Dec 172010
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I am new enough to woodworking that a lot of things I encounter still make me say ‘Wow’. And honestly, I hope this novelty never wears off. I’d much rather be devoting my time to a craft that offers new and fascinating surprises every day than one that is the same, day in and day out.

But even though I am easily surprised and impressed by the capabilities of our fellow woodworkers and the tools they use, every once in awhile it hits the next level. Things that make me say ‘WOW!’

That is all caps, with at least one exclamation point. (A very scientific method of measuring my response, right?)

This week, the woodworking tool that elicited an all-caps WOW! from me was a set of Imperial Blades, used with the Fein Multimaster. If you’ve ever heard the phrase “Tougher than Nails”, well, that applies literally to these impressive blades. The video below shows a Fein Multimaster being used to cut 97 nails and saw off the end of a 2×4, all with the same blade. Check it out, and then just try not to think about how useful this tool would be in your workshop. And I can almost guarantee that you won’t be able to help saying WOW! when you see it in action.

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