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reviewed by Greg Lobb

Ryobi JM82GK Biscuit Joiner

I’ve had a number of Ryobi tools in the past, they fill a nice gap in the market for those on a leaner budget. This Ryobi biscuit joiner is a handsome machine with adequate capabilities and priced at $159 cdn, it fit the budget nicely. I had considered a number of other models but went…

Ridgid R4331 13″ Thickness Planer

Submitted by: Greg Lobb A thickness planer is a necessity in any modern shop and the market is vast with many options. A combination of impatience and stock availability led me to acquire the Ridgid R4331. I had wanted desperately to bring a Dewalt DW735 home, but finding one for the right price and that…

DeWalt DCS331B Cordless 20v Jigsaw

Submitted by: Greg Lobb I had upgraded to the Dewalt 20v system from an aging Ryobi set. Modern Lithium-ion systems open up the market to include tools more practical without a cord, a jigsaw is an ideal candidate to go cordless. I replaced a budget Black & Decker with the DeWalt DCS331B jigsaw and it…

Ridgid R4512 10″ Table Saw

This was my first real tool. I purchased the Ridgid R4512 10″ Table Saw new about 2 years ago for $449 CAD on special which is a steal from the now $749 regular price tag. I had considered several lower quality contractor saws before stumbling upon this and now I notice them everywhere. After putting it…

Triton TSPS450 Spindle sander

When a particular task needs to be accomplished, there’s usually a particular tool. I hadn’t considered how much I would use nor how much I would enjoy operating a spindle sander. The market has a fairly wide swath when it comes to price point and product quality, I selected this item because it seemed to…

Dewalt DCS361B Cordless 7 1/4″ Miter Saw

I often take on small scale renovation projects and flooring installations, this tool has proven its worth time and time again. It’s small size and light weight allows for ease of portability and being cordless gives unrestricted versatility. I had upgraded from an older Mastercraft miter saw to the large Bosch CM12SD and this. Accompanying…

Reviewer: Greg Lobb

Born and raised in Northern Saskatchewan, now a proud father of 3, providing for my family as a paramedic. I cut my teeth in construction, renovation and flooring which led to a lust for tools. The maker bug really took hold with a few small sign projects and has snowballed into something more. Now establishing…