The processing of wood and wood materials has to reflect the heterogeneity of these materials. The grain direction of the fibers determines the way tools are used, their shape, advance feed and cutting speed. This is the main difference between woodworking and working with other materials. A possible exception is wood materials with homogenous characteristics due to their composition and manufacturing process.
Wood is a natural, reproductive, raw material and one of the first materials processed by human beings. Its special properties _ easy workability, high strength, low weight and decorative appearance _ make wood a material with the same high development potential as stone, metal and plastic. Structure, properties, veneers and materials are all covered in this must-read article.
A carpenter is only as good as his scribing tool and scribing is an important part of any installation job; one that requires precision. After being frustrated with inconsistent results from using a standard compass and pencil, I felt it was possible to make a better scribing tool and I believe I did - here's how.
The most compact and lightweight tool of its kind, powerful design makes it perfect for drilling concrete or masonry.
The Bosch Impact Drill/Driver – Durability to last a lifetime.
With three modes of operation it's got the power to get it done: Impact, High Speed and Low Speed.
RIDGID® raises the bar with merciless power, fierce speed and industry leading innovation in the next generation of 18-volt tools. GEN5X™ Permanent Magnet Motors deliver Best-In-Class power, performance and runtime. All GEN5X™ tools are packed with industry leading features like the innovative chuck light, a cordless circular saw with corded performance, and the only cordless orbital action reciprocating saw.
TV host and licensed general contractor, David Sheinkopf, introduces the newest innovation from RIDGID Power Tools. The new 18v HyperDrive brad and finish nailer requires no compressor, hose or gas cartridge, and feature brushless motors giving them pneumatic like power and run time.
Meet the all new GEN5X hammer drill that produces 780 in. lbs. of torque for demanding drilling and driving applications. An unobstructed chuck light shines directly out of the chuck to eliminate shadows around the bit.
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