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  • How do they test power nailers in the factory?

    We had fun taking a TV tour of the Stanley Bostitch testing facility to see just how they test tools for long term endurance, power and reliability.Then we took a closer look at their new cordless roofing nailer. This is quite a technological development -- it is the first nailer that runs o...
  • The plunging router meets the counter top burn.

    There is really no way to repair a bad burn in a plastic laminate countertop, but you can still save the counter. In this segment I used a plunging router to cut out a very flat hole in the counter, just the right size to put a cutting board right where the burn was. Don't forget to careful...
  • A new electric staple gun for upholstery.

    Some time ago I had a demonstration on upholstery where I showed that a hand operated staple gun couldn't staple into the hardwood normally found in upholstered furniture. I showed the two standard alternatives: a pneumatic stapler complete with air compressor and hoses, and good old hand ta...
  • Which sandpaper do I need for which job?

    Sandpaper is expensive and there is a lot of it to choose from, so you want to get the paper that will do whatever sanding job you want to do most efficiently. Whether you are working by hand or with some kind of a power tool, the right sandpaper is more important than the tool itself.Look o...
  • Sanding curves

    The best tool to use for sanding curves is a drum sander. The thing interesting to note is that drum sanders come in all kinds of sizes and even different textures aside from all the different grits and types of sandpaper.For very small work, there are miniature drum sanders that are used wi...
  • Making and adjusting Slots, Grooves and Dados

    In woodworking a slot is a channel usually made to receive another piece. It is either designed to be a tight fit to hold something together like shelving or T&G flooring, or a sliding fit to permit things to move. A little research on vocabulary will tell us that a dado is a slot cut a...
  • Speciality bits for drilling holes

    The right bit for the right hole can make all the difference in getting the job done well.The first photo shows a power auger. You can't see in the photo but this particular drill is 18 inches long. The key to it working well is that screw head that actually pulls it into the wood for you. D...
  • Choosing Power Tools -- from a woman's perspective

    Arlette from Victoria BC is trying to dig through the confusion of all the power tool marketing. Let me copy much of her letter here, because she really is asking the kind of questions we all ask sometimes when looking at that wall of tools where each claims to be as good as the next and we ...
  • Batteries for Power Tools-- A Review Spring 2006

    Probably your first cordless tool was a flashlight, but you never even thought of it as a cordless tool. Then we got some low powered battery operated drills, B&D made the first one in 1961. However it took another 30 years before cordless got powerful enough to go mainstream. Not so l...
  • Taking the warp out of furniture grade lumber

    As wood dries out, it tends to twist and turn in all kinds of directions. Generally furniture grade lumber arrives in a shop with a bit of a bow along its length, a bit of a cup across its width and maybe a twist to boot. How do you get this rough cut twisted lumber into perfectly straight and f...