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Last bandages you'll ever use for the shop

Last bandages you'll ever use for the shop

03-29-2015 02:24 AM by woodenwarrior | 16 comments »

I’m pretty certain I’m going to catch crap for posting this product for review because it’s not necessarily a woodworking product but I believe that once you hear me out you’ll think twice and be willing to give the product a try. Every wood worker gets boo-boos. It’s in the nature of our passion. I have yet to find a band-aid like product that will sufficiently cover the wound and stay stuck while still being able to use my hands in the motions I require whe...

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HF Gerson Disposable Respirator - cheaper than cartridges

HF Gerson Disposable Respirator - cheaper than cartridges

03-26-2017 02:25 PM by Tennessee | 5 comments »

I have had numerous respirators over the years, with various cartridges, and a couple things have always bothered me about most.First, many of them don’t allow me to wear glasses properly, since the nose piece sticks up too high, causing my glasses to sit wrong and make my eyesight off.Second, those doggone elastic straps always, always get stretched out and hard, and now that most have gone to the cheap plastic hooks, the problem is worse. Sealing with these stretched out is almost imp...

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Music to my ears...

Music to my ears...

03-23-2008 02:47 PM by RobH | 12 comments »

I thought I would post this because I am as happy as a pig in mud when I am using these things. They perform wonderfully. I like ear muffs better than in-ear style hearing protection. Before I bought these I used a pair of ear muffs with ear bud headphones to listen to my MP3 player. Since my MP3 player has no AM/FM radio option, I often missed that. Well, as always happens, one of the boys got their hand on my old headphones and broke them. When I went to pick up more, I saw these....

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The best push block I've ever used, but so pricey I make reasons to use it (so I feel better)

The best push block I've ever used, but so pricey I make reasons to use it (so I feel better)

05-07-2014 02:30 AM by paxorion | 16 comments »

When I first saw the MicroJig Grr Ripper (they seem to be on a YouTube product placement campaign, with many icons now sporting their products), I thought “what a neat concept…but do I really want to spend $60 on a push block?” For the most part, I was on the fence, given the large price tag, and perception as a “gateway” product into the realm of MicroJig accessories. It was only when I used a Grr Ripper for the first time that I realized just how much potential the design had to improve t...

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the earmuffs every woodworker should have

the earmuffs every woodworker should have

05-24-2008 11:27 AM by moshel | 14 comments »

Got these for my B-day from my wife. I guess that she was getting tired of having to enter the workshop and kick me while i was working to attract my attention.The earmuff are class 5 with radio and active surround noise filtering. in simple words, you can work with the earmuffs and still hear what you are doing, but completely protect your hearing. I have worked with them for a week now and they are terrific. they are so good that I actually use them also in the house to hear radio. the earm...

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Protect Your Ears

Protect Your Ears

10-31-2008 02:26 AM by Mike Lingenfelter | 10 comments »

Recently one my posts came up where I talked about ZEM hearing protection. At the time I was amazing at how well they worked. It’s been over a year now of using them, and I won’t use anything else now. They are very comfortable to wear, for long periods if needed. They are lightweight and don’t have to go “deep” into the ear canal. The foam earpieces just enter the outside of the ear canal. They really don’t feel like they are in your ear, like other earplugs. I’m not sure if I can r...

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Jig for cutting/routing small parts

Jig for cutting/routing small parts

01-14-2010 02:58 PM by David Craig | 11 comments »

Many of the items I work with in my shop require the shaping and cutting of small parts. These might be small boards for boxes or parts for toys. I have always found it a little nerve racking when I needed to cut a rabbet or shape small pieces, as I do not like my fingers so close to a blade. I have used clamps to perform the job but never felt like I had much control when working the pieces. Last year, I found this item on the PriceCutters website (now merged with Eagle America) and found th...

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A good buy.

A good buy.

12-15-2011 12:36 AM by Andy123 | 5 comments »

I bought this today, after I knew I was going to do a lot of sanding. I’ve been using the paper masks for a while and I hate them. I hate how the paper ones make you breath hot air and are really stuffy. I also hate how they never fit right. Opening 3m Respirator was easy and it was easy to assemble. All you have to do is attach the filters. There is two head straps on the respirator. The top one starts off as one strap but splits into two and cradles your head comfortably. The bott...

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Good Featherboards, not so good runner hardware.

Good Featherboards, not so good runner hardware.

02-09-2011 06:25 PM by dbhost | 2 comments »

I recieved one of these featherboard sets for Christmas last year, and had noticed the other review on them, so I wanted to chime in on my own experience. My router table / extension wing uses Rockler 3/4” x 3/8” aluminum miter track, which works flawlessly with all my other miter bars. However with the Milescraft, the miter bars were extremely cheaply made with lots of casting excess, which means the miter bar wouldn’t even think of fitting the slot until I sanded the ex...

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protects hearing and morale

protects hearing and morale

11-06-2011 11:15 AM by Greedo | 13 comments »

A hearing protector with built in radio is something i had always wanted, but it was hard for my pragmatic brain to get over the price tag for something that i thought was an unnecessary luxury.The first thing i do when i enter the shop is to turn on the radio with my favorite station, i like to listen to music, comedy programs, debates etc… It occupies my mind and makes work less monotone.One problem is that in woodworking you are using noisy machines half the time and wearing a hearin...

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