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Effective, Comfortable Hearing Protection

Effective, Comfortable Hearing Protection

03-10-2014 11:37 PM by CharlesA | 8 comments »

Becoming more safety conscious in the workshop is something I’ve had to learn—it doesn’t come naturally to me. So even after I started wearing safety glasses regularly, using safety guards on tools, and consciously following safe tool use, I didn’t wear hearing protection. Why not? Because the loud noises didn’t really bother me, and I didn’t like any of the hearing protection I tried: some cheap earmuff style from the local hardware store, and the head...

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03-05-2013 01:14 PM by Summers Woodworking | 10 comments »

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Porter Cable 690LR "Ouch"

Porter Cable 690LR "Ouch"

11-23-2014 11:47 PM by captferd | 11 comments »

Been using Porter Cable routers Since mid 80’s. Cant wear them out. Well at least not till now. I was setting the adjustments on my plunge router when the handle suddenly just broke. My thumb got a pretty good slice in the process. Luckily it wasn’t running at the time, that could have been disastrous. My advise to anyone that has one of these routers with the hard plastic handles would be to replace them. I had some rubber ones from another base that fit. I’m not sure if ag...

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These Clamps Are Terrible

These Clamps Are Terrible

12-09-2014 02:59 PM by patrickhosey | 37 comments »

It’s right there in the picture. The clamping pads are not parallel. The tops are touching and the bottoms have a gap. I got these the other day and they simply don’t work. You can’t get even clamping pressure with pads that are out of whack like this. I mean it’s in the picture that they have posted on Amazon. Ahhh. I have Dewalt quick clamps like these and they are awesome. I also have Irwin F style clamps that are awesome. What happened to these?

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A simple yet extremely helpful item

A simple yet extremely helpful item

07-06-2009 04:42 AM by Durnik150 | 10 comments »

Price $5.99 for a 10 pack via Amazon I have done a ton of reviews on Amazon and realized that the folks here at LJs will probably put more of the information to use than the average Amazon user. So, I’m transferring a bunch of these reviews over here for you folks to use. My intent isn’t to flood the site with reviews so if someone has a concern with a couple going up each day, let me know. For as long as people have been working with wood they have been frustrated by either...

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Pesky Little Brass Screws and such

Pesky Little Brass Screws and such

04-17-2008 03:02 PM by MrWoody | 13 comments »

Because of a recent post by Betsy I decided to post this review.Auger gimlets are small hand drills that closely match screw sizes and are handy for pre-drilling holes for Little brass screws. I also use them for drilling small holes in small pieces when making toys.I listed them as Lee Valley but they are available elsewhere as they are not made by Lee Valley.I’ve had mine for over 20 years and the smallest is showing some wear, so I would say they are a good investment

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Glad I Bought This Sanding Detailer

Glad I Bought This Sanding Detailer

02-04-2014 01:47 AM by Pie | 3 comments »

The Sanding Detailer is ideal for finishing those hard to reach areas. The abrasive belt can be indexed. The Sanding Detailer is spring loaded to put tension on the abrasive belt. After the abrasive belt is used up, simply compress the tool and replace the abrasive belt with a fresh one. They are color coded for easy identification of grit. So my wife and I walk into the local WoodCraft store for some scroll saw blades.Since I scrol saw and was looking for some small sanding files. Hea...

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Terrible leveling, poor abrasion resistance

Terrible leveling, poor abrasion resistance

11-09-2014 02:07 AM by Scott C. | 4 comments »

I’ve waited to review this stuff as a I wanted to try it out for a while before making my mind up about it. I bought a couple of gallons to finish some kitchen drawers and had a good amount leftover which I used on a couple of furniture projects and a jewelry box. My main gripes are it’s leveling properties and abrasion resistance suck, both with spraying and foam brush. I can’t get a smooth finish with runs, drips and brush marks. It scratches really easily, after a month o...

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No more aching thumbs

No more aching thumbs

02-29-2008 07:18 PM by MrWoody | 6 comments »

I received this last Christmas and hadn’t used it.As anyone who has used a scraper over an extended period of time can attest your thumbs become painful.This morning I needed to do a very small bit of scraping but I have a calcium growth that is interfering with the muscle in my thumb making using it for even small things very painful.I opened a drawer and my scraper holder was sitting there and even had a scraper in it ready to go.This thing works. I won’t be doing anymore scrapi...

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First Impressions, Second Thoughts & the Third Degree: Ridgid Compact Router

First Impressions, Second Thoughts & the Third Degree: Ridgid Compact Router

12-04-2014 10:55 PM by ajw1978 | 11 comments »

Today, I picked up this very popular—judging from the reviews on this site and others across the web—little offering from Ridgid. It’s was the fourth compact/palm/trim router I’ve tried in the last few weeks, but I think I’ve got a keeper. Earlier this summer, I purchased my first router; a Craftsman combination fixed/plunge base kit with a router table. And so far, so good. They’ve been very adequate for my incredibly-basic skill level, though I found m...

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