Reviews: irwin marples

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Great for general construction!

Great for general construction!

01-30-2014 03:56 PM by smitdog | 12 comments »

I picked up this blade about 4 months ago while in the middle of a remodeling project. I have the el cheapo 12” sliding miter saw from HF and I still had the original blade on it that came with the saw, which is absolute junk. I had not really cut much on it and it was so dull that it was burning through things more than it was cutting! I could get it through a modern 2×4 with some effort but it was getting ridiculously dangerous to cut anything on it. The wall we were cutting ...

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Watch out Diablo - Irwin does it again,  this time with 24 teeth

Watch out Diablo - Irwin does it again, this time with 24 teeth

08-19-2012 03:29 AM by lumberjoe | 23 comments »

I’ve been sitting on these blades for a while as I have been quite busy. Brand new in the package I have a 24 tooth Diablo rip blade, and a 24 tooth Irwin Marples rip blade. I did a comparison of the diablo/Marples 50 tooth blades, but the Diablo I had was used a few times. This time for comparisons sake, both are brand spankin new. Note: this review is for the Irwin Marples blade that that will be the focus. The Freud Diablo was used for comparison. All cuts were performed on a perf...

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great chisels

great chisels

04-05-2012 04:04 PM by reggle | 7 comments »

Great value chisel set.Any woodworker will laugh at the state of sharpness of these. The packaging states `Sharpened & ready to use but a bit of sharpening on the oilstone got them to a razer egde. Product Description Marples Ms500 Soft Touch B/E Chisel Set 5 Metal striking cap allows use with a hammer, prolongs the life of the handle and prevents mushrooming. The soft touch handles are oil and water resistant to prevent slippage and to give improved comfort even during prolon...

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