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Porter Cable 1-1/4 HP Compact Fixed/Plunge Router Combo Kit

The PC 450 is way more functional than a conventional trim router, and has the power to do most of the same jobs you would expect from a mid-sized router.

Mechanix Utility Work Gloves

These commercial grade gloves offer great value at a reasonable price – reinforced fingers, padded palms to absorb shock, light weight, and a comfortable, snug fit.

Sharkee Sander

When you have a lot of hand sanding to do, think Sharkee. Slap on a 3″ x 21″ sanding belt and you get five sanding surfaces. All for the price of a couple of latt├ęs and a bag of biscotti.

Bosch 5″ Random Orbit Sander with Vibration Control

The Vibration Control system alone sets this sander way ahead of the pack. Add a 3.3 amp motor, unique Pad Dampening System, efficient dust management, and you get one superb tool.

Gerber Diesel Stainless Steel Multi-Pliers

The Gerber Diesel has the look, feel and functionality that you expect in a top quality multi-tool. It offers 11 of the most commonly used tools, superb fit and finish, and a limited lifetime warranty.

Task Camp Ax

At under $15, and with a double forged case hardened steel head and unbreakable double injected fiberglass handle, this is likely the best deal around on a general purpose hatchet.

Retailer Spotlight

Starting from a single store in Winnipeg in 1967, Canadian Woodworker has grown to a chain of five stores throughout Western Canada, and an online stores that serves woodworkers nation wide.

Along with hand and power tools from the leading brands, Canadian Woodworker offers a range of specialty products from Laguna, Casadei and Busellato. You’ll also find CNC routing systems from Shark Pro, and vertical panel saws from Safety Speed Cut. They’re also Canada’s best source for Rockler tools.

South of the border? No problem. Canadian Woodworker provides speedy delivery to all points across North America.

Tool Guide

Our new Tool Guide provides an overview of the important features you’ll want o consider when purchasing your first, or a replacement,benchtop thickness planer. We also have a handy comparison table that provides baseline specs and links to 17 models.

  • Guide to Benchtop Thickness Planers
  • Links to Brands and Models
  • Accessories
  • Resources