Live edge and crooked lumber can be a challenge for all woodworkers. Getting straight glue-line cuts with minimal waste is always the goal and I have been thrilled with my cuts since using a slide saw.
A slide saw like this can do everything a traditional table saw can do and plus a whole lot more. Maksiwa was great to deal with as a brand. I was able to set it up all by myself in less than a day and I’ve been using it for a few months. It has been an awesome addition to my shop and I’m really happy with it!
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.
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.
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.
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.