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Nice Rack With a Few Small Problems

Nice Rack With a Few Small Problems

07-04-2011 12:55 AM by Jimi_C | 16 comments »

I just got done installing this and loading it up, so I thought I’d post a quick review. I saw Woodcraft had these on sale, and I was sick of having all my lumber on my basement floor, so I went and bought two. The instructions recommend a 4-6’ distance between racks, but I wanted to be able to store some shorter lumber on them so I spaced them every other stud, for ~ 32” and a total width of 8’. Each pair is rated at 100lbs per level, so this should give me the abili...

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Excellent Belt Sander for Moderate Use

Excellent Belt Sander for Moderate Use

09-14-2012 02:48 PM by HAJIII | 14 comments »

I debated for quite a while before purchasing this sander because of the reviews complaining of drive belt problems, power cord issues, and difficulties in sanding belt alignment. I have had the sander for six months and had none of these problems. I even bought spare drive belts just in case, but I have had no problems with the drive belt. I was concerned with the sanding belt alignment problems mentioned but I found the adjustment quick and reliable. I can switch from one sanding grit to ...

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First Re-Saw with this blade

First Re-Saw with this blade

07-23-2013 12:42 AM by Adam | 7 comments »

I had purchased a 1 hp King bandsaw for $80 off Kijiji (Canada’s Craig List) and gage it a complete overhaul and added a 6” riser kit to it. I purchased a Little Ripper Bandsaw blade for $36 from R&D Bandsaws are located in Brampton, Ontario, just 30 min from me. This is my first real experience re-sawing anything substantial with it and it worked very well. This is 12” of hard maple and the surface finish is not the best but that is because I kept on stopping a sta...

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Super Dust Deputy cfm loss

Super Dust Deputy cfm loss

01-29-2014 11:40 PM by secretgarden | 8 comments »

I have a Jet 1200, a 2 hp with a 12 inch impeller attached to a Super Dust Deputy (SDD) sitting on top of a 55 metal drum. I used a Alnor anemometer Model RVA+ to measure the velocity and calculated the cfm at different duct set ups and found no meaningful loss of cfm. Measurements as follows; 1. Measured at the 6 inch intake with a cheap metal 90 degree elbow (after removing the two 4 ” port) measured velocity at 5700 fpm/cfm 1114 2. same as above but with 3 cheap 6 ”...

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Best mid sized portable for nail guns

Best mid sized portable for nail guns

09-11-2014 07:56 PM by CyberDyneSystems | 2 comments »

Makita MAC5200: A very well designed easy to use compressor! My shop used to run on a multi-thousand dollar Ingersoll rand 120 gallon 7 horse power 3 phase, 2 stage compressor circa 1969. We stopped using it for spray painting back in the late 1980’s so it’s been overkill for decades.It’s finally on it’s way out, and at the same time our portable Porter Cable Job Boss C3151 has died. Some of my review will directly compare the Makita MAC5200 and the PC Job Boss a...

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Shopsmith Thickness Planer

Shopsmith Thickness Planer

02-29-2008 01:12 AM by bkhop | 14 comments »

Here’s my review of the Shopsmith thickness planer. I’ve had mine for about 2 years now and it is a great planer. It replaced a Delta TP305. Let’s start out with the specs – 12” x 4” capacity; 28” long bed; for HP, read #1 below. 1. The Shopsmith Thickness planer comes in two variations that are basically identical except that one is mounted on the Shopsmith Mark V and the other is a “free-standing” tool with its own stand and motor;...

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Accuracy out of the box

Accuracy out of the box

07-24-2008 05:54 PM by Michael Brailsford | 11 comments »

I have owned a Rockwell Unisaw for 4 years now. I bought it used from the US Army. It had the original fence on it. It was a constant job to keep it aligned and semi accurate. I recently was able to purchase the Delta 36-U30 Unifence. I took only about an hour to assemble it. It was amazing after I was done to do my first test cut. I set the curser at 6” and made my cut and low and behold it came out to six inches. Coming from what I just had all I could say was WOW! With my o...

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How could they even sell this?

How could they even sell this?

01-19-2010 10:17 PM by funchuck | 18 comments »

I was very excited to order this. A 10” Jointer/Planer for only $420? That’s a great deal! And it’s a JET! Well, when it arrived, it looked like the box had been through hell. The top and bottom flaps were opened, the stand was missing, and all the nuts, bolts and washers were scattered all over the place. I was ok with the missing stand, since I had an extra stand from an old Delta table saw I can use. I just had to make sure none of the other parts were missing....

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Very surprising precision in this straightedge

Very surprising precision in this straightedge

05-16-2010 05:17 AM by Twigger | 1 comment »

I bought this before I started woodworking to do carpentry like circular sawing the full length of a piece of plywood. So when I bought a jointer, I wanted to use it to check for coplanar. But of course the precision of this inexpensive straightedge found at a big box store was very questionable. But using the technique found at http://lumberjocks.com/topics/16233I checked it out. In particular, I scribed a line using a knife blade, flipped it, and scribed a second line hoping to match ...

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8” Bionic Wrench

8” Bionic Wrench

02-20-2011 03:39 PM by christopheralan | 3 comments »

This is the 8” Bionic Wrench by Logger Head Tools. It is one of the coolest tools I own. Thanks to innovative design and engineering, it automatically adjusts to any size hex-head fastener from 7/16 inch to ¾ inch and from 11mm to 20mm. This had Super Hero Belt status immediately. Being a carpenter and woodworker, I don’t normally turn wrenches, except to change blades and occasionally to secure lag bolts and screws. It is ideal for me in those situations where I normally have enough cle...

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