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Steel City 35990G 10" Saw

Steel City 35990G 10" Saw

02-24-2012 04:49 PM by Dorty | 8 comments »

This is the first time I have written a review on any of my tools, but with me doing so much research before buying my Steel City table saw I figured that it might help someone else find the saw they are looking for. After reading some of the other reviews on Steel City I was a little worried about having trouble with the assembly, but I must say it wasn’t all that bad. They sent two extra pages of instructions (besides the manual) that seemed to address some of the problems that othe...

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Buying wood online

Buying wood online

06-23-2014 01:13 PM by OleDL | 8 comments »

I usually do small projects out of specialty woods and sometimes have a difficult time finding stock. For the longest time, I have been getting wood from Rockler because of the smaller sizes and available widths and thicknesses. However, I often times received a crooked or warped piece. The final straw was ordering supplies to make a project out of 3/8” Walnut. I was almost done when I made a wrong cut and needed to order another piece. However, at the time, Rockler was out of 3/8”...

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Harbor Freight Scissor Lift Table

Harbor Freight Scissor Lift Table

09-15-2010 04:46 AM by jcwalleye | 8 comments »

Tool Review 500 lb capacity hydraulic lift table I struggle lowering cabinets or other heavy items from the workbench down to the floor. It’s often more of a controlled drop than anything else. I thought it was just me, but the topic came up on one of the forums recently. Someone mentioned that they used a scissor lift table from Harbor Freight and several others chimed in saying they used the same thing. It was such a simple solution, I had to get one. A friend picked it up...

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Well Spent $12

Well Spent $12

08-01-2012 12:21 AM by Tedstor | 8 comments »

So I’ve grown tired of using a 24” framing square when laying out larger workpieces and other shop projects.In my hands, the larger framing squares are a bit cumbersome. Knowing I will need a larger square to make a cross cut sled and to install a new fence on my table saw, I began looking for options. I remember reading that drafting squares are typically inexpensive and fairly accurate. Cheap and accurate? Thats a winner in my book. I’m always weary of buying measuring...

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A little pricey, but worth it.

A little pricey, but worth it.

07-29-2009 06:35 AM by bayspt | 8 comments »

Bought this when I did the drawers for the lego table.My Ryobi drill wouldn’t fit in some of the places I needed it too. I also bought the 3/8 chuck for the drill. In my opinion, these tools preform as designed. I have driven 3 1/2” drywall screws into pine 2×4s with no pilot hole with no problem. Plenty of power. The impact driver is a bit noisy, but that is to be expected. For assebly with screws, they simply cant be beat. I find myself reaching for the drill more of...

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So far I am very impressed

So far I am very impressed

01-05-2016 03:58 AM by rodg | 8 comments »

I will have to come back after I get some time using this band saw so please consider this as a first impression review. I took receipt of the saw this afternoon so I have only performed the un-boxing/assembly and did a few test cuts in maple. The packaging was top notch on-par with the packaging used by SawStop. Assembly was quick and easy with help from my 10 year old daughter, all said and done took maybe 2 hours to assemble with her help and us taking our time so I could explain things...

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Acrylic Lathe Dust Hood

Acrylic Lathe Dust Hood

02-22-2017 01:43 AM by Roger | 8 comments »

I caught this on sale for 20 bux. Original price is 30. Anyone who turns a lot of pens would benefit by having this. A very nice way to collect dust while spinning pens, pencils, bottle stoppers, and/or any small spindle type turnings. Wood or acrylic project pieces, the chips get sucked right out of your way. I don’t think it would work very well for turning a bowl because of the way it wraps around the project piece. It is very easy to remove since it mounts with some pretty stout mag...

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Excellent Rubber Glove

Excellent Rubber Glove

01-02-2010 11:58 PM by ChunkyC | 8 comments »

Not your typical review and I know that a lot of other people use Nitrile gloves in the shop. I use the Advanced Tool Design Model ATD-6999 X-Large Blue Powder-Free, Fully Textured Nitrile Gloves, 100/box that I get from Amazon for about $9.00. What I like most about the gloves is the fit. I like that they are “roomy” without being loose and are very sturdy. I snag the gloves on lots of little bits here and there a lot and they seldom tear. I use them for finishing and in th...

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Modern Practical Joinery by George Ellis

Modern Practical Joinery by George Ellis

04-19-2010 09:58 PM by JohnnyW | 8 comments »

George Ellis was a joiner working in England at the end of the 19th Century, and realising that he wouldn’t be around to mentor my woodworking journey in person, he decided to set down his instruction in this convenient text. First, he tells me, a joiner must become familiar with the many hand tools that he will encounter, and understand how to use them. He pays special attention to teaching me how to create efficient mortice and tenon and dovetail joints. He also tells me, with a ra...

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Performax Air Filtration System 240-3783

Performax Air Filtration System 240-3783

07-04-2014 11:30 AM by Ajs73 | 8 comments »

Bought this filter unit at a garage sale,brand new in box for $40. I don’t haveanything to compare it with but I’m amazedat how much dust accumulates on the outerfilter. I’m also running a HF dust collector. The unit has a 5 mic. outer and 1 mic. innerfilters,3 speeds, & remote control. For $40 anythingthat keeps dust out of my lungs is worthbuying. It’s a perfect size for my smallbasement shop with low ceilings. Menards is selling them for $160& I believ...

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