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works good enough for what I use it for !    Harbor Freight 1/2" Bandfile Belt Sander

works good enough for what I use it for ! Harbor Freight 1/2" Bandfile Belt Sander

03-12-2008 02:15 AM by Dan'um Style | 22 comments »

Hello Fellow Lumberjocks Bought this sander about a year ago. It had low price. Worked good the first time and has not let me down since. Not a tool I use everyday, but find myself using it enough that I always keep it handy,... within reach. Coarse grit sandpaper removes stock quickly and the tool is easy to guide and control. Gave it 4 stars because we know it is a made-in-China-throw-away. For $35 bucks it’s a good deal. If it died tomorrow, would probably buy another, rathe...

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LOVE this saw!

LOVE this saw!

03-10-2008 11:36 AM by etivancic | 11 comments »

I was in the middle of cutting stringers out of PT 2×12 when I realized it was time to upgrade to a real saw. The skill saw wasn’t “cutting it”. I called my brother who is in the home building business and he recomended this saw to me…I LOVE IT! What a difference. This saw was a dream to use. VERY powerful. I love the electric brake as well which is rare in these saws or so it seemed. Features: Rear pivot depth of cut adjustment allows your hand to remain...

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Accurate, Quick & Easy

Accurate, Quick & Easy

03-08-2008 11:45 PM by Jim Crockett (USN Retired) | 12 comments »

For years, I have had difficulty cutting a straight, perpendicular line with a handsaw. No matter what method I tried, the cut was neither straight nor perpendicular to the stock, most often both. I had got to the point where I would pull out my circsaw, jigsaw, or fire up the table saw for all cuts, a real pain. Then, a couple of months ago, I purchased the Irwin #213104 Dovetail/Detail Saw. I feel pretty certain that I didn’t suddenly develop the talent to saw a straight line, so I mu...

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Good Quality Jointer/Planer Blades

Good Quality Jointer/Planer Blades

03-08-2008 04:32 PM by tenontim | 8 comments »

I use my planer and jointer constantly and I try to keep a sharp set of blades in each one. A couple of years ago I found Global Tooling, http://globaltooling.bizhosting.com/index.html on the internet, and couldn’t believe the prices they got for their blades. I thought that even if they were just throw aways, it would be worth the test run. “Knives are made from T1-High Speed Steel (18% Tungsten steel), 63 Rc hardened and finish ground to super sharp edge. Also offered Carbide ...

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Unisaw- Check it out if your in the market for what could be a good deal (Indiana)

Unisaw- Check it out if your in the market for what could be a good deal (Indiana)

03-07-2008 09:46 PM by coolbreeze | 4 comments »

http://cgi.ebay.com/Delta-Unisaw-table-saw-w-50-Biesemeyer-fence-tablesaw_W0QQitemZ330217435255QQihZ014QQcategoryZ57124QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Steel City 6" Riser for bandsaw

Steel City 6" Riser for bandsaw

03-07-2008 06:35 PM by GaryK | 20 comments »

Here is the 6” riser kit parts for the bandsaw. The installation is fairly simple.This is a “must have” addition if you plan on doing any resawing. It gives you an additional 6” height for resawing extra wide boards. It works great! It increases the length of blade needed from 93 1/2” to 105”. The same as a Delta Bandsaw. ..First remove one big bolt with w 30mm socket wrench. and set the top half aside...Then install the riser block and the two dow...

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Steel City 14" Granite Top Bandsaw

Steel City 14" Granite Top Bandsaw

03-07-2008 06:10 PM by GaryK | 50 comments »

Here it is. The Steel City 14” Granite table bandsaw.The grand prize for the 2008 Winter Challange http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/msojka/blog/3434 Now since I just got it, this review covers just the assembly and some preliminaryperformance results and features. After I have used it for a while I will add anaddedum to this review. Since I also purchased the 6” riser block I will do a separate review for that. Assembly: Here is how they arrived:.The base came in the small...

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Simplicity at Its Best

Simplicity at Its Best

03-06-2008 05:59 AM by itsme_timd | 11 comments »

I saw this gadget at Sawdust2’s and had to have one. I’d been looking for ‘something’ to make large arcs with – compass, oil drum, truck rim – and when I saw this I figured it was the best choice. You can buy it online at Rockler, or Woodcraft – both sell for $19.99. The M.Power Tri.Scribe These are great little items, very versatile. They attach to any flat ruler, square, etc. and can be used to make arcs/circles, straight lines, 2 paral...

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radial arm saw

radial arm saw

03-05-2008 08:08 PM by runngt | 44 comments »

I have read a few reviews and topics about how dangerous radial arm saws are and that now days they have out lived their purpose in wood working. This is something I just don’t get as this was the second tool I purchased for my shop (like new, second hand for $250) and has been one of the best tools and one of my favorites since I brought it home. They are like any tool in your shop dangerous and reading the owners manual twice on this tool is a must. They have a tendency to produce kic...

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jet mini lathe

jet mini lathe

03-05-2008 06:24 PM by runngt | 13 comments »

This was my first lathe since middle school shop class. Back then I made a lamp for my mother that made it all the way to state finals. I was excited to get this in my shop and start turning on it and after several months it has performed flawlessly!! I have added the bed extension but not used the tool since adding it. The bed is very solid and the extension was easy to install and level. This model has the spindle lock and indexing head and operates at 500 – 3900 rpm. I think it is...

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