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|33 days ago||
I first began woodworking and craft building about 6 years ago. At that time, I made considerably less money than I do now, and was starting my tool collection with only a drill, circular saw, and a dremel to my name. Given my tight budget and thirst for greater skill/capability, I tended to buy low end tools. I didn’t want to pass over an inter...
|36 days ago||
Any reason I shouldn't buy this Bosch Router kit? - 16 replies
*Nevermind. I responded to the post within 15 minutesof it going live. Apparently, that wasn’t good enough- someone beat me to it. Thats the first time I’ve responded to an ad that quick….and got beat. I thought I had it in the bag. DAMN I just responded to a Craigslist listing for a Bosch router kit. I believe its model 161...
|37 days ago||
I’ve had a 113 TS for a couple years now. I upgraded it with a Delta T2 fence a while back. I like the saw, but it has a few tiny issues, to include a small touch of arbor run-out. BUtI found a 315.228390 TS today for $100. Its in nice shape and comes with:Align-a-rip fenceMobile baseCast Iron Router wing.I’ve been planning to buy a ...
|40 days ago||
Dust Collection vent to the exterior of home. - 17 replies
I recently sold my small 3/4hp Delta DC. It worked well, but took up valuable floor space. My intention was to try to get by with only a shopvac, but thats not going to cut it. I am considering some sort of small DC that I can mount to the wall, and hopefully allow the dust to jettison through the wall of my garage, to the exterior of my house. ...
|41 days ago||
Ebay Auctions- I don't get it. - 22 replies
SO I’ve been in the market for a Veritas Mk II honing guide. It sells for $68.50 on the Lee Valley Website. Since I like to save a buck whenever I can, and I don’t mind buying used tools, I’ve been stalking ebay for said product. The last auction I followed ended at $66 plus $10 in shipping. Why would someone buy a used tool, o...
|54 days ago||
Need a part for this Wilton Corner Vise - 9 replies
So this Wilton corner vise magically followed me home today. Its in pretty decent condition EXCEPT there is excessive play in the moveable jaw/chop. It appears that a C-clip might be missing that was formerly installed over the threaded rod, inside of the moving chop. Thats a spade bit I’m using to point toward the parts in question. I loo...
|54 days ago||
Whats so good about a leg vise? - 33 replies
I ask this question out of ignorance, as I’ve never used a leg vise before. But- I’ve have a Lee Valley Vise Screw sitting in my garage for 4-5 years now. I bought it from the restore for $5. I didn’t really need it, but for $5….it was coming home with me. I’ve considerd adding a leg vise to one of my benches, but n...
|56 days ago||
What do we think about the Craftsman 22116?? - 11 replies
So my current table saw is a Craftsman 113.298762 with a Delta T2. Generally speaking, I’m satisfied with it. But I do have a few gripes:1- The (stock) stand its currently mounted to is a bit flimsy. I’m not afraid it will collapse or anything, but its far from solid. I could (and might) build a new stand for it. 2- The arbor has a m...
|60 days ago||
Record 169 Bench Stop - 5 replies
I snagged this NOS Record #169 Bench Stop off ebay a couple years ago. I didn’t exactly ‘need’ it for anything. Definitely an impulse buy. But for less than $20 shipped…....what the hell. Its been collecting dust ever since I bought it. In fact, it was buried under a bunch of other crap in my old shop (in my old house). I...
|63 days ago||
Paging Track/Plunge Saw Owners - 10 replies
So I’m on the cusp of buying the Makita SP6000 Track saw with a 55” rail (for starters). My current (crappy) circular saw is ok for hacking 2×4s and other rough work, but is woefully unsuitable for anything else. I also have several projects in-mind that require larger panels. My Craftsman 113 Tablesaw is good for lots of tasks,...
|82 days ago||
Save my tools!! - 8 replies
So I moved into a new home in June. My workshop is in my two-car garage which I share with my wife’s car. My previous home (townhome) was only a few miles away, had a one-car garage. The problem: My tools seem to accumulate rust at a MUCH faster rate than they use to in the old house. It just stays more humid in the larger garage, which is...
|124 days ago||
Workbench (impulse buy) - 7 replies
So I have intended to build myself a new workbench for quite some time now. I’ve had grand visions of Roubos or some other piece of workbench art. However, I simply don’t have the time or patience to make that happen. If I were to start such a project today; it’d probably be a year before it were completed. That said, I’v...
|129 days ago||
if you ever need a quick way to guage the diameter of a bolt/screw for a pilot hole, I found this trick while browsing some old volumes of popular mechanics. Probably old news to many. But might be useful to some. I could have used this trick a few weeks ago had I known about it. Yes- i could have used a caliper gauge, but my adjustable wrench i...
|133 days ago||
Ebay search went a bit off course - 4 replies
I was searching ebay for “Vintage Triumph Motorcycle” stuff. And this was one of the first items that was returned (posted w/o further comment):
|154 days ago||
Nice Deal- Craftsman Nextec Drill/Driver Combo - 11 replies
I bought a Craftsman Nextec impact driver a month or two ago. I’ve used it virtually every day since and have been very happy with it. I paid $65ish for JUST the driver. And feel its a good value at that price.However, Sears is currently selling a combo with the same driver AND a drill for $45. Comes with a quick charger and one battery. A...
|173 days ago||
Self defense nightstand - 18 replies
Everyone needs one of these LOL
|188 days ago||
Good idea for a small deck - 2 replies
I have a smallish deck and often have to use the patio table as a prep area when grilling (which I do 3-4 times per week). I came across this product on the interweb, and have deided to shamelessly copy it. Probably employ trex for the top.
|196 days ago||
Craftsman 35505 TS Back in stock? - 1 reply
I thought this TS had been discontinued? Anyway – Looks like a nice option in between the typical contractor saw, and a cabinet saw. Looks like a robust saw with some decent features. At $650, it might be a good value IF it could be picked up in store.
|203 days ago||
Craftsman Nextec Driver (Initial thoughts) - 0 replies
I haven’t had this long enough to make a proper assesment, but here are my initial thoughts after a pretty decent test drive:My 3/8 Makita 9.6v impact wrench finally died. I used to use it in the auto shop I worked in, but for the past several years, its been outfitted with a 1/4” adapter and has served as a screw-driver. Worked OK, ...
|220 days ago||
Why would I want a bandsaw fence?? - 16 replies
I already own a table saw. So if I want to cut something in a straight line, I used my TS.I also have a bandsaw. Specifically, a “14 Ridgid (Orange). I use it when I want to cut something into a curvy shape. I have, on a few occasions, resawn a few boards. But I used a shopmade resaw jig that I clamped to the BS table. That said, why ar...