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Kerfmaker uses

Kerfmaker uses

1499 days ago by tenonitis | 10 comments »

I broke down and bought one of these gadgets despite the high price since I planned to give it a lot of use. It works as advertised but I had a different application in mind than cutting half laps or kerfs. I wanted to use it for its opposite function, one not advertised, making tenons. I understand that Bridge City plans to introduce a new tool for this purpose, but I think they don’t understand that the Kerfmaker can already do this. The key is to invert your thinking and instead of u...

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Move over Diablo, Irwin got something right for once

Move over Diablo, Irwin got something right for once

728 days ago 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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Worth the money...

Worth the money...

374 days ago by jusfine | 12 comments »

I did see an excellent review on this jig after posting mine, but here are my thoughts anyway… I purchased the I-Box about 4 months ago after seeing a positive comment on LJs and noticing it on sale at a local tool vendor, but did not take it out of the box as I didn’t have an immediate need for box joints – was in the middle of my bench build. I was recently asked to build a custom oak makeup desk with drawers for a friend, and thought maybe I would try out the jig fo...

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The best table saw (and shop) accessory I have ever owned

The best table saw (and shop) accessory I have ever owned

2339 days ago by RickH | 17 comments »

At the first woodworking show I attended years ago I became aware of the Incra table saw fence systems, and bought their first version almost 10 years ago. I upgraded to their LS system (lead-screw) about 4 years ago by purchasing a new postioner w/machined fence, which is even easier to use. What the Incra fence does is allow for precise and repeatable fence alignment on your table saw: > Precision – allows adjustments as fine as .001”, though their standard measuring meth...

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Incra LS - TS on ridgid 4512

Incra LS - TS on ridgid 4512

305 days ago by EMC | 16 comments »

About a month ago I purchased a Ridgid 4512 to replace my dw744. Although this is not intended to be a review of the 4512, I will say that I am quite pleased with it. Once I had it assembled and set up I went through it carefully and set up the blade, fence and miter slots to all be parallel and was able to achieve great accuracy (within a few hundredths) without a lot of trouble. I have read about the issue many have had with the blade shifting position as it goes up and down, but I h...

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A lot for very little

A lot for very little

455 days ago 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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Osborne EB-3 Miter Gauge

Osborne EB-3 Miter Gauge

1819 days ago by Don K. | 20 comments »

I know Schummie just did a review of this miter gauge yesterday….But I just got mine also…and thought I would tell you what I thought so far. First this is a great miter gauge that came out of the box DEAD on accurate. It was extremely easy to assemble and adjust to my saw. Second…other than saying how great it is and accurate it is (Which by the way I already said…lol) I figured I would show a few things. As you can see….it is extremely long even with ...

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Improved splitter for my Saw

Improved splitter for my Saw

2009 days ago by marcb | 6 comments »

I have an older saw with a horrible splitter. I’ve often gone without or used one of those cheap snap in plastic things for ZCI if I had to have one for serious ripping. This all changed with a piece of knowledge, part number 1349941 from the Delta parts website. This easily installs into Delta saws (even my old Rockwell) and someone made a website about installing it onto a jet. The splitter is thick, so it is not for use with thin blades. A knurled nut makes it easy to rem...

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Very pleased with results

Very pleased with results

445 days ago by Sandra | 23 comments »

This is my first review on Lumberjocks, and my first Incra product purchased Price and PackagingI ordered the Incra I-Box through www.elitetools.ca here in Canada. I paid 149.00 Canadian with free shipping.It arrived in a narrow cardboard box. It was well packed without the dreaded hard plastic packaging that usually requires bandages. Reason for PurchaseI’m presently building my first workbench, ‘The No-So-Big Workbench’ by Ed Pirnik of Fine Woodworking.The plans ca...

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Incra's 52inch LS positioner package!

Incra's 52inch LS positioner package!

1676 days ago by BigBard | 16 comments »

One year ago I began the quest to make things from wood. I have learned so much in one year and I still have a long way to go. After a satisfying purchase of a Incra1000se miter gauge, I thought I couldn’t go wrong with this LS positioner plunge. I was right, this system cuts extremely accurate. That micro-adjust knob is excellent, you can move it by the thousands of an inch. You can truly move the fence with shear accuracy. The wonderfence did take a few extra steps to square up but it...

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