Woodworking Tools

Upgrading from a Router Table to a Shaper Table

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Upgrading from a Router Table to a Shaper Table

Adding a shaper table to my woodworking shop has opened a lot of new possibilities.  How are shaper tables different from router tables and how have I benefitted from adding one to my shop?   Come find out.

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Festool vs Makita routers

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Festool vs Makita routers

I have shared many videos and tutorials using one (or all three!) of my Makita routers.  They have been useful for so many of my projects and I feel very comfortable with them.  Recently I added a Festool router to my collection and I'm here to give a candid review comparing both brands.  There are a few things I was even surprised about and want show you some of these new features.

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Why Radial Arm Saws are the not dinosaur you remember

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Why Radial Arm Saws are the not dinosaur you remember

Radial Arm Saws.  People love them.  People are scared of them.  People want to try them.  People have heard horror stories about them.  I'm here to give a tour of my King Canada Tools Radial Arm Saw --- and it's not the one you used back in high school.

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Comparing Restorer to Makita 9741 Brush Machine

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Comparing Restorer to Makita 9741 Brush Machine

When I have 2 machines that accomplish the same task in the shop it's only natural to compare the differences.  Here I have Makita and Restorer - both with hours of use and ton of completed projects.  From my point of view there are some advantages to both, depending on the work to be done.  Let's narrow in on the main differences to help you choose which sander is the right one for your woodworking shop.

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Why I use a Prazi Beam Cutter instead of a chainsaw

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Why I use a Prazi Beam Cutter instead of a chainsaw

I grew up in Northern British Columbia so I know how to use a chainsaw - then why do I prefer a Prazi Beam Cutter for my woodworking shop?  I'll quickly go over the reasons I love this circular saw attachment.

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