Tag Archives: Carpentry Tool Reviews

Ryobi One+ 18V Trim Router P601

Using a router is a lot like painting a room – in a very short time with just a little effort, you can dramatically change the aesthetic. Run an ogee along a table surface, ease sharp corners, flush cut two pieces, create rabbets, dadoes, and even dovetails. You could haul out the big, corded plunge […]

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Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander Video Review

Ridgid and Ryobi (both TTI companies) decided to bust through the cordless barrier when it comes to belt sanders. The Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander runs on their 18V platform and, obviously, sports a brushless motor. It takes advantage of a 3 x 18-inch belt and a variable 400 – 935 FPM belt rate to […]

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Ryobi One+ 18V Brushless Belt Sander Review

One of the great things about the relationship between Ridgid and Ryobi is that Ridgid’s Pro-focused technology often trickles down to Ryobi users. In some cases, it’s a matter of months or years, in other cases tools come out within days of each other. Fortunately, it’s the latter with the new Ryobi One+ 18V Brushless […]

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Hitachi Table Saw C10RJ Announced

Hitachi Power Tools recently launched a new 10-inch jobsite Hitachi table saw with fold and roll stand designed for rip, cross, and dado cuts in hardwood. You’ll find this one under the model Hitachi C10RJ. The new saw features a 4,500 RPM, 15-amp motor with soft start and electric break. It offers a working table size […]

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Freud CNC Router Bits

Freud recently introduced 7 new Freud CNC router bits optimized for smaller machines making signs, decorative carvings, and detailed inlays in hardwoods, softwoods, aluminum, and plastics. The new bits, which add to the company’s extensive 400-bit offering, feature unique cutting geometries and Perma-Shield non-stick coating. Freud produces carbide for its own bits. “We recognized the fast-growing […]

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Nova Voyager DVR Drill Press 58000

If you’re into any kind of shop work that requires a drill press, there’s a good chance you’ve at least heard of the Nova Voyager DVR Drill Press. It’s a smart drill press but goes way beyond electronics in its feature set. One of the most talked about features is the fact that this is a […]

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Makita Track Saw Review: Model SP6000J

The carpentry field requires you to have a plethora of tools at your disposal. Each piece of equipment is unique in its abilities and limitations. Power saws, for instance, are as varied as skittles and each one has a place in your tool vault. From the lowly but crucial circular saw to the arc cutting […]

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DeWalt DW735 Planer Review

Lately, we’ve been working on quite a few custom woodworking projects including pieces such as desks, credenzas, dining tables, even a couple of custom mahogany gates. Each of these pieces requires the use of various hardwoods. In the past, we’ve had our lumber milled and planed at the lumber yard, mostly because our small benchtop […]

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Eagle Claw Hidden Deck Fastening System

There are several methods and products for building a beautiful deck without unsightly fastener holes that can split over time. The Eagle Claw Hidden Deck Fastening System uses black decking clips to space and secure boards while concealing fasteners beneath the deck’s surface. Eagle Claw Hidden Deck Fastening System Details Decking boards must have a dado […]

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New DAP DynaGrip Construction Adhesives Announced

DAP recently announced a new, complete line of DAP DynaGrip construction adhesives which includes high-performance latex, solvent, and hybrid formulas the company says are designed to deliver high-strength bonds in hours, not days, regardless of weather conditions. General contractors, remodelers, framers, drywallers, finish carpenters and other tradespeople will be interested to know that new DynaGrip adhesives […]

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