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Great drill press if you get it on sale.

Great drill press if you get it on sale.

2323 days ago by kshipp | 1 comment »

I got this drill press in December and I have been really happy with it. Here are some basic stats on it: HP: 3/4 Continuous, 1 1/2 Maximum Volts: 120/240 (Ships wired for 120) Amps: 10/5 RPM: 1725 (No Load) Number of speeds: 16 (215 – 2720) Quill Travel: 4 7/8” Spindle Taper: #2 Morse Taper Chuck Type: Jacobs 5/8” Keyless Height: 68 1/2” Depth: 28 1/2” Weight: 206 lbs The work surface easily adjusts in 4 axes. (Up and down, s...

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Sometimes, Smaller is Better!

Sometimes, Smaller is Better!

2323 days ago by Hawgnutz | 4 comments »

I don’t cut crown molding or much of anything with my miter saw except picture frames. I also have to use a crutch to walk, so any tool I can carry with one hand is attractive to me. I do most of my cutting outside, so this “little” miter saw, that can be easily carried with one hand, is great! I sold my 10” miter saw because it was so hard for me to carry that I just got tired of using it. This Craftsman only weighs about 16 pounds and has a carrying handle unde...

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Craftsman "All-in-one" Rotary Cutting Tool

Craftsman "All-in-one" Rotary Cutting Tool

2323 days ago by Dadoo | 12 comments »

I bought this tool off of Ebay a couple years ago and although the price was very good (less than $60.00) this tool just don’t “cut it” with me. First off, it’s very loud. Loud enough that you need hearing protection. Secondly, it creates a ton of dust and blows it all around, requiring respiratory protection, a shop vac, mop and bucket, as well as a shower when you’re done. So here’s some more pros and cons that I have found. PROS Plunge router base, c...

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My new tablesaw

My new tablesaw

2323 days ago by ripper | 10 comments »

My wife got me this tablesaw,my old one was on it’s last leg it was a ryobi 10 in.As you can see it full extension to 50 in. on the sides, has a rear outfeed table extension that go’s out 22 in.

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So-So Entry-Level Bandsaw

So-So Entry-Level Bandsaw

2323 days ago by Hawgnutz | 6 comments »

This bandsaw looked really good on paper with bearing guides, 7” resaw capability, and “adjustable” fence. Well, after all that hype dissapeared, it turned out to be only a so-so machine! I am dissapointed and wished i had saved my money and bought a Jet, Rikkon, or even a Grizzly! Within 4 months of very sporadic use, one of the bearings siezed on me. (Thank God I bought the extended warranty!) The service tech ordered set for me, but it still has a funny sound when ...

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One Great Product

One Great Product

2325 days ago by Woodshopfreak | 10 comments »

I was wanting a jointer for a long time. I was looking, but most were upwards of $400, and I am not willing to fork over that kind of money, so I opted for a cheaper, but still efficient one. I saw the Delta, but it had aluminum table, and although it looked very nice, the lightness of it didn’t make me really that happy about it. I was going to get the 4 inch craftsman jointer, when I said to myself, I will grow, I will later want the bigger version, I will be mad I made the desision t...

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Fantastic 110v Tablesaw

Fantastic 110v Tablesaw

2358 days ago by HybridIndie | 12 comments »

I’ve had this saw for just over a year now and love it. The saw has plenty of power and is very accurate. Repeatable cuts are a breeze as long as you don’t need more that 25” of capacity. This being my only complaint about it. The saw itself is smooth with no noticeable vibration even with my 8” stacked Dado installed. I have ripped long pieces of Red Oak strips for face frames using this with a pretty generous feed rate and no noticeable bogging down in the motor. I ...

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Craftsman Professional 10" Hybrid Table Saw

Craftsman Professional 10" Hybrid Table Saw

2359 days ago by Tony Z | 4 comments »

I’ve had this saw for almost a year now and I love it. I got a great deal on it also. It retails for about $1100 but it went on sale for $1000 and then Sears had a deal for 20% off that and then combined that with no interest for a year. I couldn’t pass it up. I ended up getting it for $800! The saw comes with a Biesemeyer fence which is one of the best features. When I first used the saw with this fence, I could have cried. The Biesemeyer fence works like butter. I don’t k...

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Craftsman Professional series #315.218290 Tablesaw with folding stand.

Craftsman Professional series #315.218290 Tablesaw with folding stand.

2366 days ago by Dadoo | 13 comments »

This is my personal review of my Craftsman saw listed above. I work out of a two car garage that I need to park two vehicles in, so I need a saw that is light and portable, and that leaves a small footprint when stored. About a year ago I literally burned up my old Rockwell tablesaw and went on the hunt for a new one. Brands like Bosch, Makita and Rigid weren’t readily available to see, touch and examine…and Sears had this one “on sale” for $350.00. There was a Dewalt ...

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Modest Accuracy, Flimsy Design, Dangerous Features

Modest Accuracy, Flimsy Design, Dangerous Features

2370 days ago by mot | 22 comments »

I wrote this review for Epinions in 2004 and felt that, as Sears is still selling the saw, it is still relevant. ProsOutfeed extension ConsExtremely unsafe saw. This is an avoidable kickback waiting to happen. The Bottom LineIf you buy this saw, you will end up buying another saw in a very short period of time. I was given this saw as a gift. It was a thoughtful gift and I appreciated the sentiment….however… Saw Specs from Sears: 15-amp direct drive ball bearing...

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