Selecting Good Wood Working Tools
When looking for high quality and reliable wood working tools, perhaps the best place to look is online. There are many reviews out there and trying and testing them all is probably beyond a single person’s means, financially or time wise. This article will attempt to highlight some wood working tools that you may want to look into.
New Wood Working Tools To Look At
Probably the most useful, and maybe the most expensive, tool you need to have to be considered a truly professional woodworker is a solid table saw. The best of the bunch right now is probably the Powermatic PM2000. This table saw is the best selling item that Powermatic has in its lineup, and this is with good reason.
When you think of table saws, you generally imagine something that is big and heavy. For this, the PM2000 delivers. It is constructed of strong cast iron and all the component pieces come from either cast iron or forged steel, giving the PM2000 a rugged look and strong feel.
Powermatic did not do anything on this unit cheaply and it feels like a true working man’s machine. In operation, it is incredibly stable and easily adjustable and will be able to perform any task you put in front of it.
Next up on our wood working tools to look at is the Jet 1014I Mini Lathe. This lathe keeps the solid cast iron foundation of its bigger brother, but houses it in a smaller package for easier home use. It offers an easy to use and control motor for dependable and highly adjustable speeds. Coupled with the solid base, this tool allow for great control and accuracy when working on wood. Also, the Jet has a twenty four position indexing wheel that uses a simple system. The spindle lock in well and the push pull button is located for easy use. This mini lathe is a very solid product for the serious woodworker.
Last product on our wood working tool list is the Lumber Wizard III. The Wizard is an ingenious tool that lets you search for small pieces of metal before cutting so you do not risk damaging your expensive table saw or any of your other tools. This tool takes the guesswork out of trying to find those hidden nails. This tool offers a simple to use solution for this very difficult task. Sighting and finding hidden metal within your wood is almost impossible, and if you can not detect it you risk destroying your valuable wood working tools.
If you have a chance to go to a local hardware store to examine these products, take the time and give them a look.
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