Monthly Archives: November 2007

16 Must-Have Power and Hand Tools

Posted ago by toolcrib

Do you own any tools that are MUST-HAVES? These are the tools that you can’t stop yourself from telling your friends and family about. These are the tools that you end up buying for your work crews because they make …

Which Portable Table Saw Has the Best Fence?

Posted ago by toolcrib

Great fence on a small table saw – does this exist? A woodworker went to the experts at WoodNet recently to find out. He said he’s looking for a portable table saw with a good fence… “Has anyone found one? …

Best Router Table Under $250?

Posted ago by toolcrib

For many woodworkers the router table is their second big project – second to the work bench. You can learn a great deal by making your own, plus it’s customized to your needs. 99.9% of woodworkers in forums will suggest …

Best Impact Drill/Driver?

Posted ago by toolcrib

A woodworker at WoodNet recently asked for advice on picking a new cordless impact drill/driver. Here’s how he plans to use the new driver: “My use will be for driving self-tapping screws in metal building repair, pocket-hole screws in wood, …

What's the Best Band Saw? Benchtop vs. 14 Inch vs. 17 Inch vs. 18 Inch

Posted ago by toolcrib

The mighty and versatile band saw… will it replace the table saw as the heart of the modern woodworker’s shop? Not likely, but it remains the goto tool of choice for curves, tenons, ripping and resawing. There’s a multitude of …

Best Biscuit Joiner Under $200?

Posted ago by toolcrib

If you’ve been on the market for a biscuit (aka plate) joiner you know that the prices range pretty widely… From the $700 Festool Domino joining system (a joiner, but not a biscuit joiner) and $400 Lamellos right on down …

8 Woodworking Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Posted ago by toolcrib

So… what have you learned the hard way? Bill Huber asked his buddies over at SawmillCreek and got over 60 responses! There are some SCARY answers over there, and some that will get you in trouble if you read them …

How Many Routers… Is Enough Routers?

Posted ago by toolcrib

If you’d asked me a year ago I would have told you one router is all you need. If you’d asked me yesterday I would have told you two should do it – one for a bench and one for …

You Know You Have Too Many Tools If…

Posted ago by toolcrib

A funny thread started over at the WoodNet.net forum that I thought you’d get a kick out of… add your own to the comments if you want :) When Norm stops by to borrow something. – Mark A Smith When …

3HP vs. 5 HP Cabinet Saws: Why Pay for 5HP?

Posted ago by toolcrib

This question comes up all the time in woodworking forums: if you’re already laying down the cash for a cabinet saw why not just get the 5HP model instead of the 3HP? Now, as someone who drives a (cheap) 4 …