The 2009 Tool Guide, a special publication by Fine Woodworking, features articles on an assortment of tools, with reviews of the latest models and tips for buying the most suitable tools for your workshop.

To accompany the Tool Guide, we've compiled this list of informative videos and additional articles. These online-only features cover everything from testing trim routers to locating a quality sharpening service.


Video Carpentry, Hollywood Style  
Behind-the-scenes video from the set of The Learning Channel's "Trading Spaces."

Trading Spaces

Video Testing Compact Impact Drivers 
With so many models on the market, which one is for you?

Cordless drill

Video Miter Saw Features Roundup 
A carpenter reviews six of these big chopsaws and reveals the positive and negative attributes of each

Miter saws

Video Video Tool Test: Trim Routers 
Former FWW shop manager John White tests laminate trimmers currently on the market

Trim routers

Video Evaluating 14 in. Bandsaws 
See how we tested these essential shop machines for resaw capacity and general fit and finish

Evaluating 14 in. bandsaws

Video Turning Big Bowls 
Learn more about our favorite heavy duty lathes and see them at work

Turning big bowls

Video A Sliding Crosscut Table for DeWalt's Hybrid Tablesaw 
Our overview includes a look at DeWalt’s optional sliding table

A sliding crosscut table for DeWalt's hybrid tablesaw

Video Marking Knives
What's behind the FWW tests, plus the editor's top picks

Marking knives

Video Top Picks in Dovetail Jigs 
Find out the best features to look for when shopping for a router dovetail jig

Related Article

Tool Test: Half-Blind Dovetail Jigs
These basic but dependable router jigs deliver half-blind dovetails with fixed spacing
Top picks in dovetail jigs

Half-blind dovetail jigs

Video Miter-Saw-Stand Madness 
Learn more about saw-stand types and see a demonstration

Miter saw stands



Sanding Stands Add Versatility to Belt Sanders  
Attachments turn a mobile tool into a benchtop workstation

Sanding stands

Sanding Frames for Belt Sanders  
These add-on accessories keep sanders flat to prevent ugly gouges

Sanding frames

Find a Sharpening Service  
A list of companies to call on when cutting tools get dull

Find a sharpening service