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Ryobi 2,200-Watt Gasoline Powered Digital Inverter Generator Review

Ryobi 2,200-Watt Gasoline Powered Digital Inverter Generator Review

This compact home generator isn’t setup to power your home but rather give you power on the go while camping, tailgating or on a jobsite. It offers 2200 starting watts/1800 running watts and if you buy two you can run them in parallel for even more power.

The iVac Switch Solves Your Dust Collection Woes

The iVac Switch Solves Your Dust Collection Woes

This should fall under the must-have shop tools. The iVac Switch works in harmony with your dust collection or vacuum system and an associated power tool. The power tool can range from a high power table saw, down to a low power mini drill. Any power tool that generates dust. […]

Build It Yourself: Cyclone Dust Collector

Build It Yourself: Cyclone Dust Collector

Over at Lumberjocks you can peruse a ton of user submitted projects. Most of them are woodworking. Some masterpieces and some questionable but all home grown. This homemade cyclone dust collector caught our eye as it’s a unique problem solving tool that many builders would love to have in their […]

Take This Tool Advice from Norm Abram

Check out this video of Master Carpenter Norm Abram being interviewed at last years AWFS show by Popular Woodworking magazine. Great insights into his favorite tools and techniques. Tools Norm Abram Value’s the Most Table saw – because it touches each project Joiner – straighten rough lumber Surface Planer – […]

Keep Your Power Tools Running

Keep Your Power Tools Running

As we fire up our spring projects it’s clear that we need to wipe the dust off some of our power tools and give them a once over to make sure they are in good operating condition which means they are safe to use and effective. Here’s a starting point […]

Workshop Space Heaters

Workshop Space Heaters

If your workshop is in an unfinished garage or basement and not attached to your central heating system, your best option is to make use of space heaters. Cool Tools brings us two of their favorites that cover a lot of different applications and one of them should work for […]

Table Saw Safety Rules

Table Saw Safety Rules

This recall got us thinking about safety again (safety should always be on our mind). We came across this list of table saw safety regulations and maintenance tips. The absolute safety rules regarding table saws are: 1. Always use a push stick when the fence is set under 3″ to […]

DeWALT Table Saw Recall

DeWALT Table Saw Recall

We’ve just been informed that DeWALT is recalling about 13,000 DEWALT DW744 Jobsite Table Saws because the pivot bracket can separate and cause kick back, posing a severe laceration hazard. The table saws were sold nationwide from April 2007 through January 2008 for approximately $500. The recall affects 10-inch DeWALT […]

Milwaukee Wet/Dry Vac is now Cordless!

Milwaukee Wet/Dry Vac is now Cordless!

Unfortunately spills and leaks don’t always happen in close proximity to drains which makes for a messy cleanup, that was until the wet/dry shop vac appeared. Milwaukee now makes a cordless model that is ideal for areas that aren’t powered like workshops and garages.