Power Tools reviews

RIDGID Drill Press Review and Assembly

RIDGID Drill Press Review Model DP1550 For the past 3 months I’ve had the 15″ stationary RIDGID Drill Press in my shop and it has made a huge difference in the quality and accuracy of holes I’ve needed to drill. Like many people I relied on my cordless drill and my eye for a long time […]

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Shop Made Tools: Router Table Fence

Shop Made Tools: Router Table Fence In the first post in this series I described how to build a router table into the RIDGID R4512 Table Saw. This post is about how I built a fence for this setup but the fence can be used with any router table. After the last post I used […]

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Shop Made Tools: Router Table

Shop Made Tools: Router Table In the review of the RIDGID R4512 Table Saw I mentioned that I had built a lot of jigs and accessories. The first one I built was an extension table to fit between the fence rails. RIDGID even includes the screws and washers to mount the table. In this article […]

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RIDGID R4512 Table Saw Review

RIDGID® 10” Cast Iron Table Saw R4512 Review Todd first introduced us to this tool almost 2 years ago and I’ve had it in my shop for almost a year. It’s the tool I use most often and is the center of my shop. I’ve built a lot of jigs and accessories for it including a […]

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RIDGID 7″ Tile Saw Review

RIDGID 7″ Tile Saw R4030 A couple months ago RIDGID introduced a new tile saw to the market with a lot of pro level features but without a pro level price. I don’t lay tile for a living but I do it enough that renting saws was becoming more trouble than it was worth. $60 […]

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Ridgid JobMax Pneumatic Multi-tool Review

Ridgid JobMax Pneumatic Multi-tool Starter Kit Ridgid has another power option to the JobMax lineup. This time it’s pneumatic. You people with dedicated shop air systems are going to love this thing. Rob first introduced this to us back at the start of summer and now I’ve got my hands on one. I’ve had it in […]

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Milwaukee M12 Sub Compact Rotary Hammer

Milwaukee M12™ Cordless, Sub-Compact  ½” SDS Plus Rotary Hammer The new Milwaukee M12 Sub Compact Rotary Hammer is only 3.9-pounds and 9-inches long.  Think about the last time you were drilling uni-strut overhead, or trying to drill in a hanger behind a boiler or other electrical or mechanical structures. This little SDS drill is a problem solver […]

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Bosch Auto Feed Screw Gun

Bosdh SG450AF Auto Feeding Screw Gun Bosch just released it’s first auto feed screw gun.   The Bosch auto feed screw gun, model #  SG450AF’s has an attachment which feeds strips of screws through the tool automatically; similar to other self feeding screw gun. Auto Feed screw guns are used for all types of applications including; small one-handed tools […]

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Bosch JS572E Top-Handle Jig Saw

Bosch’s new Jig Saws with Precision Control™ II system: Bosch, the inventor of the jig saw, and t-shank jigsaw blade, recently debuted two new jigsaw additions to their line up which I got to try last month at their 2012 media event. Both the Bosch JS572E Top-Handle Jig Saw and the JS572EB Barrel-Grip Jig Saw […]

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DEWALT Precision Trim Saw Blades

DEWALT® Launches New Precision Trim Blades DEWALT Precision Trim Saw Blades are DEWALTS answer for crosscutting and ripping applications in premium materials. applications typical for a woodworkers and trim carpenters who frequently find themselves making precision cuts in moldings, staircases, cabinets, windows, flooring, and hand rails. DEWALT Precision Trim Saw Blades have a thin kerf, […]

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