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Subject: rec.woodworking Frequently Requested Tool Reviews

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Copyright (c) 1997 by James J. Roche. All rights reserved. Readers of this group often request reviews of particular tools. This article is meant to be a pointer to tool reviews/comparisons. It is not a complete list of sources for tool reviews. If anyone has any additions please send me a note and I will try to add it in. Air Compressors Portable Air Compressors - Fine Homebuilding October 1988 Compressed Air Systems - Fine Woodworking June 1990 Bring in the Air Force - Wood April 1994 Tool Buyers Treasure Hunt - Wood October 1994 Air Compressors - American Woodworker November 1995 Survey of Portable Air Compressors - Fine Homebuilding Januarly 1998 Air Filtration Systems Air Filtration Systems - Wood November 1995 Air Tools The WORKBENCH Guide to Air Tools - Workbench October 1988 Selecting a Spray Gun - Fine Woodworking June 1990 HVLP sprayers - American Woodworker October 1992 High Volume Low Pressure Sprayers - Wood April 1993 Woodworkings Sure Shots (nailers) - Wood December 1993 Tool Talk: Finish Nailers - Popular Woodworking May 1994 Survey of Framing Nailers - Fine Homebulding November 1996 Bandsaws Shopping for Bandsaw Blades - Wood December 1989 Bandsaws - Wood October 1990 Bandsaw Roundup - Wood April 1992 Band Saws - Popular Woodworking September 1992 Buyers Guide to Bandsaws - American Woodworker June 1994 Bandsaws - American Woodworker November 1994 Bandsaws Tool Buyers Update - Wood December 1994 Bandsaws ($400-$800) - ShopNotes November 1995 Stationary Bandsaws - Wood Winter 1997 Belt Sanders Portable Belt Sanders - Wood October 1990 The WORKBENCH Guide to Benchtop Belt/Disc Sanders - Workbench September 1991 Portable Belt Sanders - ShopNotes September 1996 Choosing a Belt Sander - Fine Woodworking December 1996 Biscuit Joiners The WORKBENCH Guide to Plate Joiners - Workbench April 1988 Plate Joiners - Fine Woodworking June 1989 Buying a Biscuit Joiner - Wood December 1992 Biscuit Joiners - American Woodworker October 1993 Tool Buyers Treasure Hunt - Wood October 1994 Biscuit Joiners - American Woodworker November 1994 Picking a Plate Joiner - Fine Woodworking February 1995 Survey of Biscuit Joiners - Fine Homebuilding March 1995 Biscuit Joiners - American Woodworker November 1995 Carvers Power Carvers - Fine Woodworking April 1991 Circular Saws Portable Circular Saws - Wood October 1990 Portable Circular Saws (AKA sidewinders) - Fine Homebuilding November 1990 Circular Saws - Consumer Reports November 1992 Circular Saws - American Woodworker November 1994 Circular Saws (low end) - ShopNotes January 1995 Survey of Cordless Saws - Fine Homebuilding July 1997 Survey of Worm Drive and Hypoid Saws - Fine Homebuilding November 1997 Clamps The Smart Shoppers Guide to Clamps - Wood February 1991 Quick Clamps - ShopNotes May 1996 Cordless Screwdrivers The WORKBENCH Guide to Cordless Screwdrivers - Workbench April 1990 Cordless drill/drivers - Wood October 1990 Cordless Drills Cordless drill/drivers - Wood October 1990 Cordless Wonders - Wood April 1991 Powerful Cordless Drill/Drivers - Fine Woodworking November 1993 Cordless Drills - American Woodworker October 1993 Cordless Drills - American Woodworker November 1994 Cordless Drills - American Woodworker November 1995 12V Cordless Drills - ShopNotes March 1996 Cordless Drills - Wood August 1996 Cut-Off Saws Portable Electric Cut-Off Saws - Fine Homebuilding September 1990 Detail Sanders Tool Review: Detail Sanders - Wood November 1994 Picking a Detail Sander - Fine Woodworking March 1995 Dovetail Jigs Dovetail Jigs - American Woodworker April 1996 Drill Bits Buying Forstner