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In a small workshop, it is important to be as efficient as possible with space.  One of the fundamentals of efficiency is the mobile base.  It allows you to move tools around that otherwise are too heavy to be mobile.  There are a lot of mobile bases on the market today from many different manufacturers.  This one is marketed by Rockler as an economical solution because it does not include the stretchers.  The idea is that you…

Wood Thickness Planer: The casual woodworker, most often perceives a wood planer to be a tool that takes rough lumber in at one end and offers “dressed” or planed lumber out the other end. It is critical to understand that when it cleans up the top face it is always doing it relative to the bottom face that is running on the planer’s table… thus it is often referred to as a wood thickness planer.…

Which power tool do you buy first if you have no tools at all?  A good question and there are a few answers depending on your circumstances. The first rule is to buy the best quality you can afford. Buy bigger, more power or sturdier if you can. Today you may not need this caliber of tool but this will give you the versatility down the road to do more with the tool.   Also, buy…