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Jorgensen Cabinet master Clamps

Jorgensen Cabinet master Clamps

1284 days ago by njcraftsman | 11 comments »

Okay These aren’t cheap but they are a HUGE improvement of the F style Bar clamps I’ve always used. They make glueing up table tops, and cabinets a dream. Large wooden handles give plenty of gripping power.I love em and plan to get more….once my wallet recovers from my Initial bunch.

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Harbor freight 2hp dust collector....

Harbor freight 2hp dust collector....

1349 days ago by njcraftsman | 25 comments »

A Year ago when I was building my shop, I was shopping around for a dust collector to be the heart of my system. I looked at general, jet, grizzly etc. But then I read several really postive reviews on the HF 2hp model. I had a coupon for 169.00 for it so I figured why not. Let me tell you this thing is at least the equal of all of those other’s! I actually got a chance to examine a jet, and a grizzly….and they are almost identical.(makes you wonder if there not made in the same ...

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Grizzly G0572 Hanging airfilter

Grizzly G0572 Hanging airfilter

1349 days ago by njcraftsman | 14 comments »

Okay I’ve had this little gem for about a year, and I must say it has DRASTICALLY improved my shop! This thing has three settings 556, 702 and 1044 CFM. My shop is 500 sqft with 12 foot tall ceiling, and even the lowest setting clears the air quickly, and it you can even set it to auomatically go off in 1,2,4 hours. Has a 5 mic outer filter to catch the large stuff and a 1 mic inner filter(washable). I never realized how much stuff even a great centeral dust collection system leaves be...

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Ridgid EB4424 oscillating sander

Ridgid EB4424 oscillating sander

1358 days ago by njcraftsman | 34 comments »

Bought this one based on the reviews a year ago and Im not sorry I did! This is a great sander both. I love the ability to go from a spindle sander to the belt. Even came with plenty of diff. spindle sizes. The dust collection has been great, and it’s so quiet. This is a huge time saver on projects. At $200.00 this is a must have for the shop.

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Ridgid dp1550

Ridgid dp1550

1581 days ago by njcraftsman | 17 comments »

Okay, I must admit that I’m becoming a Ridgid Fan. I used to think of them as just home depots in house brand. But Then I found out that they are made by emerson electric, the same company that made my, old Craftsman stuff that lasted forever. Any way I have been upgrading my shop, and I needed to replace myolder Luddel Benchtop drill press. So naturally, I went shopping. After reading many reviews of this one, I took the plunge. I’m not sorry I did, this is a good solid drill pre...

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Craftsman 22124

Craftsman 22124

1590 days ago by njcraftsman | 24 comments »

Okay I must admit that this has drastically improved my shop. I had been using a thirty year old cotractors saw, that although I had fitted with a Vega Fence, out feed tables etc, Was nearing the end of it’s life. Bought this one after doing some SERIOUS research :o).....and ….ah reading some reviews on this site. The motor is nice and strong (recently cut some 7 quarter hard maple with no porblems). The beisey fence is a dream!!!Blade was perfectly aligned to the miter right ou...

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Ridgid JP06101

Ridgid JP06101

1590 days ago by njcraftsman | 22 comments »

Bought this a couple of months ago, and I’m not sorry I did. For most of my projects, the capacity of this jointer is perfect. Plus I doesn’t take up to much space with the 4 foot bed( Important for a small shop). First let me tell you this thing was set to the tee right from the factory. The bed and fence are dead flat with out the slightest hint of twist. The angles on the fence postive stops are dead to rights. I checked to make sure the knives were set right, and they were pe...

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