[Image via Gary Katz]
As capable a builder as you might be, there are lots of building projects that simply require an extra set of hands. So I think tradesfolk and DIYers will always appreciate product designs that allow them to do something alone rather than having to pull in an extra body.
Along those lines, check out this clever little gizmo from Festool, called the CT Wings. It's demonstrated below by the master finish carpenter Gary Katz, of the Katz Roadshow traveling training courses:
Pretty neat, no? I love the design of the fins and how they can be flipped out to accommodate different thicknesses.
Here's a closer look at the product, this time from the UK's Peter Parfitt of the New Brit Workshop:
The "CT" in the product's title refers to Festool's CT line of dust extractors, which you'd want to use the product with; it would presumably strain and kill a shop-vac that doesn't have a bypass motor, which the CT units do.
Festool estimates the CT Wings will be available in Europe next month, though there's no firm North American release date.