Bits - Wood February 1991 Drills The Great Electric Drill Shootout - Wood August 1990 Survey of 3/8" VSR Drills - Fine Homebuilding June 1993 Powerful Cordless Drill/Drivers - Fine Woodworking December 1993 Buyers Guide to Cordless Drills - American Woodworker December 1993 Tests of 47 Corded and Cordless Drills - Consumer Reports January 1994 Drill Presses Drill Presses - Wood October 1990 Drill Presses - American Woodworker November 1994 Drill Presses - American Woodworker November 1995 Dust Collectors The WORKBENCH Guide to Dust Collection Systems - Workbench February 1989 Meet the Dust Guzzlers - Wood September 1992 Lowering the Boom on Dust - Wood April 1997 Fences Aftermarket Fences - American Woodworker October 1992 Tool Buyers Treasure Hunt - Wood October 1994 Rip Fences - Wood February 1997 Tablesaw Fences - American Woodworker October 1997 Shop Test Contractor's Saws - American Woodworker December 1997 Finishing Sanders Finishing Sanders - Wood April 1993 Tool Buyers Treasure Hunt - Wood October 1994 Grinders Grinders - American Woodworker February 1993 Wet-wheel Grinders - Wood February 1995 Grinders - American Woodworker November 1995 Heat Guns The WORKBENCH Guide to Heat Guns - Workbench February 1991 Jointers Machines the Give You the Edge Quickly and Accurately - Wood October 1989 Two New Jointers - Fine Woodworking February 1990 Jointers - Wood October 1990 Comparing Jointer-Planers - Fine Woodworking November 1994 Jointers - American Woodworker November 1994 Jointers under $1000 - Wood December 1995 Shop Test 8" Jointers - American Woodworker April 1997 Lathes Lathes - Wood October 1990 The WORKBENCH Guide to Lathes - Workbench May 1991 Quality Lathes for Under $600 - Wood October 1993 Tool Buyers Treasure Hunt - Wood October 1994 Lathes - American Woodworker November 1994 Mini-Lathes - American Woodworker June 1996 Miter Saws The WORKBENCH Guide to Power Miter Saws - Workbench June 1988 Getting an Angle on Compound Miters - Fine Homebuilding January 1990 Power Mitersaws - Wood February 1992 Workbench Guide to Random Orbit Disc Sanders - Workbench May 1992 Tool Review Sliding Compound Miter Saws - Woodworkers Journal January 1993 Buyers Guide to Sliding Compound Miter Saws - American Woodworker April 1993 Sliding Compound Miter Saws - Fine Woodworking May 1993 Shopping for Chopsaw Stand - Fine Homebuilding January 1996 Sliding Compound Mitersaws - Wood April 1996 Compound Miter Saws - January 1997 Moisture Meters Taking the Measure of Moisture Meters - Fine Woodworking April 1994 Radial Arm Saws Radial-arm Saws - Wood October 1990 Tool Buyers Treasure Hunt - Wood October 1994 Radial Arm Saws - American Woodworker November 1994 Random Orbital Sanders Tool Talk: Random Orbital Sanders - Popular Woodworking September 1991 Random-Orbit Sanders - Fine Woodworking February 1992 Random-Orbit Sanders - Wood February 1993 Finishing Sanders - Wood April 1993 Random Orbit Sanders - Fine Woodworking August 1993 Random Orbit Palm Sanders - Woodworkers Journal Nov/Dec 1993 Tool Buyers Treasure Hunt - Wood October 1994 Palm Grip Random Orbit Sanders - ShopNotes September 1995 Random Orbit Sanders - American Woodworker November 1995 Random Orbit Sanders - Wood Sepetember 1996 Reciprocating Saws Reciprocating Saw Survey - Fine Homebuilding April/May 1994 Routers The WORKBENCH Guide to Routers - Workbench April 1989 Routers, Routers Everywhere - Wood February 1990 Plunge Routers - Wood October 1990 Tool Review Plunge Routers - Woodworkers Journal January 1992 Plunge Routers - Fine Homebuilding January 1992 Big Plunge Routers - Fine Woodworking December 1992 Plunge Routers - Fine Homebuilding January 1992 Buyers Guide to Plunge Routers - American Woodworker July/August 1993 Laminate Trimmer