Tool Addicts

Tool Addicts

Your Guide to the Coolest New Tools

comments (1) August 30th, 2010 in blogs

Ed_Pirnik Ed Pirnik, Senior Web Producer
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Our editors have busted the gates to tool heaven. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Our editors have busted the gates to tool heaven.

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Welcome to Tool Heaven

The 2010 International Woodworking Fair (IWF) is in full-swing and we've dispatched crack tool sleuths Asa Christiana, Matt Kenney, Roland Johnson to report on the coolest new tools headed to the marketplace. Check back here often for the most up-to-date reports as our editors scope out what's hot and what's not.

*NOTE: Additions to this page will be made chronologically. For the latest tool announcements, please refer to the last page of this post.

DeWalt Router Combo a Real Show-Stopper!
DeWalt's new trim router comes with a plunge base with built-in lights for inlay work. There is nothing like it on the market.
Teeny-Tiny Router Bits from Amana
Amana has a new set of very small bearing-guided router bits (the bearing is just 3/16 in. diameter) that cut profiles proportioned for boxes and other small pieces.
Easy-Install Tail Vise
Thanks to a steel mounting plate, Veritas' new quick-release tail vise can be attached to any workbench.
Combo Blade for Cleaner Cuts
Freud's popular Premier Fusion tablesaw blade is now available in a thin-kerf version for saws under 3 hp.
Router Table Roundup
New router-table systems from Woodpecker and Bench Dog bring convenience closer than ever to a full-fledged shaper.

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