Tools & Equipment

"It was easy to choose the three tools I can’t live without. They're all quite ordinary, get used every day and could probably be replaced by another tool. But there’s one reason that makes them irreplaceable...", writes David Rogers.

Carbatec have recently extended their machinery range with some just-landed new arrivals. We checked out two of the new machines.

Sometimes the tools we can't live without can be the most ordinary, everyday items.

The saws tested here are designed to be portable, yet still robust and high-performing workhorses.

"I chose tasks for each of these cutters to test their separate profiles", writes Terry Martin.

Symmetrical results regardless of thickness and geometry are the promise of new Tormek sharpening jigs.

There are different ways to see how well a gouge cuts: one is the sound it makes, another is how easily it moves through the cut, and lastly there is the surface it creates.

It seem so logical – here's a handy new accessory that helps to collect dust a lot closer to its source.

Famous for its finger saving technology, SawStop's router table is now available in Australia and has been met with welcome by SawStop saw owners.

David Luckensmeyer takes a look at the various drive systems of woodworking screws.

Two hands are better – here's a new take on a burnisher from Veritas.

This bandsaw accessory may appeal to woodworkers looking to recover useable stock from small log sections and other odd-shaped pieces.

The Milwaukee tool fits within the M18 Fuel range of power tools, all powered by the lithium-ion battery range for which this manufacturer has become known.

This heavy duty two-handed push-block offers safe and controlled cutting on tablesaws, bandsaws, router tables and jointers.

Fine filter upgrade

Here's a simple dust collector upgrade which offers filtration down to 1 micron and a larger capacity.

Sometimes you don’t realise how handy a tool could be until you have one. I have had the predecessor to this square for a few years now and have been surprised how often I have reached for it.