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Fine Woodworking is sending a crack team of four editors to the Las Vegas strip for complete coverage of AWFS 2011. Beginning Tuesday, July 19, be sure to check here for complete blog coverage from tool and hardware manufacturers. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Fine Woodworking is sending a crack team of four editors to the Las Vegas strip for complete coverage of AWFS 2011. Beginning Tuesday, July 19, be sure to check here for complete blog coverage from tool and hardware manufacturers.


Every other year, the Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) host a massive fair amid the dry sands of Las Vegas Nevada. In a bid to keep folks up-to-date with the latest tool and hardware news, Fine Woodworking is dispatching four editorial staff members to cover anything-and-everything furniture-related. We'll be prowling the show floor in search of new tool news from manufacturers like SawStop, Delta, Laguna, and lenty more. Keep this page bookmarked in your browser for the most up-to-date reports.

As we write this dispatch on Monday morning, we're busy packing our bags for some super-early morning flights out of the east coast. Our plan is simple: hit the ground running as soon as we set foot upon the desert landscape. Hey - it's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it.

 

Your Complete Guide to AWFS Tool & Hardware News

 

Festool Announces New Drill
Festool debuts its latest drill. The new CXS Compact Cordless is said to offer plenty of punch in a small size, at a price-point that's sure to make budget-conscious woodworkers just a bit more apt to consider entering the Festool arena. Read more.


Festool CXS Pre-Show Preview
FWW editor Asa Christiana was able to head inside the convention hall while exhibitors were still setting up, for a hands-on preview of Festool's new CXS drill. We've also got word of some other soon-to-be-announced tools. Hint, hint...


Rikon Boasts an "Ultimate" Bandsaw
Can Rikon's latest bandsaw live up to it's name? Get the preliminary word on a tool that's supposed to combine the best-of-the-best in one ultimate unit. Is this indeed, Rikon's "super-saw?" Read more.


Introducing Rikon's "Super-Saw"
Rikon is hoping to make a big splash with its latest 14-in. bandsaw. By combining several popular elements from previous models, the folks at Rikon are releasing what they've dubbed their "ultimate" bandsaw.


Say Goodbye to Sanding Fatigue
Bosch's latest random orbit sander includes one of those head-slapping innovations that make tool junkies exclaim: "why didn't I think of that?" FWW editor puts his hands to the test.


Shrink Ray for a Router Table
According to the folks at Rockler, they've been following the growing popularity of smaller trim routers for quite a while. To address that popularity, they're releasing a new router table specially designed for these pint-sized tools. 



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If you enjoy woodworking then you probably also suffer from an addiction to tools. Whether you collect hand planes or seek out the latest and greatest in power tools, our expert tool addicts will keep you in the loop with news, reviews, and commentary on the latest in woodworking tools.

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