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Nifty, useful measuring tool

Nifty, useful measuring tool

10-02-2013 07:32 PM by CharlesA | 0 comments »

Got an email about the rule stop and decided to take chance on it. I thought the price was a bit high, but the ability to use my existing rulers of different lengths was a real plus. It ways that the Rule-Stop-1 is for rulers up to 1” wide, but it appears to me like it would work for up to 1.5” wide. http://www.woodpeck.com/rulestop1.html My thoughts:1) It is really handy for repeated measurements or just to precisely set a stop and them mark using the end of the ruler. ...

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Great budget square - worth 5 stars at the price

Great budget square - worth 5 stars at the price

08-24-2013 12:53 AM by paxorion | 5 comments »

For the past few months, I have been looking for a replacement to an inexpensive contractor’s combination square (a freebie I got from my in-law’s hardware store during a trip many years ago). I had the opportunity to use a Starrett at my guild shop, and convinced myself I needed a replacement. To ensure I could focus my search, I came up with 4 criteria: – A solid cast head – Etched measurements that go up to at least 1/64 intervals – A more palatable price...

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Does not do its only job!

Does not do its only job!

05-20-2013 01:12 PM by Cole Tallerman | 45 comments »

So let me start off by saying I was really excited to get this on sale for $20. I had been wanting the wixey but no local stores had it so it would have been $35+shipping. Out of the box this thing feels really good. Its nice and heavy, and it feels of good quality. I popped it out and turned it on. I set it on the Cast iron of the table saw a few inches from the blade, hit the “calibrate” button and placed it on the blade. I was really impressed on how the measurement changed as ...

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Never thought I would write this...

Never thought I would write this...

04-25-2013 07:00 PM by ScottStewart | 7 comments »

but I have to sing the praises of the Oneway Multi Gauge. I bought a Jet JJ-6CSX about a year ago off craigslist. I brought it home, and did a complete disassembly/cleaning/waxing. Everything went well until I tried to set blades and get this thing to cut. A lot of good LJ’s tried to help me last year and I thought I was ok. I tried it again after winter hibernation and my jointer cut was significantly out of straight. I had tried every method I could find on das Internets to no a...

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Harbor Freight Dial Indicator with flex mount

Harbor Freight Dial Indicator with flex mount

04-13-2013 08:28 PM by dschlic1 | 1 comment »

I purchased this dial indicator to align my table saw. I choose this unit because, rather then getting a magnetic base, this unit uses a vise grip type pliers and a flexible shaft. The flexible shaft consists of a series of tubes and round rings. Inside the tubes and rings is a steel cable. On one end of the shaft is a mounting clamp for the dial indicator, and also a screw adjustment to adjust the over all length of the shaft.On the other end is a boss that screws into the vise grip pliers a...

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Magnogrip Quick Snap Magnetic Tape Measure Holder...Redesign is MUCH BETTER !!!

Magnogrip Quick Snap Magnetic Tape Measure Holder...Redesign is MUCH BETTER !!!

02-01-2013 04:44 AM by PASs | 2 comments »

If you read my first review I was much under-impressed with the actual design of the belt clip.Magnogrip corporation responded to my complaint and shipped me a redesigned belt clip.I put it on my jeans workbelt that afternoon and was impressed with its tenacity…I actually COULDN’T get the clip off without taking the belt off. Today I wore it most of the day in the shop and around the house even though I didn’t do any real measuring just to get a feel for it. The clip is P...

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$40 For a tape measure?? Absolutely!

$40 For a tape measure?? Absolutely!

01-29-2013 06:38 PM by lumberjoe | 37 comments »

I saw this at a booth at the New England Woodworking show a few weekends ago. At first it seemed like just another gimmick, but I noticed the company is local to me. I am always one to give local businesses a shot, so I asked for some more information. What I found out was this is not a gimmick. I would go as far to say this is a must have. You are probably thinking ”A tape measure is a tape measure, what makes this one $40?”. Well, let me answer that for you. Before I get into...

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Johnson Carpenters Square Model CS-1

Johnson Carpenters Square Model CS-1

01-25-2013 03:20 PM by Dallas | 18 comments »

Yesterday I needed a carpenters square to lay out a large piece on some plywood. My old Empire square gave up the ghost about a year ago after being bent when something heavy, (My Boot with foot installed), landed on it. I went down to my trusty local True Value Hardware store to get a decent square. About the only choces they had were an Empire Drywall square, (Those aren’t even close to square), Empire Speed Squares and Steel 16X24” Johnsons Carpenters squares. I compar...

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Magnogrip Tape Holder ... A great concept, poorly implemented

Magnogrip Tape Holder ... A great concept, poorly implemented

01-19-2013 05:39 AM by PASs | 9 comments »

NEW INFORMATION IN COMMENTS SECTION…I purchased the Magnogrip Quick Snap Magnetic Tape Measure Holder a few weeks ago.I loved the concept, a quick release for my tape measure.I constantly fight with my tape measures, fumbling to hook them on my belt or pocket, or cussing the tape pouch/holder on my tool belts. So the possibility of just snapping in on was a big draw. And at less than $10 at Home Depot I figured I’d give it a try. I tried a couple of tape measures on the tape h...

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Construction Master 5 Calculator from Calculated Industries

Construction Master 5 Calculator from Calculated Industries

01-14-2013 06:04 PM by CueballRosendaul | 6 comments »

Seasoned old Lumberjocks who spend too much time in the shop can easily add and multiply feet and inches in their heads, but for those of us younglings with less experience, or the older ones with sawdust between the ears, the use of a construction calculator speeds things up and reduces the likelihood of making mistakes. Spend your time in the shop making noise and dust, not looking for common denominators by investing in a calculator from calculated industries. The primary thing I use t...

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