Tool Guide

2014 Tool Guide

SKU# 015011


Editors of Fine Woodworking and Fine Homebuilding

Softcover Magazine


Availability: In Stock

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  • Product # 015011
  • Type Softcover Magazine
  • Published Date 2013
  • Pages 124

Don’t buy a tool without reading this. Every year, the annual Tool Guide from Fine Woodworking and Fine Homebuilding is the go-to guide for anyone looking for unbiased reviews of tools for woodworkers, builders, and do-it-yourselfers. Now the 2014 Tool Guide is available – the 11th edition in this acclaimed series.

Shop smart and work smarter. Having the right tool is the difference between fine work and frustration. And because you’ll do better work with better tools, the annual Tool Guide is money well-spent. Packed with hard-hitting tool reviews from Fine Woodworking and Fine Homebuilding magazines, Tool Guide 2014 will cut through the hype to highlight the best tools in every category.

From big purchases to small ones. Topics include: the latest cordless drills, saws, nailers, and routers, plus accessories like squares, levels, and finish sprayers. Special sections up front highlight the very latest and hottest new tools, the ones that are changing the game.

Expert views and real-world advice. The pros at Fine Woodworking and Fine Homebuilding have weighed in with their reviews, but that’s not all. We’ve also got the readers’ favorites, taken from our extensive surveys in almost every category, so you get additional viewpoints.

Get your copy now and save money by spending your tool dollars wisely.


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Table of Contents
2014 Tool Guide
Best New Tools for 2014
On the Horizon
What's New in Cordless Drills
Brushless Impact Drivers
Biscuit Joiners
Circular Saws
Miter Saws
Choosing a Generator
Bench Grinders
What's New in Tablesaws
Router Tables
3 New Bandsaws
Segmented Cutterheads
Dust Collection, small, med., large
Soup up your dust collector
Shop Vacuums
Benchtop Sanders
Compact Compressors
Nailers for the Shop
Framing Nailers
What's New in Spray Gear
Woodworking Squares
Builder’s Squares
Block Planes
Shoulder and Block Rabbet Planes
Four Must-Have Handsaws
Modular Toolboxes
Bandsaw Fences
Sanding Disks

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Found information for upcoming purchases in several areas. Review by Peter

I have recently aquired some old Delta tools; a lathe, 6" x 48" sander, drill press, and a bandsaw. There's no fence on the bandsaw, tho there are rails. The bandsaw review solved that problem, so when it comes time to rehab the saw I have a good reference for the purchase. I thought it interesting that they used a Rockwell/Delta bandsaw for the review; mine's a wee bit older than that, but the holes are in the same place for mounting. One less thing to worry about.

Also looking at the Dewalt biscuit joiner.
And I lent the magazine to a woodworking buddy too, he's looking into redoing his dust collection system.
Good information all round.

(Posted on 10/3/13)

Good Resource Review by Steve

The reviews are always detailed enough but who doesn't love reading a tool magazine?

(Posted on 8/30/13)

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