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Good Idea - Bad Execution

Good Idea - Bad Execution

06-28-2012 12:49 PM by ChuckV | 3 comments »

Lee Valley recently had a free-shipping offer, I bought a few things that I had been waiting to get. While I was on the site, I noticed this drill attachment. This is something that I wish I had quite a few times recently to drill a hole or drive a screw in a hard-to-get-at location. I did some research on this drill attachment. It is not a LV/Veritas product, but is sold by LV. It is also sold on Amazon. I read some reviews there. There was a wide variety of evaluations. I decided ...

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Volt Man Batteries....

Volt Man Batteries....

04-09-2012 01:54 AM by Mainiac Matt | 14 comments »

I wanted to share with the LJ crew a neat little outfit I came accross a couple of years back that re-habs cordless tool battery packs. You send them your battery pack, and they swap out the cells, spot welding the connections just like the OEM does. They can even replace the smart chips that feed the charger temperature info. etc… I used them to replace the battery packs on my favorite Porter Cable 12 volt drill/driver and they were as good as new when I got them back. Two year...

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The Shelf Pin Jig From Kreg Tool.

The Shelf Pin Jig From Kreg Tool.

03-13-2012 08:09 PM by SCABrown | 10 comments »

Today I will be reviewing the Shelf Pin Jig from the folks at Kreg Tool Company. The Jig retails for $34.99 at Woodcraft. I also picked up the optional 5mm drill bit it is retailing for $7.99. So whats in the box? The kit includes; the jig of course, a locating pin, the jig extender, a 1/4” drill bit and depth collar, an allen wrench for the depth collar, the instruction manual, and mine had a bag with 3-1/4” shelf pins in it. There is really not any assembly required for the jig...

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Makitta LXFDO1CW best in class

Makitta LXFDO1CW best in class

03-11-2012 05:42 PM by Chipy | 6 comments »

After putting up with Ni-cad battery’s for the last 20 years it is a pleasure to finally own an 18 volt Lithium Ion drill/ driver. I chose the Makita LXFDO1Cw on Wood magazine’s review. The drill feels comfortable in your hand ergonomic and all that Fahrvergnügen jazz. The motor is full of torque and has plenty of power. Recharge time was one of the shortest compared to its piers it its class according to Wood magazine but I have nothing to compare it to I am still living in Ni-c...

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Quick solution for 35mm European hinges

Quick solution for 35mm European hinges

12-20-2011 07:10 PM by canadianmajar | 1 comment »

I have been working on several cabinet projects in recent months. In the past I have done the hinges using drill press then just used wood screws. I went to a sale where someone was closing shop and had the ecodrill, so thought I’d give it a try. Not sure I would buy it for the $300 it usually costs. It makes positioning the holes trivial and precise (set the offset from the edge, has index for positioning hinges top to bottom and built in clamps). Depts are perfect every time. Addition...

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The new LENOX SPEED SLOT® Hole Saw Giveaway

The new LENOX SPEED SLOT® Hole Saw Giveaway

07-25-2011 02:11 PM by gpastor | 15 comments »

Got this email from Fine home builders Free hole saw You got to love free!NO PURCHASE REQUIRED. Hole saw offer is limited to one per household and only to those that complete and submit the required online submission form on FineHomebuilding.com. http://reg.taunton.com/webapps/sweepstakes/fhb/lenox_hole_saw_giveaway http://www.lenoxunplugged.com/

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Nice job but it takes time

Nice job but it takes time

07-12-2011 10:54 PM by RexMcKinnon | 12 comments »

I bought this product because I thought it would improve the look of the pool deck I am building and although I am not finished yet I think it has. The whole purpose of the jig is too allow the user to screw down decking without showing the screw and that’s exactly what it did. My decking is made from 5/4 pressure treated boards. There are 10 joists each spaced 16 on centers and there are 2 screws per joist which gives 20 screws per board. To boards feel as if the are held down well. I ...

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Ni-Cad Battery Rebuild

Ni-Cad Battery Rebuild

05-11-2011 02:57 AM by C_PLUS_Woodworker | 14 comments »

One of the things that really gets to me with the current trend to Lith-Ion batteries is that so many perfectly good tools are being trashed because buying a new drill with a new charger and 2 new batteries is not much more money that just buying replacement batteries. I personally just cannot chuck a perfectly good tool because of a battery issue, regardless of the price differential on a new tool. It goes against everything I am and how I feel towards tools that have served me well. Ex...

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These should work as advertised

These should work as advertised

03-13-2011 07:46 PM by RandyMorter | 7 comments »

Just so you know, this is the first and only time I’ve ever used a Forstner bit. I’m working on a toy airplane project and believe I’ll have a need for these (I did in my first toy airplane – for the cockpit). Woodcraft has this set on sale right now for $12.49 (through 4/2/2011) so how can you go wrong? These bits come in a nice wood case. They are stamped with their size, “China”, and the max RPM on each bit. I made a couple of test cuts with the...

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MT2 Drill Chuck

MT2 Drill Chuck

03-12-2011 10:33 PM by ChunkyC | 10 comments »

Harbor Freight 1/2in MT2 Mini-Lathe Drill Chuck I purchased one of these last week based on a posting from LJ member Hairy. I paid $14.99 + shipping which is a good price for drill chucks with the arbor! A high precision chuck it’s not and this chuck isn’t going to win any contests for the best chuck of the year but it does make a good chuck for woodworking. The chuck that I had for my DP wouldn’t chuck up smaller bits so I needed to do something. I’ve been lo...

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