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What to do except buying somewhere else ?

What to do except buying somewhere else ?

11-30-2011 09:43 PM by Johnny Boy | 6 comments »

For the last 4 years I have tried to do business with Busybee Tools. As many of us, I was impressed by the unbeatable price. Unfortunately, every single order I have placed was a nightmare. Defective dust collector, items not as described, items not available, orders not shipped after several months, missing parts. I have never received a full order without having to complain about it.3 days ago, after 29 days, I have received an email to let me know the item I was waiting for (a 38” st...

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Excellent Waterborne Clear Coat

Excellent Waterborne Clear Coat

12-01-2011 10:44 AM by NiteWalker | 6 comments »

I decided to write this review because I don’t see this finish mentioned too often, and it really deserves more recognition. It’s a waterborne clear coat that’s been formulated for spraying directly from the jar (that’s one really neat thing about it, it comes in plastic jars that are reusable, not tin cans). I started using it this past summer after reading some reviews around the web and from a member on woodnet I look to for finishing advice. I was looking for a ...

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Duelen Planer Blade Sharpening Jig 12"

Duelen Planer Blade Sharpening Jig 12"

10-06-2014 11:28 PM by PatrickB | 6 comments »

Got this handy little gizmo in the mail the other day and used it right off on my DeWalt 12 1/2” planer blades. I would wait until all six edges need sharpening before sharpening the blades. It’s easier to sharpen 6 edges and keep it even for all the edges. I sharpen 2 edges, remove one blade and flip the other blade and put in the 3rd blade and sharpen as before. Then remove the blade that was flipped and install the first removed blade with one edge needing sharpening still. And...

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No more aching thumbs

No more aching thumbs

02-29-2008 07:18 PM by MrWoody | 6 comments »

I received this last Christmas and hadn’t used it.As anyone who has used a scraper over an extended period of time can attest your thumbs become painful.This morning I needed to do a very small bit of scraping but I have a calcium growth that is interfering with the muscle in my thumb making using it for even small things very painful.I opened a drawer and my scraper holder was sitting there and even had a scraper in it ready to go.This thing works. I won’t be doing anymore scrapi...

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Great Video Well Worth the Price

Great Video Well Worth the Price

02-17-2013 03:30 PM by PittsburghTim | 6 comments »

I have purchased several woodworking videos in the past and have been generally pleased, but this one was very helpful. I knew a number of the things from reading other sources, but see it first hand takes some of the remaining mystery out of it for me. I like Chris’ sense of humor and value his opinion on tools and such. This video is great for someone who does not have much experience with tuning up a plane an nobody around to teach them. He takes you from the purchase of a used...

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Steel City 1.5 HP Model 65200 Dust Collector

Steel City 1.5 HP Model 65200 Dust Collector

04-19-2015 01:10 AM by IHRedRules | 6 comments »

Yes, I do know that Steel City is no more, but I figure, why not review it anyway, as someone may still be interested in purchasing one while they are being clearanced out. To be clear, I just purchased this today, so my experience is very limited with it, so take it for what it’s worth. I was able to purchase it on clearance, so I got what I felt was a good deal. I’m not too worried about product support down the road, as i figure a dust collector is fairly simple and many par...

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Anant jointer plane - an inexpensive option

Anant jointer plane - an inexpensive option

06-06-2010 02:58 AM by 8iowa | 6 comments »

For those who don’t have the time to restore an old Stanley Bailey plane, (#7’s are not exactly abundant) and are reluctant to spend the $400 + for a high quality Lie-Nielsen hand plane, the Anant, from Highland Woodworking is a viable alternative that will not bust the budget. This #7 jointer plane is on sale/clearance for around $80. At first inspection I was impressed. The tote and knob are wood and the overall finish is excellent. The plane is well machined and the frog req...

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Ridgid 16 gallon Shop Vacuum

Ridgid 16 gallon Shop Vacuum

03-11-2011 03:44 AM by kansas | 6 comments »

I just purchased this Ridgid 16 gallon Wet/Dry Vac. The model is a WD 1851 and I got it at Home Depot for $160. I’m upgrading (I hope) from an older ShopVac I had that’s at death’s door. This machine seems very nice so far. Nice power cord length and cord seems to stay cool when running. The switch is right up front and very easy to operate. The included hose and accessories aren’t bad either. The motor is rated for 12 amps but you won’t find that on the packagin...

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Bosch Variable Speed Orbital

Bosch Variable Speed Orbital

04-19-2012 04:15 AM by SwainCustoms | 6 comments »

To start off this is a great little orbital. I have used others in the past and have found this one to be the best, or the one that I like the most as of lately. I was at one point a really big supporter of the variable speed porter cable orbital, I was able to use them on a daily basis. At the shop we used to really beat the hell out of those sanders, but they never seemed to quite. I mean some of them did but most of the time they just kept on chugging. Only problem with the PC though is th...

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A Review & Comparison of the Lie-Nielsen 10ppi & 15ppi Rip Carcass Saws

A Review & Comparison of the Lie-Nielsen 10ppi & 15ppi Rip Carcass Saws

02-04-2010 08:51 PM by ChrisG | 6 comments »

Due to some fortunate circumstances, which I will explain at the end of this review, I recently had the opportunity to spend some time working with both of Lie-Nielsen’s Rip Carcass Saws. On Lie-Nielsen’s website, the 15ppi and the 10ppi versions are each referred to as a “nice small tenon saw”. However, this description is grossly understated and incomplete. With an 11 by 2 ¼ inch saw plate that is only .020 inches thick these are just as similar to LN’s much beloved dovetail saws as they...

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