Tool Reviews

  • Gotta Clever Cabinet Saw Caption?

    When Field Editor Chris Marshall sent us this photo of the collection of Cabinet Saws in his shop preparing for the review you’ll find in our February issue, the completely ridiculous image just begged for a fun caption.

  • A Peek Behind the Curtain

    Because I am a woodworking tool geek, one of the things I really like about my job is that I not only get to see the plethora of new woodworking products as they are launched, but I often get to see them firsthand and get a demonstration of how they work. (No tedious reading of the instruction manuals for me, no sir!)

  • The Ones that Get Away

    When folks find out that I review woodworking tools for a living, one of the first questions they usually ask is, “Do you get to keep them?” Especially those good-natured freight truck drivers who bring this stuff to my shop. Many of them are woodworkers. They really want to know.

    Here’s the honest answer: usually, no, I don’t get to keep the tools.

  • JET 12-1/2″ Planer: Flat-out Good

    JET Tools unveiled their new and improved 12-1/2″ planer, and it is a sure thing, in my opinion.