Survey - Fine Homebuilding May 1995 Best of the Bunch Routers for Table Mounting - Wood September 1995 Routers - American Woodworker November 1995 Plunge Routers 3hp+ - ShopNotes November 1996 Midsized Plunge Routers - Wood October 1997 Router Bits Router Bits - American Woodworker August 1993 Router Bits Tackle Cope and Stick - Fine Woodworking August 1994 Carbide Router Bits - Wood December 1994 Router Bit Review Rail and Stile Bits - Wood August 1996 Sabersaws What's New with Sabersaws - Fine Woodworking December 1990 Survey of Jigsaws - Fine Homebuilding July 1994 Jazzed up About Jigsaws - Wood August 1994 Sabersaws - Consumer Reports September 1995 Evaluating 8 Professional Grade Jigsaws - Fine Woodworking October 1997 Sawblades Dado cutting tools - Wood October 1991 10 inch Carbide Tipped Sawblades - Wood September 1993 Circular Blades Tool Buyers Update - Wood December 1994 Combination Table Saw Blades - ShopNotes January 1996 Sawmills The WORKBENCH Guide to Portable Sawmills - Workbench August 1989 Screw Guns A Survey of Self-Feed Screw Guns - Fine Homebuilding December 1993 Scrollsaws Scrollsaw Blades - Wood April 1990 Scrollsaws - Wood October 1990 Scrollsaws over $500 - Wood September 1991 The Wide World of Scrollsaws - Wood October 1996 Shapers Shapers - Wood December 1990 Shapers - American Woodworker November 1995 7 Reasons to Buy a Home-Shop Shaper - Wood February 1996 Shopsmith Shopsmith vs. Total Shop - Wood June 1990 Spindle Sanders Oscillating Spindle Sanders Under $700 - Wood September 1994 Tablesaws How to Buy the Most Important Woodworking Machine in your Shop - Wood December 1989 Tablesaw Safety Devices - Fine Woodworking April 1990 Tablesaws - Wood October 1990 Tool Talk - Popular Woodworking July 1991 Double Duty Tablesasw With Special Cross Cutting Features - Fine Woodworking April 1992 Tablesaws under $700 - Wood Feb 1994 Tablesaws - American Woodworker November 1995 Tablesaw Showdown - American Woodworker December 1995 Cabinet Style Tablesaws - Wood August 1997 Thickness Planers Portable Power Planes - Fine Homebuilding June 1989 The WORKBENCH Guide to Planers - Workbench February 1990 Thickness Planers under $500 - Wood April 1990 Portable Planer Survey - Fine Woodworking October 1990 Thickness Planers - Wood October 1990 Portable Planers - Wood April 1992 Portable Thickness Planers - American Woodworker April 1992 Multipurpose Planer/Molders - Wood August 1993 Power Planer Survey - Fine Homebuilding November 1994 Thickness Planers - American Woodworker November 1995 Portable Thickness Planers - ShopNotes July 1996 Benchtop Planers - American Woodworker December 1996 Mid-Sized Thickness Planers - Fine Woodworking November 1997 Vacuums Tool Buyers Treasure Hunt - October 1994 Shop Vacuums - American Woodworker June 1995 Tool Roundup 6 Shop Vacuums - Workbench November 1995 Vises Woodworking Vises - Wood September 1990 Mail Order Mail Order Tools - Fine Homebuilding September 1990 Where to get back issues of magazines mentioned: American Woodworker PO Box 7591 Red Oak, IA 51591 (800) 666-3111 Fine Woodworking - Fine Homebuilding The Taunton Press 63 South Main Street PO Box 5506 Newtown CT 06470-5506 Wood - Better Homes & Gardens Meredith Corporation 1716 Locust St. DesMoines IA 50336 (800) 374-9663 subscription (800) 572-9350 back issues Workbench / ShopNotes / Woodsmith August Home Publishing Co. 2200 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50312 phone 800-444-7002 fax: 515-282-6741 Email: augusthome.com Web Page: www.augusthome.com Popular Woodworking Box 58279 Boulder, CO 80322 Woodworker's Journal PO Box 1629 New Milford CT 06776 (203) 355-2694 -- Jim Roche roche@cs.rochester.edu University of Rochester Computer Science Department Rochester, NY 14627