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Hitachi 10in 40t ATB, good deal at about $25

Hitachi 10in 40t ATB, good deal at about $25

2197 days ago by dsb1829 | 6 comments »

I have been using cheap and hand-me-down blades ever since I got my first tablesaw a couple years ago. Sawing has always been loud. Smoke and dust always looming in the near future for anything thicker than 1/2”. I hadn’t been too pleased with my last purchase. Go figure $10 is not going to cut too well. So I was in Lowe’s the other day. I had a $10 coupon that required me to get my total up to $50 to use. I was drawn over to the saw blades by the Ice finish on the ...

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Stiletto Hammer Review

Stiletto Hammer Review

1794 days ago by toolman | 7 comments »

Stiletto 14 Oz. Hammer Overview Isn’t a hammer just a hammer? Well, yes it is, but as you know there are different types of hammers such a claw hammer, framing hammer, brick laying hammer and more. For this review we are going to cover the Stiletto Framing hammer. The Stiletto is one of our favorite hammers around. Out of the four guys who run this site, three of us have used a Stiletto hammer in our day to day work for a long time. Some longer than others, sorry just had to get that ...

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Jet bandsaw motor replacement

Jet bandsaw motor replacement

1396 days ago by kayakguy | 11 comments »

This is not so much a review of my bandsaw, as a discussion of issues I had with the motor, and the struggle I went through replacing it. I had origionally posted this under ‘projects’, but some folks had suggested it really belonged under ‘reviews’. So here it is. While re-sawing some 10” wide Walnut boards, I managed to blow out the motor on my bandsaw. The local repair shop could not fix it (they claimed it was a cheap motor, and not repairable). Jet wanted almos...

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Good jig but not perfect

Good jig but not perfect

1136 days ago by slash51 | 3 comments »

I was recently at my local Woodcraft and they only had a display model so I was reluctant to buy but i went ahead and bit the bullet and bought it anyways. The price was $399 which was $50 less and I didnt have to pay for shipping or wait for it to come in the mail. So after making sure they had all the parts that came with it which they did I went ahead and bought it. I got it home and had to do some adjusting to get it to fit my router (Ridgid plunge) which was easy enough. The only thing a...

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Moisture meter

Moisture meter

703 days ago by Salmo | 12 comments »

Went into a newly opened Harbor Freight store in Florida and while cruising around I came across the Pittsburgh Digital Mini Moisture Meter (item67143). Wasn’t looking for one but when I saw this and the price I figured what the heck…go for it.I’m glad I did because it really works and now I won’t touch a piece of wood for turning until I check the content first. I was actually quite surprised at how high the moisture was in some of my wood. Having read the comparat...

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HF 5 Drawer Rolling Tool Chest--US General Pro---another HF Gem!

HF 5 Drawer Rolling Tool Chest--US General Pro---another HF Gem!

567 days ago by RibsBrisket4me | 22 comments »

Hello folks. I have not been on here much as work has kept me very busy since the new year. Anyway, I still browsethe HF flyers that are sent my way. I have had my eye on this rolling tool chest for over a year. Regular price is @ $299. Of course we can use a 20% coupon almost any time, but I kept wating to see of this would go on some crazy sale. It has!!! Just picked this up last week for $169.00 on sale from the current flyer. I did not try to stack the 20% coupon, as I thought this wa...

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Festool RO 125  sander and CT 26 dust extractor

Festool RO 125 sander and CT 26 dust extractor

205 days ago by Sandra | 45 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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Best Compilation of Router Information

Best Compilation of Router Information

2197 days ago by Sir_Robert | 4 comments »

The September 2008 special issue of Wood magazine, titled “Best-Ever Router Tips, Tricks and Jigs” is an A-to-Z guide to using routers more effectively. For the novice, there’s a good presentation on uses for various bits. For all woodworkers, there are 34 jigs and several skill-building helps that solve some of the problems of routing, such as burnouts, chip prevention on corners. Important safety tips are also included. The magazine gives the skinny on selecting the rig...

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skil 6 in grinder

skil 6 in grinder

1964 days ago by kosta | 2 comments »

This grinder is a good grinder to start off with but you need to replace the crappy gray wheels that come with the grinder you should get the white ones with dont wear off as much but other than that it is a nice grinder. A good add on is to build bigger platforms or tools rests because the ones that come with this are not very big for a no. 7 jointer plane blade. This grinder costs about $50.00 and their are things to upgrade but nobody buys a a $2000 cabinet saw and doesnt upgrade the fenc...

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Delta 36-714 10-Inch left Tilt Hybrid Saw

Delta 36-714 10-Inch left Tilt Hybrid Saw

1794 days ago by cstrang | 5 comments »

This is a good bang for your buck, when I originally purchased the saw I got it for around $1200, it is a little more pricy today but none the less a good buy. It comes wired for 120 from the manufacturer but when I received it I got my electrician friend to ramp it up to 240, not much that I have in my shop can bog it down now. In my old High school we had a saw just like this one with the sole difference of it being connected to standard 120, I notice a big difference between them, if you h...

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