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Couldnt be more dissapointed in my  bostich compressor

Couldnt be more dissapointed in my bostich compressor

08-14-2010 05:36 AM by jordan32407 | 10 comments »

I bought this compressor thinking it was a good deal, I used, and a it a few times to blow up a car tire, then for a roof and a few pieces of trim work. Then the regulator (thing that controls outlet pressure) control stripped out. I beleive its because it is cheap and it cant handle the pressure in the tank being on it over time. and no i didnt leave the tank with pressure in it all the time. A quick fix to get you by if you cant for a new part or like in my case it gets stripped out, is to...

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3M Respirator

3M Respirator

08-13-2010 04:19 PM by mnorusis | 25 comments »

At the start of the first coat of lacquer I put on in preparing for finishing a desk project, I knew I would be buying a respirator immediately. The smell is aweful and while I’m not certain the safety risks of breathing it, I have read some pretty bad stories online about the fumes. I went to HomeDepot and decided to buy the best mask they had…so this was it. I did 0 research on masks, including for best model/price. This mask certainly does the job I needed it to do. Wh...

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Powermatic 14" bandsaw

Powermatic 14" bandsaw

08-12-2010 09:11 PM by ChuckC | 26 comments »

I finally convinced myself that I was ready for a bandsaw. I spent about a month looking into them and settled on the Powermatic 14”. I wasn’t interested in getting something that I would have to upgrade due to any number of possible deficiencies so I thought I was safe with the trusted Powermatic name. Well, I was almost right. I had a rough start with this saw. If it wasn’t for their superior customer service I would have returned it. I ordered the 14” bandsaw, ri...

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IN-LINE INDUSTRIES PP2325 Machined Steel Pulleys

IN-LINE INDUSTRIES PP2325 Machined Steel Pulleys

08-12-2010 07:43 PM by ChuckC | 12 comments »

I have a Craftsman 10” contractors table saw that I bought new about 6 years ago for just over $500. I am a hobbyist woodworker and the saw suits my needs. Recently the saw developed a really bad vibration and loud rattle. I took a look at everything using a dial indicator and everything checked out. There was favorable review in Wood magazine a few years ago regarding this product so I thought I would give it a try. I wanted the pulleys and link belt which was $50 shipped. They told me...

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Bye-bye rust!

Bye-bye rust!

08-11-2010 05:49 PM by Bret | 10 comments »

I’m generally skeptical of products that purport to take the place of elbow grease, but I got this bottle of Rust Off in a package at Woodcraft with some Boeshield and blade & bit cleaner. Last night, I realized that I had to put my smoker up for sale before we pack out (in two weeks) and so I needed to de-rust it. I stood there for a while, wire brush in hand and Dremel tool nearby when I remembered that I had this stuff. The instructions say to spray it on rust, allow it to s...

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REMOVED

REMOVED

08-11-2010 07:01 AM by Rick | 4 comments »

Gone

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Great Starting Sprayer

Great Starting Sprayer

08-11-2010 02:35 AM by shopmania | 24 comments »

I had been looking for a sprayer for my latest project, a blanket chest made with quarter saw white oak. I really wanted the finish to look good. I read a lot of good/great reviews on the Rockler sprayer. Then I found one at the new Harbor Freight in my town for about $50 less. I did a lot of research on the net, and found a review on another site that said the Rockler and Harbor Freight were the same machine. In looking at the pictures, they certainly look identical. I’ve heard/r...

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Harbor Freight 3" x 21" Variable Speed Belt Sander

Harbor Freight 3" x 21" Variable Speed Belt Sander

08-08-2010 07:41 PM by Routerisstillmyname | 4 comments »

Never had a need for a belt sander. Occasionally I thought it would help to have one around just in-case but the prices on belt sanders are ludicrous. Up until now…. HF has two belt sanders on sale and I had a 20% coupon so I took the plunge especially since I desperately needed some aggressive sanding to remove glue from large panels.I decided on this 3”x21” instead on the other one that’s 4×24. Mainly because I liked the weight and I feel that the 6 amps is more than adequate for sa...

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Harbor freight 2hp dust collector....

Harbor freight 2hp dust collector....

08-08-2010 05:06 AM by njcraftsman | 26 comments »

A Year ago when I was building my shop, I was shopping around for a dust collector to be the heart of my system. I looked at general, jet, grizzly etc. But then I read several really postive reviews on the HF 2hp model. I had a coupon for 169.00 for it so I figured why not. Let me tell you this thing is at least the equal of all of those other’s! I actually got a chance to examine a jet, and a grizzly….and they are almost identical.(makes you wonder if there not made in the same ...

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Grizzly G0572 Hanging airfilter

Grizzly G0572 Hanging airfilter

08-08-2010 02:56 AM by njcraftsman | 14 comments »

Okay I’ve had this little gem for about a year, and I must say it has DRASTICALLY improved my shop! This thing has three settings 556, 702 and 1044 CFM. My shop is 500 sqft with 12 foot tall ceiling, and even the lowest setting clears the air quickly, and it you can even set it to auomatically go off in 1,2,4 hours. Has a 5 mic outer filter to catch the large stuff and a 1 mic inner filter(washable). I never realized how much stuff even a great centeral dust collection system leaves be...

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