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Good Value, Serves its Purpose

Good Value, Serves its Purpose

11-09-2011 03:50 AM by Kelen | 4 comments »

I’ve probably waited much longer than I should have to purchase a featherboard setup for my table saw. Reading more into the magnetic featherboards and some of their reviews, I knew this would be the most versatile option instead of those that function using the miter track. I stumbled upon the Ridgid one online and read many positive reviews about it. The price point was also attractive relative to other brands that were selling for $50+ for what seemed to be the same basic concept....

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simply amazing!

simply amazing!

10-26-2011 03:33 PM by slickSqueegie | 9 comments »

The good: I do believe this Miter gauge to be the best on the market! It is unbelievable accurate and very well built! The bar itself is completely adjustable for any miter slot. I get no wiggle or play at any point with this gem. after using it I am extremely confident with the positive stops. It has a ruler built into the miter gauge fence and a micro adjustable stop for repeating cuts for accuracy. It also has a stop built in at the very end of the telescoping fence for even more versatili...

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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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Review of the Ridgid Universal Digital Miter Gauge

Review of the Ridgid Universal Digital Miter Gauge

10-12-2011 09:07 AM by David Grimes | 19 comments »

This is the Ridgid Universal Digital Miter Gauge. Lets start with the Universal part. The miter slot bar has a clever lobed t-slot washer that quickly adjusts and locks to the width of any t-slot lower trough. If your miter track is just plain square, then it rotates and locks in flush. They even threw in an extra bar for the non-standard undersized slots that are used on many table top machines. I believe it is truly universal and well-designed. The head unit attaches to a fairly be...

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Rockler Thin Rip Table Saw Jig

Rockler Thin Rip Table Saw Jig

09-10-2011 10:59 AM by David Grimes | 13 comments »

This is a Rockler product that is well made and does exactly what it says it will do. It’s about $20 if you get it at regular price. I have used it on two occasions to rip several 1/8” strips to face the front of birch plywood wall shelves. Tonight the strips were from a drop of Poplar that otherwise would have been used as a bunch of stirring sticks on its way to the burn pile. I got three 1/8” x 96” pieces from the 3/4” x 5/8” x 96” I started ...

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120 Teeth that make me smile!

120 Teeth that make me smile!

08-14-2011 10:26 PM by JasonWagner | 10 comments »

I bought this “Oshlun 8 dado stack after watching it on Amazon for more than a year. Usually I’m not really cheap but I knew the price would drop eventually. I got it for $55.93 in 04/10 with free shipping and no tax. That’s a lot of C4 carbide for the price. I have two Forrest WWII blades and used to have a Freud 6” dado stack for a contractor saw. This blade set is awesome for the money. This blade stack will give very small “bat wings” in the bot...

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Ezee-Feed, One My Best Shop Investments

Ezee-Feed, One My Best Shop Investments

06-27-2011 09:24 PM by Ryan Bruzan | 6 comments »

I picked up a nice, 12’ long piece of red oak S4S for ripping down into smaller stock. I needed 12’ lengths, but I also realized how much control I did not have if I tried to feed the board into my table saw from 11’ away from the blade. I didn’t think about handling and ripping it in my small shop. I mean, I have the length, but I did not want to have to crawl under the long boards to puzzle the ripping process together. After pondering the process for a moment for...

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What an upgrade for an old Craftsman TS

What an upgrade for an old Craftsman TS

06-23-2011 03:47 PM by brtech | 9 comments »

I’ve got an older (Emerson) Craftsman TS (113.298240). The stock fence is a joke, but I’ve made do. I finally decided to do something about it, and a T2 was it. Got it at Tools-Plus for $148 + 6.50 shipping. It came pretty well packed via UPS. The box was a bit caved in, but the parts were fine. Excellent manual, very clear, real English. The fence is made in Taiwan. Fit and finish appear to be excellent. There are two ways to mount the fence to this TS. One is to dril...

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Great product, even better support!

Great product, even better support!

06-22-2011 02:44 AM by felkadelic | 5 comments »

I originally picked this up last fall at Rockler, at a significant discount from the $84.99 MSRP (I believe I got it for $49.99). At the time, I didn’t have a table saw with a standard miter slot, so I was only able to use this on my router table for routing the end of pieces. While it worked just fine for that task, I held off judgment until getting a table saw so that I could use this for its main intended purpose. A couple weeks ago I got a new (to me) Unisaw and was finally abl...

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Totally Worth It

Totally Worth It

06-02-2011 07:17 PM by Vrtigo1 | 23 comments »

A little background to give this review some context. I am a beginning WW, been doing it about 18 months now. I am at the point where I am able to appreciate good tools and justify spending money on them. With that being said, blades have never been a high priority for me. I have been using cheap blades from home depot up to now because I didn’t think a hundred dollar blade would make a huge difference in the quality of my work. Well, I found out that I could use my Amex reward p...

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