Information and Answers for Woodworkers
I get press releases from a number of companies. Keep checking back to see what's new!
If you would like your company's new products to appear here, feel free to contact me.
Rockler has released the info on their new 3-in-1 Bar gauge.
Lee Valley has announced a new program for buying custom bench planes.
You can choose the knob, frog and tote and have the bench plane you wish.
Custom Bench Planes
DeWalt has just anounced a new bluetooth adapter to allow any radio (or hearing protection) to be connected to your cellphone or tablet.
I am a big fan of podcasts and audio books when working alone in the shop, and this is another good way to play what is already on your phone!
Official DeWalt Release
Lee Valley has released their new producs list and the Fall Catalog, so I have scanned the press releases in so you can peruse them yourself.
Press Release- Sept 2013
Irwin has released their new line of 'Impact Performance' line of driver bits. While most driver bits will work in impact drill/drivers, the 'Impact Performance' line is specifically designed for the heavy duty use required by impact tools.
Download the Official Press Release
Lee Valley has released their new products for March 2013. There are quite a few cool new ideas for workbench accessories.
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I attended theInternational Woodworking Fair (IWF) in Atlanta this year. I scoped out the new woodworking tools that I thought you might like to see. I created a video tour and have provided PDFs of product literature and links to the items featured where possible.
View the Video
Lee Valley has a number of new items to announce this month!
Tools, accessories, organizers, puzzels and some things I can't even categorize. As usual, I have scanned the press releases and created a PDF file for you.
In June 2012 the new Irwin Marples line of saw blades will be rolled out. I got to tour the factory in Italy as part of the press tour.
I have created a PDF that shares with you what I have learned about these blades and why they deserve a look.
Saw Blade Review
Uniruler is a new twist on the classic folding carpenter's ruler. using modern materials and featuring all sorts of marking slot options, it promises to become a staple of 21st century tool boxes.
I will be getting one of the initial production run, so watch for my review coming soon.
Lee Valley has a number of new products out with the new year. They send me the press releases and I scan them so you can see what available.
This month there is diamond sharpening paper, knife hinges, poly wheels, brass thumbscrews and more.
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Lee Valley just announced their new Gent's Saws. They come in Rip and Crosscut versions and feature a similar handle design to their Carcase Saws that I reviewed.
The handles are high tech, but the styling remains classic. They are being offered until Oct 31st 2011 with a special introductory price.
Lee Valley has sent me their September Press Release package AND samples of many of the new tools! This means I will be posting reviews in the coming months. They sent a Front Vice, their Small Bevel Up Smooth Plane, all four of their Palm Planes, and a sample of their Non-Skid material.
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Rockler has announced their new Bench Dog branded Push Bloc. What makes it different is the rubberized handle, designed to provide exceptional grip.
Being Bench Dog brand means that you can buy them not only through Rockler, but also many local hardware stores and home centers.
Read the Press Release
See my Video Review