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16 lbs. of badass

16 lbs. of badass

07-25-2016 01:29 AM by vulgarviking | 4 comments »

Ok. So, for the past few months I’ve been looking for an upgrade from my Bose Ipod sounddock. Not that I’m crapping on Bose. I love it! But it’s not suitable for a shop environment. So, after tossing around tons of ideas and products, I decided to take the plunge and get the DEWALT DWST08810 ToughSystem Music Player with Charger. Needless to say that I’m very happy with it. Now, please keep in mind that even though this is a job site radio, this will NOT leave itR...

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Quieter, better filtration than standard shop vac

Quieter, better filtration than standard shop vac

06-28-2016 05:34 PM by pintodeluxe | 7 comments »

How I Use Dust Collection In My ShopI use a dust collector, as well as two shop vacuums for dust collection. One is a “6.5 hp” Ridgid that stays at the router table, and disconnects easily for shop cleanup. The other one is a small Ridgid vac dedicated to the miter saw. These vacs seem to do their job, and the howling noise they make doesn’t bother me much because the tools they are attached to are just as loud. Furthermore, the miter saw and router table tend to be used...

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Issues resolved - Great customer service

Issues resolved - Great customer service

04-28-2016 06:33 PM by greatview | 8 comments »

Several months ago I posted a negative review on the Shelix replacement head for my Dewalt 735. The problem was that the replacement heads are normally slightly smaller in diameter which makes it possible to install a Shelix with all the cutters in place through the main bearing seat on the drive end. However, I found the reduced diameter to be a problem as now I had snipe and a reduced cutting range and increased roller pressure. After a couple of phone calls and emails to Byrd Tool, th...

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From a Pinto to a Ferrari

From a Pinto to a Ferrari

01-26-2016 07:38 PM by kenthemadcarpenter | 16 comments »

When you go from the planer like in the third picture to a newer model, there is going to be an obvious world of difference. After fifteen years of using my H&W planer which is to say been very good to me even with some of the finagaling i had to do some days to get her to run right. I decided finally it was time to purchase a new Planer, so for six months of researching all the different planers I finally opted for this Dewalt, Now i have only used it a few times to more or less test it ...

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Shelix Replacement Head Too Small in Diameter

Shelix Replacement Head Too Small in Diameter

12-12-2015 07:54 PM by greatview | 14 comments »

I replaced the stock head in my DW735 with a new Shelix spiral head. It seem as if the Shelix diameter is slightly less that that of the stock head. I had to remove the blades in order to pull the old head out as they were a larger diameter than that of bearing and I couldn’t remove it intact. The Shelix head goes through the bearing seat thus is smaller that the diameter of the stock head. Clearly the entry side is closer than before. In other words, I have to crank down the u...

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DeWalt DWS7085 Mitre Saw LED Worklight System

DeWalt DWS7085 Mitre Saw LED Worklight System

11-30-2015 04:13 AM by wseand | 8 comments »

A friend of mine gave me this awhile back and I didn’t think I would use it because I realy didn’t need the extra light. Well I guess I should have installed it earlier then I did. I have been using it for some time now and wonder how I cut without it before. I think it is a great accessory, I would say better then a laser light. I believe they run about 35 bucks and I would say well worth the investment. It is quite easy to install even for a knot head as myself. Although, i...

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Dozuki Style, But Some Differences

Dozuki Style, But Some Differences

10-17-2015 01:59 PM by DylanC | 1 comment »

Let me start by saying this is my first venture into the world of anything other than a “construction” grade handsaw. My thoughts and opinions here are based on a whopping 10 minutes of experience. I was looking at this saw as an inexpensive alternative to a traditional dozuki style saw as I build my tool set. At less than 1/4 the cost of a Z-saw, I didn’t have much to lose. Anyway, the thing is a bit of a monster at just over 21” in length, with the cutting port...

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I just don't get it anymore.

I just don't get it anymore.

10-11-2015 01:23 AM by PatrickB | 15 comments »

Update:It was mentioned in a review I wrote about another tool that it took me 20 years before I wrote a review and that as far as he was concerned what I say doesn’t really count. So I thought I would update why it took so long to write my review. I have always been very happy with this tool. It’s done plenty of studs and joists and decks. Cut just great and runs like a champ. My only complaint arose the one time I do not have a table saw and I had to make some precision on a pro...

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20V MAX* Lithium Ion Compact Drill/Driver Kit

20V MAX* Lithium Ion Compact Drill/Driver Kit

08-10-2015 12:11 PM by dbray45 | 11 comments »

This was one of my wife’s impulse buys. I have stayed clear of battery powered drills, not because I haven’t had them, I have. I have one at work and I use it as much as I use a power drill at home (not drill press) – very little. Since I use it so rarely, I have to charge it before I can use it. I have 2 Milwaukee corded drills at home which I like a lot – One impact and the other is not. I was putting in a wall up on Saturday (covering an exposed cinder block ...

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A real workhorse

A real workhorse

06-17-2015 02:54 PM by mramseyISU | 16 comments »

I’ve had this planer for almost 2 years now so I’ve had plenty of time to make up my mind I think. I got it as a package with the add-on tables and an extra set of blades. Out of the box all I needed to do was get the tables attached and it was ready to go. One thing to know going into this you need something to direct the chips off of it. The chip blower REALLY works and wood chips will be flying all over. I made the mistake of using it without anything and it looked like a torna...

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