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RECALL #20: Panasonic Recalls Metal Cutter Saws Due to Laceration Hazard

09-10-2015 04:54 AM by lightweightladylefty | 1 comment »

Recall Date: September 9, 2015Recall Number: 15-237 Panasonic Recalls Metal Cutter Saws Due to Laceration Hazard Recall Summary Name of Product: Metal Cutter Saw Kit and Metal Cutter Combo Kit Hazard: The lower blade guard can get stuck in the fully retracted position and not automatically release to cover the blade. The exposed blade poses a laceration hazard and risk of injury. Remedy: RepairConsumers sho...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #55: As If

06-15-2015 09:52 PM by Gary Rogowski | 1 comment »

I haven’t practiced sawing in a while. As if that makes any difference. It does. I will get to the bench and try my hand at a dovetail and I won’t know where exactly to put my feet. Or rather, I put my feet where I think they’re supposed to go and they don’t feel quite right. Or I don’t feel right and I’m thinking about how to stand instead of standing and cutting. First tail gets done. I start to cut the second tail and I start to feel that things are getting right again. I launch into th...

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Hand Saw Restoration #1: Old Rusty 8PPI crosscut saw

12-13-2014 03:39 AM by Starfire16 | 2 comments »

Picked this one up at a yard sale for $2 this past summer. I thought for $2 it would be good for getting use to using and sharpen hand tools again, and get away from all the noise of my power tools. I thought if I mess it up it is only $2. For me it is just not fun using power tools after all the years I had to use them on the job. But I still enjoy working wood. So now I am slowly replacing the Power with good “Old Fashion” hand tools. Now I can relax listen to my music as I wo...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #37: The Right Saw for the Job

12-01-2014 04:30 PM by Gary Rogowski | 4 comments »

Choose your tools wisely for the job. For a plumber, the sawz-all is king because demo can be fast and messy. Not so much for dovetailing. That requires a different touch. I have many tools at hand. Which one I grab depends upon many factors. When I cut dovetails, how picky do I want to be? How do I want the joints to look? How much noise and dust can I stand that day? And for me most of all, how late is the project? I have many options to use from my Japanese dozuki to my Lie-Nielsen back...

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What to look for when purchasing a great table saw

11-13-2014 01:53 PM by PowerToolsPlanet | 0 comments »

One of the many pieces of equipment that you’ll want to buy as a homeowner, no matter how long you’ve owned your home, is that of a table saw. At first glance you may not know what to do with one of these, but if you sit down and think about it, you could use it for a wide number of projects. In fact, millions of projects become possible if you simply have this in place. From cutting, sanding, and a variety of other little things, you could have a great deal of power in your garage if you sim...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #4: Thunked-up Skilsaw 3410-02 Fence Fix

09-23-2014 01:12 PM by Paul Bucalo | 8 comments »

About a year ago, when I finally decided a hammer and chisel wasn’t enough to remodel the house, I drove on down to our local Lowe’s and plopped down my hard-earned (credit card) money on the counter for a Skilsaw model 3410-02 Contractor Table Saw. I forget the amount of damage done at the time—it can be considered a foregone conclusion that this was the beginning of a huge tab to come—but while it was a lot of bananas for me for the cheapest of the table saws offered...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #3: Makita Banana

09-22-2014 11:11 PM by Paul Bucalo | 5 comments »

So, it finally occurred to me that I should be looking to Craigslist for used tool deals. It’s not like I didn’t know I should. Sometimes, it takes more twacks from the two-by-four. I live in a rural area, in the middle of nowhere, equidistant from anything important. It took a bit of search engine extortion to get listings for my fair little cow country. The best deal was a Makita Model 5008NBA 8-1/4” Circular Saw (less blade) for twenty-five bucks: No...

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Saws: Restoring, Collecting, Using – My 7 Month Journey

05-16-2014 04:38 PM by summerfi | 11 comments »

Saws: Restoring, Collecting, Using – My 7 Month Journey It has been seven months since my first post on Lumberjocks. The motivation for that first post was to try to locate a medallion for a $3 British-made handsaw I purchased on eBay. Little did I know at the time what lay ahead for me on the journey of saw restoration and collecting. Photo: My $3 saw that started it all.. Now, with summer coming on and my attention, of necessity, turning more towards catching up on all my outsi...

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Saw Talk #28: Sharpening Western Saws - Full Length Instructional Video

06-04-2013 01:03 AM by Brit | 113 comments »

Aimed at those new to saw sharpening, this instructional video is 2 1/4 hours long and covers the theory, the tools and the practice of sharpening western saws. You get to look over my shoulder as I sharpen four saws – two backsaws and two hand saws. I’ll explain the saw sharpening process and how you apply it to different scenarios. I really hope you find it useful. As to the production quality, I’ve done the best I could. I had to record it outside, so there is a bi...

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Saw Talk #25: So what have I learnt and has it all been worth it?

02-10-2013 05:34 PM by Brit | 42 comments »

When I sat down to write this blog, my PC was asleep. I pressed a key and it immediately sprang into life so that I could begin typing. I tend to write my blogs in MS Word before pasting them into LJs and as I type, I receive feedback on my grammar and spelling and change my text accordingly. Hand tools are no different to MS Word really. Lying on a bench or hanging in a tool cabinet, they are nothing more than inanimate objects. Pick them up and use them for their intended purpose and they p...

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