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Part of Woodwork Mate is an article review collection of the best tools and machinery for woodworking people who want to save the time and stress of figuring out what to buy.
Whatever sort of thing you need in your workshop to finish that special project whether it is Power or Hand Tools and Accessories, we make shopping for it easy by suggesting to you the best one to get.
This site was founded to find the best quality woodworking equipment at the best affordable prices for wood crafts people.
Our recommendations are made through vigorous reporting, interviewing, and testing by our in house teams of qualified experienced craftsmen, journalists, and researchers.
Consider this site as a helpful mate, a geeky friend with top-level research skills who tests everything they buy so you don’t have to. The point here is to make buying great quality gear, confidently, quickly and easier so you can get on with practicing your craft and getting the job done.
Our number one rule is to follow rigorous journalistic standards and ethics, and all recommendations and reviews are made by the editorial team totally independent from our business or financial operations.
We focus only on the best tools and equipment?
We look for what we think is best for most woodworkers. We don’t look for the most feature-packed machinery, with the finest finishes and eye appeal. We pick the things that will work best into the lives of crafts people who are shopping for it.
The choices we’ve made here with our team take a lot of work. It can take weeks or months of research and years of experience to form an honest opinion about a product.
In addition to our own expertise, we include interviews and data from the best editorial sources around. We also employ the help of carpenters, furniture makers, and other experts from wood related crafts and spend a lot of time pouring over customer reviews to find out what matters to regular people.
Most products we recommend here aren’t top-of-the-line models that are overpriced and loaded with junk features; we aim to recommend items that are of high enough quality to warrant the price, but not items that cost more for extra features you’ll rarely use.
All items recommended here, we would confidently recommend to our friends and family, in fact these are the same products we’d choose for ourselves.
Do our affiliate commissions make us biased?
To be honest: Our writers and editors are never made aware of which companies may have established affiliate relationships with our website team prior to making their picks.
If readers choose to buy the products we recommend as a result of our research, interviews, and testing, our work is often (but not always) supported through an affiliate commission from the retailer when they make a purchase. If readers return their purchases because they’re dissatisfied or the recommendation is bad, we make nothing. Therefore there is no incentive for us to pick inferior products or respond to pressure from manufacturers, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. We think that’s a pretty fair system that keeps us committed to serving our readers first as the most important thing to us is the trust we have from readers.
Bottom line; if we were to recommend something to you because we are biased, lazy, or recommending just based on affiliate commission, readers like you wouldn’t support our work.
If you need help figuring out a particular buying problem or have any questions on our recommendations drop us a line on our contact form here.