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Excellent - but Limited

Excellent - but Limited

01-20-2008 05:43 PM by MsDebbieP | 5 comments »

(Photo from dremel.com) Reason For PurchaseI purchased this Dremel to do drilling, cutting, carving, routing, and all that the tool says it will do. I thought that the size would fit with my woodworking skills and building projects of the future. It was also the “supreme” version of the tool at the time. Right from the first use I knew that I loved this tool. It was great for sanding small places and for etching in glass. Loved it! FeaturesThe following list of features i...

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Festool Domino Dominates or Don't hate me 'cause I'm beautiful

Festool Domino Dominates or Don't hate me 'cause I'm beautiful

01-20-2008 07:39 AM by gizmodyne | 26 comments »

This is an amazing tool. It does one thing very well. Loose tenons! It works as advertised. Accurate mortises in a tight hand-held machine. I consider it a biscuit jointer on steroids. In fact, I have to decide if my biscuit joiner is going away. The tool must be used in conjunction with dust collection. To use the tool:1. Pick a tenon size. For example 6×40 mm2. Install the correct bit: 6mm in this case.3. Set the depth to half the length of the tenon. 20 mm in example.4. Plu...

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Miter trimmer

Miter trimmer

01-15-2008 09:54 PM by GaryK | 24 comments »

These are great. I don’t know of a name brand one as they all seem pretty generic. If you make picture frames or do a lot of miters, these are invaluable. They allow you to trim off the smallest of shavings at a perfect 45 degrees.You can also set them to do 90 degree cuts. Mine was purchased at Rockler and was made in China. It works great though. Not muchto screw up in manufacturing. I usually just cut my miters close and use this to cut to perfect length.

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My Largest Band Saw, The Wood-Mizer LT40 HD Portable

My Largest Band Saw, The Wood-Mizer LT40 HD Portable

01-14-2008 01:35 AM by TreeBones | 13 comments »

After twelve years of use I can say this is a first class band saw. I have put mine through the test. The largest log I put on it was a 48” diameter, 26’ long Redwood that weighed over 17,000 pounds. Wish I took photos of this one. I cut over 80,000 bdft on that one job. The throat is 28” and with logs placed perfectly it can cut slabs this wide. Breakdowns have been essentially non existent and maintenance requirements are minimal, blades, roller guides and belts are the ...

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