My First 3-Phase Tool! | Felder D 951 Planer
Posted on 12/05/2022

My First 3-Phase Tool! | Felder D 951 Planer

My first 3-Phase tool requires some specialized gear to get it working.Ever since using one at the William Ng School in California many years ago, I’ve been lusting after a Felder D951 planer. Just some of the things I love:Motorized table adjustmentsSuper quiet cutter headExceptionally smooth resul

M.Power Triple Diamond Sharpening Station Review
Posted on 05/13/2022

M.Power Triple Diamond Sharpening Station Review

A close look at the new M.Power Sharpening Station featuring three diamond stones and three lapping plates.M.Power recently released their Triple Diamond Sharpening Station that features three diamond stones and three leather covers for stropping. It’s a capable system but could it possibly be a one

7 Must-Have Table Saw Upgrades
Posted on 04/15/2022

7 Must-Have Table Saw Upgrades

Looking to increase the safety and performance of your table saw? You have to try some of these upgrades!(Disclaimer: None of these products were sent to me for free. Everything was purchased with my own money and nothing included in this list is a paid promotion)Even the best table saw can do with

A Sweet Bandsaw Upgrade | Laguna DriftMaster Review
Posted on 03/25/2022

A Sweet Bandsaw Upgrade | Laguna DriftMaster Review

A close look at the installation and use of the Laguna DriftMaster Fence System.Disclosure: I have no relationship with Laguna and I purchased this product with my own money that I earned by mowing lawns and shoveling snow. If you spend enough time around bandsaws you’ll quickly notice a theme: most

After 20 years of Powermatic, I Bought a Sawstop! | First Impressions
Posted on 03/04/2022

After 20 years of Powermatic, I Bought a Sawstop! | First Impressions

If you follow me on social media, this will come as no surprise: I bought a SawStop! This comes after 20 years of using Powermatic table saws, exclusively. After losing Powermatic as a sponsor, it was time to re-evaluate my table saw situation. I’ve always been intrigued by SawStop technology but du

A Miter Gauge that Does One Angle?! – Woodpeckers Exact-90 Review
Posted on 02/25/2022

A Miter Gauge that Does One Angle?! – Woodpeckers Exact-90 Review

Woodpeckers new Exact-90 Miter Gauge only cuts one angle and costs a bundle, but there's more than meets the eye here.Woodpeckers recently released a brave entry into the market: a miter gauge that does only one angle! It’s called the Exact-90 Miter Gauge and it currently retails for $329.99. You mi

The Ultimate Miter Gauge Review
Posted on 01/28/2022

The Ultimate Miter Gauge Review

An extensive review of the most popular miter gauges on the market.An after-market miter gauge is a nice upgrade over the stock miter gauge that came with your table saw. A good miter gauge will allow you to hit just about any angle with accuracy and precision and ideally it comes with a fence that

But This Not That | Measuring & Marking
Posted on 08/20/2021

But This Not That | Measuring & Marking

Tools I think you should buy as well as tools I think you should avoid.Our previous Buy This Not That video about drill bits went over pretty well and many folks asked me to do another one. So I gave it some thought and came up with a list of measuring and marking devices that I think you should buy

Buy This, Not That | Drill Bits
Posted on 07/09/2021

Buy This, Not That | Drill Bits

A few bit types to buy and a few to avoid.Drill bits are not all created equal and some bits won’t even find their way onto your radar until you’re neck deep in the craft. If you’re new to woodworking, this video might save you some time, money, and frustration as I show you the bits you should buy

Can you guess what these are? | Mystery Tools
Posted on 06/18/2021

Can you guess what these are? | Mystery Tools

A look at a few tools you may not have seen before.My assistant Jon has been working for me since last Fall and since then, he has come across a few tools and doodads in my shop that he didn’t recognize. I started to quiz him on what each thing does and thought it was funny (and informative) enough

Mirka Deros VS Festool ETS EC | Which Sander Should You Buy?
Posted on 06/04/2021

Mirka Deros VS Festool ETS EC | Which Sander Should You Buy?

