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Bought this defective switch from Peachtree-read on for potential dangers and poor customer service

Bought this defective switch from Peachtree-read on for potential dangers and poor customer service

01-15-2015 01:39 PM by ellen35 | 149 comments »

I was at the Woodworking Show in West Springfield this past weekend. I was looking for a large paddle switch to turn off my table saw. Peachtree has always been my “go to” company for things like this. So I purchased a Fulton Power Tool Switch from them for $25. I got it home and began the very simple set up but when I tried to use the large paddle to turn off the machine, it worked only intermittently… maybe once every 10 pushes! This is not only defective but could be...

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A lot for very little

A lot for very little

04-25-2013 03:09 AM by Rick M. | 49 comments »

I thought my saw was reasonably vibration free for a contractor but on start up and especially shut down it would give a slight shudder. After years of ignoring advice to buy a link belt I did and am sorry I waited so long because it’s like having a new saw. I only thought my saw ran smooth but now there is no more shudder even at shut down and I’d swear it cuts a little smoother though that might be psychosomatic. If you’ve been wanting to try a link belt and have been putt...

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Move over Diablo, Irwin got something right for once

Move over Diablo, Irwin got something right for once

07-25-2012 02:39 PM by lumberjoe | 49 comments »

Yesterday I found myself in Lowes. Rumor was they were offloading all of their CMT stuff cheap. While browsing around I stumbled upon the Marples blades. Disclaimer I have a saw blade addiction. If I see something new or exciting, I have to buy it. It’s a problem and I need help! Also I am not a fan of Irwin at all. Their marathon blades are pure garbage, and the “classic” blades are a downgrade from whatever came on your saw – as hard to beleive as that is. I did some...

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Wixey WR300 Digital Angle Gauge

Wixey WR300 Digital Angle Gauge

05-20-2009 08:58 PM by Emeralds | 31 comments »

The Wixey WR300 angle gauge is the perfect device for setting up a table saw, jointer table, bandsaw or any device that requires specific angle juxtaposition. Beyond setting your tool at a 90 degree angle, the WR300 allows you to get +/- 0.1ยบ and for those in need of accurate angle cuts, this can only be a good thing. Aside from setting the tools themselves this little device takes all the guess work out of jig construction, drill press hole angles and anything requiring a precise, repeat...

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FastCap Gave Me The Finger ...

FastCap Gave Me The Finger ...

01-31-2015 12:19 AM by TheDane | 31 comments »

... and I like it! A few weeks ago, I responded to a promotional email from FastCap and they sent me their new ’11th Finger’ for free. Some people here on LJ’s scoffed at it, but I actually kind of like it. It stands within easy reach on my saw’s fence or the table, and works as well as any other push stick I have ever used. There is one downside … the two rare-earth magnets in the base are just friction fit and can come out if you mistakenly lay the ...

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wixey digital angle cube

wixey digital angle cube

03-18-2012 11:11 PM by jpatte | 29 comments »

I bought this product because I was tired of assuming that the bevel scale on my table saw was correct. I was shocked to see just how bad it really was. All in all I’m impressed with the product, it has one job and it does it well. The only thing I have found is that when it gets cold, for instance when it sits in an unheated shop, it doesn’t always read true. This is easily fixed by zeroing it out on the table and checking the blade bevel again.

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Can't Believe I Didn't Buy It Sooner

Can't Believe I Didn't Buy It Sooner

03-01-2010 01:57 PM by ND2ELK | 29 comments »

I had considered buying the Ezee-Feed Infeed Table for quite sometime. I have noticed that I’m just not as stong as I used to be. Trying to hold a sheet of plywood up and keep it against the fence was getting to be a struggle. I was getting burn marks, uneven cuts, felt it was really hard on my blades and it was not safe. I needed something that was easy to put on and take off my saw. The Ezee-Feed Table has proven to be the answer. With the folding legs, it is easy to store when not...

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Osborne Miter guage for your table saw

Osborne Miter guage for your table saw

05-13-2009 01:36 AM by Bob #2 | 28 comments »

I had looked at this guage before and had purchased an alternate one in the interim. (shoot me) I got a chance last week to re evaluate it and have these observations: 1. It uses triangulation rather than depending on a pivot point on a miter guage. What this means is that where a miter guage can get you close, the triangle can get you dead on.It’s just got more room on the scale to get it right. The extendable arm has a series of detents on the underside (20 in all) that gets you...

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Cross cut sled

Cross cut sled

01-04-2012 06:23 PM by richgreer | 28 comments »

I’d always thought of a cross cut sled as a “nice to have – but not essential”. Then Rockler had a sale on this item ($99) and I said “why not”. This is a tool that raises the buy versus build question. I could probably have made a sled as nice as this one, but I am sure I would have spent at least $50 in materials and several hours of labor and I decided, in this case, to buy instead of build. I am very impressed by the overall quality of the ma...

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Not Bad Afterall

Not Bad Afterall

10-19-2011 09:55 PM by pintodeluxe | 27 comments »

Had blade marks after ripping 1.5” white oak. Even after taking a skim cut with featherboard and zero clearance insert with thin kerf splitter I still had blade marks. Not burning, just the sort of cut that reveals its imperfections when you hold it up to the light. My industrial full kerf combination blade sure makes glassy smooth cuts compared to this one. In fact I had to switch back to the Freud combination blade to make skim cuts on all boards. Too much work. This one is goi...

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