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  • Image not available3821-01 12-in Chopsaw

    by Marc Adams

    Street price: $220Accuracy of cut: PoorQuality of cut: PoorThis saw has too many problems for us to recommend it. The guard had to be removed completely to change ...

  • Image not availableBTCK410L2 Drill and Impact Driver Kit

    by Peter Breu

    Bostitch's new 18-volt drill and impact driver are the company’s first foray into cordless power tools. The tools have plenty of power, are well-balanced and comfortable ...

  • Image not availableCM12 12-in Chopsaw

    by Marc Adams

    Street price: $330Accuracy of cut: ExcellentQuality of cut: ExcellentThe first thing we noticed about the Bosch were deep milling marks on the table. These turn ...

  • Image not availableDW715 12-in Chopsaw

    by Marc Adams

    Street price: $270Accuracy of cut: GoodQuality of cut: GoodIf you don’t need your miter saw to make furniture-quality cuts, there is a lot to like about the DeWalt. ...

  • Image not availableLS1221 12-in Chopsaw

    by Marc Adams

    Street price: $315Accuracy of cut: Very goodQuality of cut: ExcellentThis is the most solidly built saw, with more metal parts and thicker castings than the others. ...

  • Image not availableR4120 12-in Chopsaw

    by Marc Adams

    Street price: $300Accuracy of cut: GoodQuality of cut: FairThe Ridgid has good points but too many negatives. The dust port is among the largest and most effective, ...

  • Image not availableJWBG-8 Bench Grinder

    by Chris Gochnour

    When I reviewed a full range of 8-in., slow-speed grinders in 2012 (“Bench Grinders for Woodworkers,” FWW #226), many of the machines had bright spots but none ...

  • Image not available8243K Router Table

    by Roland Johnson

    Street price: $596Source: woodhaven.comFlatness with plate and router: 0.026-in. dipFlatness with lift and router: 0.029-in. dipDust collection: FairThis table’s ...

  • Image not availableBench Dog Cast-Iron Router Table with Steel Cabinet

    by Roland Johnson

    Street price: $1,000Source: rockler.comFlatness with plate and router: 0.005-in. crownFlatness with lift and router: 0.005-in. crownDust collection: GoodThe base ...

  • Image not availableCMS GE Basic Router Table

    by Roland Johnson

    Street price: $1,200Source: festoolusa.comFlatness with Festool router: 0.002-in. dipDust collection: FairThis compact router table is a great option for the job ...

  • Image not availableExcalibur 40-200C Router Table

    by Roland Johnson

    Street price: $760Source:general.caFlatness with plate and router: 0.008-in. crownFlatness with lift and router: 0.008-in. crownDust collection: Excellent This ...

  • Image not availableExcalibur 40-200P Router Table

    by Roland Johnson

    Street price: $695Source: general.caFlatness with plate and router: 0.021-in. dipFlatness with lift and router: 0.022-in. dipDust collection: ExcellentThis table ...

  • Image not availableMast-R-Lift Excel II Router Table

    by Roland Johnson

    Street price: $1,050Source: jessemdirect.comFlatness with small motor: 0.002-in. dipFlatness with large motor: 0.008-in. dipDust collection: FairThis unique table ...

  • Image not availableMast-R-Top with Mast-R-Fence II and Rout-R-Stand Router Table

    by Roland Johnson

    Street price: $630Source: jessemdirect.comFlatness with plate and router: 0.025-in. dipFlatness with lift and router: 0.0028-in. dipDust collection: FairThis table ...

  • Image not availableMast-R-Top with Rout-R-Fence and Rout-R-Stand Router Table

    by Roland Johnson

    Street price: $560Source: jessemdirect.comFlatness with plate and router: 0.010-in. dipFlatness with lift and router: 0.015-in. dipDust collection: FairThis table ...

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