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A bargain and capable

A bargain and capable

03-04-2010 11:32 PM by Twigger | 3 comments »

This dust collector does a great job for individual power tools including my Jet Pro Shop table saw, JET JJP-8BT 8” Benchtop Planer/Jointer Combo, and router table. The planer especially puts out a lot of shavings which are almost completely sucked up. And it’s easy to move between equipment. VERY easy assembly.

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Very capable table saw

Very capable table saw

03-04-2010 11:16 PM by Twigger | 8 comments »

My two expert woodworking friends scoffed at any thoughts that I’d buy less than a table saw that I’d be happy with for a long long time. When I suggested this saw they both endorsed the idea. It’s been great. I will add that I’ve invested in the Forrest Woodworker II blade. The cuts are really good, and from a beginner. And I’ve done some pretty complicated work creating a maple corner cabinet with various mitered joints, dado groves and other finer feature...

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Functional, precise, compact

Functional, precise, compact

03-04-2010 10:28 PM by Twigger | 2 comments »

I at first used this saw as a chop saw, setting up a workshop and building various racks, etc. Then I used the miter feature in cutting some six-sided shelves for a maple corner cabinet. That’s where I’ve appreciated the precision and repeatability of this saw. I’m looking forward to the compound miter feature when I cut some crown molding for the cabinet. The instructions with the saw are clear enough to get me there. The saw operations, including slide, are very smooth.

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Satisfies expectations

Satisfies expectations

03-04-2010 10:13 PM by Twigger | 5 comments »

This machine satisfies expectations as long as you keep in mind it’s a 30” long, 60 lb. machine. So don’t go looking to joint 8 foot long boards as if it’s a 60” long, 300 lb. unit. But for drawer fronts and sides, home-made router table and cross cut sled fences, and the like, it’s great! Also expect, as I’ve seen in reviews of all sorts of jointers, to spend two hours carefully setting the infeed and outfeed tables to being coplanar, and getting ...

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Using New Shaper

Using New Shaper

03-04-2010 08:48 AM by ND2ELK | 15 comments »

I finally got to try out my new shaper today. It has a 1 1/2hp motor and comes with a 1/2” spindle, 3/4” spindle, 1/4” collet and 1/2” collet for router bits. It has two different speeds and a forward and reverse. I really like the idea that I can use shaper cutters and router bits on the same machine. I have not bought any shaper cutters yet because I feel I should buy shaper cutters for each of the jobs as I do them. That holds true for router bits as well. As I do m...

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Oneway Wheel Balancing System

Oneway Wheel Balancing System

03-03-2010 11:18 PM by Padre | 7 comments »

I bought this Oneway Wheel Balancing System from Craft Supplies, it cost 62.99. I do a lot of wood turning tool sharpening. I have an inexpensive 2 speed grinder I bought from Woodcraft and it rocked, rattled and rolled, that’s for sure!! I put this on this afternoon, and you would think I have a Baldor grinder with special balanced wheels. What a difference this has made. I recommend this grinder attachment.

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Ear protection

Ear protection

03-03-2010 03:17 AM by Routerisstillmyname | 4 comments »

Well, after dropping and breaking my cheap Lowes earmuffs, I did a lot of online research and reading reviews and comparing specs, I ended up with these John Deere earmuffs. They are adjustable and extremely comfortable and light and at 27dB do a great job of blocking off most of the harmful loud noise in the shop ( as in my dang pancake compressor) or yard tools.

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Now I really do have 10 Inches...

Now I really do have 10 Inches...

03-01-2010 05:56 PM by Kerry Drake | 27 comments »

Last August I purchased a Jet 10” Combination Jointer/Planer, and last weekend I finally got to give it a real workout. I had 3 pieces of 6/4 Cherry all 10’ long ranging in width from about 5” up to nearly 9”. I needed to mill them all down to the exact same thickness so I could glue them up and make one massive cherry counter top 9’ 3” long and 17” deep. Me and my Jet got to spend 5 hours of quality time with each other. The good: 1 – T...

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Can't Believe I Didn't Buy It Sooner

Can't Believe I Didn't Buy It Sooner

03-01-2010 01:57 PM by ND2ELK | 29 comments »

I had considered buying the Ezee-Feed Infeed Table for quite sometime. I have noticed that I’m just not as stong as I used to be. Trying to hold a sheet of plywood up and keep it against the fence was getting to be a struggle. I was getting burn marks, uneven cuts, felt it was really hard on my blades and it was not safe. I needed something that was easy to put on and take off my saw. The Ezee-Feed Table has proven to be the answer. With the folding legs, it is easy to store when not...

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Happy about this Purchase!

Happy about this Purchase!

03-01-2010 01:28 AM by cFurnitureGuy | 39 comments »

I purchased the Rikon 14’ Ultimate Bandsaw during the Woodcraft 2 day sale this past weekend. So far i couldnt be happier with this purchase! Before i bought this saw all i had was a small Craftsman bench top BS from the 80’s so this is a night and day comparison…. although i have used several other BSs in the past.This review is just an overview of my experience… i agree with all the pros and stats on the other reviews so i wont recap them again! Purchase: Like i...

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