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Milwaukee Heat Gun

Milwaukee Heat Gun

12-16-2014 11:20 PM by Dallas | 1 comment »

About 8 days ago my heatgun went Titsup on my. It wasn’t much, just a cheap Craftsman from about 35 years ago and it worked OK but never seemed to be that great.So a few days ago I was playing on the Bay of E and found a Milwaukee Dual Heat unit for $5, buy it now with $5 shipping.I figured that if it was junk, I wouldn’t lose much so I bought it.It arrived today and I had to try it out for it’s intended purpose, which for me is bending the binding for guitars. I was cert...

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Milwaukee Self Feed Bits

Milwaukee Self Feed Bits

08-09-2014 11:03 PM by natenaaron | 4 comments »

I am making something that needed a 1 3/8 inch hole cut. I whipped out the 1 3/8 hole saw I have and it was not big enough. After a quick measure it turns out it is NOT 1 3/8, so it was off to the hardware store. The only 1 3/8 hole cutting thing they had was an expensive Milwaukee self feeding bit. My choice was to spend the money and work on my project today, or order something and wait a week or so. I spent the money and I am glad I did. Being the anal type person I am, I always t...

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New Router for the Router Table

New Router for the Router Table

02-09-2014 10:04 PM by Jerry | 6 comments »

This router is amazing. Quiet, powerful – 2.25 HP, variable speed – 10,000-24,000 RPM, a breeze to adjust, which you can do three ways. 1) With the adjustment screw2) By pushing the release button you can adjust quickly to a given range, then dial it in3) Best of all, with a T-Handle wrench ( provided as part of the package ) through the bottom of the router, this makes it perfect for a router table, and you don’t have the added expense of a router lift. You can also ...

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An oldie but a goodie

An oldie but a goodie

01-10-2014 05:00 PM by Mainiac Matt | 7 comments »

I purchased this new in ‘96 from Woodworkers Whse, in a package deal with a stand for ~$400. Milwaukee chop saws and sliders were the king of the hill back then, as the only dual bevel miter SCMS on the market, with the motor mounted high and belt drive, was the Hitachi, and it was a lot more expensive. This is b4 the day of the 12” DeWalt sliders, which took over the market several years later. This saw has proven to be a real work horse. I was building a timber frame house...

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Milwaukee 3/8" hammer drill

Milwaukee 3/8" hammer drill

10-03-2013 09:44 PM by PatrickB | 3 comments »

This is a review, hence it is just my opinion. To the best of knowledge the picture is a true and actual representation of the item I am reviewing. Sorry about the above but others have made these little disclaimers necessary.So onto the drill. Yep, I give it 5 stars after what I just put it through. I just tapped about 30 holes in 1/2” aluminum (7/16” x 14tpi) with this little puppy and it did not flinch one bit. I have had this drill for quite sometime now and have used it for a...

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Milwaukee M12 Rotary Tool

Milwaukee M12 Rotary Tool

10-03-2013 09:31 PM by PatrickB | 4 comments »

Again this tool review is just my opinion. I have quite a few of the Milwaukee M12 tools and really like them a lot. I have the “other” rotary tool too. The “other” tool is still working, the Milwaukee is no longer with us. I do not feel I abused the tool, you know, hours and hours of running with no breaks, battery after battery until the cover melted.LOL None of that, I feel I used the tool in the way it was designed to be used and with in about three months of owner...

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Turn the corner when you see this one.

Turn the corner when you see this one.

05-16-2013 03:37 AM by vipond33 | 18 comments »

I am not normally inclined to write bad reviews, preferring to talk about tools that I really like, but if I can save one LJ from buying this problem drill then my work here is done. We were out on a job site, far, far from home – without our right angle drill.It was essential to what we were doing so our boss ran out and bought (to give him credit) probably the only choice available for miles. Nevertheless, it was Jack and the Beanstalk in reverse. We gave him a few beans, he cam...

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"variable" speed trigger

"variable" speed trigger

04-28-2013 02:46 AM by Johnny Boy | 10 comments »

First of all, I’d like to explain that this is not the saw I have ordered from Home Depot Canada.A guy made a mistake somewhere and sent me this one instead of the 13 Amp 6536-21.After multiple calls, they offered to refund less than the difference but I had to use the saw anyway soI kept it. HD really s**ks in Canada. Last time I buy stuff from them. So I have received the 6519-22. The metal locks on the case are working very well.The case is just big enough for the saw, even the ma...

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Solid, Simple, Powerful.  Router Lift Not Required (Really!).

Solid, Simple, Powerful. Router Lift Not Required (Really!).

02-12-2013 11:23 AM by MetallurgyNerd | 9 comments »

I bought this router specifically to install in my router table, replacing a crummy Chinese router I bought years ago when I was poor. It installed easily on my 9” round Veritas phenolic base plate and the built-in above-table adjustment is great. Obviously not as precise as a $350 after-market router-lift that lets you precisely adjust bit depth a thou at a time, but perfectly adequate for everything I do, which is primarily furniture-making. I had to remove the router D handles t...

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I don't give anything 5 stars, except this

I don't give anything 5 stars, except this

06-05-2012 06:51 PM by lumberjoe | 23 comments »

If you only own one drill/driver in your entire life, this should be and could be the one. There is no better drill, in my opinion than the magnum. This drill will tear your arm off before it gives up, and has warning labels as such. These warnings should not be taken lightly. It is also possible to delicately drive screws without over torquing. The variable speed is extremely responsive and easy to control. highlights – Keyed Jacobs chuck. This is tough, has no discernible run-out ...

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