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|2 days ago||
Jet Parallel Clamps - Release lever? - 2 replies
I just received my (Black Friday splurge) Jet parallel clamps today, and was a bit disappointed in the release lever. Even after pulling up on the level, it’s rather hard to move the clamp head. Out of the 4 I purchased, only 1 of them slides nice and smoothly. I wanted to know if this is normal for the Jet parallel clamps, and if the...
|17 days ago||
This topic is spawned from another forum topic I posted about the Kobalt Table Saw. I’ve noticed that almost all portable table fences flex and contort in some way when locking it down, causing the fence to not lock square. Even the Bosch 4100 and Ridgid R4510 has behaved like this on in-store models I have tested, albeit to a far lesser ...
|19 days ago||
LJs, I thought I’d crowd-source a dilemma I have been debating for the last 24 hours…Short Version: If you were in the market for a portable table saw, would a $179 Kobalt-branded table saw that is effectively a Porter Cable PC220TS that actually supports a shop-made ZCI, would it be a worthwhile buy, or should I keep saving for a Bo...
|49 days ago||
Storing power tools in an outdoor resin shed - 4 replies
I wanted to pulse the LJ community for some thoughts on storing power tools in an outdoor resin storage shed. My current living situation (townhouse with no garage and limited basement storage) has led me to begin looking for creative ideas as to where to store my ever growing supply of tools. One area that I have had to look is outdoors. Ove...
|65 days ago||
When I discovered Lumberjocks a year ago, I found myself quickly adopting the mindset that the big box stores sell mostly junk for the purpose of woodworking. However this view began getting cast into doubt when I noticed that Steve Ramsey appears to be using Dewalt Construction series blades. This led me to pull the trigger on a BOGO Avanti P...
|72 days ago||
"New" Groz Parallel Clamps - Bargain or Dud? - 6 replies
I noticed that Woodcraft has a “new” offering of Groz Parallel Clamp. Based on the website picture, the clamps look strikingly similar to the current parallel clamp Jorgensen/Irwin design, possibly the old Bessey K Bodys, or a revival/rebranding of the old WoodRiver parallel clamps. The sale price running until October makes it a...
|133 days ago||
Powermatic PM1000 - Thoughts on this new Hybrid - 52 replies
I got an email from Popular Woodworking today announcing the upcoming Powermatic PM1000. From the limited info I could read about on their website, it looks like they took the a PM2000 and replaced the motor with a 1.75HP motor, possibly putting it in a similar position as the Sawstop 1.75 table saw. I’m curious to hear more thoughts fro...
|134 days ago||
Irwin Quick Grip XP BOGO Surprise - 2 replies
During an impromptu stop at the Orange Big Box after lunch, I decided to take one peek at the clamp section before I left. To my surprise, I found 2 BOGO specials for the 12inch Irwin Quick Grip XP which included one of the mid-range 12 Quick Grip. Given that the 12” clamps have been the most used for my past few projects, I thought it...
|298 days ago||
I wanted to poll the LumberJocks community for some advice on which router I should be on the lookout to buy as my first router combo kit this year. As a new woodworker, I’ve come to realize that most of my work (for now) will likely be limited to softer woods (mostly pine and poplar), birch plywood/mdf, with very occasional profile work ...
|319 days ago||
Framing a Mirror: How do you affix the mirror? - 17 replies
My wife and I picked up a mirror from Ikea (MINDE) that I have been promising to frame for a long time. After many years sitting in our closet, I am hoping to finally get the ball rolling on knocking out this project in the spring. I have a fair amount of white oak sitting in my basement waiting to be used for this project and wanted to get so...
|409 days ago||
Lumberyards/Hardwood dealers in the DC Metro Area - 12 replies
I was wondering if anyone else on LumberJocks has a go-to list of lumberyards or hardwood dealers in the DC metro area that they can share. These are the ones I have found thus far:Vienna Hardwood: http://www.viennahardwoods.com/Colonial Hardwood: http://www.colonialhardwoods.com/Tart Lumber: http://www.tartlumber.com/Northland Forest Product...
|412 days ago||
Crosscut sled for a Skil 3305? - 9 replies
Several Black Fridays ago when I was looking to get into more DIY projects around the house, I purchased a Skil 3305 table saw from Lowes. Now that my interest has evolved more into woodworking, I am looking to build some jigs to make the saw a bit more usable in the near future. I know that the miter gauge slots aren’t standard (sorta l...