Benchtop Equipment

How to Cut and Bend Flashing
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How to Cut and Bend Flashing

Here's the best method for getting a factory-quality cut on even the widest coil... More

Compact Sliding Compound-Miter Saws
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Compact Sliding Compound-Miter Saws

Could a smaller saw, maybe even a cordless, handle everything you really need to... More

7 Odd and Unusual Tools and Machines from Japan
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7 Odd and Unusual Tools and Machines from Japan

Strange planes, planing machines, hammers, and more…   More

Makita Dual Battery Brushless Miter Saw
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Makita Dual Battery Brushless Miter Saw

Twice the batteries, twice the voltage, and more than twice the speed of the... More

A Strange Miter Saw Table Saw
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A Strange Miter Saw Table Saw

Long available in Europe this type of combination benchtop machine has finally... More

DeWalt Cordless Miter Saw
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DeWalt Cordless Miter Saw

Three years after being accidentally revealed on YouTube, DeWalt’s 20V MAX slide... More

5 Home-Made Pocket Hole Machines
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5 Home-Made Pocket Hole Machines

Want to drill fast and have more time than money? Then you might want to build one... More

Bosch CM8S 8 ½-inch Sliding Miter Saw
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Bosch CM8S 8 ½-inch Sliding Miter Saw

This single bevel compound miter saw weighs a mere 37 pounds. More

Festool Conturo Edge Bander
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Festool Conturo Edge Bander

Capable of handling straight and curved pieces, this portable edge bander produces... More

Faster Job-Site Joinery
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Faster Job-Site Joinery

Here are some tools that can help you make joints more quickly and accurately. More

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Tool Tests

Three European-Style Work Pants Reviewed

If you haven't considered wearing European-style construction pants before, Tim...

Festool ETS EC 125/3EQ

After months of testing Festool's new ETS EC 125 sander, finish foreman and...

DeWalt 12” Cordless Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Contributing editor and custom home builder Robert Courtney tested the DHS79 over...

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