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Great Starting Sprayer

Great Starting Sprayer

08-11-2010 02:35 AM by shopmania | 24 comments »

I had been looking for a sprayer for my latest project, a blanket chest made with quarter saw white oak. I really wanted the finish to look good. I read a lot of good/great reviews on the Rockler sprayer. Then I found one at the new Harbor Freight in my town for about $50 less. I did a lot of research on the net, and found a review on another site that said the Rockler and Harbor Freight were the same machine. In looking at the pictures, they certainly look identical. I’ve heard/r...

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Chicagoe Electric Flex Shaft Carver

Chicagoe Electric Flex Shaft Carver

11-18-2013 03:06 AM by Jim Jakosh | 25 comments »

I am not a carver but sometimes a project requires some carving or shaping and I have been doing it with a Dremel 4000. Well last week that thing got real hot when using a 3/4” shaping tool that I decided I needed one of those flex shaft carvers with a small stylus in my hand instead of the big Dremel. I think this job killed the Dremel because it does not wind up to top speed any more. So I looked at Wecheer carvers at $204 and 1/6 hp and Foredom’s at around $400 and I decide...

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Out of the box review and initial impressions.

Out of the box review and initial impressions.

12-14-2010 08:59 PM by dbhost | 28 comments »

A full review post use, and swapping blade to a proper blade are going to be in the works, but I figured I would post this up now to give you guys a heads up. I may just edit this review when I am ready, who knows? This is NOT a usage, or long term review, this is just a fit and finish sort of thing. So if that is what you are interested in, read on… I picked up a Chicago Electric #98194 on Friday with a coupon I have been sitting on for a few months that expired on Sunday, so it ...

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Long term review, the good, and the bad.

Long term review, the good, and the bad.

02-26-2014 03:29 PM by dbhost | 13 comments »

I have had this saw for several years, and have used it quite extensively and I think I have found, and worked the bugs out of it, more or less. I have a write up on my blog of course at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com/2014/02/chicago-electric-98194-12-sliding.html but to summarize… The blade and dust collection issues I noted early on hold as true today as they did then, which is why I built the dust hood. I don’t find the dust collection to be any worse than other sliders ...

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Chicago Electric Circular Saw Blade Sharpener

Chicago Electric Circular Saw Blade Sharpener

05-24-2012 01:21 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 28 comments »

Addendum after 72 days: My old dewalt blade seen on the bench in the video below is what I sharpened next. I sharpened up pretty nicely. In fact I’m leaving it in the saw for a bed build and I’ve been working with Walnut, maple, and jatoba for this. So far the blade that I sharpened has been working really well. So well in fact that I think I’ll spruce up this sharpener with new knobs, and a few washers to help align things. I’m upping my rating a star. I’d se...

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Value

Value

04-22-2013 08:09 PM by Mark Davisson | 8 comments »

I had become frustrated with my wooden, shop-made feather boards. I could never get the length of the “feathers” or the spacing/gaps between them to be just right for the type and thickness of wood being used. They were either too stiff or too weak. Knowing I was going to be ripping a considerable amount of thin stock, I wanted something safer, so I decided to give Harbor Freight a try. I’ve used this feather board every day for the past month – mainly on my TS b...

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Initially I was excited about getting this then thoroughly disappointed after using it.

Initially I was excited about getting this then thoroughly disappointed after using it.

03-05-2010 08:47 AM by LarryDNJR | 24 comments »

I was looking for a cheap but effective option for cutting pen blanks since I don’t really have a workshop setup yet for the space nor the money for a large band-saw or table-saw even. So searching around on the internet I found this tiny little table-saw at Harbor Freight. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=93211 Listed at $39.99 it didn’t seem like to bad a deal. It claims it can cut 3/4” and cuts at 14,000rpm which should be just fine...

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Electric power hoist

Electric power hoist

07-23-2010 02:39 AM by jerset | 6 comments »

Electric Power HoistI needed a way to lift heavy loads in and out of my pickup. Table saw 600 # Band saw 275 # Drill press 140 # I purchased this hoist from Cabela’s and the swing out hoist frame. I Made in china sold by Cabela’s, Grizzly, Harbor Fright and others.EM # 44006 MANUFACTURER: CHICAGO ELECTRIC POWER TOOLSDescription decided to mount the hoist on a galvanized pipe, a 4’ section in the ground 2’ deep with 2 60# sacks of concrete, a coupling with a 10 se...

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A Whole Lot Cheaper for Almost the Same Quality

A Whole Lot Cheaper for Almost the Same Quality

02-01-2011 04:01 AM by StumpyNubs | 6 comments »

I am not an expert carver. I did most of my carving with a rotary tool and longed to own one of those big power carvers like I saw at Woodcraft for $400. So when I saw one at Harbor Freight for 50 bucks you can imagine my excitement. Here’s the details… This is essentially a 1/4hp rotary tool. It is a motor that hangs from a wall bracket with a long flexable shaft with a little adjustable keyed chuck (like an drill) on the end that’ll accept any size carving bit. It’...

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Great for occasional work- But plastic fence is a problem.

Great for occasional work- But plastic fence is a problem.

02-03-2011 02:19 AM by StumpyNubs | 19 comments »

I almost never use biscuit joinery, but when the Chicago Electric Plate Joiner went on sale at Harbor Freight for $30 I bought one. Since nobody’s reviewed it yet, I thought I should give my observations. First of all, Harbor Freight is a wonderful store full of a LOT of great tools, some of very high quality and all for very low prices. But as a general rule I never buy their hand power tools. There’s just too much orange plastic! But I took a chance on this one and the result...

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