Monthly Archives: August 2008

Table Saw Fence Buying Guide: Biesemeyer vs. Unifence vs. Vega vs. Incra

Posted ago by toolcrib

A good fence can turn a poor-performing bench top table saw into a champ. It can’t increase power of course, but it can put more square into your work and improve your cut repeatability. A good fence on a good …

15 Free Toolbox Plans for Woodworkers

Posted ago by toolcrib

Do you do your woodworking on the run? Do you need something to haul your tools around to jobs around the house or city? This list of free tool box plans puts your tools where you need them most. I …

The New Delta Unisaw Roundup: Video + Pics + First Response from Woodworkers

Posted ago by toolcrib

Update 1/15/09: see Why The New Unisaw Is A Great Saw in WoodNet >> A great write up by a well respected member of WoodNet. Also see An Inside Look at Delta’s Tennessee Unisaw Plant from the Popular Woodworking Blog. …

How Many Table Saws Have You Owned?

Posted ago by toolcrib

This WoodNet thread shows the progression of table saw ownership… Also it shows why so many WoodNetter veterans suggest that folks skip the contractor saw and go straight for the used cabinet saw… Here are the results of the poll …

Test Your Router Bit Knowledge

Posted ago by toolcrib

I’m a Router Bit Professional! Router Bit Professional I passed the quiz with 70%, the bare minimum. Just like high school! This was a neat quiz from the folks over at ToolsToday: Router Bit Profile Quiz: Do you know your …

Quiz: Are You a Cheapskate Woodworker??!!

Posted ago by toolcrib

Are you a cheapskate woodworker? Take this quiz to find out the truth ;) It’s 11 fun and easy questions. Share your results in the comments…

278 Free House Plans

Posted ago by toolcrib

If you’re a potential builder/owner then this post will interest you. I went searching today for free house plans… our sawhorses, workbenches and router tables were such a big hit ;) There’s not too much out there in the way …

The 4 Pros and Cons of Buying Used Power Tools for New Woodworkers

Posted ago by toolcrib

When woodworking newbies get started they post questions in forums like: “I have $500 to spend on a new contractor saw, which one should I buy?” A veteran woodworker always replies that they should take that $500 and invest it …

Top 10 Bits of Wisdom for Newbie Woodworkers

Posted ago by toolcrib

If you only had one sentence, what advice would you give a newbie woodworker? Mr. Gord Graff over at the SawmillCreek posed this question (in 2003!!) and someone recently revived the thread and brought it back into discussion. 83 responses …

Buyer Beware, A Harbor Freight Buying Guide: The Good Enough, The Bad and the Abysmal

Posted ago by toolcrib

There are some great tools at Harbor Freight… if you know where to look! To help Harbor Freight shoppers get the most for the money we assembled this HUMONGOUS list of those Chinese gems and stinkers from the tool store …