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Tool Reviews

Tool Reviews

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Power Tools:

Table Saws

Skill Saws

Jig Saws

Clamps:

Hold Downs

Bench Dogs

Vices

Blades:

Drill Bits

Router Bits

Saw Blades

Hand Tools:

Files

Sharpeners

Polishers

Power Tools:

Band saws

Table Top

Free Standing

Joinery Tools:

Dovetail Jigs

Mortisers

 

Work Surfaces:

Router Tables

Benches

Stands

Hand Tools:

Planes

Chisels & Gouges

Carving Tools

Power Tools:

Routers

Shapers

Molding Cutters

Measuring Tools:

Angle Setting

Height Adjustment

Layout Tools

Storage:

Racks

Shelves

Cupboards

Hand Tools:

Sanders

and scrapers

 

 

 

Power Tools:

Sharpening

Polishing

Grinders

Applicators:

Glue spreaders

Finishing tools

Abrasives:

Gringing Wheels

Sanding Discs

Sand Paper

Hand Tools:

Hand Saws

Coping Saws

Miter Saws

Power Tools:

Drill Presses

Table Top

Free Standing

Guides:

Fences

Miter Gauges

Duplicators

Glues & Finishes:

Stains

Wood Glue

 

Hand Tools:

Hammers

Axes & Adz

Striking Tools

 

Power Tools:

Palm Sanders

Bench top Sanders

Drum Sanders

Tool Upgrades:

Laser Guides

Table Upgrades

Lifts

Power Tools:

Lathes

Power Tools:

Miter Saws

Chop Saws

Power Tools:

Scroll Saws

 Bits and Blades 

Consumables;

Lumber, Glue, Veneer & others,

 
       

 

This Old Workshop began our tool tests back in 1995. Since that time we have reviewed a long list of tools, jigs and supplies. Now our tests are preformed in our Clovis, California location. . When testing we take into consideration many aspects including performance, price for value, shop necessity.

Performance: We will consider several factors when grading performance. Asking questions like,

  1. Did the equipment perform as well as the manufactor says it should?
  2. Is it easy to use, adjust and clean?
  3. Is it well built?
  4. Is the overall quality of the equipment up to standards?
  5. Is this a tool that will last and hold up under use?

Price for Value: In the economy of today's shop budgets, is the tool "worth" having for the price.

  1. Is the tool a good value for what it produces?
  2. Is the price worth paying for in exchange for time savings?
  3. Is maintenance, or supplies too expensive?
  4. How does the price and quality relate to the competition?
  5. Does the tool retain its resale value?

Shop Necessity: Is this something you must have in your shop.

  1. Is this tool something you should have?
  2. Is this equipment a requirement or a luxury?
  3. Is this tool going to collect dust? or be a favorite tool?

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