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2469 days ago

good tools you're 100% satisfied with or BETTER - 28 replies

I found a neat post over at the Sawmillcreek woodworking forum where a poster asked about everyone’s tools that they were 100% satisfied with or better… I liked that it was a more positive thread and I counted up all the votes in the 60 replies that followed. My question for the LJs is: What tools are you 100% satisfied with or be...

2616 days ago

the cabinet saw face off - 21 replies

Here’s a question we got recently at toolcrib.com that I’d appreciate your input on: “What is the best cabinet saw; Powermatic 2000, powermatic 66, Jet,or Delta?” I asked for a little more detail and got this in response: “Thank you for responding to my email so quickly. The main job for my cabinet saw i...

2617 days ago

opinion on reconditioned tools? - 23 replies

What is your opinion on reconditioned power tools? Are there any power tools that you would NEVER buy reconditioned? If so, why? Warning: I’ll be covering this thread in our blog AND putting mention of it in the ToolCrib email newsletter. Also I’m asking at more than one forum to get a wider consensus.

2643 days ago

Battle of the Brands: your top 3 woodworking power tool brands? - 58 replies

What are your top three favorite woodworking power tool brands… and for what specific tools? To get your table saws turning here are the top ten power tool brands we see searched for on ToolCrib.com: 1) DeWALT 20%2) Porter Cable 14%3) Bosch 13%4) Makita 12%5) Delta 10%6) Hitachi 9%7) Milwaukee 8%8) Jet 7%9) Bostitch 5%10) Panasonic 2...

2659 days ago

how would you outfit your wood shop from scratch with ONLY $1000 - 17 replies

Here’s a hypothetical situation that I think you guys might have fun answering… 1) You have no woodworking tools. Zilch. Zero. Not even a pocket knife.2) You have $1000 tool budget for a YEAR. What woodworking tools would you buy? Why? Here’s how Marc Spagnuolo answered this question:http://thewoodwhisperer.com/?p=1...

2696 days ago

your most influential woodworkers? - 57 replies

Who are YOUR top five most influential woodworkers? What questions would you ask them if you could? I’m asking because I’d like to learn good questions to ask woodworkers for future interviews in the ToolCrib blog :)

2697 days ago

Do you agree with #1 most dangerous power tool? - 11 replies

We surveyed woodworkers at WoodNet and FamilyWoodworking and put together a list of the tools they thought were the most dangerous, plus safety and maintenance resources (when available) for each tool. I’m sharing to get your thoughts on this project and because I’d like to know other safety resources I may have left out! Also ...

2709 days ago

Best Power Tool Deal You've Ever Gotten? - 12 replies

Hey Jocks, I’ve got a question I think you’ll have fun with… 1) What’s the best deal you ever got on a new power tool?2) How’d you find it? Feel free to gloat a little if the spirit so moves you ;)

2734 days ago

Best saw to use for cutting out the floor plate in a cold air return. - 10 replies

Hey Jocks, Here is another question from our of our site users. His name is Dick. “I need to saw out the floor plate in a cold air return. Normally, the entire space is cut out for the cold air to flow. However, my contractor only drilled a series of holes and now I need to saw out the wood between the holes. The drywall is instal...

2741 days ago

Power Tool Forum Search - 1 reply

Hey guys, Google recently launched a new product called co-op. It allows communities to tweak and change the results of a custom search engine based on Google’s index. We created a co-op search that only searches power tool forums in hopes that people on our site with questions about power tools will more easily find answers to their...

2744 days ago

How to predict a miter angle from a slope* - 12 replies

Hey guys, Here is a question from one of our users. Let me know if our approach here brings value to your community. ——————-Subject: Miter question from HansTo: tceditor@gmail.com Thanks for your reply. Attached is a photo of a sculpture I made with the kind of base I’m making with the compound ...

2746 days ago

Woodworking Tool Buying Tips - 10 replies

Hey Jocks, We are going to publish the Top 10 Tips for Buying Woodworking Tools Online and need your help. We are going to pose this question to a number of forums and pick best replies and work them into our top 10. So, what would you say would be the most important gems of knowledge that you could share with other woodworkers when the...


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