Shop tested worm-drive circular saws
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Shop tested worm-drive circular saws

Whether you’re building a deck or you just need compact cutting power in your workshop, a circular saw is the tool of choice....


Jigsaws unplugged
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Jigsaws unplugged

We put seven cordless jigsaws in the hands of our three experienced tool testers and asked them to evaluate the tools by using...


A bunch of suckers: Cordless shop vacuums
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A bunch of suckers: Cordless shop vacuums

Just as smoke means there’s fire, a woodworking or DIY project means cleanup. If you find your big shop vacuum a drag, both...


Smart new tools for homeowners
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Smart new tools for homeowners

Over the course of a year, a lot of new power tools pass through the hands of the editors at Canadian Home Workshop. While most...


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13 must-have tools for 2008

Putting together this year's most innovative tool picks was more challenging than usual because there has been such a bountiful...


Work Sharp tool sharpener
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Work Sharp tool sharpener

Until recently, I maintained a keen edge on my bench chisels, turning tools and plane irons by hand, using abrasive stones and an...


Robo-chisel
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Robo-chisel

Put away those carving tools and pull out your laptop: CNC routing is here for the masses in a machine the size of a breadbox. The...


New mitre saw technology
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New mitre saw technology

I’ve always said that a mitre saw can’t compete with a tablesaw for accuracy. This Bosch unit doesn’t challenge that...


King 12″ sliding mitre saw
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King 12€³ sliding mitre saw

King's new entry into the 12" sliding mitre saw category has all the right specs: 15-amp power; mitre bevel settings from 0° to...


Tool review – router base
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Tool review - router base

If you've ever trimmed plastic laminate with a router, you know how easy it is to scratch the material when tiny particles get...

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