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Issues resolved - Great customer service

Issues resolved - Great customer service

04-28-2016 06:33 PM by greatview | 8 comments »

Several months ago I posted a negative review on the Shelix replacement head for my Dewalt 735. The problem was that the replacement heads are normally slightly smaller in diameter which makes it possible to install a Shelix with all the cutters in place through the main bearing seat on the drive end. However, I found the reduced diameter to be a problem as now I had snipe and a reduced cutting range and increased roller pressure. After a couple of phone calls and emails to Byrd Tool, th...

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A Great Drill Driver and the Useful Hackzall

A Great Drill Driver and the Useful Hackzall

04-27-2016 10:11 PM by Redoak49 | 4 comments »

I had added this Milwaukee M12 drill to my Christmas list this year. I had tried it at the store and it was a nice size. Thankfully, my wife got it for me and it came in a kit with the drill/driver, charger, two batteries and the Hackzall. The drill driver works well and has plenty of power and a good clutch on it. It is solidly built and feels good in my hand. It is now my go to drill/driver and is lighter than the 18V one that I have. The chuck works well and it is easy to tighten a...

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Powermatic PJ-882HH 8-Inch Parallelogram Jointer & Mobile Base Review

Powermatic PJ-882HH 8-Inch Parallelogram Jointer & Mobile Base Review

04-26-2016 05:06 PM by JBrow | 9 comments »

Purchase Decision. Woodworking is a hobby in my 2 car commandeered garage. I thought it time to upgrade from my 6” Craftsman jointer with its 36” long bed. The Craftsman never let me down since the late 1980’s, continued to work well, and was a great entry level jointer. However, it lacked the convenience of a long and wide bed. Replacing straight knives was always a challenge. In addition to an 8” wide X long bed, I wanted a helical cutter head and tables mounted with a parallelogram...

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CBN WHEEL

CBN WHEEL

04-25-2016 11:52 PM by Ken90712 | 11 comments »

I’m pretty new to turning, I’ve been learning and listening to all the advice from all the veterans on here. I have a wet grinder but that was not working for sharpening my chesils. All the help on here and Dave from D – Way Tools recommended the CBN. I bought the 180 grit 8 inch for my new Rikon 1 hp slow speed grinder. I bought the Wolverine jig as recommended as well. I have to say once set up this is amazing and everything everyone said it would be. My chesils are ra...

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Does what it's supposed to do...  with a bit of frustration

Does what it's supposed to do... with a bit of frustration

04-20-2016 06:25 PM by vulgarviking | 2 comments »

They say hind sight is 20/20. I recently bought this because my stand alone Craftsman (diecast deluxe router table and cabinet) was taking up too much space in my one car garage and with the recent purchase of my Delta 36-5000, I needed all the space possible. So, I sold the Craftsman and rather than take the money to build a router table between the saw’s rails, I bought the Bosch. And the reason why I choose this is because the table is exactly 27 inches and with some modifications...

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The JessEm Mast-R-Lift Excel II Router Package (The Full Deal) Review

The JessEm Mast-R-Lift Excel II Router Package (The Full Deal) Review

04-19-2016 03:56 AM by Jay39 | 4 comments »

Before I begin, I already had a Bosch 3 HP 1617 Router and a small benchtop Bosch router cabinet. Changing bits were a chore (usually ending up with cuts on hand when changing), and I did not enjoy the routing experience. In fact, I rarely did it because of the difficulty. Fortunately, I knew that as a wood worker, routing is an important technique that can enhance many projects. Well, this just in! JessEm Mast-R-Lift Excel II Complete Router Table System! System came in 3 mid-size boxes, ...

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Is the Redheaded stepchild just as good? Pun intended!

Is the Redheaded stepchild just as good? Pun intended!

04-18-2016 03:06 PM by Aidan1211 | 17 comments »

Let start me off with this MY opinion…. Please don’t stalk me slash my tires or leave little bags of lit——on my doorstep because we disagree…... Haha remember those days! I AM very opinionated but I appreciate anything that was made by a true craftsperson and was well thought out including the big guys tools. I almost hate to do this review and risk people scooping up stuff that I really have become addicted to buying but I’m a woodworker at heart an...

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The only WW machine I've regretted to date

The only WW machine I've regretted to date

04-18-2016 02:33 AM by Bear1219 | 23 comments »

-1 star for poor fit and finish-1 star for constant sensor failure-1 star for poor customer service I’m usually very happy with all the major woodworking machines I’ve bought, with the exception of my dust collector. It has been the biggest regretted/mistake I’ve made to date. The pictures speak more then words. Before anyone says anything, Yes I did assemble the unit correctly and spent a lot of time doing so making sure it was correct. All connections either have silico...

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Cleaner lungs are good

Cleaner lungs are good

04-17-2016 11:50 PM by Rick M. | 3 comments »

Product: Delta Industrial 50-722 1 Micron Top Bag for 50-720 and AP400Regular Price: $20 I’ve only owned one dust collector, an AP400, and it came with a 30 micron bag that would snap to attention when the collector comes on. I didn’t have any complaints about dust but after reading a godzillion warnings that you should have a 1 micron bag I bit the bullet and purchased this upgrade, catching it on sale for half price. The AP400 is supposed to have a metal rod that supports the...

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Wears out in seconds

Wears out in seconds

04-17-2016 11:10 PM by Rick M. | 8 comments »

Product: 024103 5-Inch by 8 Hole 180 Grit Premium Plus C Weight Paper Hook and Loop Discs, 25-PackRegular price: $11.52, or about 46¢ per disc. The picture is after 30-40 seconds of sanding poplar and about 50% of the grit is gone. The consolation is I only paid $4.05 for the box.

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