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One of the best buys of my life...

One of the best buys of my life...

09-17-2010 01:05 AM by moshel | 9 comments »

At last, something you guys in the US can’t get! Over the NZLJ milling weekend, grimt showed me a plane he purchased some time ago that was refurbished by Philip Marcou. I was most impressed with the plane but it seems that Philip stopped selling them. As you do (or don’t) know, Philip Marcou is one of the top high end plane makers in the world (read the reviews on his site). His planes are beautiful, and probably an experience to use, and just from watching the pictures you wa...

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Excellent grinder for the money.

Excellent grinder for the money.

09-16-2010 06:36 PM by dbhost | 13 comments »

When I had decided on the Wolverine jig system for my tool sharpening needs, I more or less knew I needed an 8” grinder as the wheels on my 6” were pretty narrow… Upon reviewing the recommended grinder speed on the owners manual of the Wolverine Jig System (Page 1, lower right hand corner), and seeing that THEY recommended an 8” 3450 rpm grinder, I decided to do a little digging on what grinders I wanted. I see a LOT of folks going with the multi speed, and slow speed ...

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Dewalt DW735 and DW7350 planer stand

Dewalt DW735 and DW7350 planer stand

09-16-2010 08:51 AM by pintodeluxe | 9 comments »

I have been very pleased with the 735 planer and 7350 planer stand with mobile base. The base rolls around effortlessly, yet locks down solidly with the push of a foot pedal. The planer works very well. I like to remove only about 1/32” per pass to limit wear on the machine. I have never had feed roller problems like some competitor brands, and the chip ejection fan (along with a Jet DC650 dust collector) leaves no chips on the floor and no dust in the air! Blade changes and adjust...

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Assembling the (Performax) JET 22-44 PRO 22-Inch 3-HP Drum sander.

Assembling the (Performax) JET 22-44 PRO 22-Inch 3-HP Drum sander.

09-16-2010 05:38 AM by sandhill | 14 comments »

A big box was delivered today I don’t remember the last time I was this excited; it was a very big box at that.I have to say it was packed very well so I started by doing an inventory of all the parts and to my surprise everything was there, in tact, and well documented. Did I say it was packed very well?Here are the assembly steps right out of the manual with out all the stuff that you say “what the heck are they trying to say” ??? and a few things that I found that could cause a...

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Wolfcraft master 200 portable worktable (MaFe review)

Wolfcraft master 200 portable worktable (MaFe review)

09-15-2010 11:02 PM by mafe | 7 comments »

Wolfcraft master 200 portable worktableTesting it on a simple tool box build in Paris… Ok The story goes that my fiancé lives in Paris (Caroline – she is French), and a genuine Lumber Jerk needs a place to hammer, even when he is there. So of to the beloved BHV in the center of Paris, they have a Wolfcraft 200 at a price of 50 Euro.And it can be brought home on my unisex bicycle, even I must admit the Paris traffic and a load like this are a little like oil and water. Wolfcraft maste...

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Harbor Freight Scissor Lift Table

Harbor Freight Scissor Lift Table

09-15-2010 04:46 AM by jcwalleye | 8 comments »

Tool Review 500 lb capacity hydraulic lift table I struggle lowering cabinets or other heavy items from the workbench down to the floor. It’s often more of a controlled drop than anything else. I thought it was just me, but the topic came up on one of the forums recently. Someone mentioned that they used a scissor lift table from Harbor Freight and several others chimed in saying they used the same thing. It was such a simple solution, I had to get one. A friend picked it up...

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First impressions of my new air cleaner

First impressions of my new air cleaner

09-14-2010 06:04 PM by lsemarc | 12 comments »

I thought for years that dust collection and air quality in the workshop wasn’t that important. After my grandfather passed away from lung cancer I decided that I should do something about protecting mine. Without my wife knowing I went and picked one up and figured I had a couple of weeks before she noticed the charge on our account. Due to traveling I was unable to get it installed for about two weeks. The guilt about not telling her finally got to me and I told her what I did, surpri...

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Initial impressions of the Grizzly G0572 Hanging Air Filter w/ Remote.

Initial impressions of the Grizzly G0572 Hanging Air Filter w/ Remote.

09-14-2010 04:25 PM by dbhost | 13 comments »

For starters, I am not claiming this is an all inclusive review, but rather this is an initial impressions write up for the Grizzly G0572 Hanging Air Filter w/ remote. I have been watching price tags on these machines for quite some time now, and had considered the smaller Jet, Penn State, Delta, even Harbor Freight models, and had been put off by either the price tag, or the features. The G0572 had the CFM I was looking for, and was on sale for a price tag I was willing to spend. For the ...

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Affordable but top notch turning tool

Affordable but top notch turning tool

09-12-2010 05:02 PM by mckenziedrums | 3 comments »

I’m a relative newbie to all things turning… and while I haven’t ventured very far out of the pen turning thing yet I know well enough to try and make sure I have the right tools around for the job. As with most folks I grabbed one of the cheapie kits of turning tools when I started and while those work well enough when you keep the sharp I wanted to get a more substantial skew that I could use for other projects and that would hold it’s edge better. I debated on wheth...

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can't do without, but could be better

can't do without, but could be better

09-12-2010 11:25 AM by Greedo | 7 comments »

i saw this one being sold in a “dual pack” along with the GSR 10,8 drill driver for an interesting price where you basically get the GSR almost for free, but with only 2 batteries for both. (those are the european names)and yesterday i had my first “on site job” and i simply could not have done the job without this tool as i had to remove screws from inside tight boxes. it comes in a soft mallet with 2 bits wich i thought was another gadget i would never use, but it...

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