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A funny thing happened at Home Depot: A young man buys a drill press.

A funny thing happened at Home Depot: A young man buys a drill press.

2280 days ago by gizmodyne | 43 comments »

Why this press1. Decent reviews.2. Decent price3. COUPON! The day I bought it 11:30 a.m. In the tool section. “Joe”: Can I help you? Me: I am going to buy this drill press. Can you get it down? “Joe: No problem. It will be waiting in aisle 6. Me (impressed): Thanks 12:15 p.m. After shopping. Me: Hi, where’s the drill press? “Joe” : uh, I’m waiting for the lift other worker: Let’s just use the stairs and carry it down. “Joe” ...

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              WD40-WHAT DO YOU USE IT FOR?

WD40-WHAT DO YOU USE IT FOR?

52 days ago by Grumpy | 43 comments »

This is an email I got today. Whether true or not regarding the ingredients I thought it would be an idea for Lumberjocks to add our uses for this great product. In case you ask I have no connection with suppliers or manufacturers of the product..Read the Email an you can add your uses if you wish!. The Email. What Is The Main Ingredient of WD-40?Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40?No Cheating…... WD-40 ~ Who knew!.I had a neighbor who boug...

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Great value in a contractor saw

Great value in a contractor saw

1631 days ago by Glenn | 43 comments »

I’ve been using an early 1980s-era Craftsman 9-inch portable table saw with a steel table and stamped steel extension wings. After deciding that I needed something a little more precise than this older saw, I was looking to upgrade and was attracted to the Bosch 4100-09 partly because of the reviews, but mostly because of the blade guard/riving knife it features. I wasn’t really wanting another portable saw, however, and was looking for something beefier instead. I discovered this...

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Well worth the money

Well worth the money

1628 days ago by Joe | 43 comments »

I find this sander outstanding to use. I purchased this when I realized I would be sanding forever on all those little pieces that made up the two excavator I built. Very easy to use and changing belt to spindle is a snap. Just remember it has left handed threads. I have read on the internet that people had problems with the tracking on the belt. Sure, mine did not track straight right out of the box, but it took a total of 15 seconds for it to track dead straight. You set it once and that’s ...

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Do not buy at this time, manufacturing error

Do not buy at this time, manufacturing error

404 days ago by asloanie | 43 comments »

I recently bought one of these, returned it, and now am about to return the replacement. The unit comes with a mounting platform and casters. They must have recently changed caster manufacturers as the new ones do not line up with the pre-drilled holes in the metal platform. Both units I got had this exact problem. If you want to use your own platform or drill new holes yourself, this still could be a usable system. Just an FYI. I would recommend opening the small box the caster...

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Grizzly G0453 15" Planer

Grizzly G0453 15" Planer

1782 days ago by Don K. | 43 comments »

Well As I recently stated….I did some serious upgrades in the old shop in the last few weeks, bought a new cabinet saw, new band saw, new jointer and a new planer. This first review will be over the new G0453 15” planer. (actually my second review…the jointer was a few weeks ago) I did some serious thinking about which planer to buy….but decided to go with a new Grizzly since I have had such good luck with my Grizzly jointer. While I really wished I could have went ...

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radial arm saw

radial arm saw

2237 days ago by runngt | 43 comments »

I have read a few reviews and topics about how dangerous radial arm saws are and that now days they have out lived their purpose in wood working. This is something I just don’t get as this was the second tool I purchased for my shop (like new, second hand for $250) and has been one of the best tools and one of my favorites since I brought it home. They are like any tool in your shop dangerous and reading the owners manual twice on this tool is a must. They have a tendency to produce kic...

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Rarely seen level of Customer Service these days

Rarely seen level of Customer Service these days

662 days ago by lumberjoe | 42 comments »

In my review for Klingspor sandpaper, I mentioned I had issues with the diablo sandpaper. I also posted a review of the diablo sandpaper on the home depot website. A few weeks later, I got an email from a home depot employee that specializes in the Diablo line that HD carries. After a brief email exchange, he called me with one of Frued’s lead developers for the diablo sandpaper on the phone. We spent about an hour talking about my sanding experience. What impressed me the most was both...

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Laguna Tools LT 14 SUV Bandsaw Review - So very close!

Laguna Tools LT 14 SUV Bandsaw Review - So very close!

1584 days ago by Tim Dorcas | 42 comments »

I first saw a Laguna Bandsaw in 2006 at the Calgary Woodworking Show. Man was it impressive! It just oozed quality. And when they cut a burl veneer slice, it looked like it barely needed sanding. What can I say – I was hooked (I still have that veneer slice). However at the time I didn’t have the money for it and went on to purchase something else. I always kept that demo in mind. After trying for three years to get my bandsaw to accurately cut wood and spending a mini fortune ...

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Festool RO 125  sander and CT 26 dust extractor

Festool RO 125 sander and CT 26 dust extractor

72 days ago by Sandra | 42 comments »

Woodworking background – Hobbyist Bought from: Lee Valley Paid: $1126.00 for both components Pros:Automatic start of dust extractor Long lasting abrasives Amazing dust control Reasonable noise level Variable speed and two sanding modes Cons: None other than price Without a doubt, this is a luxury purchase for a hobbyist like myself. Previous to this sander, I had been using a Bosch ROS which worked just fine. The dust control however was lousy. I work out of...

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