Articles from Chris Marshall
What Spray Adhesive Should Be Used to Apply Woodworking Patterns
Many paper woodworking patterns call for spray adhesive to be applied to them, but never say which to use, our expert weighs in on that and clean-up.
Shop Sandpaper and Abrasives Shelving Organizer
In most shops, sandpaper, sanding discs and the like are spread all over or stuffed in drawers, but this shop organizer helps keep them sorted.
Shop Testing Plunge-Cut Rail Saws for Different Types of Lumber
To test his group of plunge-cut rail saws, author Chris Marshall put them through a rigorous set of tests on several different types of lumber.
Makita SP6000 Plunge Rail Saw Makes Impressive Cuts, but Lacks Safety Features
The Makita SP6000 plunge-cut rail saw offers impressive cutting ability, especially on scoring cuts, but lacks some standard safety features.
Festool TS 55 EQ Plunge Rail Saw Features Quality Engineering and Cutting
Festool’s saw benefits from being the first rail saw on the market, both in terms of superior quality engineering and accessories including six different blades.
DeWalt DWS520SK TrackSaw Plunge Rail Saw with Fast Action Clamps
The DeWalt DWS520SK Tracksaw is heavy and features a difficult plunge motion, but the clamping and sawing systems are safe and well balanced.
Plunge-Cutting Railsaws Reviewed: A Look at Offerings from Makita, DeWalt and Festool
Festool has been making rail cutting circular saws for over 40 years, but DeWalt and Makita have new plunge-cutting offerings on the market.
Using Your Table Saw to Cut the Four Basic Rabbet Casework Joints
When building casework, drawers, shelving or box joinery there are four basic rabbet joints to learn, and they are very easy to cut on your table saw.
Steel City and RIDGID Tools Are Now Using Granite Tops On Their Power Tools
A couple of years ago, Steel City turned the cast-iron tool industry on its ear by switching to granite worksurfaces on some machines. Tombstone tops seemed like a radical idea at first. But, when you think about it, granite is perfect for our stationary tools. It never rusts or warps, it dampens vibration, and it [...]
Build a Folding Outfeed Table to Mount on Your Table Saw Stand
Many new cabinet saws have a side extension table, and they’re a big help for supporting wide sheet materials or long workpieces when crosscutting. But I use a table saw even more often for ripping lumber. No cabinet saws that I’m aware of provide a means of support behind the saw where I really need [...]