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A+ Router

A+ Router

2250 days ago by Woodshopfreak | 8 comments »

This router is great, everything about it is just awesome. I use it in my router table for the most part and this thing is dead on accurate and is very fun to use. The 2 horsepower motor is plenty powerful to cut through even the hardest woods and it has many features that you can’t find on other routers or features that are on very high priced routers. I prefer using this router to the Porter Cable routers we used at school. The hand grips on Porter Cables are more like griping knobs t...

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Craftsman Mini Circular Saw model #Model # 112.10872

Craftsman Mini Circular Saw model #Model # 112.10872

2345 days ago by ToddO | 10 comments »

The spec’s are:Diameter: 3 in. Type: Circular saw Motor:Amps: 2.8 Speed Range RPM: 2800 rpm Product Overview:Main Handle Grip: Ergonomic soft grip Handles:Main Position: 3-position I bought this saw for rough cutting plywood sheets instead of having to lug out my full size saw. Because I seldom do this task, I didn’t want to buy a battery powered saw or one that was twice as expensive. The barrel grip is comfortable to hold but is a little awkward when reac...

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AWESOME TABLESAW (WITH VIDEO)

AWESOME TABLESAW (WITH VIDEO)

2352 days ago by Woodshopfreak | 41 comments »

This is a great tablesaw in every respect. For the full review please watch the video below, but for the gist. This tablesaw has some great features and some pro’s and con’s Features:Cool blade guardCool blade bevel/ blade hight adjustmentexpandable wings to 30 inchesoutfeed supportcolapsable standdust bagportablelots of storage Pro’s:LightweightEasy to useNice FenceGreat Storage featuresEasy to change bladesGood power for it’s size Con’s:Light weight (I...

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Craftsman Professional 10inch Table Saw

Craftsman Professional 10inch Table Saw

2374 days ago by Splinters | 9 comments »

I have always liked Craftsman brand tools..so when it came time to look for a table saw that is where I went. I caught this saw on sale and was able to spread the payments interest free over a year. Sale price was around $950. It lists for around $1100. The only thing I have added to it is a movable base. It is a very solid machine and took four guys to unload it from the trailer. It is a very strong smooth running saw. It came with a Biesemeyer fence system, which is a real gem. Nice h...

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Good starter table.

Good starter table.

2374 days ago by kshipp | 4 comments »

I got this router table as part of a combo with this router. My previous router table was all molded plastic and had a significant bow in the table making it useless. This table is nice for a starter table but it doesn’t have a lot of the high end features. The fence is very adjustable with the ability to move the out feed side independently and also slide the sides to cover the bit hole. There is a 2 1/2” dust extraction port on the back which I haven’t used because the ...

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Nice router with excellent depth adjustment.

Nice router with excellent depth adjustment.

2374 days ago by kshipp | 8 comments »

This is a really nice router. It has an all metal case which is a rarity among tools now and it just feels sturdy without being heavy. There are two removable shields for dust and chips and you can also put one in that has a 1” dust port. I just run this with the ShopVac hooked up to that dust port and almost none escapes because it’s completely sealed. It comes with both 1/4” and 1/2” collets so it’s nice for a variety of router bits. The base has 3 LED li...

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Craftsman 12" Bandsaw

Craftsman 12" Bandsaw

2374 days ago by DennisC | 16 comments »

This is everything you could expect from 12” saw. It is manufactured by the same factory that makes Rikon saws. It has good power, 3/4 horse; capacity, 7”; and can be adjusted to cut pretty straight. The guides work nice and can be adjusted up tight. The factory fence is junk. I built one to use with the factory front rail and it works just fine. I’m using a 1/2” 3 tooth blade and have my fence set for about 1/8” drift from front to back.The trunion can be adju...

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Darn good product

Darn good product

2374 days ago by Woodshopfreak | 10 comments »

This bandsaw is great. It allows me to cut curves, very thin peices, and resaw, and its only $150, thats right only $150. It is a great buy for the money. If your wanting one and you don’t want to spend a fortune for a huge bandsaw, then this is a nice substitute. It has about a 5 inch resaw compacity, which isn’t the best but alot better than the compeditors benchtop models. You would think for $150 it would be a plastic pile of junk, well that is certainly not the case here. The...

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Good stand with innovative features.

Good stand with innovative features.

2374 days ago by kshipp | 1 comment »

This is a very versatile stand for the price. My previous stand was basically a metal tee that tipped easily and had some cheap plastic for rollers. This stand is heavy enough (and has a wide-enough stance) to not tip over but is still easy to store and move. For storage it folds flat and can hang on the wall. The height is adjustable from 27” to 44” and there is a positive stop at the top so you don’t have to worry about lifting it right out of the tube. The locking m...

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Lasers aren't as good as Austin Powers thought.

Lasers aren't as good as Austin Powers thought.

2374 days ago by kshipp | 10 comments »

I got this laser drill attachment with my drill press that I reviewed here. I’m really happy with the drill press but this laser sight is quite useless. Contrary to its name, it does not actually drill holes with a laser. Now that would be cool. This mounts on the column of the drill press and projects two laser lines which are supposed to cross at the exact point where the bit will touch the material to be drilled. It is, in fact, possible to set up the laser to do this. The adju...

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