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Separator for shop vac

Separator for shop vac

02-10-2015 05:07 PM by philba | 4 comments »

This is distributed by Woodcraft. The first picture shows the contents of the box. I bought it to build a sanding vac cart – separator and a small shop vac with a HEPA filter plus an auto switch for the vac. It was on sale for (iirc) $49.95, regular price $79.95. I went to check the price on the Woodcraft web site but it didn’t come up in the search. I know my local store had them as recently as mid January. A label on the side of the box even says “woodcraft”. Not ...

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These make you feel manly!

These make you feel manly!

09-02-2011 01:18 AM by Alster | 4 comments »

I bought three of these chisels from Ray Iles while living in England. Ray and everybody at The Old Tool Store were terrific—friendly and helpful and quick. And for whatever reason, despite a pretty weak dollar, the price was much better there than I could find them for in the states. When I got home from England, I set to work flattening the backs and putting an edge on. I was dreading this, as I’ve read other reports that the D2 steel in these can make that a chore. But they ...

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Kreg Miter gauge

Kreg Miter gauge

03-15-2008 02:43 PM by OttawaP | 4 comments »

I bought this gauge recently (cashing in some LV gift certificates) after promising a bunch of picture frames to my wife. It was as good a reason as any to spend some cash at LV. I did do a bit of DD on the two models they offer and found quite a bit of disappointment in the Accumiter gauge on the internet. My General miter gauge that came with the saw is nice and heavy duty but not so repeatable for anything other than 90 or 45 deg’s. I recently built a ladder shelf that had 10 deg angles...

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701 PM Benchtop Deluxe Mortiser

701 PM Benchtop Deluxe Mortiser

05-28-2012 03:34 PM by plantek | 4 comments »

The 5 star rating is a bit biased since I have never owned or used a mortiser before.However I can say this machine is fantastic.I have been wanting to start building projects with through mortises for a while now. But when I decided to build a pair of arts and crafts style ottomans (Still in progress) I made the decision to buy this. I’m glad I did.So far I’ve used it to mortise (16) 1/2” x 2” and (8) 1/2” x3 1/2” mortises through 2” thick oak (legs ...

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Veritas jointer fence

Veritas jointer fence

03-29-2014 04:35 PM by naked_wookie | 4 comments »

I recently picked up the veritas jointer fence from lee valley to use with my low angle jack plane to joint some 6/4 walnut for my wifes desk.I am fairly new to hand tools and with that I am not the steadiest when prepping boards edges yet.This fence changed that. I was able to joint the entire 7 foot length of my boards smoothly and nice and square.The instructions for this tool are very clear and explain what to do if your planes wings aren’t square to the sole.Thankfully mine is so t...

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Hitachi C12FDH- a saw not even student contractors could kill

Hitachi C12FDH- a saw not even student contractors could kill

12-01-2012 05:27 PM by HarveyM | 4 comments »

I purchased this saw at the beginning of our home addition/renovation with the intention of using it to do the trim work. I wanted a professional quality saw without breaking the budget (I had the contractors for the budget busting). We had a 600 sq. ft new master bedroom/ensuite and family room added to our 960 sq. ft bungalow. The construction crew (Architecture students under a Professional Architect/construction contractor) immediately started using it for framing (honestly if I had real...

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Great apron for the price

Great apron for the price

12-12-2014 02:25 PM by BinghamtonEd | 4 comments »

I’ve been using this apron for about 3 months now, and for full disclosure, it is the first apron I’ve owned. I tried on a few others, but none of the other ones I tried fit well around my shoulders/neck. This apron looks to be similar to the 83200, which may have been discontinued in favor of this model. My initial reaction when I took it out of the box was that it seemed durable and well made. I had read other reviews that the material was thin, but I didn’t find thi...

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How do you keep your portable table saw dry in the back of your pickup truck...

How do you keep your portable table saw dry in the back of your pickup truck...

04-22-2011 04:33 AM by Wood_smith | 4 comments »

I’ve had people asking for a cover for a folding, portable table saw. A lot of people fold them up and throw them in the back of the pickup truck. Then, off they go, down the road…and it starts to rain. Pull over, drag a tarp, or a piece of plywood on it, it’s raining and the tarp blows off… OR… pull the KerryAll Saw Pouch out from behind the seat (they fold up to about the size of a half-roll of paper towel. Two bungee cords and it’s secure.It’s ...

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Forrest Woodworker II 40T #1 Grind (flat)

Forrest Woodworker II 40T #1 Grind (flat)

01-15-2012 03:53 AM by LeeInAZ | 4 comments »

I picked this up this week and got to use it on a project today. I needed to cut dado’s that were just under 1/4” (the smallest my dado stack will cut) in MDF. I made some test cuts first, and the bottoms were as dead flat as I had hoped. Here is a photo of a double pass to create a 7/32” dado in both sides of a piece of scrap MDF. The kerf was exactly 1/8” for a single pass. I was very pleased with the quality of the cut. This will be my go-to blade for cutt...

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A nice bench-top sander for detail work

A nice bench-top sander for detail work

12-10-2008 11:47 PM by ferstler | 4 comments »

I picked up this narrow-belt, bench-top sander at Harbor Freight some time back for about thirty bucks, as I remember, and I think a version is also available from Grizzly as its model H3140 for about $55. The Grizzly specifications are a tad different, but it is clear from the Grizzly catalog photo that the two units are identical. Obviously, the Harbor Freight deal was a better one. The differences mentioned in the owner’s manual and the Grizzly catalog makes one wonder about published spec...

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