The chief strength of all-in-one tools is their versatility.  And the chief weakness of all-in-one tools is also their versatility.  In order to squeeze in those extra features, typically something has to give, be it size, price, or customization.  Therefore, when judging a multi-featured tool, the essential question is whether the convenience outweighs the compromises. […]


Cool Tool: DeWalt Tracksaw

by Josh on January 26, 2009 · 9 comments

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For years I have had a table saw on my tool wish list.  The reasons I haven’t bought one yet are complicated.  I don’t have the budget or dedicated space for a big, cast iron contractor saw like the ones I saw at Table Saw Geeks, but portable benchtop saws–though usually more affordable–are also noisy, […]