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The Best Router Lift: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

If you have a router table in your shop, you know what a pain it can be when you need to adjust your bit height. Not only do you have to fumble around below the table, but it often takes several rounds of trial and error before you get the height exactly where you want it. Changing bits is the …

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The Best Dovetail Jig: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Dovetails are one of the most highly-regarded joints out there, partly due to tradition and visual appeal, but also because it’s a very strong joint that is difficult to master. While dovetails are traditionally done by hand (and many argue that’s the only way they should be made), this method can be extremely time consuming and hard to achieve, especially …

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The Best Hummingbird Feeder: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Hummingbirds are one of nature’s most colorful and wondrous creatures, with one of the fastest wing speeds and heartbeats of all birds. Whether you’re an avid bird watcher, or you simply enjoy nature, the idea of having colorful hummingbirds buzzing around probably isn’t an unwelcome one. Another interesting (and convenient) thing about hummingbirds is that, if there are some in …

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The Best Digital Caliper: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Calipers have been around for centuries, used in a number of different fields from woodworking to mechanical engineering. They come in a variety of different styles, but the most commonly used style these days is the vernier caliper. You’re probably familiar with it; this is the kind that uses two jaws (or tips) attached to a ruler to take measurement. …

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The Best Splitting Maul: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Cutting your own wood, while economically sound, can be hard work. If you’re cutting en masse, you’ll be in for a lot of toil in the yard. There are several steps to turning a tree into firewood, and there are equally as many tools and skills you’re required to master to get the job done safely and quickly. One of …

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The Best Digital Angle Finder: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Modern woodworking and construction are arguably much easier today than they were just a few decades ago, and we can attribute most of our success to how much better tools are nowadays. One of the most important aspects of building just about anything, whether you’re looking at a simple door frame or an entire house, is getting the angles right. …

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The Best Drywall Sander: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

One of the final and most important steps in the drywall process is sanding. Sanding down your surface ensures a smooth and even finish so that you (or another contractor) can move on to the painting process and put the finishing touches on your newly built wall or room. Although this is a necessary step in the process, sanding drywall …

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The Best HVAC Tool Bag: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Installing and maintaining heating and air conditioning systems on a daily basis is not easy, and it requires a lot of equipment. HVAC technicians need to be able to open, close, tighten, loosen, measure, secure and do many, many other things with ventilation systems, and each one of these tasks requires its own specific set of tools. As nice as …

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The Best Roofing Shoes: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Roofing is one of the most popular contracted jobs out there, and the work is year-round for those in warmer climates. However, no matter what weather you find yourself working in, one thing you’ll absolutely need is a good pair of shoes. If you’ve already got experience working on rooftops, you know how easy it is to lose your balance …