The Best Dust Collector for a Small Shop

No matter what type of woodworking you do or whether you are a professional or a hobbyist, installing a dust collector is an absolute requirement. Why might you ask? The answer (and most important reason) is to preserve the health of your respiratory system. Long term exposure to dust and particles can cause harmful consequences... Read more →

The Best Miter Box

A miter box is an essential piece of equipment to keep in your garage or storage area when working with any type of small molding, dowels, framing, or small woodworking projects. You’ll be required to cut 45 degree angles and they need to be very close to perfect, otherwise your cuts won’t line up and... Read more →

The Best Snap Ring Pliers

Snap ring pliers are one of those tools that do a very specific job and you won’t need very often. But when you need them you’re happy you have them. You also need a high quality pair that won’t be loose or cause problems. With numerous inexpensive but lower quality products on the market, this... Read more →

The Best Pipe Wrench

When was the last time you heard someone say the phrase ‘I don’t want to throw a monkey wrench in to this but…’? Well, this tool is where the term monkey wrench comes from. Also known as a pipe wrench, this tool has a very specific purpose which is to turn a tubular object in... Read more →

The Best Tape Measures and Straight Edges

Many say that carpenters use the tape measure more than any other tool. It’s a useful tool that has many applications and uses for almost any project. It’s small, easy to use, quick, and flexible. You can purchase them to measure distances from just a few feet up to hundreds of feet. Some tape measures... Read more →

The Best Backpack Leaf Blower

When I think about the first time I had to use a leaf blower with an extension cord, I remember how much I disliked that part of yard work. I remember tripping over the cord, running out of length, and having to position myself to blow the leaves in the right direction but being wrapped... Read more →

The Best Right Angle Drill Attachment

Have you ever tried to drill a hole in a tight spot and the drill with the bit was too long? Wish you could have a device to reach around at a different angle? If so, you’ve run in to an application where you need a right angle attachment for your drill. I was working... Read more →

The Best Cordless Framing Nailer

A framing nailer can be a great time saver if you’re finishing a basement, adding a wall, toe nailing, or adding studs to a frame for drywall. Are you tired of a loud air compressor and having to stop work to wait for it to fill back up? Let’s take a look at the best... Read more →

The Best Green Laser Level

Have you ever needed to level an outdoor patio in the sunlight and the light from a red laser was washed out by the sun? Green lasers typically have a higher power output and run at a different wavelength making them easier to see in sunlight. Prices are coming down and there are more manufacturers... Read more →

The Best Cordless Power Tool Brand

Choosing a cordless power tool is similar to buying into a system. Once you’re in, you’re invested. That means it’s important to pick a system that works best for you at the beginning. Manufacturers want you to continue buying their brand in the future so they make sure their batteries and accessories are proprietary and... Read more →