Woodworking Tool Reviews

by Tested_to_Destruction

The are some top rated woodworking tools on the market and this article reviews and compares the best discount woodworking tools.

The best woodworking tools cover a variety of different tasks and there's a large selection available. From wood planers to routers, workbenches and more, carpentry tools are a particular form of power tool. Different types perform different tasks, though some are more commonly used due to their ability to (almost) multi-task - such as a sawhorse.

Happily, there's a good range available, offering a wider choice to those looking to purchase. Everyone wants the best tool for the task at hand and whether you're looking to buy a specific carpentry tool, such as a wood planer, or something that will work across a broader spectrum, there is a good solid variety available.

Of the five best woodwork tools featured below, all are best sellers, sold at discount prices, rate highly by previous purchases and give great value for money.

Rockwell RK9000 Jawhorse

The Jawhorse is great for those tasks that require a second pair of hands. It's the best selling of the woodworking tools and the top rated best seller in the workstation category. The clamp is foot operated and will apply up to 1000lbs of pressure, the jaws of the vice can expand to a lengthy 37" wide, and the placement and release of material is done in a flick of a switch.

The manufacture and design is awesome - the tripod legs deliver a solid, level and stable work area and the whole thing collapses down into a compact, easily transportable piece of kit. It's versatile - clamps onto doors in situ, will hold large items securely in place while you work on them and aide precision cutting and drilling. It's built like a tank, works like a dream and is worth every penny of it's current selling price.

Rockwell RK9000 Jawhorse

When you have a job to do that requires a second set of hands, you can turn to the Rockwell Jawhorse portable workstation clamping system. Whether you're sheetrocking, setting ...

$231.20  $150.00

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DEWALT DW7350 Planer Stand with Integrated Mobile Base

This is the best stand alone planer stand, and useful if you don't have the room to mount a bench planer on an existing bench. It's sturdy, well designed and built to last. It's easy to manoeuvre, due to the casters on the base, and will comfortably accommodate most bench planing tools.

The top is ready for a Dewalt planer but a simple job of drilling holes in the right place will make it work with other woodworking machines. There's a lower shelf (not shown) that you can install should you need to do so and it will also house a variety of other bench top power tools. The brackets are a heavy steel gauge, adding to its strength, and overall, this is a great choice for those looking for an alternative surface is space is at a premium. The quality is excellent - and the price tag awesome.

DEWALT DW7350 Planer Stand with Integrated Mobile Base

Provide dependable support for your planer while keeping it mobile using the DeWalt DW7350 Planer Stand with Integrated Base. This set-up features strong, reliable, heavy ...

$266.46  $144.99

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DEWALT D26453K 3 Amp 5-Inch Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander Kit with Cloth Dust Bag

This is the top selling orbit sander, and an impressive woodworking tool. The 3 amp motor delivers a variable rpm speed of between 7,000 to 12,00, and it makes short work of all sanding tasks. It sands without leaving tell tale marks behind and the dust bag does it's job supremely well.

It's lightweight enough to work with, yet solid enough to feel as though it's sturdy and capable. Both the body and top grip allow for a better hold - and the vibration level is surprisingly low. It doesn't pull or spin off - the correct handling allows for fluid motion and a pleasing end result. Maintenance is pretty simple and the overall quality is excellent. A good little sander, currently on offer at a relatively low price.

DEWALT D26453K 3 Amp 5-Inch Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander Kit with Cloth Dust Bag

Built to deliver smooth, clean finishes, the DEWALT 5-Inch Variable-Speed Random-Orbit Sander features DEWALT's trademarked Controlled Finishing System along with a 3.0 amp ...

Only $94.99

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Kreg K3MS K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig System

This is the best pocket hole jig, an awesome woodworking tool for those looking for a full kit that contains all they need to get up and running. It's also good for those that require a jig for work around the home - it really does make furniture making/alterations and carpentry tasks far more straightforward.

The three drill hole guide is excellent - and Kreg put their money where their claims are due to the lifetime guarantee that comes with the guide. The instructional DVD is easy to follow and understand and will get those with the most basic knowledge to get started. It comes with everything - clamp, screws, case, depth collar, bits, wrench, dust shroud, portable base and more. A cracking set up - an amazing yet simple jig with an equally amazing price tag. A keeper.

Kreg K3MS K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig System

The Kreg Jig Master System (K3MS) is the ultimate Pocket-Hole Jig on the market and a great choice for any woodworking enthusiast. Between its front-side clamping ...

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Grex P635 23 Gauge 1-3/8-Inch Length Headless Pinner

The Grex P635 is the best nail pinner bar none. Despite the fact that it lacks some of the features of more expensive models, it does a superior job of pinning delicate carpentry work without causing any damage. It's self-adjusting and will accept nails from 3/8" up to and including 1-3/8" - it's reliable, solid construction feels balanced in-hand and the rear exhaust has a silencer that ably reduces noise.

Jams are easy to deal with, simply pop off the nose cover, and it's impressively compact design really lends itself to the tasks that involve little space and tight corners. Absolutely top notch for moldings, dowel pinning, window beading, joints, frame assembly and dozens of other tasks - superb wood working tool - recommended buy.

Grex P635 23 Gauge 1-3/8-Inch Length Headless Pinner

For finishing, detailed woodworking, and fastening of delicate, thin, and small wood pieces without splitting, the Grex P635 Headless Pinner makes the process of pinning easy. ...

$188.00  $169.99

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Updated: 03/19/2012, Tested_to_Destruction
 
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