'tis better to have tools you don't need than to need tools you don't have

Boom goes the dust collector Updated: Sep 10, 2018

On PVC, static electricity, and the myth of home shop dust explosions

Helical vs blades Published Feb 16, 2011

Can you actually save money by spending money, all while getting a better tool?

Should you bother with changing your motors from 120 to 240? Published Jan 10, 2011

Is there really any benefit? For the most part, the answer is no.

Shop-made Y fitting Published Oct 15, 2010

Build a custom fitting

Killer shop vacuums Updated: Aug 2, 2010

How can a $150 vacuum have a 6.5 horsepower motor?

Enlarge Your Port or Reduce Your Line? Updated: Feb 16,2010

What to do when your dust collector line is bigger than your machine's port

Installing An Electrical Circuit Updated: Apr 19, 2010

How to choose and install the circuit breaker and wire for the power tool of your dreams


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