Woodworking Tools

Useful items for building, cutting, sanding, or repairing wood.

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Porter-Cable belt sander.

Ideal on flat surfaces, the variable-speed belt sander comes with a dust bag that swivels 360 degrees to keep it out of the way. It measures 21″ long x 3″ wide. The motor is located over the platen for perfect balance. Porter-Cable, (888) 848-5175, portercable.com


Hardwick & Sons pull saw.

The Japanese-made Z saw cuts on the pull stroke for precise, straight cuts that make it easy to follow a cutting line. The 300-millimeter hand saw offers superb control and has a removable blade. Hardwick & Sons, (866) 369-6525, hardwickandsons.com


Western red cedar knee braces.

Add extra support to porch columns with solid Western red cedar knee braces.
Available in smooth or rough finishes, the paint- or stain-ready 18″ x 18″ knee brace comes in a range of widths. ProWood Market, (800) 915-5110, prowoodmarket.com


Azek to Mill material.

Azek to Mill is a ready-to-cut, maintenance-free building material made from cellular polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Ideal for exterior trim elements, it’s suitable for ground contact and comes in planks and sheets. Azek Exteriors, (877) 275-2935, azekexteriors.com


Six10 thickened epoxy adhesive.

Six10 thickened epoxy adhesive combines the strength and reliability of a two-part epoxy with point-and-shoot convenience. The self-metering coaxial cartridge dispenses a gap-filling structural epoxy that bonds to wood and other materials, especially in tight places. West System, (866) 937-8797, westsystem.com

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