Category Archives: Tool Reviews

Add These to Your “Bucket List”

Posted ago by cslagle

What?  Add this to my bucket list?  Yup, you really need to get these new Husky products from The Home Depot.  I have always kept my tools in either a drawer in my tool cabinet, or in a toolbox.  You …

New Husky Tools from Home Depot

Posted ago by cslagle

New Husky Tools from Home Depot Can you reinvent the wheel? Maybe not, but you can make a better wheel. That’s what we found when we went to Home Depot the other day. I have a drawer full of different …

Belt Sander Comparison: PC vs. Bosch vs. Makita and MORE!

Posted ago by toolcrib

The hand held belt sander is – and has been – the “go to” tool for hogging wood off quickly. Though known for its tendency to leave gouges, the belt sander remains a workshop standard for woodworkers and DIYers everywhere. …

Plunge Router Comparison: Dewalt vs. Festool vs. Freud (+5 MORE!)

Posted ago by toolcrib

The field of plunge routers has some incredibly strong favorites… Especially in the woodworking forums! We dug through plunge router discussions at six different woodworking forums to help shed some light on the “best plunge router” out there. We’ve covered …

Top 7 Portable Table Saws: a Benchtop Table Saw Comparison

Posted ago by toolcrib

Wait… Are you SURE you’re shopping for portable table saws because it’s a space issue? Have you tried looking over our 17 garage shop organization plans? Ok… you’re back and you know you want a portable table saw. But WAIT! …

Random Orbit Sander Comparisons: an ROS Update for 2009

Posted ago by toolcrib

Random orbit sanders were among the top most-loved tools of 2009 on the ToolCrib blog, so we decided to brush the dust off of 2008’s Top 5 Most Popular Random Orbit Sanders and see who the winners are these days.

SawStop PCS Reviews: Early Field Tester Feedback on SawStop's New Professional Cabinet Saw

Posted ago by toolcrib

I became a true SawStop fanboy the day I watched inventor Steve Gass stick his finger into the blade of one of his creations. I recently learned about their upcoming release of the SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw (PCS), targeting the …

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 …

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 …

8" Jointer Comparison: Delta vs. Grizzly vs. Shop Fox vs. Yorkcraft and more!

Posted ago by toolcrib

Milling rough stock into usable lumber typically separates the handy-folk from the woodworkers. The jointer makes further milling possible by giving you a perfectly flat face and edge. Once you have a true “flatness” point for departure you can then …