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Nice scraper but difficult sweet spot

Nice scraper but difficult sweet spot

01-02-2011 06:17 PM by Chelios | 16 comments »

I got this scraper plane to see if I could get better results during surface prep for finishing. It cost $235 from the Lie Nielsen web page. The finish on the plane is flawless. It is a beauty and coming out of the box it created a lot of anticipation on what it was going to do for me. It has a very nice heft to it and a great blade. I honed the blade sharp like I do for all my planes and I started working with it. Right away I realized that this scraper was not going to be easy to ma...

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Aftermarket Fein blades

Aftermarket Fein blades

01-02-2011 10:39 AM by gko | 1 comment »

Imperial Blades I’ve had my Fein Multimaster for about two years now and it has been the tool that gets occasional use but was invaluable when it was either the only way to do something or made it so much easier to do a cut. BUT the blades were so expensive and didn’t seem to last as long as they cost. So looking for a cheaper alternative to the blades I did a little surfing and found Imperial Blades which have just been picked up by Woodcraft. They weren’t at the loca...

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A real powerhouse

A real powerhouse

01-02-2011 06:06 AM by ChunkyC | 0 comments »

I purchased the Milwaukee 0928-29 28-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 4-Tool Combo Kit from Amazon about 1-1/2 years ago now. Priced paid, $592, now, $815! Ouch! I’m glad I got when I did. The kit includes: (2) 28-volt lithium-Ion batteries Reciprocating saw hammer-drill circular saw work light one-hour charger canvas carrying bag (2) Phillips bits (2) reciprocating saw blades circular saw blade rip fence bag Pros:I use the drill the most out of all of the t...

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For The Money Unlikely To Be Beat, But Must Have Sense Of Humor When Assembling

For The Money Unlikely To Be Beat, But Must Have Sense Of Humor When Assembling

01-02-2011 02:50 AM by MattMcC | 22 comments »

So, we will be moving into a new house this summer and I will be moving my woodworking tools to the basement from the garage, where opening the garage door and running a shop vac provided adequate ventiliation and dust collection. Not so in the new basement, so I decided I would invest in a dust collector. After reading many reviews, it seemed that the Harbor Freight 2HP DC unit was a fair value. I decided to take the harbor freight plunge given the cost of name brand units and with my fin...

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A 90% Positive Review

A 90% Positive Review

01-02-2011 02:39 AM by newbiewoodworker | 7 comments »

Using money I had gotten for my Birthday(ahead of time) and Christmas(gift cards for Lowes.) I bought a Porter Cable Drill and Circular Saw combo kit… $90… thats $10 cheaper than just the drill. Granted I did give up the Hard Case for the Soft Bag. It seemed common sence. I dont use the bag/cases much anyway… So alright, its no DeWalt. But its better than what I am used to. Now, yea, I have trouble with almost everything D/PC, but I figure maybe Ill have better luck ...

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magic molder is great

magic molder is great

01-02-2011 12:56 AM by dub560 | 1 comment »

now, i’m by no means am I a professional but the results on this thing i think is exceptional. very little sanding if any at all , quick and easy plugs changes, and the ease of use on the table makes it a winner. first off i only have a portable table saw but i tell ya brothers the saw never bogged down at all when i was feeding mahogany,oak or walnut through as i was making some profiles—just pure experimentation by the way. the plugs are not cheap but they work very well̵...

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UK-Stanley No 92 Not Worth The Money Saved

UK-Stanley No 92 Not Worth The Money Saved

12-31-2010 08:42 PM by HorizontalMike | 13 comments »

In the process of building my first “major” WW project, a 21st Century Workbench, I found the need for acquiring a shoulder/rabbet plane to help clean up the shoulders on my dovetail cuts. I had already grunted through making my tenons via a single blade of my TS (precise but way too many cuts to clear the excess wood). Off I went to my local WC to shop for a shoulder plane. This #92 was offered up by the salesperson as the one they personally used the most and from prior dea...

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SawStop Dust Collection Blade Guard & Over Arm Dust Collection

SawStop Dust Collection Blade Guard & Over Arm Dust Collection

12-30-2010 03:16 AM by Darell | 19 comments »

Received this dust collection system for Christmas. Goes to show that momma pays attention when I send her hints. LOL! Anyway, installation is very easy and straight forward. The biggest issue, at least for the Contractor Saw is that the splitter & riving knife are slightly thicker with this upgrade. The old splitter/riving knife being .079 and the new one .090. This means you will need to readjust the riving knife lockdown clamp slightly so there isn’t to much pressure on the...

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Does the job

Does the job

12-30-2010 02:04 AM by Brad_Nailor | 11 comments »

I received one of these for Christmas and as simple as it is it does the trick. I installed it where they suggested, drilling a small pilot hole first then screwing it into the blade guide. It does a good job cleaning the tire and seems to be well made and should last a long time. i really like Carter band saw accessories. I give it 5 stars..

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Modernize your Band Saw

Modernize your Band Saw

12-30-2010 01:36 AM by Brad_Nailor | 5 comments »

I was lucky enough to receive one of these for Christmas this year. It is really well made like all the other Carter products. The instructions were concise, with lots of pictures. It’s pretty straightforward to install. You have to disassemble the whole top of the bandsaw, but it’s easy. The tricky part was lining the toggle assembly up parallel to the tensioner, and marking the holes. You drill two holes to mount it and they even include the drill bit! Then you just put the saw ...

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