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Design features miss the mark

Design features miss the mark

04-22-2017 12:35 PM by EarlS | 10 comments »

Laguna C Flux 1.5 HP Dust Collector – 3 Stars – it provides good air flow and suction with 2 stage filtration. The rest of the design misses the mark. Earlier this spring, I ordered a Laguna C Flux, 1.5 HP dust collector ($1000) from Rockler with direct shipping from Laguna. After 2 weeks of waiting for a shipping confirmation I called Rockler and they said they would check on a delivery date. A week later and still no response so I called and e-mailed Laguna directly and sp...

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Bench Dog Router setup - Inconsistent Quality

Bench Dog Router setup - Inconsistent Quality

04-09-2017 01:51 PM by EarlS | 10 comments »

It’s been a year since I ordered the Bench Dog Promax RT Cast Iron router table, Pro Fence, ProLift, and steel cabinet. Rather than review on each component I decided to review the entire set up since the Bench Dog sells it as a complete set up. The complete set up is $1000 on Rockler. First off – this thing is a beast. The table top weighs in at 100 lbs and the router lift with my 3-1/4 HP Porter Cable Router weighs 35 lbs or more. The cabinet weighs 40 lbs or more. D...

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The most useful accessory in my shop

The most useful accessory in my shop

03-26-2017 01:30 PM by EarlS | 4 comments »

I’ve had a Wixey saw fence digital readout for many years. I bought one when they first came out and recently had to replace the readout unit as mine finally quit working. During the short period of time I was without it, while waiting for the replacement to arrive, I realized how much I rely on this little miracle gadget. Pricing is reasonable too – $120 for a complete set up and $28 for a replacement readout. For those of you that don’t have one, the readout slides ...

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Expensive Air Filtration

Expensive Air Filtration

03-24-2017 05:09 PM by EarlS | 15 comments »

I ordered a Jet air filtration system several months ago and have been putting off a review until I had plenty of experience with its performance. Product Information: – Amazon $370Review – JET 708620B AFS-1000B 550/702/1044 CFM 3-Speed Air Filtration System with Remote and Electrostatic Pre-Filter “Filters 98 percent of all 5-micron particles; 85 percent of 1-micron particles”550/702/1044 cfm on the low/medium/high speed settings14” tall x 32” long x 26 wide2/4/8 hour timer...

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