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Sweet Jig

Sweet Jig

06-02-2009 07:50 PM by Smeric28 | 18 comments »

Though i thought it was a little expensive when I bought it from woodcrafters I think this honing jig is awesome. I use the scary sharp system and it works great for it. the best part about this jig is that the guide you attach let’s you set a consistent square bevel every time. when you try it you’ll be surprised how far some of your chisels have gotten from spec. I found a few things about the jig confusing (the manual wasn’t very clear) so i’ll give you guys some...

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A solid performer

A solid performer

06-02-2009 04:16 AM by loupitou06 | 12 comments »

Hi, I’ve just received mu Grizzly G0513×2 band saw. I’ve selected it for it’s price, the reviews I could read on LJ and of course the free shipping the Grizzly is offering right now. Warning : please do not make the same mistake I did and call grizzly before you order your equipement because back order is pretty long. The Band saw came 90% assembled in a cradle and most of the assembly work consists of clean/install the cast iron table, install the fence and th...

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A great buy for the price at Lowes Hardware

A great buy for the price at Lowes Hardware

05-31-2009 08:56 PM by cabinetmaster | 16 comments »

My boss went to Lowes Hardware the other night and came back and handed me this combo set of drill and impact. Lowes has this on sale this week for only $149. The Impact by itself sells for $129. I used it all day Friday and let me tell you. This impact alone has more power than the regular 12 volt Hitachi impact driver. And light. Every time I pick it up I wonder if someone took the battery out. This impact and drill are so light weight and comfortable. You can use these drills all day an...

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I can't believe its not butter

I can't believe its not butter

05-28-2009 08:05 AM by Webb | 6 comments »

From what I can see, the mechanics of this jigsaw appear identical to the corded version (the DW331K). Wow – this saw really surprised me. I wound up doing a lot of carpentry recently (cabinets in the garage made out of 2×4’s and plywood) and my B&D drill died. For my anniversary, the loml bought me a DeWalt 18v drill/impact driver combination kit which started me looking for a way to score another battery. Since I had a “lowest price I could find” B&D I t...

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Great for its purpose

Great for its purpose

05-27-2009 10:50 PM by JPKnapp | 5 comments »

For anyone that doesnt have a dedicated shop space this saw is great. I have to set up and tear down my shop every weekend and this is the perfect table saw for me. Pros:Cuts everything I have thrown at it so far. Mostly Poplar, Maple, and Ply.Saw came perfectly set up out of the box Fence is solid and mitre gauge works wellT-slots are nice as these parts can be upgraded if necessaryEasy to clean – Just stand it up and vac bottomVery easy to set up and tear down Drawbacks:No rivin...

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Woodhaven Shelf Pin Jig

Woodhaven Shelf Pin Jig

05-25-2009 04:38 PM by Chris | 11 comments »

I was half way into my current project of building a pair of Chimney Bookcases when I realized I would benefit from a shelf pin jig instead of trying to make my own. I have very little time for my hobby lately and so using a pre-made jig is far more cost effective for me so I borrowed this Woodhaven jig from a friend. The package comes with the pins that let you align it to the side of the workpiece (with extras) as well two other pins (5mm & 1/4”), the 1/4” is shown in the...

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Leecraft Phenolic Insert GE-3

Leecraft Phenolic Insert GE-3

05-25-2009 04:27 PM by Chris | 16 comments »

Purchased this insert from Woodcraft in Jacksonville for a couple of reasons; first and foremost it was cost effective. Secondly, I have had little luck making my own from plywood or other such materials due to the fact that I can’t tweak the height (no leveling screws). The first pic shows the insert alongside the factory supplied insert from General. There is a screw on one end and one side to adjust the lateral fit and small hex screws at the four “corners” to adjust t...

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Half-Blind Dovetail Jig

Half-Blind Dovetail Jig

05-25-2009 02:53 AM by CanadaJeff | 5 comments »

I found this at Busy Bee Tools in Canada, during one of their sales. Normally it retails for $99 CND and at that price I would rather hold out and save a bit more for something of a better name, but for their sale price of $52 CND, I figured it was at a price point that was worth the risk. Overall, the jig is not too bad, it works pretty standard as similarly designed jigs, like Rockler’s, and has a removable aluminum plate that can be changed out for various other sizes. Clearly...

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Only $60 but that was $60 down the drain.

Only $60 but that was $60 down the drain.

05-23-2009 04:13 AM by TNBodger | 21 comments »

It’s cheap (cheap as in poorly made and from bad materials). It took me an hour of adjusting and more adjusting to get an ALMOST decent half blind dovetail out of this piece of _! Clamping the pieces in place is time consuming and requires way too many turns to hold the wood securely in place (which also means way too many turns to release the piece after routing it). Also, the screws that hold the template in place is positioned in a way that will prevent clamping thinner pieces of ...

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Nice going Pal

Nice going Pal

05-23-2009 04:03 AM by Routerisstillmyname | 15 comments »

If you have a contractor TS and extra 20 dollars burning hole in your pocket then maybe you should splurge on one of these before the gas goes back up to 4 a gallon.And that’s just what I did today. I didn’t need them or have to have them to align the 3660. I had already got it to 0.001. But I’ve never been fond of contractor saw trunnions. When I finally got my saw last year,(Table saws scare the heck out of me) it took slight modifications to get my saw to register 0.001. And during that ti...

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