I’ve been using this DeWalt 1400 for several years after buying it off Craigslist for $70. Never did much to it other than adding a good blade, and a quick-and-dirty table/fence. This year I tore it apart. Reassembled with new motor bearings, some wiring, a major cleanup and repaint, and a table. All pretty standard except for the table. The table on some saws is relatively small which makes supporting long boards difficult. One solution is to build the saw into a bench. Anot...
I got a new scroll saw for my birthday and I’m loving it!
Well after a couple years, it’s finally cutting wood! Paint should be cured by now, hah! Did the mr sawdust table and new cord from another’s idea(smart by the way)! Purrs like a kitten and cuts like butter! Not the easiest machine to square back up after complete disassemble. Hopefully it holds for a while! Crosscut is pretty close to my dewalt 12” scms. But much smoother and quieter. Even with the 8” WWI, Krunkle blade, it still wants to plow itself throu...
Note: I was going to narrate this video, but I think it speaks for itself, and I really like how the music synced up to it, so I left it as-is. You can voice your opinion below about this different format. I ran a couple thousand feet of yellow pine through my planer for the past 6 months and it was time to rotate my blades before tackling an upcoming project using red oak. If you have seen my previous video about cleaning blades, you know how nasty yellow pine is. I took the opportunit...
I installed the Shelix cutterhead from Holbren in my Dewalt 735. Although Holbren has online instructions, I found Chris Wong’s video, of Flair Woodworks, to be more detailed. The process was surprisingly simple, and went together without a hitch. I won’t recount the entire installation process, because it is well covered elsewhere, however I will add a couple tips if you are considering this upgrade. When you pull the gearbox off to access the cutterhead, use a bungee cor...
I recently acquired this drill but needed to repair it before I put it into service. Check out this quick blog post on the DeWALT DW100 Repair & Review!
I am currently restoring a Sprunger floor drill press but I am always on the lookout on Craigslist for a good deal to either add a new item to my shop or maybe fix something up and turn it around. I have been thinking about adding a Radial Arm Saw to my shop for some time now. After some research I figured if I was going to get one it would be a older Dewalt since most guys rave about them online.Yesterday I happened to look at Craigslist at the right time because I came across this beauty 39...
I haven’t put out a YouTube video in a couple of months, but I have been busy. In this video I talk a little about the recent projects I’ve done and the fence I just got done building. I also talk a little more about my new DeWalt DW732 Planer. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diEYAsBiVAk
I finally added another tool to my shop. It’s my first “big” tool purchase; it’s big for me, at least. I was given my table saw and drill press, so no money spent there. I’ve been wanting to move towards being able to mill my own lumber. This is step 1. Although, I think a band saw is next on the list of tools I need most, then a jointer. The planer is a DeWalt DW734. I’ve seen it at Lowe’s and have read plenty of reviews. I didn’t want to ...
I fully embrace the global community and think the world is an interesting place with everyone from all walks of life in it. That being said, I am a fan of American made. Call it one part pride and one part liking to make sure my neighbors and my neighbors neighbors are employed. Recently DeWalt has made a commitment to this ideal and has moved production of many of its tools, including power tools, back to US soil. They have a pretty awesome video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUvnK...
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