Building a printer trolley from scrap wood

Printers may seem like a thing from the past, but unfortunately they are still a necessity. Sometimes paper is more handy, sometimes the children want a coloring page. This means that you want the large and heavy printer out of the way when it is not needed, but readily accessible […]

AutoBild ratchet and socket test

Earlier this year, AutoBild tested several 1/2″ ratchet/socket sets (the test was later republished in AutoBild Klassik). Perhaps unsurprisingly, German A-brand Hazet took the win. But on closer inspection of the scores, it is obvious that most criteria concern only the ratchet, and all sockets passed the test. The reason […]

Running network cables

Wireless LAN has become very fast and powerful, but there are still advantages to a wired connection. A wired connection will have a lower latency and is more reliable. Probably the biggest issue with WiFi is getting a good signal throughout the entire house from a single access point. Another […]

Bosch AdvancedVac 20 shop vac

A shop vac is an important ingredient of every workshop, especially for woodworking. Dust collection not only keeps your workshop clean, it is also good for your health. During my research, I quickly settled upon the Bosch AdvancedVac 20, for a simple reason: it is the cheapest vac with an […]

Metabo KS 216 M Lasercut mitre saw

I initially couldn’t choose which sliding mitre saw to buy, so I decided to make do with only a track saw for the time being. With the 1m guide rail, the track saw works just fine for longer cross cuts that would require a sliding mitre saw. But when cutting […]

Choosing a Mitre saw

One of the more important power tools for a woodworking shop is a Mitre saw. As the name implies, it is used for cutting mitres, but also for cross-cutting, and most can also be used for cutting bevels (by tilting the blade). There are two types of Mitre saws: Those […]

The Systainer

Most power tool brands have a system of interlocking storage cases. This makes it easy to move multiple cases at the same time, and possibly even to lock them down in a vehicle. Probably the best-known example, at least in Europe, is the Systainer. The Systainer is usually associated with […]

Status Quo Ante

This is what the garage looked like on the day I got the key: The garage door opener (an old Bosch Comfortlift) does not seem to work. I found a manual online and tried the input for a manual switch, but got no reaction. As I don’t need the opener, […]

Makita DSP601 track saw

One of the most important power tools for woodworking is a saw for rip (lengthwise) and cross cuts. A mitre saw can be useful, but it can only do cross cuts. There are three options that can do both: Circular saw: These are the cheapest option, but you need some […]