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Crick Levels, Up For Review

Crick Levels, Up For Review

04-17-2015 06:30 PM by woodshopmike | 5 comments »

I recently reviewed a few levels made by Crick and I’ve got to say I’m rather impressed. The full review of these levels is on my blog: Crick Levels, Up For Review. Here are the highlights though All wood body Stainless steel binding & end caps Accurate to .015” over length of level (that’s ~ .02° for a 40” level!) Curved sight tubes, these move slower than straight tubes which makes them easier to read I know it’s short and sweet, b...

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Everything I wanted in a digital caliper

Everything I wanted in a digital caliper

04-14-2015 04:12 AM by Rick M. | 15 comments »

Sold by the same folks who sell the Accuremote digital inclinometer. I chose the IP54 after watching a thorough review on Youtube by Gadget Class. Inside the retail box was a decent plastic case that held the caliper, two batteries, the instructions, and a random piece of brown waxed paper (no idea why that was in there) but it was 0.004” thick. Both batteries were good. The plastic case that came with mine is slightly different than the picture on Amazon. Of course I set out to meas...

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Solid on the outside, issues with accuracy and precision

Solid on the outside, issues with accuracy and precision

04-14-2015 03:50 AM by Rick M. | 14 comments »

From the outside in … The packaging was attractive and consistent with other products sold by iGaging (makes no difference but shows the company takes some pride in their products). Inside the retail box was a sturdy white cardboard box that contained the inclinometer, a nice storage pouch, the instructions, a 9V battery, and a tiny screwdriver. I expected the AccuRemote to be made of plastic but it’s actually a cast metal, possibly zinc, quite sturdy and heavier than expected. Th...

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It does a lot more that what I use it for

It does a lot more that what I use it for

03-23-2015 01:21 AM by ic3ss | 3 comments »

I’ve been wanting one of these for a while now, I got this one late last year and I use it quite a lot. For those of us that are numerically challenged, this is very useful for doing simple math in fractions. At least that’s what I use it for. It does a whole lot more that that, but for me it’s all about the fractions. Thanks for reading and have a great day. Wayne

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More useful the more I use it

More useful the more I use it

03-23-2015 01:16 AM by ic3ss | 3 comments »

I’ve been using this since about last November and I’m just now at the point that if I lost it I think I’d have to stop working until I got another one. Super simple to use, and I love the graduated pencil holes, it makes drawing a square referenced off of an edge a simple task that takes only a few seconds. What can I say, I love this thing. Wayne

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It does it's job

It does it's job

03-23-2015 01:12 AM by ic3ss | 0 comments »

I received this for Christmas and I just now had a chance to use it. I’m building a split top roubo workbench and had to put center marks on the chop and the leg. Very simple to use. The black print on stainless is easy to read, and there are holes laser cut into it for pencil marks. This is the first centering rule I’ve ever used, I know there are others out there, but I sure do like Incra’s stuff. Thanks for reading, and have a great day. Wayne

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Great Calipers

Great Calipers

03-21-2015 05:34 AM by B4B | 6 comments »

I got this caliper some time ago, but have not had a chance to put it to use. Well during my table saw rebuild project I put it to use. I bought this based on the name, and the reviews other folks have provided for other wixey measuring devices (planer, table saw, etc) so I decided to give this a go. Overall I’m impressed with this, and would definitely recommend it, if you need a set of calipers. I used it to measure the bearings, the overall height, diameter, as well as the bore...

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Be Square and Use This!

Be Square and Use This!

02-25-2015 05:51 PM by gleasoncraftworks | 6 comments »

Hello all! As a new woodworker, I’m currently tooling up my shop with the happy anticipation of making “great things”. My mantra when shopping has always been to look for the best “bang for my buck”, and I’m pretty satisfied with the results so far. My latest find: the Empire Level e2992 True Blue 7” Rafter Square, a.k.a. a “Speed Square”. Made in the USA from aircraft-grade aluminum, this rafter square has stamped gradation marks, ...

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(Not So) Straight Edge

(Not So) Straight Edge

02-06-2015 02:20 AM by Hawk_Guy | 19 comments »

I recently purchased an 8” Jointer and cabinet table saw and needed a precision straight edge to properly tune and align my new toys. I have some Woodpeckers products already and am pleased with them (router plates and such)so I had absolutely no reservations about purchasing their product. I received my precision straight edge in a really nice particle board case that had a recess in which laid the straight edge, protected from harm. I took it out and was very pleased with the fit...

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I hate writing negative reviews, but.....

I hate writing negative reviews, but.....

01-13-2015 05:53 PM by njcraftsman | 25 comments »

Got it as a freebie so I have a hard time complaining, but mine was off by 5/16”. With all the math involved in creating an average piece of furniture….it’s a pain to have to correct for the tape as well. Otherwise decent quality (for inexpensive tapes anyway). Mines relegated to missions to my local wood monger, where precision is not needed. I have since checked multiples at the store, and have yet to find one thats dead on. Oh well it was FREE.

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