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Review of the Bosch 4000 Portable Table Saw and Folding Stand

Review of the Bosch 4000 Portable Table Saw and Folding Stand

01-19-2008 06:23 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 21 comments »

NOTE: MY RATING OF 5 STARS is based on the operation of this saw for it’s intended use, being that it is a contractor’s portable table saw. I have gotten a lot of emails over the past 18 months or so since I first wrote this up, from folks hoping to build furniture without spending as much as a cabinet saw will cost them. I continue to feel that this saw is not recommended for high-end furniture making. You can get by with a handsaw if you have to, but if you buy this Portable ...

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Hitachi Table Saw

Hitachi Table Saw

01-19-2008 06:12 PM by Obi | 74 comments »

On first look the Hitachi C10Fl looked like a great deal but after using it for 2 years the following has become evident: FOR EVERYONE WHO THINKS I PUT THE DUST COLLECTION ON FACING THE WRONG DIRECTION !!! NOTE THAT THE PORT IS OPPOSITE THE OPERATOR. THE PORT WAS INSTALLED ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS. Rated according to the manufacturer at 3 hp found out that it is actually 1 1/2 HP a bold faced lie that they should be sued for. This is a terrible design, and although bigger and be...

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Grex Pin Nailer Review P635

Grex Pin Nailer Review P635

01-19-2008 03:31 AM by StevePWL | 21 comments »

I purchased this gun in late Dec 07. I do a lot of trim on furniture and was sick of filling brad nail holes and not getting a good stain match. I had tried and returned a few other less expensive nailers so I wasn’t sure what to expect with the Grex. For the money ($199), I hoped it would be a good tool. After using it over the past few weeks, I am extremely pleased. I use the full 1 3/8” pin and they sink cleanly into the pine and poplar I generally use. The pin holes are very...

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Woodworking Techniques

Woodworking Techniques

01-18-2008 05:10 AM by Mike Lingenfelter | 9 comments »

This is the latest DVD I’ve purchased by Christopher Schwarz. The DVD covers a way of working with your tools, either hand tools or power. In his demonstrations on the DVD he uses hand tools, but I talks about where power tools can or should be used. His approach of Course, Medium and Fine when it comes to: dimensioning lumber, cutting joints and shaping curves isn’t an earth shattering concept. Although I think most of us are guilty of skipping one of these steps at one ti...

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Craftsman Professional series #315.218290 Tablesaw with folding stand.

Craftsman Professional series #315.218290 Tablesaw with folding stand.

01-17-2008 07:22 PM by Dadoo | 14 comments »

This is my personal review of my Craftsman saw listed above. I work out of a two car garage that I need to park two vehicles in, so I need a saw that is light and portable, and that leaves a small footprint when stored. About a year ago I literally burned up my old Rockwell tablesaw and went on the hunt for a new one. Brands like Bosch, Makita and Rigid weren’t readily available to see, touch and examine…and Sears had this one “on sale” for $350.00. There was a Dewalt ...

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Dremel Scroll Saw: Sweet!

Dremel Scroll Saw: Sweet!

01-17-2008 03:18 PM by MsDebbieP | 18 comments »

(photo from www.dremel.com) When I decided to try my hand at working with wood, I thought that I would like to do some scroll work and so I did a little research and decided that I preferred the Dremel. About the time that I had made my decision, the tool came on sale and I jumped at the opportunity and it came home with me. The Features Sander :The station comes with the scroll saw and a sanding station on the side, which is really convenient, not only when I’m doing scroll sa...

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WorkSharp WS2000 sharpening system - video review

WorkSharp WS2000 sharpening system - video review

01-17-2008 08:06 AM by John | 10 comments »

Here’s my e-x-t-e-n-d-e-d video review of the WorkSharp WS2000. Here are two (much better) reviews on the WS3000 and the Veritas alternatives:http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/WayneC/blog/1113http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/mot/blog/1149 Thanks to all of you who are bearing with my videos as I learn while I go! I apologize for the length of the video – I just want to sharpen everything in my shop! Errata: I keep calling it “WorkShop” in the video – I mean “WorkSharp” – I ke...

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DowelMax: Opened the Door to Many Possibilities

DowelMax: Opened the Door to Many Possibilities

01-16-2008 07:01 PM by MsDebbieP | 16 comments »

(photo by DowelMax.com) The DowelMaxThe DowelMax is a joinery tool, which helps you align holes for dowels, in a quick and easy process. The DowelMax comes with the drill guides, drill bit, dowels and some other alignment tools. It also comes with a DVD to help you visualize how to set up the tool for different joinery styles. Easy To UseBecause of the precision alignment guides, you simply clamp and drill one piece of wood and align the tool on the second piece of wood and repeat th...

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Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use...everything it's cracked up to be

Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use...everything it's cracked up to be

01-16-2008 05:19 AM by Tomcat1066 | 5 comments »

When I first looked at this book, it was being touted at the end-all, be-all book of workbenches. Now, in all honesty, I don’t know about that. However, I do know that it is one of the most essential books out there for designing a workbench. Schwarz details what he feels are the essential requirements for a workbench based on the type of work one does. For example, a power tool only woodworker can get away with an old door on a couple of saw horses. But for those of us who use h...

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Miter trimmer

Miter trimmer

01-15-2008 09:54 PM by GaryK | 24 comments »

These are great. I don’t know of a name brand one as they all seem pretty generic. If you make picture frames or do a lot of miters, these are invaluable. They allow you to trim off the smallest of shavings at a perfect 45 degrees.You can also set them to do 90 degree cuts. Mine was purchased at Rockler and was made in China. It works great though. Not muchto screw up in manufacturing. I usually just cut my miters close and use this to cut to perfect length.

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