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bow saw

Best Bow Saw Reviews – Top 5 Picks [2018]

A bow saw is a very handy tool to have as part of your arsenal. For small to medium sized sawing jobs it is definitely better than reaching for the chainsaw. A good bow saw will also make simple work of even the heftiest looking

plasma cutter

What is the Best Plasma Cutter for the Money [2018]

Plasma cutting technology has now reached a stage where affordable, portable style cutters are within the budget of home users and small professional workshops. However, with the wide choice now available it does raise the question what is the best value plasma cutter on the

brad nailer reviews

Best Brad Nailer Reviews & Buyer’s Guide (2018 UPDATE)

Brad nailers are excellent tools that are useful for a wide range of wood and renovation projects However, like all good power tool products there’s a large number of Brad nailers available. From pneumatic to battery powered cordless, as well as different power grades and

box joint jig

Best Box Joint Jig (Incra I, Woodhaven, Rockler & More)

If you regularly create box joints, (or a woodworker looking to give this strong, versatile joint a go), one of the best tools you can have at hand is the box joint jig. However, with such a wide range of jigs currently available it can

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

work lights

The Best Work Light You Can Buy – Corded, Cordless & LED

A good, reliable work light is an essential tool in getting a job done the right way. It doesn’t matter whether you’re working in the home, in the garage or out on the driveway. When working with knives, saws and any other cutting tool proper

floor drill press

In Search Of The Best floor Drill Press On The Market

So what is the best floor drill press on the market today? That’s exactly what we aim to find out with this ultimate guide. We have gone in depth here and brought together 5 comprehensive reviews of some of the best floor drill presses available

metal chop saw

Best Metal Chop Saw For The Money (TOP 5 REVIEWED)

So what is the best metal chop saw on the market today? Like all good power tools, there are many options available to the regular buyer. Your own requirements are also a big factor on the choice that you make. In this article we will

mini mill

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

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 the mini mill. Cost effective and

How To Sharpen A Machete (+ The Best Tools For The Job)

When using a machete you need to ensure that it is sharp. Otherwise, you will be working inefficiently and could even end up injuring yourself. So what it the best way to sharpen a machete, and how do you do it? That’s exactly what we

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

electric log splitters

Top 10 Best log Splitters in 2018 (Gas & Electric)

If you’re after a new log splitter you’ve come to the right place. In this 2018 review round up we’ve brought together 10 of the best log splitters on the market today. For those looking for the best electric log splitter (better suited to homeowners)

bolt cutters

Best Bolt Cutters (2018 Edition) – The Top 5 Toughest

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 on the hunt for a new

How To Use A Wet Tile Saw

No matter the household, or how handy you think you are, there’s always another home improvement project to take up your time. The problem is, many of these tasks require specific kinds of tools. Tiling is no different. Whether you are tiling a new floor, or redoing

How To Use a Portable Band Saw (Without Losing a Finger)

A portable band saw is a very handy tool. Sometimes known as a portaband, these saws enable you to work almost anywhere, especially if you opt for a battery powered model. If you are looking to buy a new band saw, I recommend that you take a

Jointer or Planer – Which Is The Right Tool For You?

In a follow up to our recent ‘Best Benchtop Jointers in 2016 top 5 review article‘, we are looking at a popular question that beginner woodworkers have. Namely, whether to purchase a Jointer or a Plainer, or more fundamental still, what the hell is the