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Really Good and Inexpensive Sander

Really Good and Inexpensive Sander

01-22-2008 04:17 AM by Huckleberry | 7 comments »

To me having an oscillating spindle sander is kind of a luxury. So when Menard’s had this puppy on sale I decided to buy one and check it out. The ones that I use at school are nice but lack some of the features that this one has. First off cast iron top. Really nice and really heavy. The Wilton’s at school have a laminate top I think that is a pretty big difference. This one weighs in @ 34.5 pounds. Nice storage on board and when I hooked up my shop vac to the 3” por...

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Never thought I would write this...

Never thought I would write this...

04-25-2013 07:00 PM by ScottStewart | 7 comments »

but I have to sing the praises of the Oneway Multi Gauge. I bought a Jet JJ-6CSX about a year ago off craigslist. I brought it home, and did a complete disassembly/cleaning/waxing. Everything went well until I tried to set blades and get this thing to cut. A lot of good LJ’s tried to help me last year and I thought I was ok. I tried it again after winter hibernation and my jointer cut was significantly out of straight. I had tried every method I could find on das Internets to no a...

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finally found something to carve out the bowl of a spoon

finally found something to carve out the bowl of a spoon

04-06-2008 09:06 PM by Joey | 7 comments »

Ever since I started making spoons and spatulas back at christmas, I have been looking for a tool that makes carving the bowl of a spoon easier. I started out using a dremel. The problem with the dremel’s is that you can’t find carving heads big enough. All of the power grinders I had found were $300+. But Woodcraft has a new tool made by Wecheer. It is simply to use, and has more than enough power using carving bits with 1/4” shanks. The first time i used it, I cut th...

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Fein Multimaster Great solid product for multi tasking A++

Fein Multimaster Great solid product for multi tasking A++

07-06-2009 07:50 PM by EricWrights | 7 comments »

The Fein Multimaster handles every job with ease and precision. The bit changing process is very easy and holds the tool very solidly. I tried cutting wood, and 1/8 ” aluminum , cutting holes for my car speaker sheet metal, and sanding. It does everything well, and cuts through sheet metal much easier than the rotozip or dremel with metal cutting disk. When cutting sheet metal I’ve noticed that it doesn’t give off that hot spark unlike most metal cutting tools. It also...

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I would like a review of the Timesaver Speedsander

I would like a review of the Timesaver Speedsander

04-08-2008 06:38 AM by tooldad | 7 comments »

I am putting together a proposal for my school shop to get a wide belt sander for the upcoming school year. Had my eye on a grizzly, however prefer local reps and us made Timesaver. Looking at the Speedsander series for about $9k, the grizzly about $10k, or the timesaver 1300 series – $14K+4K setup. I obviously want the Timesaver 1300, but at half the cost I can get the speedsander if all goes well with approvals. I would like any reviews I can get on any of the 3 listed. Thank...

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Bargain Tool Review - Skil 9" 2.5-Amp Band Saw (3385-012)

Bargain Tool Review - Skil 9" 2.5-Amp Band Saw (3385-012)

06-21-2012 08:16 PM by SchottFamily | 7 comments »

I finally got a chance last night to use the bench-top band saw that I picked up a few months ago. My local Lowes sells it for for about $120 plus tax, but I grabbed it on sale, refurbished, at CPO for $69 back in January or February.I had been looking at the PC 14? floor saw, but at $400+, but I had a tough time justifying it at this point. I’m really on a Porter-Cable kick lately. I’m so happy with both the PC joiner and planer that I got last year. Anyhow, back to this band saw review...

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Shakes itself to pieces in a very short time

Shakes itself to pieces in a very short time

07-07-2009 06:46 AM by Durnik150 | 7 comments »

Price $29.95 via Amazon. The price fluctuates with what package of attachments come with the sander. The search for a reasonably priced finish sander continues… I had hoped this little unit from Black & Decker would hold up for a while and I would get some good use out of it. I was disappointed. First, the “Zone Touch” feature is worthless. There is an indicator light that tells you when too much pressure is being applied. This light comes on red when the unit is f...

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Nova DV 2024: Good lathe, good price point - some problems

Nova DV 2024: Good lathe, good price point - some problems

05-05-2014 05:08 PM by mileskimball | 7 comments »

It’s been about six months since purchase, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on the Nova DVR 2024. Pros: I’ve been able to make some really satisfying turnings with it. (That’s the main thing! See picture.) The motor is an intelligent beast. The power is terrific, and the electronic control works as advertised. You can really hear it dig down for more push when you put a load on the workpiece. The service is good. I had a small problem at the beginning, but ...

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Ash handrail cut with Yonico router bits

Ash handrail cut with Yonico router bits

05-10-2015 03:21 AM by exelectrician | 7 comments »

I wanted a solid handrail for my son-in-laws remodel but the big box stores only sell finger jointed handrail these days. This Yonico set was found on ebay brand new from Yonico. The project called for fourteen foot long handrails, I got a 10 quarter by 7” wide ash board and cut it into 3 pieces.I got 42 feet of handrail including the cost of the cutters for under 120$$ Very cost effective. Bottom line – Yes I would recommend this set to fellow LJ’s

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Akeda Works Like Magic

Akeda Works Like Magic

06-10-2015 11:50 PM by pintodeluxe | 7 comments »

Okay when the hype of a new tool is gone, and the dust has settled… here is a review of an older Akeda dovetail jig. This may be a moot point, but hey you might find one on ebay. I have used four different types of dovetail jigs including Porter Cable, Leigh, and an off-brand jig. I felt comfortable with making dovetails, so flipping through the manual was not a big deal. Put the clamp in the correct position, snap in the guide fingers and dust chute and you are ready to rout. CL...

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