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Poulan P3314 Chainsaw

Poulan P3314 Chainsaw

05-10-2010 08:51 AM by TopamaxSurvivor | 14 comments »

I bought this Poulan 14” P3314 a couple of years ago because I wanted a smaller saw for small jobs. It had a very good price at Lowes. I have a small electric for around home, but now needed one for woods use. My other saw is a 041 Super Stihl. I don’t recall what it weighs but I run 28 and 32 inch bars on it. It is a bit unwieldy at times and a bit tiring for all day use. This little Poulan has plenty of power for its 14 inch bar and cuts fast and straight. The only down side is the ...

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Behlen Water Base Grain Filler (Mahogany)... Its PINK!

Behlen Water Base Grain Filler (Mahogany)... Its PINK!

10-18-2010 04:46 PM by spaids | 18 comments »

As a grain filler I have to say that I believe it will do the job. As a Mahogany grain filler I think this is some kind of a joke. Its absolutely pink. Even less natural looking than it appears in the photo. That stirring stick was a scrap of white oak and its sitting on mahogany. Why on earth would I want to fill mahogany grain with a pink filler? Because of the color, this product is a FAIL.

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Excellent dovetail saw w/ unique design

Excellent dovetail saw w/ unique design

02-13-2011 06:34 AM by PflugervilleSteve | 2 comments »

Kevin Drake of Glen-Drake Toolworks has been touring with the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool events. They visited Austin in January 2011 and after lurking and listening then finally trying one of their dovetail saw I decided to get one. REALLY GOOD DECISION. From their web site: “There are no teeth at the front of the blade and no teeth at the back of the blade. This means the saw works more like a power saw works, it moves before and after each cut. You accelerate into each cut and relax...

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Finishing, It's not over till it's over by Marc Spagnuolo.

Finishing, It's not over till it's over by Marc Spagnuolo.

06-27-2011 02:02 AM by degoose | 6 comments »

Received my copy of the new WoodWhisperer book, Finishing, It ain't over till it's over... by Marc Spagnuolo.. A no nonsense approach to a very important part of any project… the finishing… Marc takes a subject many of us cringe about and shows us, in his inimitable style, how to make the most of various finishing techniques… from the initial preparation to the final buff… This book does not bog us down with technical jargon and formulas but gives us a c...

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Upgrade for my Delta Shopmaster 9" Bandsaw

Upgrade for my Delta Shopmaster 9" Bandsaw

10-29-2011 09:29 PM by webbtoyota | 6 comments »

This is my first review so bear with me if it’s not as clear and concise as others. I have a Delta Shopmaster bandsaw and I have absolutely hated using it in the past. I was just about ready to get rid of it until I ran into this website and heard about people “upgrading” the bandsaw with a decent blade and cool blocks. I decided to try this route before I put it up for sale. I just recently purchased a new Olson 1/4” 6 tpi blade and a set of cool blocks (about $30 ...

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Craftsman Contractor TS

Craftsman Contractor TS

01-27-2013 09:44 PM by Marty5965 | 11 comments »

Got this saw new for Christmas. it replaced a smaller, direct drive Craftsman TS that I had had for a few years. The box is a monster, weighing in at a little over 275 ibs. You will need help (or some lumber to use as a ramp) getting it out of your vehicle. Once on the ground though, it moves around relatively easily (at least on my garage floor) since it is extremely well packed and a sturdy box. PACKAGINGThe top packaging slab is a polystyrene tray that contains 90% of the bits and p...

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Freud's Dado - Freud's Dodo

Freud's Dado - Freud's Dodo

07-07-2013 04:35 PM by vipond33 | 19 comments »

It’s pretty safe to say I love Freud tooling. And I love it in spite of being trapped into using it.I should explain. We primarily run Freud tooling in our shop simply because my boss signed up to be an occasional demonstrator for them at hobbyist shows. His compensation for this task (and it is a task if you put yourself into it) is that he receives dealer discount on any order, always. It would be easy to dislike their stuff if I had no choice (as the tooling manager of a small ...

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3 styles of folding sawhorse

3 styles of folding sawhorse

08-29-2014 03:24 AM by Loren | 8 comments »

I get sent products to review sometimes. I’m an amazon vine reviewer. If you review a lot of stuff they’ll probably invite you to be one too. I reviewed a lot of books to start with. I haven’t reviewed many books lately due to the time required to read them. Once in awhile something I can really use becomes available. Here’s my comments on the Portamate folding sawhorses (about $100 a pair) compared to other styles (about $60 a pair) I use as well.

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Purple nitrile gloves protect your fingers, don't melt, look jazzy!

Purple nitrile gloves protect your fingers, don't melt, look jazzy!

02-28-2008 09:31 AM by Nils | 11 comments »

I needed a clean, dust-free pair of gloves to assemble a turned kaleidescope egg I made for my wife for Valentine’s Day. I wondered where I could find a cheap pair of gloves for this purpose. I thought immediately of the drug store, where I’d gotten latex gloves before. As I was shopping, I saw these purple nitrile gloves, and though to myself, “Self, isn’t nitrile that stuff that’s impervious to oil?” I’ve had the experience with latex gloves that oi...

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Grizzly G0478 2 HP Hybrid Cabinet Saw Review

Grizzly G0478 2 HP Hybrid Cabinet Saw Review

07-18-2008 03:47 PM by Timber4fun | 17 comments »

Introduction – After 16 years of using a Craftsman contractor-style table saw, I decided to investigate and upgrade to a cabinet saw. My priorities included dust collection, accurate fence, performance, accurate/efficient cuts, quality components, functionality, size, and price. I am a no nonsense type of person. I really don’t want a bunch of fancy marketing features that tend to break in the first 5 years. Give me a good solid tool and I am happy. The Grizzly G0478 2 HP Hybrid Cabinet ...

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