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Ash Vac Attachment (Sawdust intermediate collector ?)

Ash Vac Attachment (Sawdust intermediate collector ?)

10-09-2011 01:00 PM by Don Johnson | 4 comments »

I obtained this product from ALDI, and I appreciate that they may not have outlets all over the world, but for UK (and German ?) LJs, looking for a cheap and cheerful dust collector to go before a domestic vacuum cleaner, at £14.99 this could be a useful accessory. The ports are simply positioned vertically in the top, so there is probably little cyclone effect, and the system depends on the included Herpa filter to prevent ‘nasties’ getting to the driving vacuum cleaner. But...

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Scheppach Deco-Flex - a decent starter scrollsaw for an OK price

Scheppach Deco-Flex - a decent starter scrollsaw for an OK price

05-31-2013 05:57 AM by Skiedra | 4 comments »

+ nice working capabilities+ normal operating noise+ large “throat” depth+ takes both pin and pinless blades+ the addons and the rotary tool is a perfect addition to a beginner scrollsawer. So you do not need to buy a dremel or any similar rotary tool - bit painful process to change the blades. You have to rotate 3 screws, 2 on top, 1 at the bottom of the saw.- you seriously need to bold it down, otherwise it moves- attached rotating bit are a bit too “toyish”, but does some light sanding/...

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Dewalt DWD112  - A satisfactory tool.

Dewalt DWD112 - A satisfactory tool.

06-10-2008 05:49 AM by Mark Shymanski | 4 comments »

I’ve been using battery powered drills for several years now and have grown accustomed to the cord free nature and the power characteristics, but my two aging Craftsman drills are showing their age and were not up to the heavy duty demands of screwing up the ceiling in my garage so Saturday morning it was off to Canadian Tire and Home Depot I went. Looked at the generic brands at CT and decided if I was going to spend about $80 I may as well get a name brand drill. CT didn’t have...

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Another manly man video

Another manly man video

10-13-2011 11:28 PM by WayneC | 4 comments »

In this video, Rob covers taking a piece of rough lumber to finished state. The topic covered is similar to Chris Schwarz’s Course, Medium and Fine. One key item that distinguishes this video is Rob’s use of the scrub plane. This is one of the few videos I have seen where this plane is used fairly extensively. Most other folks I have seen use a jack plane for this work…. He spent to me what was an amazing amout of time getting one face flat enough to work. He used ...

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The Best Framing Chisel I've Ever Used

The Best Framing Chisel I've Ever Used

04-21-2010 05:40 AM by VanLewis | 4 comments »

I’ve been using an ancient hand-forged framing chisel, about 2” wide, since I inherited it with a bunch of rusty saws maybe 25 years ago. Other carpenters admire it, mostly I think because you can see the skill of the maker in its hammer dents. It sharpens beautifully, holds an edge farily well, and can cut cleanly while the edge is new. It does have one major drawback, though: the socket was forged around a too-small form, about the diameter of a pencil, so I have to replace t...

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A Solid Performer

A Solid Performer

01-10-2013 12:45 AM by Tedstor | 4 comments »

‘I should preface this review by disclaiming that I purchased this machine used. The previous owner purchased it from Grizzly 4-5 years ago and claimed to have used it seldomly. However, the 7944 currently listed on Grizzly’s website appears to be identical, with the same specifications. Just sayin ‘ So I’ve had this machine for several weeks now, and have used it with hole saws, forsteners, and HSS metal bits. Here are my thoughts:This drill press is pretty generic...

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Lee Valley Bevel Edge Chisels

Lee Valley Bevel Edge Chisels

02-04-2008 01:49 AM by dustynewt | 4 comments »

At $76.00, these chisels are a great buy for all around shop use. I have had them a year now and have re-honed them only once. They really hold an edge. The set goes from 1/4” – 1 1/2”. The oblong handles are comfortable, don’t roll around and can take a real beating. They are better than the Marples and the other big box brands that I have used.

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But seriously, review of a tape?

But seriously, review of a tape?

09-18-2010 01:09 AM by Routerisstillmyname | 4 comments »

Yes, If you, like me, had your share of problems with the right hand table saw scale then this review makes sense. Otherwise, you can skip it.Anyheaux, So the Ridgid 3660 TS right hand scale has been a problem since the day I got it. It was placed/taped in a wrong location. So I ordered an original scale and that one stayed on for two weeks and it started to peal off.The rail was cleaned completely before applying the strip. Maybe too hot in Houston. Not sure. But it was extremely difficult ...

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6" and 12" Combination Squares

6" and 12" Combination Squares

10-14-2011 03:56 AM by DylanC | 4 comments »

Bought both for less than $20 at a local big-box store. Both checked out as square at full extension when I “showed the line to the square”. Also, both have cast steel heads and stainless rulers. The 12” has deep engravings and the 6” is etched. Both have scratch awls stored in the heads, also.

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all in one - color and finish

all in one - color and finish

01-05-2010 11:18 PM by Rick | 4 comments »

Sometimes when all a project needs is some oil to pop the figure and liven up the color, it seems that a wipe-on oil finish is the best solution. Some local, experienced, woodworkers pointed me to Deft danish oil. They all use it on their rocking chairs and other various projects. Compared to Watco, I believe that Deft utilized more resin in their formula. So while prividing the great hand rubbed look it provides much more protection than the standard danish oil. I also prefer the way th...

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