The printed manuals that come with woodworking machines are helpful to a point, but most don’t cover routine maintenance tasks and tune-up procedures to the level of detail and thoroughness that we need. There are books on the topic, of course, but those don’t include video. Wouldn’t it be great to have the convenience of an all-in-one tool tune-up guide at your fingertips whenever you need it and in a form current with today’s paperless technology?
Woodworker’s Journal may have the solution you’ve been looking for in its new iPad compatible app, available on iTunes now. Woodworker’s Journal’s Power Tool Tune-up App is the first of its kind and covers, in detail, the tune-up procedures for table saws, band saws, jointers, drill presses, planers, dust collectors and air compressors/nailers, plus moisture meters. A table of contents with icons depicting the general tool types covered makes it easy to locate the machine you want to tune up, and tapping the icon takes you there. Then, detailed step-by-step instructions and photos, with video content in many cases, walk you through the necessary procedures to follow. More than 150 photos and 60 minutes of video are included, brought to you by Sandor Nagyszalanczy, a tool expert and contributing editor to Woodworker’s Journal, and Chris Marshall, a senior editor of the magazine.
The app also includes a maintenance calendar for you to schedule and track your own machine tune-ups and routine care.
Woodworker’s Journal’s Power Tool tune-up App is compatible with iPad iOS 4.2 or later and is available as an iTunes download for $4.99.