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  • Trojan Workcenter

    The concept of the Trojan Workcenter is simple: Two pairs of collapsible legs firmly clamp to a 2-by rail, which you supply; there’s an MDF saw table and two adjustable support rollers that clamp to the top of the rail.

  • Festool Kapex UG Mobile Miter Saw Station

    This station is designed to pair with the Kapex saw that many high-end finish carpenters like to use. The two extension wings give continuous support and provide extra work surface that is ideal for trim work, and simple flip stops allow repetitive cuts.

  • Lee Unlimited Power Bench

    This stand won a Editors’ Choice Award from Tools of the Trade magazine in 2002 because it unfolded in a minute to become a long and sturdy 18-inch-wide stand, and it had an adjustable deck height to accommodate almost any saw.

  • Portable Miter-Saw Stands

    An informal survey reveals the most popular manufactured models, plus some ingenious homemade options.

  • A Safe Push Stick in 60 Seconds

    Taking just one minute to make this push stick could mean still being able to count to 10 on your fingers.

  • Flexo PET Sleeve

    Using Flexo's braided PET yarn sleeves, which come in various sizes and colors, is handy for preventing hoses from snagging and damaging your work.

  • Speedy One-Handed Clamps

    From the potent 450 pounds of clamping force delivered by the Stanley FatMax Xtreme Auto Trigger Clamp to the extended throat of the DeWalt Rapid Return Bar Clamp, these speedy jobsite essentials can greatly increase productivity.

  • Installing Full-Frame Replacement Windows

    A window and door specialist from Chicago shares fast and efficient installation methods to ensure windows perform well and stand the test of time.

  • Carpenter Finds Old Silent Movie Reel In New Hampshire Barn

    Before demolishing an old barn, New Hampshire carpenter Peter Massie thought he’d take a look around. He found a piece of cinema history.

  • Advanced Repair Technology Flex-Tec HV Epoxy

    Flex-Tec HV epoxy is designed for strength and flexibility, offering modeling and tooling properties that make it handy for repairing natural wood and other materials.