Monthly Archives: May 2007

Changes Coming to ToolCrib.com… We're Growing!

Posted ago by Garrett

Our blogging efforts will be on hold while we get our beta site up for testing… you can test out the new ToolCrib very soon! We’re excited, but can’t tell you much more than that. Let’s just say bigger and …

Top Cabinet Saws for a Small Pro Wood Shop

Posted ago by Garrett

Here’s a recent question we got from a guy who runs a small wood shop and wanted to know what his best bet was for a cabinet saw: Thus far I have my choices down to two saws: Powermatic 2000 …

5 Questions You Should Ask Before Buying Reconditioned Power Tools

Posted ago by Garrett

Reconditioned power tools – depending on who you ask – are either the bane or the boon of the power tool industry. Mostly they’re the boon, especially if it’s a name brand tool from a name brand reseller. However if …

Interview with Bosch: The Bosch Power Tool Reconditioning Process

Posted ago by Garrett

I wrote to Bosch recently with 5 questions about their tool reconditioning process. I hope their answers help you to make more educated decisions about Bosch reconditioned power tools! 1) What is a “certified factory reconditioned tool”? A certified factory …

Thomas Moser Bed Made by Woodworker's Wife

Posted ago by Garrett

This WoodNet thread really blew my mind: WoodNetter ksquared photographed and wrote about the build process his wife went through to build a gorgeous Thomas Moser bed. Not only is the finished bed beautiful, but there’s a fantastic write up …

Top 11 Cordless Drills/Drivers FamilyWoodworking Poll

Posted ago by Garrett

A FamilyWoodworking member started a poll recently and asked members what kind of drill/driver they used. 98 votes later here are the break downs: DeWalt: 26 Makita: 18 Panasonic: 10 Ryobi: 8 Bosch: 8 Craftsman: 5 Milwaukee: 5 Festool: 4 …

What's Your Opinion on Reconditioned Tools?

Posted ago by Garrett

What is your opinion on reconditioned power tools? Are there any power tools that you would NEVER buy reconditioned? If so, why? I asked all the regular suspects at our favorite forums: WoodNet.Net FamilyWoodworking.org LumberJocks.com In addition I asked some …

Frank Pellow's Under-Sink Clutter Busters

Posted ago by Garrett

Frank Pellow’s a one-man publishing house in FamilyWoodworking.org. We write about his work regularly in the ToolCrib blog because he’s so clear and specific in documenting his work, and so eager to share his ideas with other woodworkers. Recently Frank …

Woodworking Skill vs. Power Tool Quality: Which is More Important?

Posted ago by Garrett

An interesting debate started in LumberJocks in the Battle of the Brands thread: does tool quality trump pure skill, or is skill more important than quality? An obvious answer is that they’re both important. In the forums though the debate …

BOSCH Places Second in Battle of Power Tool Brands! Guess Who Got First…

Posted ago by Garrett

You may remember our recent battle of the power tool brands where I posted “Battle of the Brands” surveys in our favorite woodworking forums. Well, the results are in! Here’s what you’ll find in this post: 1) The Battle of …