Bridge City Tools' KM-1 Kerfmaker ($72) is an ingenious little device that accurately figures a table-saw blade's kerf into repeatable cut lengths for lap joints. It follows the simple edict that marking is preferable to measuring if you have a choice. Another impressive tool by this inventor-driven company is the CT-17 Dual Angle Block Plane (on this issue's cover; $859). Looking like it rolled off the assembly line at Cyberdyne Systems just behind the Terminator, the reversible iron has a different angle on each side for varying applications, and all the moving adjustment parts are integrated as mechanical sculpture. 800-253-3332, www.bridgecitytools.com.