Archive for December, 2013

Big and Fine: the Festool RS2 Sander

Written by on December 28, 2013 in Power Sanders, Product Reviews, Tools with 1 Comment

A 4 1/2″x9″ Orbital Sander Ok, first things first, this is not an aggressive sander. Sometimes, when we see big tools, our minds quickly leap to “big and powerful”. This is more a case of big and fine. The Festool RS2 is a fine orbital sander for finish work. While it has more pad surface […]

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Change your Brush Cutting Game

Written by on December 10, 2013 in Cutting Room Floor with 23 Comments
Change your Brush Cutting Game

The First Cut is NOT the Deepest! Ok, I confess. I have been asked for advice on cutting straight lines a lot over the years. I’ve offered many canned answers: “Stare at the line. Until you see 3 lines. Cut the line in the middle…” Or… “Tape.” Or… “It’s the brush…” Or… “I was taught […]

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Pricey Stops from 2013: Hand Tools that Broke

Pricey Stops from 2013: Hand Tools that Broke

Tools that stop working are the most costly tools to have around. In 2013, for us, it wasn’t the expensive tools that stopped working. It was tools in the under $20 price range that bit us. Here is a run down on some of the disappointments of 2013. We suspect that you will see a […]

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Festool Paint Catalog / Magazine Now Available

Written by on December 6, 2013 in Industry News with 4 Comments
Festool Paint Catalog / Magazine Now Available

And it is free… FestoolUSA has created a new publication that is part magazine and part catalog. This Festool paint catalog is like a “magalog” for paint tool enthusiasts, with a particular emphasis on the prep end of things. It is called the Festool Finish Line, and it has articles in it that you can […]

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