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One Set of Bits No Shop Should Be Without!

See why Forstner bits excel at drilling flat-bottom and overlapping holes, and discover why you need them in your shop!

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  • Drilling and Machining Tips

    • Timberline Forstner Bit Set

      Forstner bits are the ideal bit for drilling flat-bottomed holes or overlapping holes when making mortises or slots. This value-priced set from Timberline contains 16… Read Full Tip

    • Drilling Essentials Kit

      Drilling clean, accurate holes in wood using a hand-held drill can be a challenge. So we’ve put together a basic kit consisting of the items… Read Full Tip

    • Task Doweling jig

      Dowels are a great way to reinforce right angle joints when making a door or frame, or edge joints when making a glued-up panel. And… Read Full Tip

  • Dust Collection Tips

    • Dust Collection Hose Kits

      The Tale of Two Dust Hose Kits. Hooking up tools with small ports to dust collection has never been easier thanks to the Flexiport dust… Read Full Tip

    • Dust Collection at the Bench

      Dust Collection Solutions at the Bench. Setting up dust collection at the workbench can be a challenge. Portable tools like finish sanders have tiny ports,… Read Full Tip

    • Small Shop Planning Part 3

      Small Shop Planning Part 3: Dust Collection Secrets Revealed! Getting started with dust collection doesn’t have to be complicated. By following simple guidelines and understanding… Read Full Tip

  • Planning and Organizing Tips

    • Small Shop Planning Part 3

      Small Shop Planning Part 3: Dust Collection Secrets Revealed! Getting started with dust collection doesn’t have to be complicated. By following simple guidelines and understanding… Read Full Tip

    • Small Shop Planning Part 2

      Small Shop Planning Part 2: Utilizing Wall Space. Now that the work zones and floor space are established, it’s time to move on to the… Read Full Tip

    • Small Shop Planning Part 1

      Small Shop Planning Part 1: Defining Work Zones. What’s your dream shop look like? A separate 16 x 30′ outbuilding? Hardwood floors? Heated and cooled?… Read Full Tip

  • Router and Router Table Tips

    • Kreg Router Lift

      Are you tired of having to stoop down and reach under your router table every time you need to adjust the height of the bit?… Read Full Tip

    • Box Joints Made Easy

      Make perfect-fitting box joints on your router table with the Rockler Box Joint Jig. This jig is easy to set up and simple to use.… Read Full Tip

    • Amana Drawer Lock Bit

      Learn the secret to making strong, long-lasting drawers. The Amana drawer lock bit routs perfect, tight-fitting drawer joints quickly and easily. This one bit is… Read Full Tip

  • Sanding and Finishing Tips

    • Beeswax Paste

      Interstate Woodworks Beeswax Paste is made from natural beeswax and mineral oil. It is a safe finish for cutting boards, wooden bowls and spoons, and… Read Full Tip

    • Milescraft SandDevil Sanding Blocks

      Sanding is rarely a fun task, but having the right tools can make the job go easier. These sanding blocks from Milescraft use cloth-backed sanding… Read Full Tip

    • A Fast, Foolproof Finish

      Take the hassle out of finishing with General Finishes’ Gel Topcoat. This easy-to-apply finish creates a beautiful, hand-rubbed appearance without any runs or drips. See… Read Full Tip

  • Table Saw Tips

    • Microdial Tapering Jig

      Cut perfect tapers safely and easily with the Microdial Tapering Jig. Two dials allow you to set tapers by degrees or amount of taper per… Read Full Tip

    • Woodstock Board Buddies

      Work safer at the table saw using Woodstock’s Board Buddies. Spring-loaded rubber rollers grip the workpiece and hold it down and against the fence, preventing… Read Full Tip

    • Matchfit Dado Stop Pro

      Cutting perfect-fitting dadoes is a snap with the Matchfit Dado Stop Pro. Use it with any saw blade to cut dadoes or half laps without… Read Full Tip

  • Technique Tips

    • River Table Q&A Part 4

      River Table Q&A, Part 4: The Secrets to Getting a Top Flat, Smooth and Ready to Finish River Table Q&A Part 4: The Secrets to… Read Full Tip

    • River Table Q&A Part 3

      River Table Q&A Part 3: Making a Perfect Mold! You had more questions, so we answered! Get more details on how to prep and protect… Read Full Tip

    • River Table Q&A Part 2

      River Table Q&A Part 2: How to Remove a Rough Edge and Twist from a Workpiece. What’s the best way to remove a rough edge?… Read Full Tip

  • Tool & Product Review Tips

    • Rikon Worklight

      Rikon’s gooseneck worklight is the ideal way to add task lighting right where you need it. A magnetic base allows you to attach the worklight… Read Full Tip

    • Chair Doctor Pro

      Fix loose chair rungs and spindles quickly and easily with the Chair Doctor Pro. The special glue in this kit is formulated to work its… Read Full Tip

    • Spring Tools Nail Set

      Setting nails with a hammer and traditional nail set can be a painstaking task. But this hammerless nail set from Spring Tools makes the job… Read Full Tip

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