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Fat Max backsaw must be the homeowner line

Fat Max backsaw must be the homeowner line

01-26-2015 10:39 PM by Pat83 | 0 comments »

I purchased this saw because I had misplaced my Buck Brothers el cheapo that works just fine. The price was very reasonable, about $20. The teeth feel sharp to the touch but I always feel like I’m cutting a pinched board when sawing. I’ve tried it on pine and ash, both were difficult to cut and I think the kerf is narrower than the rest of the blade. I will be replacing this saw very soon.

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Excellent Small Bandsaw

Excellent Small Bandsaw

01-25-2015 02:12 PM by OSU55 | 6 comments »

I kept running into situations where a bandsaw would have made a particular step in a project very easy vs trying to use a jigsaw. I researched bandsaws, with most of the info surrounding 14” and larger saws. There wasn’t a lot of info on smaller saws, and I didn’t give them a lot of thought. After some research I realized a smaller saw would do about all the things I had needed one for, have a smaller footprint, be a lot smaller expenditure, and if the smaller saw was any g...

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Good for Small Jobs

Good for Small Jobs

01-24-2015 03:20 AM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

I bought this band saw three years ago as part of the 3 benchtop tools that I felt I needed. I don’t remember shopping around much, but it was just before my surgery, so I may have had better things to remember. I do know that the price of the saw at Lowes was a deciding factor. Out of the box I only had to install the table with four bolts (supplied.) The tools come with the saw for any adjustments you need to make. You get a metric wrench (10mm/13mm) and an 1/8 inch (by my caliper)...

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My One Line Review

My One Line Review

01-23-2015 10:37 PM by Roger | 15 comments »

It Works!! OK, there is more than one line.. It’s a short novel. lol Thanks to this gent on youtube, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amzUACmIKDs), and this good deal on Amazon, (http://www.amazon.com/PSI-Woodworking-LR110-3-110-Volt-Collector/dp/B00004S9AI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422052792&sr=8-1&keywords=long+ranger+III), I finally got it, and I’m happy as a tick on a hound. While at the lathe spinning the ga-zillion pens and such, I used to have to walk over and...

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MIRKA DEROS - NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS!!!

MIRKA DEROS - NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS!!!

01-22-2015 06:23 PM by Rockne | 6 comments »

I received my brand new MIRKA DEROS just yesterday. It appears to be a very well made product, with the same quality of Festool. It even smells like a Festool. Unfortunately, that’s as much of a review that I can provide, because I (fortuantely) didn’t get a chance to use it before finding out that the DEROS the Deros that is sold in the US is not the same as the Deros sold overseas. This info came to me straight from the (very kind) Mirka folks in Twinsburg, Ohio. What’s...

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disappointed in Veritas

disappointed in Veritas

01-22-2015 04:21 PM by libraryman | 10 comments »

My son presented with me with a Veritas low angle spokeshave for Christmas. We were going to use it for shaping an oak axe handle we had cut out. I initially tested it on Christmas day using some pine and cherry scraps around the shop. Worked great on this fairly soft wood. However when we later tried to shape the oak handle the problems began. The blade is held in place by two bolt heads which contact side bevels on the blade. The instructions for the shave say you need to sand the back of ...

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Good Drill Press for $70

Good Drill Press for $70

01-22-2015 12:03 AM by edwood1975 | 4 comments »

If your on a budget then this is the press for you here are some pros and cons… Pros:1. Light is a great feature especially when trying to position a brad point on your workpiece2 Small enough to fit under a bench at 23” high3 Cast iron base and shelf makes it extremely sturdy but a con appears when trying to move and position the 6×6” shelf it’s very heavy4. Overall I like it Cons:1. Hard to position wood on shelf as its too small( that’s why I buil...

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For the money, not a bad saw.

For the money, not a bad saw.

01-20-2015 09:40 PM by Dave Rutan | 9 comments »

I bought this saw several years ago as my first table saw. I shopped around for what I could afford and decided that this was the one I wanted. In no way to I regret that decision. Coming into the hobby from the ground up I wanted a saw that had all its parts. I would have been pretty clueless about any Craigslist buy as to features, missing pieces, etc. Aside from the metal stand, there was no assembly necessary to get this saw up and running. Everything was aligned properly and has served...

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Very promising clamp edge system

Very promising clamp edge system

01-20-2015 02:23 AM by paxorion | 11 comments »

Like many other woodworkers, I’ve done a dance around buying a track saw or making due with after market and/or shop made guides. Knowing that I’d be in the dog house if I splurged on a track saw (i.e. Festool) before I had a decent portfolio of sheet-goods based projects, I attempted to make due with two HF straight edge and a home-made guide. At shorter lengths (up to ~24-30”) that solution work fine. Any longer, and it becomes a pick your poison question of fighting de...

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A Hint for Lefties & Flexcut Palm Tools

A Hint for Lefties & Flexcut Palm Tools

01-19-2015 10:02 PM by Woodstock | 3 comments »

Short Answer: Yes Flexcut does have skews for lefties in all the sizes they offer & not just the few they show online. They just don’t know it. (See the section called ”Cut to the Chase” if you want to skip all the boring details.) The boring background set up: I am a chronic lefty. And I started to clear off a “bucket list” item last month that has been on my list for +45 years. Specifically I need as beginner’s set of palm tools for a project t...

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