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Smooth saw!

Smooth saw!

04-29-2012 08:55 PM by AJswoodshop | 5 comments »

Before I was using a circular saw and my cuts were way off. I was sick of my projects looking off. And that when I relized that I need a miter saw. I went to lowes the next day and the had the porter cable miter saw on sale for 80$! I didnt have the $80 dollars so I went home next week praying that they would have another one next week. I knew the wouldnt have it next week. Christmas was comming around the corner. Christmas day I unrapped a huge box. And thats when I found out that my dad ...

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I'll rate it a 4 out of 5 due to the blade to miter slot adjustment.

I'll rate it a 4 out of 5 due to the blade to miter slot adjustment.

04-19-2012 09:47 PM by WillMat | 6 comments »

First, I will rate the saw, and I rate it a 4 out of 5, over the difficulty of aligning the blade to the miter slots. The manual shows a mechanism using set screws to adjust the trunnion, from underneath the table, at the front of the saw. However, the saw does not have this feature, and when you look at the parts diagram, it is not there either. To align the blade to the miter slot, which I had to do, as mine was 0.010” out, I had to add shims under the rear lift rod. The trunnion p...

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Got router a week ago, these are my first impressions of it.

Got router a week ago, these are my first impressions of it.

03-26-2012 06:08 AM by ZLSBOARDWORKS | 5 comments »

Received my porter cable 893 pk from amazon about a week ago, I also received a few router bits along with it. Setting up the router was a cinch, and the fine tuning and measurement adjustments are real easy to use. I don’t know If I like how the motor locks into the base, I had figured when purchasing it that the motor had attached the same way as the older porter cable model like a cork screw. I also don’t know if I like how there is now a spindle lock for tightening and loosen...

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Amazing Saw For The Price........ Minus the Insert Plate

Amazing Saw For The Price........ Minus the Insert Plate

03-23-2012 05:50 PM by WoodyPete | 8 comments »

This is an amazing saw for the price in my opinion. The reviews written by ‘LafayetteJack’ & ‘bobdobbs’ are dead on with my assessment of this saw. I’m just adding my 2 cents to the review of the product…...... I have no financial interest in Porter Cable or Lowes, and my woodworking experience is beginner – intermediate and is simply my hobby. I purchased this saw for many of the same reasons stated by the other reviewers: 1) This is the ...

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dust cover for nail gun

dust cover for nail gun

02-17-2012 03:38 AM by eddie | 5 comments »

moving into a new shop and don’t have all the dust collection set up yet so i use a lot of these mask they make good caps for air tools that i seem to always lose

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PORTER-CABLE 15-Amp 10" Table Saw PCB220 Job site saw

PORTER-CABLE 15-Amp 10" Table Saw PCB220 Job site saw

01-29-2012 03:54 PM by AKMECHANIC | 10 comments »

I purchased this saw at Lowes for $329 a week ago. It has great reviews on Lowes website and a few here. I will keep this simple. I was very dissatisfied with my purchase and will be taking it back. I only used it for two days. Negatives 1. The table work surface is not flat. I posted a picture of that. The left side of the table outboard of the miter slot slopes off almost 1/8”. 2. The fence lock handle when released gets in the way of the work piece making it very difficult to set u...

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Got lucky and got a good one - Works great with modifications

Got lucky and got a good one - Works great with modifications

11-10-2011 04:42 PM by WoodworkGuy | 3 comments »

My wife has been interested in woodworking for awhile, but didn’t want to mess with the “big machines,” but was interested in scroll sawing. The DeWalt and Hawk units were too expensive for a “trial” period, so we looked for a moderately-priced unit. Reading the great reviews on LJ led us to take a chance on the P-C PCB370SS. Fortunately, we were lucky and got a good one. It does a great job with a little vibration and I agree the dust removal and attached...

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Loving this sander

Loving this sander

09-29-2011 09:54 PM by sgtq | 8 comments »

I purchased this belt sander from a big box store the other day for 170.00 plus 10% off for my military discount. I am fairly new to woodworking (about 1 year) so I dont know alot of terms but I’ll try and get this review done in laymans terms.. To start I am loving this sander, Its my first one so I may be biased but it has really opened up what I can accomplish in my small shop. So heres my review based on things I thought were important Packing and Setup: Inside the box was the...

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Overall great first compressor but with a design flaw

Overall great first compressor but with a design flaw

09-12-2011 04:27 PM by Eric_S | 18 comments »

I purchased this from Home Depot for $199 which includes the compressor, 10ft of pretty flexible hose, and a nice 16ga Porter Cable Finishing Nailer that takes straight 16ga nails up to 2 1/2” and operates from 75-120psi. The finish nailer alone is worth around $160. This was my first compressor I’ve purchased. Overall for a first small use compressor I really liked it at first. The pressure builds up very quickly. Gets to 150psi in about 3 min or so. I’ve heard it i...

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Ordered one yesterday

Ordered one yesterday

08-16-2011 10:25 AM by RHytonen | 0 comments »

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/porter-cable-pc750ag-type-amp-small-angle-grinder-parts-c-129_1811_16568.html (wondering if the bearing shouldn’t just be lubed or replaced) I had a Ryobi 5 amp last me about six or seven years. I do sporadic fabrication, welding and kart restoration; and use it heavily when I do, but then not for months or even years in between. The Ryobi (HmDepot, $40) blew up yesterday, blasted a pinhole in the case w/ a tiny fire blowing thru (burnt winding.) ...

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