What’s the best shop heater for you? Well, it depends on the size of your space, your budget and whether you want a gas or electric. We cover a range of shop heaters in this guide as we know that everybody’s needs are different. [Read more…]
Usually around late October people start looking for the best gas garage heater for their home, and/or workshop, barn even small industrial spaces. The versatility is quite vast for these garage heaters. Basically, if you need to heat large open spaces then you probably need a gas heater to keep it warm. It’s that simple
In this buying guide we review a wide-range of gas garage heaters that we feel are worth your money. Plus, we discuss other important things you should know like garage heater safety and choosing the right size gas garage heater for your space. [Read more…]
What’s the best titanium hammer for you?
It’s hard to say goodbye to a good hammer, right? Once you find one you like it’s tempting to hold onto it forever. After all, you might never find another great one. Our need to hold onto tools well past their sell-by date means you’re probably still using an old school hammer. [Read more…]
It seems foolish to me that people still use an axe to split logs into firewood. It made sense a hundred years ago but times have changed. In this article we help you choose the Best Log Splitter under $1000 so you never have to swing an axe again. A log splitter is the evolution of the axe in the same way that cars are the evolution of horse drawn carriages. If you use a lot of firewood in the winter then investing in a high quality log splitter is probably a good investment for you.
Let’s go on a hunt for the best bench vise — or is it vice? Many people get confused with the spelling, so let’s clear this up before we get started.
I often see a vise referred to as a vice. This is a spelling thing and not really something one would discuss in a tool review. Though, for the sake of clarity, here’s a short English spelling lesson. In the USA and Canada, the spelling of the word vice and vise has two separate meanings. Other English-speaking countries use UK spelling. In these countries, there is only one way of spelling both terms, this being the word vice. If you read information supplied by English-speakers outside of North America, you’ll find the word vice used where, in the US, one would call it a vise. [Read more…]
Welcome to our buying guide to help you choose the best bandsaw for the money. We cover a lot of topics in this article to empower you to make an educated decision. We discuss, review and recommend a wide range of bandsaws that we feel are worth buying. Bandsaws are an essential tool for any workshop so choosing the right bandsaw is worth putting in the time to know what your options.
We hope you find this comprehensive buying guide on bandsaws helpful on your search for the best bandsaw for the money. Now, let’s get on to the heart of the article. [Read more…]
Welcome to our buying guide to help you choose the Best Concrete Saw.
If we’re going to be realistic, there’s no sure way of telling which is the best concrete saw. There are a variety of tools designed for cutting into concrete, stone, and masonry. One could start out with a regular angle grinder. Sure, these power tools can use a masonry cutting disc to cut concrete, brick and stone. But they are certainly not the best. An angle grinder is a multi-purpose tool which has the advantage of versatility. You can cut more than just concrete with an angle grinder. Though the very fact that these machines have multiple applications means that they are not purpose-built for concrete, limiting their abilities. [Read more…]
What’s the Best Dust Extractor for a Small Workshop?
Dust extractors, especially for a small home shop, are often an afterthought. We can get very excited about saws, planers, and all the other power tools that improve the way work. I don’t think that there’s much of a thrill in buying a dust extractor. With that said, they do form an important addition to any shop. [Read more…]
Which DeWalt drill should you buy? Let’s be honest, the best DeWalt drill really depends on the application you need it for.
Choosing the best DeWalt drill is an epic task, there are more than 50 different models in their lineup of corded and cordless drills. Having so many options can be a good thing. We all have different requirements and we don’t all have the same budget. So I have no doubt that anyone can find the perfect drill for their needs amongst the huge selection that DeWalt has to offer. [Read more…]
Welcome to our Buying Guide : Best Cordless Combo Kit for the money.
Boy, have we got an incredible lineup of cordless combo tool kits for you. It’s very easy for me to get excited by great tools, but these kits have me over the moon. You just have to count the pieces that you get, check what it would cost you if you bought them individually, and compare this to the cost of the kit. You too, will ecstatic about the value added purchase. [Read more…]
Welcome to our Buying Guide to help you choose the Best Cyclone Dust Collector for your workshop.
Dust is the Enemy! I’ve seen signs like this posted in every type shop from spray booths to woodworking shops. Whether it’s a home garage shop, or an industrial size woodworking factory, a cyclone dust collector is the best way to control the dust that’s created by cutting and sanding. With this in mind, we’ve embarked on a mission to find the best cyclone dust collectors. [Read more…]
Welcome to our buying guide to help you choose the Best 12″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw.
I recently started out on a search for the best 12” sliding compound miter saw. The web is full of reviews with a massive selection of products. My first thought was how can they all be the best? There are so many and a list of the 10 best sliding miter saws, left me even more confused than when I started. So, I decided to do my own research. [Read more…]
How do you select the best wood lathe when new to the hobby? To help you, we’ve selected three affordable wood lathes in the midi range, meaning that they are not large industrial machines. More the type of wood lathe used by hobbyists and small workshops. Since these are midi sized wood lathes, I’ve decided to explain some of the terms used in selecting one. It should help with selecting the best wood lathe that’s suitable for your project list. [Read more…]
Welcome to our guide to help you choose the absolute Best Orbital Sander.
Nothing is more tedious than sanding large wooden surfaces by hand. It’s outright boring and a lot of work. It’s little wonder then, that in this day and age of superior electric power tools, most people use some form of electric sander. The most common and versatile being the orbital sander. [Read more…]
What’s the best worm drive circular saw? We review a wide range of worm drive circular saws, including hypoid saws. There’s something here for everyone, depending on your needs and budget.
Worm gears are very compact gearing systems and provide high-ratio speed reduction. Additionally, the output from the gearbox is at a 90° angle to the input. Worm drives are preferred when space is limited and large gear reductions are needed. If the input speed of a gearbox is higher than the output speed, the torque is increased. [Read more…]