Toolversed is one of the newest tool review sites, that came online at the start of 2016 according to this press release
It seems to primarily focus on tools available through Amazon, which is not so useful for those of us down under, as I don’t think we can buy anything other than books & DVDs still (but that may have changed).
They recently did a review of woodworking blogs, and Stu’s Shed was chosen as one of the top 25, although there were some notable exceptions in the list.
Decided to have a look around the review site, see what was being found. Being US based, I wasn’t surprised I didn’t recognise many of the brands, but there were categories I thought some of the brands I like would have made the list. Festool? Doesn’t make the grade, not for sanders, nor drop saws or anything else for that matter. Didn’t even make the review list.
Try again: Triton? Well at least the brand made a minor appearance, as one of the belt sanders had been looked at (and not surprisingly, well down the list). Surprised their router didn’t make an appearace.
Sawstop? Nup. Apparently the best tablesaw is a Dewalt portable, and the best portable is a Bosch.
Powermatic? MagSwitch? Incra? Woodpeckers? No, x4
Jet? Finally, found one where Jet managed to make a hit, as the best wood lathe. Nova / Teknatool, especially the DVR XP? nup.
Bummer. Hopefully the range of what is reviewed will continue to improve- at this stage it seems to be only Amazon-based. However, seeing as the US can seemingly buy Festool through Amazon, I’m surprised it didn’t get more of a mention.
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