There’s nothing quite like experiencing any tool first hand

Visiting Vermont Sales Wonderful World of Wood expo, I was more than impressed by the sheer variety of brands, products and services on show. From world leading Festool and Kreg woodworking tools to Tork Craft’s great tool range to Alpen drill bits, OLFA precision knives, and Pro-Tech and Howard treatment products and more. It’s all there to look at, touch, feel and explore.

Intrigued by a little wooden tool box filled with all sorts of products, our Vermont Sales Tool Expert host asked if we would like one? “Come, let’s go make one!” he offered and before we knew it, we were down in the Wonderful World of Wood workshop. He showed me a sample template and handed me a plank of timber, and a Tork Craft pencil and 45-degree level. A little later, my plank was all marked up and I was ready for the next step.

Having zero woodworking experience, that seemed a huge leap into the unknown! Yet with expert guidance, safety goggles donned and a superb Festool Kapex KS 60 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw at my disposal, it soon felt as if I’d been at it for years. Boasting everything you need for the job, from compact design to space saving guide rods, a 60 degree mitre angle on both sides, a guideline LED spotlight, and a Festool vacuum to suck up all the dust, the cutting job seemed all over far too quickly! 

Moving on, armed with a handy Kreg Pocket Hole jig and cordless Tork Craft drill, we had the joins ready in no time, before using the drill press to bore the handle holes. Next, it was time to sand the various carrier box components using a handy Festool LEX 2 125/7 compressed air eccentric sander. Assembly followed, using a four-speed Festool drill to fasten the pocket hole screws. And an AirCraft Pneumatic Brad Nailer to bang the handle and side fences into place.

Suddenly, all that remained, was to finish it all off using my choice of Howard Products Orange Oil Wood Polish. So not twenty minutes later and with zero previous woodworking experience, I’d built myself a lovely little carrier box. Best of all, I had only used Vermont Sales brands and products to do achieve something I’d have thought you were mad, had you told me that morning I’d have ‘mastered’ woodworking by ten ‘o clock!

So, not only was my visit to the Wonderful World of Wood expo hugely beneficial in learning all about the many woodworking and related products Vermont Sales has on sale, but I proudly came home with a little something that I had actually made with my own hands, using some of those tools, without any experience, but with just a little expert guidance! 

The perfect venue for anyone from DIY handymen to employers and tool operators, retailers and more to experience a broad range of tools and accessories, Wonderful World of Wood gives you the opportunity to get up closer and more personal to the tool action that you’d ever believe. It’s there and waiting for you to touch, feel and experience all Vermont Sales’ many tools and brands, to discuss and learn best applications direct from Vermont’s Tool Experts.

Wonderful World of Wood runs until 28 March 2024 at Vermont Sales’ Expo Centre, 8 Suni Avenue, Randjiespark, Midrand. Open on business days and Saturdays by arrangement, refreshments are available but booking is essential. Contact, visit,  or call 011 314 7711 to book your, or your party’s slot now. 

The Wonderful World of Wood expo is a Vermont Sales initiative. Established in 1985, Vermont Sales offers a huge range of tool solutions from more than 50 leading, tried, tested, and guaranteed brands. Available through well over 3,000 outlets throughout Southern Africa, and backed by the Vermont Sales Force, the company also offers comprehensive training across all its brands. Learn more at


Issued on behalf of Vermont Sales

What:Hands on at the Wonderful World of Wood Expo
Where:Midrand, Gauteng
When:Until 28 March 2024
Community:South Africa National

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