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Amazingly easy, accurate guide rail square.

Amazingly easy, accurate guide rail square.

03-21-2017 09:00 PM by ihadmail | 12 comments »

First off, I was not in any way compensated or solicited for this review. I purchased this product at full retail price from the manufacturers website. I saw a review here on LJ for the TSO Products GRS-16, and I immediately knew I had to have one. I have been relying on very careful measurements on both ends of the cut and extremely careful placement of the rail for my Makita track saw. Then I measure from the back of the rail to the edge of the sheet on both ends and make adjustments....

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Grizzly T27417 Oscillating Belt/Spindle Sander - Part 2

Grizzly T27417 Oscillating Belt/Spindle Sander - Part 2

03-21-2017 11:57 AM by EEngineer | 7 comments »

Since the two are so similar, it is inevitable that there will be comparisons between the Ridgid EB4424 and the Grizzly T27417. But the two products are quite different. Some of the most obvious differences were covered in the first part of this review. The table on the Grizzly unit is smaller and the whole package has a much smaller footprint (16 1/2” X 18 1/2” as opposed to the Ridgid’s 19 1/4” X 23 1/2”). Because of this, I think the Ridgid on-board storage is better organized – there ...

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Grizzly T27417 Oscillating Belt/Spindle Sander - Part 1

Grizzly T27417 Oscillating Belt/Spindle Sander - Part 1

03-18-2017 06:59 PM by EEngineer | 12 comments »

I have wanted a spindle sander in my shop for some time now. For the last year or two, I had my eye on the Ridgid EB4424 belt/spindle sander but reviews just haven’t been kind to this product. Yes, there are many magazine reviews praising this product and positive reviews by satisfied users but there are also lots and lots of sad tales (including right here on LJ here and here ) that seemed to point to severe quality control issues. In addition, like many other companies, it seems that Ri...

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There IS a learning curve, and it does have some limitations that can be overcome

There IS a learning curve, and it does have some limitations that can be overcome

03-17-2017 01:52 PM by Tennessee | 14 comments »

This is a copy/paste of the review I wrote on this system on Amazon with a very few changes/updates. (Kind of an Amazon review junkie) I finally popped for a wet stone water system, after doing the high speed grinding thing with both 8” grinders and a large Harbor Freight unit, then went to the variable speed grinder with the Wolverine jig system for my lathe tools. Good, but not scary sharp and they still dulled fast on hard wood. I needed something that would put a world-class edge...

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Mafell Duo doweler

Mafell Duo doweler

03-13-2017 12:55 AM by mummykicks | 10 comments »

Good video on operation here:https://youtu.be/dUj-zsxu3DY Pro’s: Excellent quality.Easy to set up and use with all kinds of neat little features.Dial stop for offset like a plunge router with common stop distances which put the dowels right in the middle of a 1/2” or 3/4” plywood edge. No adjustment required, just set and go. Other offsets can be easily set via the ruler lines on the rod.Dust collection is flawless.Angle adjustment easy and has detents, one knob adjustmen...

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Solid Combo Machine

Solid Combo Machine

03-09-2017 08:23 PM by Goodsh | 8 comments »

Introduction I bought this in 2014 and have now used it enough (and procrastinated enough) that it’s time to do a review. It’s a long one because when I was shopping for this there were no reviews anywhere and now I’m in the same boat with no reviews of table saws I’m looking at so I decided I needed to pay it forward and do my part by doing a detailed review. Hopefully someone finds it useful. In making this purchase I looked at a number of alternatives. I looked at ...

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ER Router Collets.  Beautifully machined and designed

ER Router Collets. Beautifully machined and designed

03-09-2017 05:35 PM by zzzzdoc | 4 comments »

I’m amazingly impressed by these router collets that I just purchased as replacements for the stock collets on my Porter Cable 7518 router. I wanted to step up the precision of my setup, as the stock Porter Cable collets had more runout than I desired. So after hearing about these ER collets sold by Precisebits.com, I purchased ones in 1/4” and 1/2” size. I’m not sure how little runout these collets have. I can’t measure anything that small. I find none ...

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Fantastic clamps that do a lot more than just clamp

Fantastic clamps that do a lot more than just clamp

03-08-2017 01:27 AM by Putttn | 13 comments »

Bought these last year and have had good success with these. They grip better than any other clamps that have this type of hand pull. I used their spreading feature on a bench I put together this weekend and it was so easy making small changes in height. Very easy to dial in to exact dimensions and very well built. Built in the USA with a lifetime guaranty. I have no affiliation but I do know I’m going to order another set.They also are rated at 300 lbs lifting. I debated long and ...

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Lignomat Comes Through Again

Lignomat Comes Through Again

03-06-2017 10:17 PM by pintodeluxe | 2 comments »

I have been using a Lignomat meter for some time now, and I started with the E/D model. It works great, but I needed something that was compatible with remote moisture probes. The mini ligno MD/C model was just the ticket. It is a pin style moisture meter that works by itself as a portable meter, or you can plug it into optional remote wires and probes. The probes are drilled into the core of a lumber sample, and seem to give a true and accurate reading of the moisture content. The MD/C...

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Loctite GO2 Glue for filling a void

Loctite GO2 Glue for filling a void

03-05-2017 07:15 PM by FarmerintheWoods | 9 comments »

One of the blanks I have for my latest project is walnut with fancy grain. In the middle is a small bark inclusion, and in its center was a void/cavity. I used a Dremel with a round-end bit to clean out the cavity, and to get down to solid wood at about 1/8”. With the blank laying horizontal, I filled the void with Loctite GO2 Glue. I figured it would flatten itself, because it seemed runny enough to do that, but it acted thicker and formed a ‘mound’ that rose up above th...

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