VIDEO REPLAY: Tenon Shootout: Hand vs. Power Tools
Watch the recorded video from our live online event where two experts faced off to find the best way to cut a tenon: hand tools or the tablesaw/dado-set method. This was recorded live on Jan. 21.
Hand tools? Associate editor Matt Kenney advocates the hand-tool-only technique. He says that cutting tenons doesn’t take much longer by hand than it does to stack a dado cutter at the tablesaw.
Power tools? Art director Michael Pekovich, however, disagrees, saying that cutting tenons at the tablesaw with a dado blade is the best way.
So Pekovich challenged Kenney to a showdown.
The pair battled it out for an article for our January/February issue (FWW #210) and then they did a live rematch in front of our cameras and a studio audience Jan. 21. See photos of the event taken by a studio audience member here.
This showdown was our second live event. We broadcast a surface-prep battle in November where Pekovich faced off against magazine editor Asa Christiana and clobbered him in a different hand-versus-power-tool battle. Watch the recap of that show here.
Credits: Producer: Gina Eide; Technical director: Dariusz Kanarek; Cameras: Ed Pirnik, John Ross; Marketing: Missy Robinson, Online chat moderator: Matt Berger; Production assistant: Steve Scott; Advertising: Linda Abbett, Megan Kolakowski; Shop manager: Robert Nash; Video editors: Gary Junken, Mike Dobsevage; Graphics: Michael Amaditz.