Monthly Archives: April 2009

16 Planer Table, Cart, Sled and Jig Plans and Resources

Posted ago by toolcrib

16 plans and build notes. 22 related forum threads. Your planer will never be the same. Whether you’re operating a lunchbox planer in your 1/2 garage workshop or have a basement workshop suite this plan and build notes collection will …

The iWood: for iPhone Haters and/or Woodworkers

Posted ago by toolcrib

Parody. It’s seen far too rarely in the woodworking world (though sometimes TOO frequently in the woodworking forums ;). In the case of the iWood, some crafty and overly grumpy bambooworkers take iPhone lovers to task… And I laughed. And …

15" Planer Comparison: Grizzly vs. Powermatic vs. Delta and More!

Posted ago by toolcrib

So once you’ve selected your 8″ jointer (or decided on a 6″…) you’ve got to pick yourself out a planer. We dug through hundreds of forum threads to find out which 15 inch planers have gotten the most recommendations. This …

New Bosch Nail Guns: Early Reviews of Full Force Pneumatic Nailer Fastening System from Bosch

Posted ago by toolcrib

Bosch recently announced the launch of its line of fastening tools and compressors and invited a number of tool reviewing bloggers and press to try them out. From what I gathered, Bosch asked them not to actually release any full …

Makita Ad Uses 20,081 Holes to Drill Message Home…

Posted ago by toolcrib

Over the past couple years I don’t think I’ve written once about an awesome tool advertisement… New tools, sure, PR stunts like that video of SawStop CEO Steve Gass shoving his finger into a spinning saw blade, sure, but no …

Track Saw Smackdown: Festool vs. EurekaZone vs. DeWalt vs. Makita

Posted ago by toolcrib

I’m a big fan of tracks and circ saws… for me it all started with EurekaZone, and the moment I discovered that woodworking doesn’t always require a table saw. The success of EurekaZone and Festool’s TS 55 has brought DeWalt …

Nail Jack Purchase of Vise-Grip Plant Falls Through

Posted ago by toolcrib

In November I wrote about Nail Jack Tools, Inc. and their intentions to purchase the Vise-Grip plant. Speaking to the World-Herald Bureau, Michael Foley, owner of Nail Jack, Inc., said “the deal is over.” According to the news story, “To …

Battery Charger = Fire Starter: Don't Let them Charge Unattended

Posted ago by toolcrib

This thread at WoodNet: Fire Starting Battery Charger tells horror story after horror story of houses and workshops burned down because of batteries left to charge over night, unattended. Don’t do it. I read through all 5 pages of comments …

10 Downdraft Table Plans and Build Notes for Wood Shops

Posted ago by toolcrib

Keep the dust down while sanding… with a downdraft table! There were relatively few “true plans” available for downdraft tables. Build notes with pictures make up the majority of the resources below. Also I included the 18 forum threads I …

14 Work Surface Expansion Plans: Workstations, Carts and Worktables

Posted ago by toolcrib

Space. The final frontier. The eternal quest. No matter how space much you have it’s never enough. This plan collection gathers all the free work surface expanding plans I could find using the best search engine technology known to man. …