Articles from Bill Hylton
Hitachi 6-Gallon 145 PSI Air Compressor Nailer Kit Good but Under-Powered
Hitachi’s air compressor and nailer kit combines an excellent nail gun with a mediocre compressor for an overall decent workshop tool.
Home Depot Husky H1504FK Air Compressor Nailer Kit Fully Featured but Hefty
The Husky Nailer Kit lives up to its name being twice as heavy as most other nailers out there, but with the features of higher priced kits.
Is the Router Collet or Dovetail Bit Causing my Router Bit to Slip?
Damage to a router bit’s shaft or collet can cause the bit to slip while you’re routing, our expert explains how to tell which is causing the problem.
Choosing a Router Table by Reviewing Bench Dog and Kreg Offerings
Our expert reviews two of the best router tables on the market (from Bench Dog and Kreg) to demonstrate what to look for in your shop’s table.
What to Consider When Weighing Router Table Options
There are a lot of options for router tables right now, so expert Bill Hylton lays out what to look for when you go shopping for your own table.
How to Tell If You Need a Dedicated Router Table or Just a Shop-Made Alternative
Router tables turn your portable routers into stationary cutters, but they usually come at a heavy price, so consider carefully before buying one.
Desktop CNC Router Pattern Cutting for the Home Workshop
As they come down in price CNC routers are starting to make their way into homes, our expert details their possible uses in home workshops.
CarveWright CNC Routing System Offers Pattern Cutting via Memory Card
CarveWright’s CNC system might look like a benchtop planer, but it provides plenty of easy pattern routing from your computer out of the box.
CNC Shark Routing System Provides Three Axis Cutting with VCarve CAD Software
CNC Shark brings the intricate cutting power of a full-size CNC machine into the home, with easy-to-use VCarve software guiding the cuts.
Building a Cherry Wood Sideboard in the Thos. Moser and Shaker-Style
A cherry sideboard combines the sensibilities of Moser furniture with simple and elegant Shaker-style construction, making it a perfect compliment for many different room sets.