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Surprisingly Effective Collection

Surprisingly Effective Collection

04-30-2017 01:39 PM by pintodeluxe | 3 comments »

Okay so I had my doubts going in that this contraption would work at all. So many of these dust collection contraptions interfere with the use of the tool, so I often don’t use them. I have a Bench Dog router top and fence with a shop made enclosed cabinet as the base. I use a Ridgid “6.5 hp” shop vac to do the collecting. The dust collection (before installing the Dust Router) was actually fairly good through the fence. However, the cabinet quickly filled with chips and...

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WEN 4225 Drill Press

WEN 4225 Drill Press

04-28-2017 11:25 AM by PPK | 2 comments »

I bought a new floor standing drill press. After doing my usual research, this seemed to be the best bang for my buck. So far, I’m very happy with the quality and features. It includes all the standard items you’d expect from a drill press, such as a depth stop, adjustable speeds, and a work light, 8 amp (about 2/3 or 3/4 HP) motor. Some extra features that make this machine somewhat unique are: -Variable speed without changing the belts. There’s a torque converto...

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Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt 7-1/4 in. Miter Saw

Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt 7-1/4 in. Miter Saw

04-26-2017 06:02 PM by a1Jim | 10 comments »

Yes I know RYOBI. The last Ryobi product I bought was 20+ years ago and have always thought of them as homeowner specials and not something a contractor of 30 years would use that has always tried to work with “Big Boy” tools.So why did I try this out? I needed a lightweight miter saw to cut some trim in a remodel I’m working on and I didn’t want to keep dragging around my Bosch 12” sliding miter saw nor did I want to keep traveling back and forth to the Bosch ei...

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Menards Folding Steel Sawhorse MX047

Menards Folding Steel Sawhorse MX047

04-23-2017 02:28 PM by Kurt T. Kneller | 13 comments »

I came across these the other day and decided to pick up a couple and give them a try. Over the years I have collected many sets of the plastic folding style saw horses. The problem is eventually some have failed and have been replaced, now I have a hodge podge collection with multiple elevations (even the same mfgr). I never did like the plastic ones and I thought they were a pain to store. There are several things that I really like about the MasterForce sawhorses. 1) Capacity – ...

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Amana tools bits

Amana tools bits

04-22-2017 10:52 PM by Desert_Woodworker | 2 comments »

Amana Tools – router bitsI purchased a combo starter set for my CNC, 3 years ago. My .25 spiral bit is to retire to drill or experimentation runs. I honestly recommend Amana tool bit. How do I know exactly know if it is dull (please review the Charles Neil review on sharpening- http://lumberjocks.com/topics/178682) scroll down to the end and how CN sets me straight on what determines if the bit is dull; scientifically. I use Amana and recommend them.

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HIPUR WW30 Hot-Melt Glue, Amazing product

HIPUR WW30 Hot-Melt Glue, Amazing product

04-22-2017 07:49 PM by RJL73 | 0 comments »

This is a great concept. If anyone is wondering whether or not its a necessary expense, i’ll go over a couple of things from my experience so far. I ordered the Hipurformer Glue gun, which came from Franklin, it said Steinel on it when i opened the box. I ordered the WW30 cartridges to start and they came with the glue gun through WoodWorkers Hardware. The front part of the glue gun is where you put the cartridge, then you attach it to the handle. I plugged it in and waited the 12 m...

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Design features miss the mark

Design features miss the mark

04-22-2017 07:35 AM by EarlS | 10 comments »

Laguna C Flux 1.5 HP Dust Collector – 3 Stars – it provides good air flow and suction with 2 stage filtration. The rest of the design misses the mark. Earlier this spring, I ordered a Laguna C Flux, 1.5 HP dust collector ($1000) from Rockler with direct shipping from Laguna. After 2 weeks of waiting for a shipping confirmation I called Rockler and they said they would check on a delivery date. A week later and still no response so I called and e-mailed Laguna directly and sp...

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Are Expensive Chisels Worth The Money?  Western Bench Chisel Comparison

Are Expensive Chisels Worth The Money? Western Bench Chisel Comparison

04-20-2017 11:09 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 17 comments »

A question that has plagued woodworkers for eras. In this video, I take a look at western bench chisels to understand what makes them tick. I test for ease of sharpening, ergonomics, the utility of the blade length/stays and overall feel. I took all of the chisels to a 27-degree bevel to really get a feel for sharpening them and to get rid of that first bit of possibly over hardened steel, I flattened the back, and then I just had-at-it living with them for a few months. The video is a sy...

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Tool-less Blade Guide Bearing Retofit

Tool-less Blade Guide Bearing Retofit

04-20-2017 11:11 AM by woodshopmike | 5 comments »

This review is going to just skim the surface as a more detailed review is on my blog here. With that said, let me tell you the big things that make this upgrade great. The new blade guides don’t take up anymore room than the originals, but they’re many times better. The bearings are 6000 series which is a big step up from the skateboard sized bearings that originally came on the saw. Also, adjusting the bearings is very quick an easy. There is a thumb screw on the front of...

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False Advertising

False Advertising

04-19-2017 08:13 AM by HGAlfrerd | 26 comments »

This incident is about “False advertising” and “using 1 HP inverter on a 1 ½ HP Motor” on the Grizzly G0632 wood lathe”.09-30-14 I ordered a wood lathe (G0632) including various wood working accessories.Once the lathe arrived and I had it assembled, I noticed that the inverter would cut-out frequently when operating the lathe. I called Grizzly and they shipped a replacement inverter. There was an issue with the first shipment of the inverter, as someone had picked the wrong item and instead o...

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