In the market for a premium sander but can't decide between the Festool and the Mirka? You've come to the right place!Today I’m going to try to help you make a decision between the Festool ETS EC150 and the Mirka Deros. The Mirka costs over $125 more and the Festool is already a top of the line sand

$40 Block Plane | Tune-up & Sharpening
Posted on 03/26/2021

$40 Block Plane | Tune-up & Sharpening

An inexpensive block plane can be tuned and sharpened for better performance.A block plane is a simple and fundamental woodworking tool. I think it’s probably the first hand plane most of us purchase when we’re just getting started. Unfortunately, unless you spend $100-$200, the plane will not come

The Taper Maker
Posted on 10/23/2020

The Taper Maker

Make your own tapering sled using our plans and hardware kit.Over the years, I’ve made a lot of tapers. I usually cobble together a one-time use jig from scrap and throw it away when I’m done. And while there are a lot of tapering jig/sled designs out there I couldn’t find anything that inspired me

Tricked Out Bandsaws Featuring Carter Products
Posted on 07/27/2017

Tricked Out Bandsaws Featuring Carter Products

My two bandsaws get a nice upgrade thanks to Carter Products and Alex Snodgrass!The bandsaw is one of my favorite tools and if you treat it well, it will quickly become one of your favorites as well. While most modern bandsaws come with decent components, to begin with, there are companies like Cart

Cross-Cut Sled Slot Repair
Posted on 07/13/2017

Cross-Cut Sled Slot Repair

How to repair a sled slot that's too wide.I have been enamored with the simplicity and never-ending usefulness of the cross-cut sled ever since I saw David Marks use one on Woodworks. I’ve built numerous sleds over the years but the one I made in this video has been with me since 2011! One of the pr

The Best Way to Set Up a Bandsaw!
Posted on 07/06/2017

The Best Way to Set Up a Bandsaw!

Alex Snodgrass shows us his method for setting up a bandsaw and eliminating drift.Back in 2007, I posted a video on Bandsaw Setup. The method I demonstrated was one I learned from other woodworkers as well as numerous books and manuals. While the method works perfectly, it overcomplicates things and

Lift Lock N’ Roll Lathe Mobility System
Posted on 02/20/2017

Lift Lock N’ Roll Lathe Mobility System

A quick look at a cool mobile base for your Powermatic or Jet lathe.When I buy an extremely niche product, I don’t typically make a video about it. But this one did such a good job of solving a problem for me and someone recently requested that I talk about it, so I figured I would make a quick vide

Assembly of a PM2000 Table Saw
Posted on 01/16/2017

Assembly of a PM2000 Table Saw

A video instruction manual for the assembly of a PM2000 table saw.I have been running a PM2000 in my shop for nearly 10 years and the move to Colorado afforded me the opportunity to sell the old one and replace it with a newer version that features a 50″ fence and the heavier duty workbench extensio

272 – Bosch Glide Vs Festool Kapex
Posted on 10/07/2016

272 – Bosch Glide Vs Festool Kapex

How do I like the Bosch Glide and do I miss the Kapex?Over the past year you may have noticed some changes in my tool collection, including trading my Festool Kapex for a Bosch GCM12SD Glide Miter Saw. If you’re looking for a little background information on these changes, check out What Happened Wi

264 – Choosing the Right Turbine HVLP System
Posted on 08/01/2016

264 – Choosing the Right Turbine HVLP System

Confused by Turbines and don't know which one to buy? Watch this!Giveaway Closed. Congrats to Todd Hoops!Choosing the right turbine HVLP system can be difficult. If you’re looking to get into HVLP spray finishing, the two common routes you can take are either a compressor-driven conversion gun or an

259 – Powermatic PM2244 Mini Review
Posted on 01/14/2016

259 – Powermatic PM2244 Mini Review

A close look at the new Powermatic PM2244 drum sander!Powermatic recently released their new drum sander, the PM2244, and I’ve been getting a lot of questions about it. A drum sander is a huge investment so it pays to do your research and make sure you get the right unit for your shop.Alan Parham wr

What Table Saw Should I Buy?
Posted on 12/01/2015

What Table Saw Should I Buy?

Some things to consider when buying a new table saw.Trying something new here. It’s a mini-series I’m calling Shop Talk. Project videos are awesome but with so much time between videos I sometimes feel a little out of touch. These periodic short format videos give me an opportunity to talk shop whil

How to Sharpen a Gooseneck Scraper
Posted on 07/07/2015

How to Sharpen a Gooseneck Scraper

How to prepare and sharpen curved and gooseneck scarpers.There’s no shortage of scraper-sharpening videos available on the web. Heck, even our site has two of them: Scraper Sharpening with William Ng and How to Sharpen a Card Scraper. But even after you gain confidence in your ability to sharpen a r

Which Table Saw Blade Should I Buy?
Posted on 01/14/2015

Which Table Saw Blade Should I Buy?

Choosing the right blade for your table saw can be tricky business. There are numerous brands and within those brands you have various blade configurations, angles and tooth counts. It’s no wonder emailer Pat was confused when he went blade shopping. Here’s what he had to say:I am shopping for a bla