Monthly Archives: October 2007

Tips for Cutting Plywood

Posted ago by toolcrib

I visited Chris Baylor’s blog today and found a quick little snippet of a post on getting clean plywood cuts. His best tip for keeping cuts clean is to “apply a piece of masking tape along the anticipated cut line …

Best Router for Beginning Woodworker?

Posted ago by toolcrib

What’s the best router for a beginning woodworker? Ask 5 woodworkers and you’ll get 25 answers ;) I found a “best beginner wood router” question in WoodNet today that sums up the beginner router question with: “I dont need anything …

$600 For New Contractor Saw: Bosch vs. Rigid vs. Grizzly vs. Jet

Posted ago by toolcrib

SawmillCreeker Wayne Ilfrey has $600 and a sweet sweet dilemma – how should he spend it on a new saw? He brought his question to the SawmillCreekers and since it’s so on topic with my recent ToolCrib posts I thought …

Grizzly Tools – What is Your Opinion?

Posted ago by toolcrib

In the impressionable early days of my writing career a trusted source at FamilyWoodworking.org told me that Grizzly tools aren’t worth the metal they’re made from… and that this source had told Grizzly president Shiraz Balolia this himself at a …

A Table Saw Buying Guide: Benchtop vs Contractor vs Cabinet vs Hybrid

Posted ago by toolcrib

Sign up for the ToolCrib newsletter and get great woodworking resources like this in your inbox! The table saw – in all its shapes and sizes – retains its position as a woodshop mainstay, despite the growing number of woodworkers, …

2 Part Video Guide to Buying a Scroll Saw

Posted ago by toolcrib

Do your projects call for intricate or delicate cuts? Are you interested in fretwork, marquetry or intarsia? Check out these videos then for an excellent introduction on what to look for when you’re buying your first scroll saw. What to …

Video: How to Cut a Circle on a Table Saw

Posted ago by toolcrib

If you’d asked me three minutes ago if I thought it was possible to cut a circle on a table saw I would have said – “probably not,” and then, “why would you want to, isn’t that what a band …

$500 Shop Upgrade for Box Maker: What Tool Next?

Posted ago by toolcrib

The secret to getting good answers is to asking good questions. LumberJock OutPutter recently asked his fellow forum goers a great question about his next $500 shop upgrade by asking a well thought out question. Here’s what he asked: I …

If You Could Buy Only ONE: The High Quality Table Saw Blade Debate

Posted ago by toolcrib

A visitor to WoodNet asked a great question recently. He’s got a PM2000 sitting in his woodshop but no blade for it. Also… he’s only willing to budget enough money for buying a single HIGH QUALITY table saw blade. His …

Woodworking Without A Table Saw

Posted ago by toolcrib

I hadn’t visited with the Family for awhile (FamilyWoodworking.org) so I stopped by this afternoon to read about how everyone’s doing. The thread that caught my attention was one that discusses woodworkers who choose not to use table saws… The …