Alternatives To Festool Domino

Festool Domino

Our woodworking projects go in cycles.  A burst of enthusiasm overcomes us, and we rush to the shop for the next project.  Or, a particular need arises, whether it’s a desk for one of the kids or a new platform …

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How Does SawStop Detect Fingers?

Finger Saw Blade

No matter how many times I watch the SawStop video demo using a hot dog to show how quickly the blade stops spinning when it comes in contact with the dog, it still amazes me.  The mark left on the …

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Makita LS1219L Miter Saw Problems

Makita LS1219L

We all have our favorite brands and our favorite saws from those brands to stock our woodworking shop with, and there are a multitude of choices. One of those brand choices is the Makita LS1219L. It is much to compel …

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DeWALT Brushless Drill Problems


DeWALT is a quality name in the power tool world, and most of us likely have at least one of their tools in our woodworking shop.  Its cordless drill is a very popular tool, a generally reliable and durable tool …

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Porter Cable Air Compressor Common Problems

Porter Cable Air Compressor

Air compressors are not the most common of features in a woodworking shop, although they do come in handy on job sites to power nailers and in painting around the house. But air compressors did not make our list of …

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DEWALT Thickness Planer DW735 Problems


I own the DW735 and can attest it is a fantastic planer, the best “lunchbox” style planer on the market, in my opinion. Among the many power tools commonly found in the woodworking shop is a thickness planer.  Depending on …

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What Grit CBN Wheel For Lathe Tools?

What Grit CBN Wheel For Lathe Tools

Once again, with the acronyms.  If there isn’t a terms and terminology book for woodworking shops, there ought to be just to keep up with the acronyms. Key Points: Today’s 3-letter term is CBN, and to understand the answer to …

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Bosch 4100 Table Saw Problems

Bosch 4100 Table Saw

Woodworkers tend to be pretty free in expressing frustration or anger with their power tools.  The things that get said to them are NSFW, to be sure.  Forums among woodworkers are filled with complaints and venting just as much as …

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7 DEWALT DCN660 Nailer Problems You Can Solve Now

DEWALT DCN660 Finish Nailer

The DEWALT DCN660 finish nailer has become a staple in the toolkits of both professional carpenters and woodworkers. Renowned for its reliability and precision, this cordless nail gun streamlines the finishing process, making it a go-to for a variety of …

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What Are Some Drill Press Alternatives?

Drill Press Alternatives

How steady is your hand?  How accurately can you make a cut with a circular saw or a cordless drill?  The answers will have something to do with your experience as a woodworker.  Certainly, professional woodworkers are accustomed to having …

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Can I Use A DEWALT XR Battery in 20v Tools?

Can I Use DEWALT XR Battery in 20v Tools

You’re considering purchasing DEWALT tools and might be curious if the batteries from the 20v Max line of tools can be used interchangeably with the 20v XR line. Can you use a standard 20v Max battery with the XR tools? …

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