Woodworking Tools Videos

New 3M Xtract Sander: Is It The Best Sander Ever?

It's not often that something quite revolutionary comes along, and when I get to be a part of it, and I can see firsthand just what a game changer it can be, it makes it even more compelling and so it is with this new 3M Random Orbital Sander. In my experience, this is the perfect mid priced sander that will give outstanding performance equally, and often even better, than any of the higher prices professional sanding systems. 

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/jWXekCXBmcc

A few months ago I had the opportunity to make a video for the 3M company on their new Xtract Net Sanding Discs. Of course, like everything else I ever take on,t the first thing I need to do is test out the product to see if it is everything the manufacturer claims. In my case, I was everything and more. The 3M sanding disc convinced me within a few days of using them just how superior they were to anything I had ever used ... so when I heard they were coming out with a new sander, I couldn't wait to see it ... and here it is ... 

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Amazon Tools You Will Actually Use! (well, mostly)

I seldom buy things on the spur-of-the-moment, but I am not immune to it either ... a few weeks ago an email floated across my desk about an Amazon "Prime" day where there were some discounts or certain things one thing caught my eye, which of coarse made me review the whole email and I spotted a few things that looked interesting to me ...

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/9MIi6NYsGYY

They weren't very expensive items, and I don't even remember the prices but I decided to pick up a few of them and so here they are ...

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10 Cool Ideas for Digital Angle Gauges!

Most of us prefer to purchase tools that can give us more than one single use. Sometimes it is unavoidable to have a tool do another job, but if we put out minds to it, we can often come up with other ideas for single-use tools ... which is exactly what I did lately, and here is what I came up with.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/b2tISEsKee8

The Inclinometer or Digital Angle Finder (DAF) has been around for about 20 years or so and it was originally designed in the woodworking world as a tool to help us quickly and accurately re-set the angle of our blades primarily on the table saw and the miter saws, but there is LOTS more this little tool can do ...

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Watch This before Buying a Digital Angle Gauge (AKA Digital Inclinometers)

I finally broke down and purchased a Digital Angle Finder or Inclinometer as some call them. Basically, they are a small box that after being "centered" they can be tipped to one side or the other to measure the degree of angle, simple ... or so I thought.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/PWYEq-RM1v0

Someone gave me one of these well over 10 years ago, he told me that he had owned for a while but that it didn't seem to work correctly and that I could have it and if it didn't work, I was to throw it away, he didn't want it back. Well, after fussing with it for a time, I chucked it out and let him know, that he was right it was not working and I disposed of it ... roll forward about 15 years ..

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