality), it is important to know what you are buying before you part

Best Tile Saw for the Money (Top 5 Reviews for 2019)

Last Updated on 3rd April 2019Whether 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

dovetail jig

Buying the Best Dovetail Jig – Top 5 Reviews For 2019

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 handy

mini mill

In Search Of The Best Mini Mill (Top 5 On The Market Today)

Last Updated on 3rd April 2019 Milling machines cover a wide spectrum of cost and functionality. While some professional milling machines reach 5 digits in price, this is obviously out of reach for many home hobby and semi-professional users. To bridge the gap, there is

bolt cutters

Best Bolt Cutters (2019 Edition) – The Top 5 Toughest

Last Updated on 3rd April 2019 Whether you need to cut a steel chain, a bike lock, a metal fence or heavy-gauge wire, a no-nonsense set of bolt cutters will get the job done. However, the fact you have reached this page means you are

dado blades

Best Dado Blade Reviews – A Top 5 Dado Set Round Up

One of the best add-ons you can buy for your table saw is a quality stacked dado blade. The dado blade provides excellent versatility. Rabbets, dadoes and groove, as well as tenons can all be achieved using the tool. Want to cut some spline slots?

portable tool boxes and rolling cabinets

Top 10 Best Portable Tool Boxes & Rolling Tool Chests

If you want to work safely and efficiently without annoying delays, your tools need to be well organised. The best way to do that is via a quality tool box. There’s a wide range of products available of course. In this article we are going

Best Laminate Floor Cutter – 2019 Review Update

One of the most convenient ways of preparing laminate for a new flooring project is by using a laminate cutter. They are a clean, easy to use and very affordable. So what is the best laminate cutter on the market today? As with all good

wood chisel

6 of the Best Wood Chisels (Every Woodworker Should Own)

When buying the best wood chisels in 2018 there are a number of issues to consider. Budget is one of course. Do you opt for the money saving method of buying a set, or slowly build your collection via individual tools. There’s also the question

metal lathe

5 Top Metal Lathe Projects for Beginners

Last Updated on 3rd April 2019 Once you’ve got your metal lathe set up in your home shop, it can be daunting deciding what projects to tackle first. This is a powerful machine after all. There’s plenty of scope and the learning curve does not

10 Essential Tips to Get the Most out of Your Biscuit Joiner

The biscuit joiner is a vital tool in any woodworker’s armoury. Revolutionizing the way we can go about creating complex joints for our projects, once you become au fait with using your biscuit joiner there is no end to the speed and efficiency with which

How to Choose the Right Bolt Cutters for the Job?

A bolt cutter is a very handy tool. Whether you’re a homeowner or contractor, there will be times where the only solution is to pull out the bolt cutter and make quick work of the offending obstacle in your way. The most common uses for

How To Use A Log Splitter

There are three different types of log splitters available; the three categories are electric, gas and manual. Determining which type is the best type for you, ultimately depends on your needs as well as the budget that you have to work with. (For our in

Top 10 Tips When Operating Your Magnetic Drill Press

In situations where you need to drill a hole but there’s no way of taking the work to machine; a portable magnetic drill press will often save the day. Using one of these handy tools you can enjoy the versatility of a drill that can

How To Use Bolt Cutters Like A Boss

Call me a fool, but a good set of heavy-duty bolt cutters is an instant testosterone injection. After picking up a hand tool that is capable of crushing through steel bars with minimum effort you can’t help but want to unleash that destructive force at

english wheel

Best English Wheel Reviews – Top 5 Picks (2019 Update)

What is the best english wheel you can buy in 2018? That’s what we will look in to today. We’ve pulled together 5 top rated wheels to bring you a comprehensive comparison and review of each. For our findings at a glance, just head to

Top Tips for better Plasma Cutting

In a follow up to our recent look at some of the best plasma cutters on the market, we have decided to bring you a short top-tip guide to get better use out of your new tool. The fact is plasma cutters are relatively easy

concrete grinder

Buying the Best Concrete Grinder (2019 TOP 5 PICKS)

What is the best concrete grinder on the market in 2018? That’s exactly what we look into today. We have taken 5 top rated grinders and dived deep to give you a comprehensive low down on each. For our findings at a glance, just check

boring jigs

Top 5 Best Boring Jig Kits (2019 Review Update)

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

diamond saw blade

How to Choose the Right Diamond Saw Blade for the Job

Choosing the correct diamond saw for the job at hand is always important. Whether you are a contractor, or doing some DIY at home the right tool can make the difference between a finish you can be proud of, and quite frankly an embarrassing mess.

Choosing The Best Scroll Saw Blades For The Job

If you’re an occasional scroll saw user choosing the right blade for the job can often be confusing. Not only are there a wide range of scroll saw blades available, they also differ in purpose and overall quality. So how do you pick the best

miter gauge

Best Miter Gauge Reviews – Top 5 Picks (2019)

The miter gauge is an essential tool for all table saw owners. If you want to create precision square or angle cuts with your machine, a quality gauge will remove the margin for error, giving you excellent results each and every time. However, being so

The Different Types of Mill Machine + Maintenance Tips

There’s a wide range of milling machines currently on the market in 2018. Knowing which type to buy can be confusing for a newbie on the scene. That being said, one of the most popular choices for beginners is the mini mill. For more information

stud and joist drill

Top 5 Stud & Joist Drills Reviewed (A 2019 Update)

What is the best stud and joist drill you can buy in 2018? That’s exactly what we will look into right now. We’ve selected 5 top rated drills currently available and taken an in depth look to bring you the lowdown on the quality of

How To Use A Wood Chisel

A chisel is one of the most important not to mention the least understood woodworking hand tools. And while we took an in depth look at some of the best chisels available on the market today (here), it is time we covered some of the

How To Use A Bow Saw

In a follow up to our top 5 best bow saw review article, we thought we would take an in depth look into the history of the bow saw, and offer some practical tips on how you actually use one. You may not realise this, but

splitting maul

The Best Splitting Maul For The Money (Top 5 Reviews)

What is the best splitting maul on the market today? The fact is, if you are going all out to buy a dedicated splitting tool, you’ll want to be sure that you are getting a quality product that is built to last. To help you

portable band saw

Best Portable Band Saw Reviews (2019 Update)

If you are working in different locations and conditions and need to cut various materials while on the move, a portable band saw will very often be the tool of choice. However, if you are in the market for buying the best portable band saw