If you’re a regular ToolCrib viewer, you may notice we have a brand new website design. We partnered with Jonathan Carone of CaroneDesigns to freshen up the site and make things easier for you. Whenever you read a blog post, you’ll see a section to the right that says, “Get your tools here.” Underneath that […]
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. With the introduction of belt sander frames, they got a whole lot more controllable.
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 trim routers before in the Top 16 Trim Routers, so that leaves us with fixed […]
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! Have you made a list of your upcoming projects and got confident that you don’t […]
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.
Folks, we heartily welcome back the man you know as KnotScott! You’ve seen him in forums, but now he’s taken his show on the road! Find out the latest news, tips, tricks and debates from the wide world of woodworking forums as KnotScott guides you through the best woodworking forum threads of recent days!
Most power tools come in heavy, protective blow molded plastic cases. Like this one: Woodnetter devildog1024 stirred up a whole mess of conversatin’ when he asked: “What do you do with your power tool cases? I have a dozen stacking up in my shop. Throw them out or keep them?”
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 15 planer comparison should give you a good idea on which planers are the most […]
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 and Makita into the market. When there’s more competition, everyone wins… In this track saw […]
Woodworkers state (over and over) that an 8″ jointer trumps a 6″ jointer every time. Further, that if you buy a 6″ you’ll only end up getting an 8″ within the next couple years anyways. Heck. Before I offer my five reasons to get a 6″ I’ll even run through some of the most common […]