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Karsten Balsley

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FirstTest: Two-Handed Sanding FirstTest: Two-Handed Sanding

Just after we completed our 5-inch random-orbit-sander tool test for the Winter issue, Makita announced the release of an updated model. Read more

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Delta 17-959L and Powermatic 2800 Drill Presses Delta 17-959L and Powermatic 2800 Drill Presses

The first drill press I ever used was 40 years ago in my grandfather's workshop, and the ones I've used since, during my 22 years as a woodworker, haven't changed much. Woodworkers have always struggled with basic machines designed for metalworking. Read more

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Tool Tests

Graco Ultra Paints Small Jobs Quick

Prep-to-Finish professional painter Scott Burt weighs in on the benefits of the...

DeWalt DW079LG 20V Green Rotary Tough Laser

Tested in the snow and rain, this IP67-rated laser unit wears the “tough” name well.

Two Wedge-Style Work Boots

Golden Fox and Thorogood are affordable, lesser-known boot brands. Do they stand...

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