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PSI Customer Support

PSI Customer Support

08-03-2009 11:33 PM by scopemonkey | 13 comments »

OK..OK…this isn’t about a new cool tool. However, sometimes it is nice to recognize the service and people behind those cool new tools. I recently placed an order with Penn State Industries online and used a gift debit card that I thought had enough on it to cover the order. Well, it didn’t and the order “bounced.” I got a very nice call and email and the Customer Service agent (Judy) worked things out for me with as courteous a tone as you could imagine. ...

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Irwin Passive Lock Bar Clamp

Irwin Passive Lock Bar Clamp

02-04-2013 12:00 AM by Purrmaster | 6 comments »

I picked this up at Home Depot a couple of months ago. I hadn’t seen a passive lock clamp before but it was beefy and I wanted something strong. It was designated as a “heavy duty” clamp. This thing is great. It really is heavy duty. The steel bar is the thickest I’ve seen on a bar clamp and hand screw is beefy too. I’ve put a ridiculous amount of clamping pressure onto this thing. The bars on all my other bar clamps have deformed because of excessive ...

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Outstanding Customer Service From Highland Woodworking/Olson Saw

Outstanding Customer Service From Highland Woodworking/Olson Saw

07-16-2012 04:35 AM by MT_Stringer | 7 comments »

Recently I bought a 1/8 inch 14 Tooth band saw blade from Highland Woodworking for my new 14 inch Grizzly band saw. It was working great as I was cutting out patterns glued onto 1/4 inch mdf. I had cut ten of them (fat fonts – about 5 inches tall), when suddenly the blade broke just as I was starting the next one. No stress or strain. I ordered another blade and a 3/16 inch 4 tooth blade from HW and I sent them an email detailing what had happened. I asked if the blade could be re-we...

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Forgotten Hand Tools - DVD Review

Forgotten Hand Tools - DVD Review

10-25-2008 04:55 PM by Oscar | 2 comments »

This is a great DVD, although the title is, in my opinion, a little misleading. I would instead title this work, Forgotten Hand Tool Skills and Techniques. In this DVD, Schwarz focuses on three skills/techniques: (1) gimlets, hammers, and nails (i.e., using the correct type of nails as fasteners); (2) drawboring; and (3) handsawing (and using a shooting board). Schwarz discusses the history of each skill/technique and then explains the relevance of these skills/techniques to modern woodw...

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My most used measuring device in the shop

My most used measuring device in the shop

10-17-2010 04:56 AM by Chris | 10 comments »

I have used this for marking out joinery, as a depth gauge, to check squareness, the list goes on. When I’m in the shop this is always in my pocket. Some may argue about the price but I must say that short of theft or me loosing it somehow I will not have to buy another one ever.

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Thank You Ms. Debbie

Thank You Ms. Debbie

12-15-2011 05:17 PM by BarbS | 29 comments »

Just a note to send a Big Thank You to Ms. DebbieP for all her work on the LJs Newsletter! If it weren’t for her ‘gleaning’ of the vast content now available on Lumberjocks, I’d miss a lot of very good postings.I really appreciate all your work, Debbie. You are doing a fantastic job with the newsletter, and I’m delighted to find it in my Inbox when it comes out. Thank You!

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Great Product!

Great Product!

03-05-2010 04:10 PM by Newfounlandwood | 5 comments »

Hey guys, I recently received a shipment of tools from Lee Valley and I’ll be putting in a small review on all of them. A straight edge is something that I have never owned before. It’s not something that is easy to find in Newfoundland, Canada (along with any other woodworking tools). But with the purchase of a router table and the making of a mitre saw stand, my twenty dollar HD level was not going to cut it. I am very pleased with this product. The length of the body is conc...

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Pretty much what I was looking for.

Pretty much what I was looking for.

04-17-2013 03:18 AM by muleskinner | 6 comments »

I wanted to add a foot switch to a scroll saw I just bought. The pedal types seemed better suited to a sitting position (I was thinking sewing machine). I will be standing so I looked for a low profile that had the pivot at the top. I ordered this one ($16.84) and received it yesterday. It’s available in three configurations: switch w/6ft pigtail; switch w/6ft cord and piggyback 15amp/120v plug; switch alone. I ordered the last option because I wanted a little bit longer cord and ...

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Blast gate problems

Blast gate problems

03-10-2013 08:05 PM by bear2 | 8 comments »

I recently purchased two 2 ½ inch blast gates from Rockler so that I could split my tablesaw from my floor vacuum. After installation I found that with one gate opened and one gate closed my vacuuming power was reduced by more than half. The gates leaked significantly in either the closed or opened position and rendered the system useless.For a small system the small gates are of little value, for a larger more powerful system larger gates may work.

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Basic And Good Information!

Basic And Good Information!

05-17-2012 09:24 AM by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

This book review is from the April 2012 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw! (See below for details)Bird-Friendly Nest Boxes & Feeders by Paul Meisel At first glance I thought, “oh.. these are pretty plain birdhouses” but once I started reading I was very impressed. This is an excellent book for someone interested in building birdhouses and feeders, as it contains a wealth of knowledge about the why’s an...

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