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Nice Saw

Nice Saw

2149 days ago by SPalm | 27 comments »

I bought a Steel City 35670 tablesaw a couple of weeks ago and have been able to play with it some. Here are a few of my thoughts. PackagingI picked up the saw at Woodcraft in a small pickup truck. They loaded with a forklift as it is over 400 pounds. There were also a couple of other boxes that contained the fence. When I got it home, four people where able to slide it back and lower it to the ground. I then took off the cardboard and the found a square channel welded steel frame ins...

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Milwaukee Contractor Bag Review

Milwaukee Contractor Bag Review

2150 days ago by toolman | 2 comments »

This review is for the Milwaukee contractor’s bag model number 48-55-3530. The dimensions are 24.5? L x 13? W x 14? H. This bag is made out of 600 denier material, so it is water resistant, not water proof which you don’t want for power tool storage. Never buy an tool bag that is water proof, because your tools will not be able to breath. If your tools can not breath, the moisture will eat away at your tools. One aspect we liked a lot was all the pockets. On the outside there are plen...

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Great spray system

Great spray system

2150 days ago by Toolman61 | 18 comments »

I purchased an Earlex 5000 when Woodcraft had them on sale. I have been frustrated with the newer fast drying brush type varnishes and enamels, so I broke down and bought a spray system. Best money I have spent in a long time. The first spray job was with Ben Moore semi gloss Aura which is a high end latex paint. I had to use bm 518 extender at the rate of 10 to 12 ounces per quart of paint, but the look is like glass. I sprayed 2 textured interior doors and the base and casing in a new ...

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Martin T54 Jointer

Martin T54 Jointer

2153 days ago by Samel A. Livingstone | 17 comments »

My old 20” jointer had broken table height controls and bed sagged about .05 inch which made straight cuts impossible. every cut was convex. The Company (Cassedi-Italian) was shut down for retooling and told me it would be over a year for new parts. I then looked around for a replacement. The best unit I found was a Martin model T54 20” jointer I work with a lot of wider lumber and refuse to cut it into strips. The jointer arrived from N. Carolina and waswell crated with no ...

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Oldie But a Goody

Oldie But a Goody

2154 days ago by bbqking | 17 comments »

You guys know that these have been around forever and I know that none of you use them but let me tell you what happened tonight. I bought this saw probably 10-12 years ago. Used it for construction, etc. Has been living under my bench for 5-6 years. Anyway, I needed to cut leg blanks for a table. Only piece of white oak was 10’ long. Did not feel like horsing it over to the TS. Laid the oak over the bench, measured 1” over, and grabbed this saw that has not been used for 5-6 year...

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New Laguna 18" Bandsaw

New Laguna 18" Bandsaw

2160 days ago by Wade Putnam | 32 comments »

Received my 18 ” saw and a Driftmaster Fence about three weeks ago, and the experience has been trying.First I received my copy of the invoice on Saturday, before my saw was to be delivered on Tuesday.When reviewing the invoice I discovered Laguna had shipped me a 16HD instead of the 18 I had ordered.Couldn’t speak with the sales rep until Monday the day before scheduled delivery to advise him of the mistake, (this was after waiting weeks for delivery).The sales rep admitted it wa...

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Review - Milwaukee 12v Compact Driver (Model #2401-22)

Review - Milwaukee 12v Compact Driver (Model #2401-22)

2162 days ago by DaveH | 9 comments »

Great little tool. I’d recommend it without reservation. I recently drove 50+ 3” stainless screws into pressure treated lumber without a battery swap. Drives a little slower than my 18v Dewalt but I’m not complaining. I’d definitely buy another if it needed replacing. Pros 12v Cordless Driver kit includes 2 batteries, charger, case and two 1/4” locking driver bits Driver clutch has 14 + 1 settings to protect screws when driving into stock Weighs i...

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A Very Nice Surprise

A Very Nice Surprise

2162 days ago by USCJeff | 10 comments »

I recently got one of the PS40-2 Impactors as a freebie from a WoodSmith Tip they picked up of mine. I felt I owed it to Bosch (and August Home Publishing) to let my fellow jocks here about the product. I just got it three days ago so I’ll preface all by saying that I obviously am speaking from first and very limited impressions. This is the first impact driver I’ve used. I’ve picked it up at Lowe’s a dozen times and thought it was very small and possibly very...

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Good Price! Get what you pay for!

Good Price! Get what you pay for!

2163 days ago by Tooldads_apprentice | 12 comments »

I bought a starter kit, at my local Home Depot, about a year ago and it is great. The package I bought included A Cordless Drill, A Impact Drill, A Circular Saw, A Radio, A Vacuum, A Reciprocating Saw, and A Sander. I have had only a few problems with it, but for my first set of tools, it is a great set. Problems that I have had include the chuck sticking on the Impact Drill. I wish this kit came with another battery and charger, but I went and bought the extra two batteries and charger. I wo...

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Best Compilation of Router Information

Best Compilation of Router Information

2164 days ago by Sir_Robert | 4 comments »

The September 2008 special issue of Wood magazine, titled “Best-Ever Router Tips, Tricks and Jigs” is an A-to-Z guide to using routers more effectively. For the novice, there’s a good presentation on uses for various bits. For all woodworkers, there are 34 jigs and several skill-building helps that solve some of the problems of routing, such as burnouts, chip prevention on corners. Important safety tips are also included. The magazine gives the skinny on selecting the rig...

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