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Good Foot Controls and Rolling Action

Good Foot Controls and Rolling Action

07-07-2017 05:10 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

I have had many different brands and types of mobile bases, everything from a Sawstop ICS base (the best one made) to Delta / Rockler corner kits, to the HTC-2000, and Portamate. The Portamate-2500 construction impressed me with its reasonably sturdy steel frame and corner brackets. The steel is a heavy gauge, and does not feel flimsy. The foot levers are steel and plenty heavy to do the job. I think I can lift my bandsaw with one toe. I would describe the lifting and rolling actions a...

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Save your back Pick up and reack tool

Save your back Pick up and reack tool

07-06-2017 06:58 PM by htl | 10 comments »

I have to do all my wood working sitting down and seem to be dropping things a lot lately so having to get out of my chair to pick things up is murder for me.I was at Harbor Freight the other day and saw this $3 picker upper tool so thought I would try it out and man it works a charm!!!!!It’s very lite not made to pick up big stuff but things like a pencil or my small model parts it’s a winner big time.Have no idea how long it will last but the minute it dies I’ll be getting...

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LED Shop Lights 4 PACK

LED Shop Lights 4 PACK

07-05-2017 04:20 PM by DDWW | 7 comments »

I just bought a 4 Pack of LED shop fixtures on amazon and installed them in my shop. They are 35watt with the output equivalent of 100w incandescent. The color temp is 5,000k. In short I like them a lot. The impression you get when you turn on the lights is damn its bright in here. There is a 2 second delay before the lights turn on. Its a little weird but compared to my fluorescents this was instantaneous, not really bothersome once you get use to it. The 4 fixtures were $119 tot...

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From Rant To Rave in One Night

From Rant To Rave in One Night

07-05-2017 02:17 AM by papadan | 13 comments »

Diablo has come out with a new product for sanding. It is called SandNet and fits 5” ROS. These are screens with Aluminum oxide grains. The sandnets come in a package of 10 with a mounting pad. The pad fits onto your sanders hook and loop pad and the sandnet disc fit on it. they claim these disc last as long as 10 regular sanding disc and they are washable and non clogging. The SandNet disc works on wood, metal, paint, Plastics, or any solid surface. They come in 80, 120, 220, 330, and ...

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Aerosol Spray Heads

Aerosol Spray Heads

07-02-2017 01:48 AM by Rich | 4 comments »

Not the most exciting product to review, but if you’re unhappy with the spray pattern you’re getting from an aerosol spray can, these heads will make a difference. At only $0.45 apiece, they are a bargain. They also make good replacements for clogged heads. Note that they have male posts intended for female can tops. They perform as described. The fan heads put out a nice, even fan, and can be rotated for vertical or horizontal spray patterns. The fine spray head is really...

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Onieda Air Systems Dust-Free Router hood

Onieda Air Systems Dust-Free Router hood

06-29-2017 02:07 PM by HassanMirza | 5 comments »

I acquired a Oneida Air Systems router hood, let me start of by saying that I am fan of the Cyclone, I have it on my modified Harbor Freight Dust Collector. I work in a smaller basement shop and as many of us know when flush trimming with the router makes a huge mess! I am in the middle of a project and I needed to do flush trim plywood. When I got the Router hood and I attached it to my Dewalt DW618, which was a very simple process. I really wasn’t sure what to expect, but hooked up a ...

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Jet 1640 EVS - First Impressions

Jet 1640 EVS - First Impressions

06-24-2017 06:40 AM by WoodworkingVet | 6 comments »

When I started turning I bought a Rikon 70-220vsr midi lathe. Its a great lathe and served my needs quite well until I decided I wanted to go bigger. Two months ago I found a Jet 1642 for sale a few hours away and later that afternoon it followed me home. What a great lathe, but it lacked one feature that I was hoping to have in a new lathe. Because of some challenges that I have with my feet and back I find it difficult at times to stand at the lathe or to bend over the bed when hollowing. F...

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Coming soon: 72" B&D Tree-Whacker

Coming soon: 72" B&D Tree-Whacker

06-22-2017 10:07 PM by Jeff Mazur | 13 comments »

Got a chance to try this out the other day. Shweeeeet.(photo and concept credit: theOnion.com)

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Porter-Cable PC160JT 6'' VS Jointer

Porter-Cable PC160JT 6'' VS Jointer

06-22-2017 07:41 PM by CalOrgill | 14 comments »

The service from Max Tool was what was promised. The jointer was delivered on time and in great condition. I was building like this chair as well products Set up went smoothly until I got to a few of the screws that needed to be loosened. The heads of the hex screws stripped with pressure on the hex wrench. Luckily I could clamp vice grips on the head and it finally cracked loose. That is, at least, the one for the blade head lock. I never got the top two for the dust collector attachment loo...

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Mohawk Finishing Products Brush Tip Graining Markers

Mohawk Finishing Products Brush Tip Graining Markers

06-21-2017 11:42 PM by Rich | 3 comments »

These are brush tip graining markers from Mohawk. As can be seen in the photo, the tip is extremely fine and capable of making grain patterns almost as fine as a human hair. They are true brush tips, and perform just like a fine artist’s brush, but without the need to load them with stain, and clean afterwards. Just pop the cap back on and they’ll be ready for next time. One feature that stands out is the opacity of the mark. I’ve used felt tip touch up markers to fix...

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