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Massive Mortise Chisels - Excellent Quality!

Massive Mortise Chisels - Excellent Quality!

06-16-2013 03:04 AM by jusfine | 8 comments »

The first photo and description of the set of chisels from Lee Valley website is as follows, which gives some of the technical details. These are massive chisels for quickly wasting material from deep mortises. The 1/2” thick, high-carbon steel blades (Rc61) taper in width from tip to shoulder for sidewall clearance when cutting deep mortises. The 6-1/2” hooped hornbeam handles are oversize for grip and have leather shock washers. About 13” to 14” long overall, t...

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Should be retitled Hand tools for the power tool woodworker.

Should be retitled Hand tools for the power tool woodworker.

01-06-2014 09:48 PM by ScottStewart | 25 comments »

I bought this book with really high hopes but was disappointed. I thought this book skewed heavily toward Norm rather than being close to the midpoint between Norm and Roy. Marc has some really good content in the early archives on his site, so I was hopeful about this book. Marc is a professional and everything he does is done with an eye toward being profitable. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but his woodworking goals are different than the amateur’s. He prizes e...

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Does what it is designed to do

Does what it is designed to do

07-16-2014 03:35 AM by JSB | 11 comments »

Recently Kreg contacted me and asked if it would be ok to send me one of their new Foreman machines to mess around with. They did not ask for a review or ask for me to return it. I’ve been messing around with it for about a month now and can’t find any flaws or problems with the machine so I will give it a 5 star rating. It is obviously much faster than using one of their clamp down jigs. Even without dust collection the chip management is nice. I think this is geared toward so...

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Rikon Mortiser with XY Table

Rikon Mortiser with XY Table

01-01-2015 06:07 PM by panofish | 11 comments »

I really wanted to give it 4 stars, but the inconsistency of the chuck and the weak motor left me wishing for more.If I had $1200 to burn … I’d prefer the large standing Powermatic mortiser, but unfortunately I have to make due with this $300 mortiser from Rikon. The table and clamping mechanism are great however. I made a video review on youtube… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3ta3OTK5Wg

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Good for Small Jobs

Good for Small Jobs

01-24-2015 03:20 AM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

I bought this band saw three years ago as part of the 3 benchtop tools that I felt I needed. I don’t remember shopping around much, but it was just before my surgery, so I may have had better things to remember. I do know that the price of the saw at Lowes was a deciding factor. Out of the box I only had to install the table with four bolts (supplied.) The tools come with the saw for any adjustments you need to make. You get a metric wrench (10mm/13mm) and an 1/8 inch (by my caliper)...

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Once You Try Them - You Can't Live Without Them

Once You Try Them - You Can't Live Without Them

06-17-2008 04:53 AM by teenagewoodworker | 10 comments »

i just got my new worktunes headphones and i have got to say that i love them. they are wonderful to use. the ones that i got have just an am/fm radio but you can also get ones to hook up to your ipod. the radio ones cost 50 and i think the ipod ones are around 80 or 90. they are very heavy duty and seem like they will last a lot longer than the other pairs that i have got before. they are nice to have when using the table saw and the miter saw but where they really shines is while ripping a ...

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Not solely a woodworking tool but none the less.

Not solely a woodworking tool but none the less.

03-03-2009 07:16 AM by TraumaJacques | 0 comments »

I don’t know about you but I use screwdrivers allot around the shop. The problem is that there are so many different type and size of screws that I need several on hand at all time. They inevitably fall on the floor roll under the bench or simply disappear or blend in the mess on the bench top. Over the years I have bought several “multi “screwdrivers and they pretty much all were garbage. Now this one I must say is the “best screwdriver I have ever owned and will never buy an...

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Low price but lacking in important features

Low price but lacking in important features

08-07-2009 02:05 AM by jake | 4 comments »

I purchased this saw due to the DeWalt name, reasonable price and past experience with DeWalt power tools. While this tool is powerful enough and seems well built, it lacks features that make it’s performance only average at best. The most frustrating aspect is that it lacks a blower and the wood debris from the cut obscures the sight line/markings that you try to follow. It is surprising as my last jig saw was sold by Walmart under their own private label at the time called Quantum Pro...

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Harbor frieght multi function tool

Harbor frieght multi function tool

01-07-2010 10:41 PM by Hooligan__j | 8 comments »

Let me start by saying I bought this tool based on a review on Lumberjocks, and even though I am rating it 3 stars overall, that is only because fractions of stars are not allowed. (I would rate it 3.95 stars.) I purchased this tool mostly out of a totally new medical condition found in woodworkers around the globe: IsawaninfomercialforthefeinmodelbutcantafforditbuthismightworksoreallywanttotryitandseeifsomethinglikethisisusefulsoIcanjustifyspendingthemoneyforthefeintothewifeitis I used...

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You don't get what you paid for!

You don't get what you paid for!

04-25-2010 07:38 AM by Binn | 45 comments »

I purchased this Panel saw in November 09 because I have a Laguna HD band saw already. So based on buying previus tools of Laguna I thought they made all good machinery. Well, not so!. When putting this saw together and installing the extended table and tighting the allen set screws it begin to warp the main body of saw so I had to back off, weird uh? I could not understand what was going on with this. Then the main support arm had issues such as you slide the table back and forth you could f...

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