Hot tools 2013: Power tools
Portable Power Tools

Hot tools 2013: Power tools

What's new and noteworthy in power tools


What’s new in tools
Portable Power Tools

What's new in tools

Hot new tools to try this fall


New Stanley power tools
Blog, Portable Power Tools, Shop Hack, Tips & Tools

New Stanley power tools

The big news in Toolsville: hand-tool heavy-hitter Stanley now has a power-tool line. Really, this development shouldn't be much...


Demolition experts: Reciprocating saw test
Portable Power Tools

Demolition experts: Reciprocating saw test

Reciprocating saws are all about speed, aggressive cutting power and ease of use in rough situations. Precision and smoothness...


Getting jiggy(saw) with it
Blog, Portable Power Tools, Shop Hack, Tips & Tools

Getting jiggy(saw) with it

Finally, I finished my drafting work and could get started on the first project of the class. Using five pieces of poplar, I must...


Video: The advantages of HVLP spray equipment
Portable Power Tools

Video: The advantages of HVLP spray equipment

Watch the video to see CHW's technical editor Steve Maxwell demonstrate the advantages of HVLP spray equipment!


Track saws offer accurate cuts
Portable Power Tools

Track saws offer accurate cuts

You may not have noticed yet, but there’s an up-and-coming tool category that I expect will improve DIY options across the...


Tool basics – router-cut dovetails
Portable Power Tools

Tool basics - router-cut dovetails

Dovetails make a beautiful and strong joint. A jig makes it easy to cut these great-looking joints accurately. But do they make...


Tool basics – cordless circular saws
Portable Power Tools

Tool basics - cordless circular saws

When the first cordless tools appeared in the 1980s, they were all limited by the same thing: wimpy batteries. That's why it's...


The pros of pin nailers
Portable Power Tools

The pros of pin nailers

Imagine being able to fasten trim, moulding and small pieces of wood instantly and invisibly with a flick of your index finger....

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