We had the opportunity to be one of the first to try the new Makita Rear-Handle Circular Saw (model number Makita XSR01) at World of Concrete back in January. The power is definitely impressive and while there some unknowns still running around (like price and exact specs), we can tell you it’s easily one of […]
Tool manufacturers are increasingly clever with safety and fatigue-reducing features on their products. Examples abound with auto lock-ons, auto lock-offs, blade guards, shields, and locks just to start. But there’s one safety feature that you might take for granted because you can’t see it – the saw’s electric brake. If you use a saw with […]
Back in 1922, Raymond DeWalt developed the radial arm saw as a powered circular saw that could slide for cutting larger stock. It wasn’t until the 1970s that we got the rotating table and the miter saw as we know it really began to take shape. When I first saw the Festool HK 55 Carpentry […]
There is sharp, really sharp, and then there is Silky Sugio 360 pruning saw sharp. I have a ton of pruning, and constantly been looking for the best weapon to make big problems smaller. I have used bow saws, the saw back of a low grade machete, and even a Milwaukee SawZall with a pruning […]
I had recently been working on some new bistro table designs that I wanted to add to my current line of hand-made furniture (www.seventeen20.com). One design, in particular, required cutting eight very consistent pieces of 2×4 steel tubing at three different angles. While brainstorming with a friend about how to make the jigs, we came […]
TigerStop has announced the availability of the new TigerRip 1000 Rip System. According to the folks at TigerStop, the new TigerRip is designed to give smaller shops the advantage of the same kind of equipment that are usually only affordable for large operations. “Large shops rely a great deal on highly sophisticated, automated saw systems […]
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