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The 2010 Tool Guide 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 tips for using circular saws to background on how we tested miter saws.


Video Image Using a Worm-Drive Saw
Learn how to make precise plunge and bevel cuts using a worm-drive saw


 Worm-drive saw

Video Image Build Like a Pro: Cutting Curves with a Circular Saw
Watch general contractor, Scott Grice, demonstrate how
to make curved, plunge, and drop cuts using a worm-drive saw


 Cutting curves with circular saw

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


 Cordless impact drivers

Video Image Tool Review: Milwaukee’s 12-in. Miter Saw
Watch as finish carpenter Kit Camp tests out “best overall” in the 12-in miter-saw category


 Milwakee 12-in. Miter saw

Video Image Miter Saw Features Roundup
Follow carpenter Kit Camp as he reviews six big chopsaws and find out which ones made the grade


 Miter saw roundup

Video Image Reviewing Trim Router Bases
Former FWW shop manager John White assesses the two primary options for trim router bases


 Trim router bases

Video Image How to Change the Blade on a DeWalt DW735 Planer
Fine Homebuilding contributor, Christian M. Whalen, gives you a look under the hood and shows you how to change the blade of FHB’s tool test's "best overall"

 Change balde on DeWalt DW735

Video Image How to Change the Blades on an Index-Bladed Planer
Learn how to extend the life of your portable thickness-planer blades and how to change them once they’re spent

 Index-bladed planer

Video Image How to Change Standard Thickness-Planer Blades
Watch former FWW shop manager John White as he demonstrates his simple method for changing planer blades

 Standard thickness-planer blades

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

 Sliding crosscut table

Video Image Fight Kickback with a Riving Knife
Watch former FWW shop manager John White as he demonstrates his simple method for changing planer blades

 Fight kickback with a riving knife

Video Image 16-Ga. Finish Nail Roundup, Gun By Gun
Fine Homebuilding contributor, Rick Arnold, reviews the top features of more than a dozen 16-ga

 16-ga. finish nail roundup

Video Image Repairing Air Hoses
Learn the differences between rubber, nylon, and polyurethane air hoses and what situations call for each

 Repairing air hoses

Video Image Marking Knives
What’s behind the FWW test, plus the editor’s top picks

 Marking knives

Video Image Handheld Laser Measuring Tools
Watch Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink demonstrate how efficient and accurate Laser measures really are

 Handheld laser measuring tools



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


 Sanding stands

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


 Sanding frames for belt sanders
Expanded Results from the Forstner Bit Tool Test
Download the PDF to find out if the forstner bit you use makes the grade
 Forstner bit tool test
Shopmade Infeed/Outfeed Planer Table
This low-cost adjustable table prevents snipe
 planer table