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The 5 Best End Nipper Pliers [Ranked]

End Nipper Pliers

End cutting pliers (or nippers) are designed to perform flush cuts of soft wire and are frequently used to extract smallish nails (Source). Some buyers use them just for pulling nails, while others use them to cut hard-to-reach nails, nipping off the edges of metal pieces, cutting cable ties, and home remodeling tasks (GarageJournal). One of our favorites […]

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The 5 Best Dust Extractors [Ranked]

Powerful woodworking machines and tools create enormous amounts of dust- dust extractors can dramatically reduce or even eliminate dust from your work area (Source).  Dust extractors are essential tools to protect your personal health, ensuring that your woodworking and shop machinery remains in top condition, saving you cleanup time, and generally creating a better and safer […]

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The 5 Best Drawknives [Ranked]

A drawknife has a variety of applications as a specialty edge tool. You can use it to strip bark from tree trunks. It can help perform renovations- trimming and fitting beams or square timbers. And it even has artistic wood-sculpting purposes. Below we review five of the best-selling draw knives- but if you want our top pick […]

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The 5 Best Portable Tool Chests [Ranked]

Portable Tool Chests

Portable toolboxes are handy mobile work stations for home-repair DIY hobbyists or professional service technicians (Source). Some of the portable toolboxes come with wheels designed to be hauled about the worksite like the Bostitch rolling toolbox, the Keter Masterloader, and the Stanley FatMax.Others, like the Excel Portable steel toolbox don’t have wheels but are intended to […]

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The 5 Best High Velocity Fans [Ranked]

High Velocity Fans

High-velocity fans are heavy-duty air-circulation floor fans that have a variety of uses- they can cool down your home, even replacing air conditioning.They’re great for venting, cooling and drying out workshops and garages.Because they are fairly loud, some users even employ them as white noise machines- helping to drown out annoying noise while providing strong […]

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The 5 Best Spindle Sanders [Ranked]

In this post, we examined 5 of the best-selling spindle sanders. These sanding tools, sometimes called oscillating spindle sanders, are machines in which the sanding drum protrudes from a table top. The sander rotates as well as moves up and down. It is primarily used for sanding curves (Source).How do they work?The sanding drum of these machines sticks […]

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The 5 Best Hand Planes [Ranked]

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Hand planes in olden times were indispensable woodworking tools. They were always on hand to shape, smooth, and straighten any piece of wood in your home or workshop. Carpenters would haul an entire tool chest of specialty planes. Nowadays power tools like belt sanders, power planers, jointers, and belt sanders perform manual planning tasks much, much faster, […]

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The 5 Best Hand Powered Drills [Ranked]

Hand drills are sometimes panned as old-fashioned tools, but they offer a high degree of control for serious woodworkers.   In this post we examine five of the best selling rotary drills on the market and see how they compare. The best of the bunch is probably the Fiskars Manual Rotary Craft Hand Drill. Buyers say that […]

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The 5 Best Whittling Knives [Ranked]

In this post, we examine 5 of the best-selling whittling knives. Our top recommendation is the Morakniv whittling knife. Click here to jump to the video review.  Whittling is the art of carving shapes out of blocks or pieces of wood. While there are multiple knives for wood carving, whittling knives (or pocket knives) are generally straight […]

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The 5 Best Wood Carving Tools [Ranked]

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In this post, we examine 5 of the best-selling wood carving tools on the market.  Wood carving tools are sharp, bladed instruments with either plastic or wood handles that allow woodcarvers to sculpt and carve wood. Good tool sets give users a variety of blade tips for various woodworking needs (Source).How do they work?These tools come […]

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