Last week, I got to travel to a toolmaker’s U.S. office for a sneak peek at a new power tool. I can’t say anything about it right now, but I will be the first to go public with it in just a little while.
New tools and new versions of tools are something that always catch my attention. When another woodworker mentions a new product that somehow has flown under my radar, I get to feeling a little distraught — how could this have happened? So I confess that I have a woodworking machine “monkey” on my back. It has ever been so.
But to be honest, groundbreaking, industry-changing new tools are rare. I’m talking about those that change how woodworkers approach their order of work. I’ve got a couple in mind, but I want to ask you all, what new products do you think have made a huge impact in our craft? Let me know, and I will share your ideas and mine next week.
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
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