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DeWalt Biscuit Jointer – Best value plate jointer? – Festool Domino Alternative!

I have owned my Dewalt biscuit joiner for 5 years so I believe I have the ‘Expertise Authority Trustworthiness’ to share with you my experience and could it be an alternative to the Festool  Why should I buy the Dewalt? This is a difficult question to answer because there is a huge choice of machines …

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Best Shop Vac for Woodworking in  2020

Woodworkers have different needs to those who just want to suck up muck and spills. A woodworkers shop vac will need to have fine dust filtration or a dust deputy inline.  Alternative shop vacs There are some very good machines that are good for woodworkers but some are priced a bit on the high side. …

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Dust Masks Run Short as Coronavirus Spreads

In this article, I will debunk some of the myths of wearing face masks. In my woodworking career, I have worn dust masks as a matter of course but It seems that the supply of dust masks are being hampered by panic buying.   Social media has provoked panic buying of dust masks Public awareness is …

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Paring Chisels – Best in 2020

The Paring chisel does not get the recognition it deserves. Its true usefulness is not always appreciated as some woodworkers have a blind devotion to the bevel edge chisel. But these long thin paring chisels can outperform the common bevel-edged chisel when longer reach is required.  What is a ‘Paring Chisel’ used for? The paring …

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Best Hand Planes - Not Expensive

Great Hand Planes – Not Expensive – (Best UK prices)

Working wood by hand is a privilege as long as the tool you are using is of good design. Some cheap bench planes are below par. Here I have put a selection of affordable but good tools which I would be happy to use.  I have seen so many poor-quality tools sold to Newby woodworkers …

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