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Carter MagFence II

Carter MagFence II

01-16-2013 08:21 PM by BigDawg | 8 comments »

My 14” Rikon band saw is dedicated to re-sawing and other straight cuts. I was not happy with the original fence and I purchased this Carter magnet-based fence. I’ve worked with it for some and now I offer a review with both the positives and the negatives in my opinion. As expected, the quality and the workmanship are outstanding. This tool is well made. The fence is held very securely with the 2 included 30mm MagSwitches. There are 4 places to hold the MagSwitches, so you can adjust it t...

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It Sucks...And That's a Good Thing

It Sucks...And That's a Good Thing

06-17-2013 05:41 AM by Matthew Parker | 4 comments »

I’ve had this DC for 9 months now and have emptied the barrel 4 times which should give you an idea how much I use the thing. Another key point about my usage is that I don’t have any ductwork. I connect the DC directly to the tool I am using at the time. I have it hooked up to a 110v 30A outlet which has not tripped during my use. Another reviewer said that this DC could suck the chrome off of a trailer hitch. While that is clearly hyperbole they made the point well. I ha...

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New verses old

New verses old

01-08-2014 05:37 PM by Jimthecarver | 14 comments »

Having the Jet 1014 mini lathe and really loving it, and having no problems with it what so ever. I decided on the 1221VS model. Unboxing it was fun, my past lathes have been hand me downs and/or very used and in need of rebuilding. Upon opening I removed the lose goodies that came with it and lifted off the foam to reveal the site of a turners dream…mine anyway.After getting it unboxed I noticed NO live center….bummer! Just a call to get that taken care of easily. Noticing a...

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It's a mallet, but a really good one.

It's a mallet, but a really good one.

02-12-2008 06:00 AM by Mike Lingenfelter | 7 comments »

Recently I started looking for a mallet for chopping mortises and dovetails. I looked at a lot of different mallets. I never really liked the traditional mallets like this one. When I looked at them in the stores, they always seemed too big for their weight. Not too long ago Christopher Schwarz talked about this mallet on his blog. He talked about the same things I didn’t like about these type of mallets. He then came across this mallet and it was different. They make these malle...

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Outstanding.

Outstanding.

06-20-2008 01:35 PM by pashley | 10 comments »

I was smitten with this little baby the first minute using it. I have gone thru three finish sanders; a cheapy from Harbor Freight, a Porter Cable, and most recently, a Craftsman, after only about a year. My wife said, “Why don’t you buy the best one, since you do so much sanding?” – which made sense. So, I did some research, including a recent FWW article, and decided on this Bosch. I paid about $70 at Lowe’s. As I said, right after starting ‘er up, ...

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Bosch Trim Router

Bosch Trim Router

03-05-2009 01:55 PM by Moron | 33 comments »

I bought this little router at HD as my 25 year old, never failed me, Black and Decker trim router was sounding like it was about to puke. I didnt look at prices as I am somewhat a believer in “buy once” ...then “cry once” then never cry again so it wasnt the least expensive one there. I use my trim router a lot, mostly for routing in butt hinges then clean it up with a chisel, same for inlaid bowties and “trimming” veneer and plastics etc., On first, se...

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Great miter saw stand, if you can't have yours set up all the time.

Great miter saw stand, if you can't have yours set up all the time.

08-09-2009 07:59 AM by Trikzter | 5 comments »

I bought this Ryobi Miter Saw stand a few months ago and I love it. The picture shows it set up, but the legs will fold in and you can carry it around or for storage. I don’t have enough room to have a saw set up all the time and I have to set my saw up outside to cut for now. For the first time use, you have to attach the cross “sleds” or feet if you will, then attach the saw and the feet to the cross bars. It’s best to tilt the front towards you and then let the wei...

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The Foredom THX Industrial Grinder is a Non-Stop, Go Fast Woodcarver!

The Foredom THX Industrial Grinder is a Non-Stop, Go Fast Woodcarver!

04-27-2010 02:50 PM by Charles Brock | 2 comments »

I am a professional woodworker with 30 years experience, a teacher and publisher of the Build A Maloof Inspired Furniture Series. Each instructional bundle in the series includes a DVD, book, full-size patterns and on-line support. The newest bundle (available soon) in the series is Build A Maloof Inspired Low Back Dining Chair with Charles Brock. Ben Arthur is one of the woodcarving specialists at Highland Woodworking’s store in Atlanta. I told him I wanted to improve my chair carvi...

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Craftsman MiterMate Saw...Oops, I goofed again.

Craftsman MiterMate Saw...Oops, I goofed again.

02-05-2011 07:34 PM by PASs | 17 comments »

Update to this review at the bottom labeled “UPDATE” Yet another $225 mistake, and the reason I KNOW when I buy something without thinking about it for about a month that I’ll probably goof. I just do a little work around my house, but my loving wife lets me buy nice tools. We figure the cost of a tool is less than hiring someone to do the work. I’d been looking at miter saws for a while; I have two radial arm saws in the shop, but it’s a pain to run back a...

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Bosch Colt Router

Bosch Colt Router

03-06-2009 06:59 PM by wing79 | 19 comments »

I have this same router and I have been very impressed by the power and overall performance of the router. Maybe yours was an isolated case, or maybe mine? Either way I am sorry you have had problems, I would definitely return it. One other thing that made this router pretty sweet was the mini router table I made for it which is awesome for router small pieces and small rabbets. wing79

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