Tools & Equipment

Anyone who has ever had to strip damaged coats from a sizeable surface area will immediately see the utility of this tool.

Neil Erasmus shows how to make a vacuum box jig for thicknessing thin stock.

It’s always good to see a new name emerge in toolmaking, particularly domestically. I’ve recently spent some time using a locally produced set of 3", 5" and 7" adjustable try squares.

Peart has recorded a lifetime of lessons both in the workshop and beyond – lessons that can benefit any woodworker who is taking on a commercial focus.

Coming in at 20.2 kg without batteries and packing away all the required accessories into a hard systainer, this unit is truly portable.

I had an opportunity to review three sawblades including a 24 tooth rip, a 32 tooth crosscut and a 32 tooth combo blade.

Known for their power carving tools, Kutzall also have a range of handheld rasps for use on wood, rubber, rigid foam and more.

A joinery table kit that makes it easier to mortise narrow and thin workpieces is worth taking a look at.

The terms ‘hardwoods’ and ‘softwoods’ are neither accurate nor descriptive, since some softwoods are actually harder than some hardwoods.

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Around a year ago I upgraded to a full-specification router table set-up. Having run various table/router combinations over the years, I’d spent some time searching around.

When I look at equipment like this I understand where America’s edge comes from in manufacturing military equipment. This is a superbly made piece of aluminium and steel kit.

A traditional Japanese workbench is more than adequate for boxmaking and it is much easier to keep flat than a full bench.

The natural or bark edge of sawn timber can lend a sculptural, earthy or rustic effect to your woodwork.

CSP Tooling recently developed their new 12.7mm shank, 30mm diameter bit which has 10 four-sided carbide insert blades arranged in a spiral pattern.

My understanding is that this is the most expensive machine in its class on the Australian market.