Articles from Chris Marshall
Bosch PRO824 Dado Blade Set Cuts Plywood, Melamine with Minimal Scoring
This Bosch Dado blade kit is a bit overpriced, but does a good job making clean cuts on plywood and melamine and minimal scoring on maple.
Shaker Dresser Project
A modernized version of an American classic, this maple Shaker-style dresser combines old world design with modern techniques.
iGaging DigiAlign Helps You Align Your Table Saw for Perfect Cuts
The iGaging DigiAlign measurement tool can help you align saw blades, miter slots and rip fences on your table saw all with one digital tool.
How to Prevent Router Tearout with Featherboards and Sharp Router Bits
Tearout is a big problem for a lot woodworkers, and can take a lot of sanding to get rid of, but a featherboard and sharper bits can curb it almost entirely.
Which Benchtop Drill Press Does the Most for a Workshop, Chris Marshall Reviews the Top Eight
Expert Chris Marshall reviewed the top eight drill presses on the market and picked his favorite as a replacement for several other shop tools.
Delta DP350 Drill Press Has Great Adjustable Lighting, but a Too Small Clamping Surface
Delta’s DP350 drill press features a great worklight and plenty of power, but a small table and loose depth setting prevent top marks.
JET JDP-12 Drill Press with Lighting and a Solid Table Casing but a Poor Motor
The JET JDP-12 Drill press comes with a laser guide, an LED lamp, and a solid table casing, but the motor is severely underpowered for a press.
Rikon 30-120 Drill Press Has Nice Drill Chuck but Flip-Lock Damages Head Casting
The Rikon Tools 30-120 Drill Press provides good power and a wide range of bits and cutters, but it’s missing a few key features of other presses.
How to Test a Benchtop Drill Press to Ensure Even Cuts and No Runout
In order to test the market’s best drill presses, expert Chris Marshall developed a technique for testing their cutting ability and durability.
Grizzly G7943 Benchtop Drill Press Has Same Featureset as Floor Mounted Model
Grizzly Tools’ G7943 is virtually identical to its ground mounted cousin, with a heavy cast iron base, a huge square table and lots of power.