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G reat little impact driver - Bosch PS40-2

G reat little impact driver - Bosch PS40-2

2262 days ago by GaryK | 16 comments »

I was looking for a small driver so that I wouldn’t keep having to swap bits out in my drill. I wasn’t really looking for an impact driver, but then I found about the rebate Bosch is currently having. Buy an impact driver and get a PS20 (non-impact version) for free. Now it doesn’t include a battery but the PS40 does include 2. So now I get both for the price of one. I got it for the out the door price of $142. How does it perform? Well, I drove a #8×3” deck...

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A real nice 5" ROS sander

A real nice 5" ROS sander

2305 days ago by GaryK | 11 comments »

I was in Lowes the other day looking for substitutes items for which I usually buy Porter-Cable (PC). Now that PC is owned by Black & Decker I expect they will go downhill soon. The items I usually get are Routers and Random Orbit Sanders. I started looking at the Bosch for the ROS and noticed the ROS20VSK. It had a price of $70 so I picked it upto check it out and it has a price reduced tag on it for $45. Well, I couldn’t pass up 31.5% off. BADIt doesn’t seem quite as p...

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Great storage solution.

Great storage solution.

2310 days ago by GaryK | 24 comments »

Looking for someplace out of the way to store all your screws/small hardware? Want to keep the dust out? Well, here is a great solution. They are made by a company called Stack-On. Here you will find their website. They come with 12 compartments with a lid that protects the contents keeping the dust out. The lidsslide back in a little to keep them open as you can see in the second picture. They can also snap shut whenclosed. They can either stand alone or be hung on the wall. I at...

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Steel City 6" Riser for bandsaw

Steel City 6" Riser for bandsaw

2357 days ago by GaryK | 19 comments »

Here is the 6” riser kit parts for the bandsaw. The installation is fairly simple.This is a “must have” addition if you plan on doing any resawing. It gives you an additional 6” height for resawing extra wide boards. It works great! It increases the length of blade needed from 93 1/2” to 105”. The same as a Delta Bandsaw. ..First remove one big bolt with w 30mm socket wrench. and set the top half aside...Then install the riser block and the two dow...

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Steel City 14" Granite Top Bandsaw

Steel City 14" Granite Top Bandsaw

2357 days ago by GaryK | 50 comments »

Here it is. The Steel City 14” Granite table bandsaw.The grand prize for the 2008 Winter Challange http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/msojka/blog/3434 Now since I just got it, this review covers just the assembly and some preliminaryperformance results and features. After I have used it for a while I will add anaddedum to this review. Since I also purchased the 6” riser block I will do a separate review for that. Assembly: Here is how they arrived:.The base came in the small...

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The classic Unisaw

The classic Unisaw

2363 days ago by GaryK | 13 comments »

After using a Delta contractor saw for about 9 years I finally moved to my new shop with the roomfor a full size saw. I bought this saw while my shop was being built. Amazon had mis-priced this saw so I jumped on it and got it for $1340 delivered. Plus a $100 rebate from Delta. The next day Amazon bumped the price up to $1900. What can you saw about the Unisaw. They started making them about 1937 and most all saws made todayare based on it. You can probably still get parts for your 60 y...

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DeWalt - One Great 20" Scroll Saw

DeWalt - One Great 20" Scroll Saw

2364 days ago by GaryK | 33 comments »

This is the only scroll saw I have ever had so I nothing to compare it to. When researching and looking over many others I don’t think I could have done any better in my choice.This is the only scroll saw that DeWalt makes and with one this good it’s all they need With a throat depth of 20”, it beats out most others on just that. It is heavy at 56 pounds! Very well built.The table tilts 45 degrees both left and right. Tension, power switch and variable speed control ar...

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The best sanders you will ever use.

The best sanders you will ever use.

2378 days ago by GaryK | 21 comments »

I first saw these at a woodworking in California about 8-9 years ago and bought a set that included threegrits. I was first attracted by the way they sanded endgrain. Using the coarse grit you can sand a 1/4” radius on the end of a 2×4 in about 30 seconds. They are incredible. They work best on the edges ofwood but can also be used on flat surfaces. They have a sanding surface made of tungsten carbide and will almost last you a lifetime. After 8-9 years thecenter of my fine grit...

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Incra - A great router fence

Incra - A great router fence

2388 days ago by GaryK | 19 comments »

I purchased this after seeing it at the Woodworkers show in Dallas this year. I didn’t get it at the show becausewoodpeckers had it cheaper and free shipping. (Saved $80) I have been looking at it for a while, but thought what’s the big deal, my fence works just fine. Then atthe show I saw some features that I liked. Now, like at all shows they have nice slick demos that they doto make their product look simple and easy. Well, for the most part it is simple and easy. The sys...

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Delta 22-580 13-Inch Benchtop Planer

Delta 22-580 13-Inch Benchtop Planer

2396 days ago by GaryK | 25 comments »

I have had this planer for going on 2 years now. I have nothing but praise for it.I got it used but like new condition. It has 2 sppeds. A dimensioning speed of 60 cpi allows you to shave rough wood to its desired thicknessquickly with no snipe. Then a quicker finishing speed of 90 cpi, your wood comes out ultrasmooth and ready to go. The double-sided M2 steel knives are powered by a 15 amp, 120-volt, single-phase motor. It has a blade zero indicator (which lets you set the cutterhead t...

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