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The DeWalt DWP611PK 1.25 HP Max Torque Variable Speed Compact Router

The DeWalt DWP611PK 1.25 HP Max Torque Variable Speed Compact Router

02-07-2011 05:03 AM by plantek | 7 comments »

Well by now I’m sure you’ve many things about this router. Probably more good than bad. I can say without reservation all the good things are true.I bought it about a week ago (mail order) but have been sick and haven’t had a chance to use it until this weekend.The project I cut it’s teeth on is a white oak sofa table. So far I have only done round overs, slot cutting and running a trim bit. It has performed flawlessly! The variable speed is easily adjusted on the fly....

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Crap Powered Crap Saw

Crap Powered Crap Saw

02-06-2011 09:39 PM by travisowenfurniture | 25 comments »

I got this for $15, and i over paid. It doesn’t hold onto the blades because they keep falling out no matter how much I tighten the set screws. It doesn’t cut straight. Now, it doesn’t even work. I think I didn’t have it for 6 months when it stopped working. Well, sometimes it works when I slam it against a concrete surface, hard. So if you have one project you need a jigsaw for, but you don’t need super accurate cuts, this would be fine. It’s $20 ...

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Epoxy, O what a versatile glue...

Epoxy, O what a versatile glue...

02-06-2011 07:59 AM by DoctorDan | 5 comments »

What is Epoxy?The all knowing all seeing Wikipedia ’Epoxy is a copolymer; that is, it is formed from two different chemicals. These are referred to as the “resin” and the “hardener”. The resin consists of monomers or short chain polymers with an epoxide group at either end. Most common epoxy resins are produced from a reaction between epichlorohydrin and bisphenol-A, though the latter may be replaced by similar chemicals. The hardener consists of polyamine mon...

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Ridgid Narrow Crown Stapler

Ridgid Narrow Crown Stapler

02-06-2011 01:48 AM by Cato | 6 comments »

I just bought this tool the other day specifically for one project, used it today for the first time, so this is an intial impression review and time will tell how it holds up or what other uses I may find for it. LOML asked me early in the week if I was working this weekend, and when I told her no I was off I stepped into the SWMBO trap!! Good she says, I ordered oriental carpet for a stair runners and you can help me install it this weekend. After reviewing her video on stair runner i...

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Great Mortiser - Wow, makes square holes!

Great Mortiser - Wow, makes square holes!

02-06-2011 12:23 AM by Terry Burks | 12 comments »

After recently completing a project that required creating more than 20 mortises using a drill press and chisels, I decided it was time to seriously consider getting a bench top mortiser. After reading a number of reviews online, I visited my local Woodcraft store and looked at the Jet, Delta and Shop Fox models they had on display. Based on what I saw, discussions with the salesman, features and price, I decided that the Delta was the best they had. I was told that upcoming sales would br...

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Craftsman MiterMate Saw...Oops, I goofed again.

Craftsman MiterMate Saw...Oops, I goofed again.

02-05-2011 07:34 PM by PASs | 17 comments »

Update to this review at the bottom labeled “UPDATE” Yet another $225 mistake, and the reason I KNOW when I buy something without thinking about it for about a month that I’ll probably goof. I just do a little work around my house, but my loving wife lets me buy nice tools. We figure the cost of a tool is less than hiring someone to do the work. I’d been looking at miter saws for a while; I have two radial arm saws in the shop, but it’s a pain to run back a...

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Good, reliable jig, no longer in the HF catalog...

Good, reliable jig, no longer in the HF catalog...

02-05-2011 04:47 AM by dbhost | 7 comments »

Since the family blowup at Harbor Freight, a lot of good tools have gone out of the catalog, in particular, the aluminum taper jig. Now I am not sure what all can be said about this thing. It’s just about as straight forward and simple as can be, and it works exactly as you would expect it to. When they were available, they were often on sale for about $13.00, or $11.40 after the 20% off coupon… The jig slides easily along the fence, holds tight and secure, the adjustments h...

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Little green screwdriving man

Little green screwdriving man

02-05-2011 12:40 AM by Vrtigo1 | 3 comments »

I bought this to replace my 18v DeWalt hammer drill as my go-to screwdriver. I got the hex chuck version – it’s nice to be able to slip bits in and not have to deal with tightening the chuck. You can also get drill bits and countersinks in hex shank, so if you need to use it for those functions as well, you can. My primary objective with this purchase was to get something lighter, and therefore easier to get into tight spots and to reduce the strain on my arm when doing a lot...

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Very nice saw for the price

Very nice saw for the price

02-04-2011 03:03 AM by SchotterWoodworking | 5 comments »

This is a well made, low cost handsaw that I use for cutting joinery. I think it was a little over $30 at Woodcraft. The handle is beech and the top is brass, the blade is rigid and very sharp. I am new to the world of handsaws other than the ripsaws sold at the big box stores so this was a big step up for me. I think this brand is worth looking into for future purchases.

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Fantastic Affordable Blades from Bosch

Fantastic Affordable Blades from Bosch

02-04-2011 02:46 AM by SchotterWoodworking | 3 comments »

I picked this 60 tooth ATB from Menards about nine months ago for $60. The blade is not thin kerf, she can be resharpened, she’s balanced and quiet. Crosscuts have been clean and smooth with minimal tearout. I can’t afford Forrest and I wanted something with some beef to it for making crosscuts, Bosch has fit the bill. They have a full line of “Pro Series” blades which I have decided to invest in.

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