Favorite Power Tools Brand?

What’s your favorite power tools brand and why?

Just learning

I am new to this… Have not-so-hot power tools… Trying to learn about homemade jigs…

What's Your Favorite Power Tool?

So, what’s your favorite power tool? Mine, the router. It’s SO versatile. My second favorite tool? The drill. If I could have only two power tools, they would be the router and the drill. How about y’all? Happy Wooding!

First posting here

Retired, well mostly. I am a relative newcomer to woodworking, started maybe seven or so years ago. I live in the Northeast and have all my life. I am a hand tool user primarily, using power tools to do the initial dimensioning. I just finished this bench I work out of two chests for the most part Currently I’m working on a set of night stands of my own design.

Hi I'm Andy

__I have been doing woodworking as a hobby since 1987. I have never been able to commit more than a few hours at a time to the projects I have done. I have all the power tools but my passion has become working with hand tools. That I find and restore.

This pretty much sums me up

I love all forms of woodworking and I practice as many as I can. I have yet to master any of them and I don’t expect to either. I enjoy using both hand tools and power tools and I’m not against computer controlled tools though I don’t have any. Most of my projects are small like turnings, boxes, etc., but I like to make something big occasionally. My interest in others work is not always motivated by how well a project is done. I just let my heart lead the way. That said, I do very much...


Hi all, I’ve just joined the group but must confess I’m no carpenter by far. My background was a roofer and now I’m a minister of religion , yes a higher calling now ;-) The reason I’m excited about starting up and learning again some woodwork skills is my son 12 years of age has recently informed me that this year for Christmas he wants power tools and a woodwork bench to start a new hobby. So I’ve made room in the garage and plan to build with him a bench to start of. Thanks to someone on...

Rust accumulation

How do you guys keep rust from accumulating on your handtools? I’ve been tuning my hand planes, stick them in a cabinet and I t seems like in no time rust stars forming on the sole. The cabinet is open to the rest of the garage, so it doesn’t really protect them. I’ve tried oiling and wax with limited success. I have a similar problem with my power tools. I wax them, but it seems like an ongoing battle. Thanks, Mike

It's been a long time.

Hello, I found out about this site from an email from 360 Woodworking. It has been a few years since I have participated in a woodworking forum. I have been woodworking for over 47 years. I have had my own shop for over 41 years. I have been self employed as a carpenter/cabinetmaker for the past 23 years. I like doing things the way I was taught when I started woodworking. Although I prefer today’s modern power tools to the hand tools that I first learned with.

Am I weird?

I just got back from vacation, and I just wanted to go into my shop and touch my tools. I haven’t touched a power tool in 7days!!


Well i was doing what i was not supposed to be doing, looking on Craigslist for tools! I found something that was awesome. A like new Delta table saw. I might have been a bit impulsive, but i think i will be very happy with my purchase. It was definitely a big upgrade to what i have been using. The old: worked fine, but as you can see more of a hobby type saw. The new: not pro, but compared to the 5000 series, the only difference i noticed was the table size, but power, and speed seem...

The Story of the Defective Switch and My Attempt to Return It to Peachtree

I was at the Woodworking Show in West Springfield this past weekend. I was looking for a large paddle switch to turn off my table saw. Peachtree has always been my “go to” company for things like this. So I purchased a Fulton Power Tool Switch from them for $25. I got it home and began the very simple set up but when I tried to use the large paddle to turn off the machine, it worked only intermittently… maybe once every 10 pushes! This is not only defective but could be outright dangerous....

Never seen one of these?

To my amazement I watched this short video on Twitter and saw a tool that I never saw before. It is a Makita grooving tool used by timber workers. Kind of like a power plane with a dado blade in it. Just when I thought I’ve seen it all. Go figure. Eh. Here is the link to the video and a pic of the tool to. http://thecarpentryway.blogspot.ca/2015/02/gateway-48.html


Quite frequently when someone ask about what tool to buy online folks chime in with which tool to buy and then the conversation usually ends up with one or more persons saying this brand use to be great when it was made in the USA. Has anyone really had a direct comparison by having the product made in the states and the newer product made in China or somewhere else overseas side by side? I’m wondering is this claim true that non-American products ar inferior is really true or is it our...

Movable work table

So i work out of my garage and needed a table that could house most of my tools and be movable. So i made this. I started out with the bottom frame, basic 2×4′s Then i made the top frame, but for this i did not put 2×4′s on the ends, just spaced in the center. I then lifted the top and screwed it all together. I took my router table and fitted it on one end. I then put casters on it, with brakes of course. On the opposite end i fit my table saw. I put in...