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  1. First Look: New Portable Drill Guide

    man looking at Rockler portable drill guide


    This week we're taking an up close look at the new Rockler Portable Drill Guide and Self-Centering Vise. Take one plunge with our Portable Drill Guide and you'll instantly feel the qualities that set it apart from the rest. Smooth, precise and free of play, it gives you the accuracy and control of a drill press with the portability of a hand drill.

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  2. Jigs for Making Straight Cuts with a Circular Saw



    A circular saw with examples of cut lumber


    Every shop should have a circular saw. A couple of simple jigs will keep it cutting straight and true.

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  3. Bench Grinder Tips for the Woodshop



    Sharpening woodturning tools on a bench grinder


    Make the most of your bench grinder with this collection of handy tips and tricks.

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  4. The Best Tool Accessory for Cutting Precise Miters

    man at workbench with table saw miter gauge


    In this Rockler Woodworking and Hardware demonstration, Chris shows you the features that make the new Rockler Precision Miter Gauge and Miter Gauge Fence stand out from other woodworking miter gauges and fences. Rockler's Precision Miter Gauge features accurately machined positive stops at the most commonly used locations, plus a miter bar with adjustable nylon set screws so it fits your slot to a T, while retaining silky smooth sliding. You'll enjoy all the essential features of a good solid miter gauge—accuracy, solidity and ease-of-use—in an affordable package. The Rockler Miter Gauge Fence extends up to 24'' long to give you plenty of reference surface for perfect miters and 90° cuts. A sacrificial fence face is included to give you zero-clearance backup support for cutting dados and other joinery cuts. For perfect repeatability, a flip-down stop is also provided. Precision extruded aluminum is used for the body of the fence, ensuring accuracy without unnecessary weight.

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  5. Table Saw Taper Jig



    Jig for cutting tapers on table saw


    Tapering is a simple and safe operation with the right jig. Build our version from scrap, and you'll be ripping tapers in no time flat.

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  6. Adjustable Angle-Drilling Jig



    Mug tree made with a drill press


    Never change the precise 90-degree setting of your drill press table again with this adjustable angle-drilling jig.

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  7. How to Make Book-Matched Panels



    Showing book-matched panels cut with band saw


    A properly tuned band saw and the right resawing technique can reveal the inner beauty of a piece of wood.

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  8. Make a Thin-Strip Cutting Jig



    Using a table saw jig to cut thin strips


    You can easily and safely rip small parts using this table saw sled.

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