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Ridgid EB4424 oscillating sander

Ridgid EB4424 oscillating sander

07-30-2010 04:58 AM by njcraftsman | 39 comments »

Bought this one based on the reviews a year ago and Im not sorry I did! This is a great sander both. I love the ability to go from a spindle sander to the belt. Even came with plenty of diff. spindle sizes. The dust collection has been great, and it’s so quiet. This is a huge time saver on projects. At $200.00 this is a must have for the shop.

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Harbor Freight Dovetail jig

Harbor Freight Dovetail jig

07-26-2010 07:20 AM by Tim29 | 53 comments »

I have been wanting to get a dovetail jig for sometime now. I was up against a brick wall however. Do I fork over the bucks for a Porter Cable jig or do I buy a cheaper jig and see if it does the job for less money. I have tried this type of approach many times with many tools. Most of the time I have went on to pay for the better quality tool as well as the cheaper tool that did not work. This is not one of those times.I paid the $23 for the Harbor Freight Dovetail jig and it works pretty we...

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Awesome little lathe (and bed extension)

Awesome little lathe (and bed extension)

07-23-2010 05:15 AM by John | 11 comments »

My shopsmith was a great intro into turning, but it was just way too short and I had to bend uncomfortably to use it. This lathe is set to the perfect height on a shop built bench. Bought it last year on sale at woodcraft – December I think – I believe they go on sale every winter, worth the wait. This little lathe has lots of power, is built like a rock and was thoughtfully designed including the tool caddy that hangs off the back of the headstock. Speed changes are quic...

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Electric power hoist

Electric power hoist

07-23-2010 02:39 AM by jerset | 6 comments »

Electric Power HoistI needed a way to lift heavy loads in and out of my pickup. Table saw 600 # Band saw 275 # Drill press 140 # I purchased this hoist from Cabela’s and the swing out hoist frame. I Made in china sold by Cabela’s, Grizzly, Harbor Fright and others.EM # 44006 MANUFACTURER: CHICAGO ELECTRIC POWER TOOLSDescription decided to mount the hoist on a galvanized pipe, a 4’ section in the ground 2’ deep with 2 60# sacks of concrete, a coupling with a 10 se...

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Grizzly G0583Z 1HP Canister Dust Collector

Grizzly G0583Z 1HP Canister Dust Collector

07-23-2010 02:16 AM by Steven H | 8 comments »

Due to Budget and electricity, I am able to purchase 1 HP dust collector.I choose the canister one. It does a good job sucking dust from my Grizzly G055P bandsaw, but I don’t recommend it connecting to table saw, jointer, etc… The collector come with the elbow, try avoid using it. And for the first time visit the local Rockler store I got some Clear Flexible Dust Collection Hose It was on sale . (Note its says online sale only, its not true) Connected to the the col...

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harbour frieght drill press table attachment

harbour frieght drill press table attachment

07-23-2010 12:11 AM by ajb | 33 comments »

i was in the market for a drill press table for my new Delta/Rockwell drill press. I was going to make one out of scrap, but after factoring the cost of t-track and clamps this seemed like a decent $20.00 solution. It came out of the box and went directly on no problems.I used it to counter bore the boards for an Adirondack chair that is in process. It umm, sat on my drill press really well and held the stops where they were supposed too and allowed me to speed right through all my drilling.I...

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Wood River #6 V3 (Fore Plane)

Wood River #6 V3 (Fore Plane)

07-22-2010 05:38 AM by psfolio | 9 comments »

So, I got home. Cleaned the oil off of the plane and checked it out. Very impressed. Granted I am moving up from a Old Miller Falls plane, Impressed none the less. The fit and finish of this plane is very nice. The handles are super comfortable. Pushing it along the wood just feels right and is effortless. Right out of the box the blade was really sharp. I achieved shavings no problem. The back was very flat and needed minor working. Actually while working the back it was actually hard ...

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Very happy I got it!!

Very happy I got it!!

07-21-2010 09:33 AM by Eagle1 | 16 comments »

Well I finished putting it together yeaterday and tunning it up. It went quite well. I did use the stock blade first. Figured might as well use it for a bit. I put the 1” on it a timberwolf. My first cut was on a small 2×4 to check things for alignment. So for the big test. I took a piece of oak 2×6. I took a 1/2 off of it measured it great cut. Took that piece down to 1/4”, still a good cut. Then took it a little farther took that piece down to 1/16” Same great cu...

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Excellent value for a riving knife equipped saw

Excellent value for a riving knife equipped saw

07-20-2010 09:24 PM by gbook2 | 17 comments »

This turned out to be a very good saw, but only after experiencing a lot of problems with manufacturing defects. Positives are as follows: the saw is very solid at 270 lbs, and the built in caster set makes moving it very easy there are few cheap plastic parts, everything is cast iron, steel, or aluminum the built in riving knife / splitter is very nice arbor lock is nice when changing blades fence is 30” it has hooks on the side of the saw for all the accessories Sear...

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WS3000 Wide Blade Attachment - Fixed!

WS3000 Wide Blade Attachment - Fixed!

07-20-2010 03:42 AM by BigJimAK | 17 comments »

I recently picked up a WorkSharp 3000 after trying my hand at tuning some bevel-up Veritas 3/16” thick A2 steel plane blades. The instructions say to attach the wide blade guide, leveling it with the sharpening sandpaper. Unfortunately, it won’t go down that far, because the inside of some of the supports squeeze against a raised piece of the machine. Sooo… I got out my Dremel and a carborundum cutting wheel and trimmed them back. I’ve attached a picture showing where ...

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