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An Excellent Small Shop Unit

An Excellent Small Shop Unit

05-19-2016 10:12 PM by Wondermutt | 7 comments »

This is a non product spec hands on review. In a few words, dump your harbor freight 2up unit and get this unit. Here’s why: IT WORKS. Bether than I expected it to. I needed a portable DC. I have a stationary 2hp unit and it works great. What I don’t like is the continual failure of the dust collection bin level alarm and it’s real tall, so making it portable may prove difficult. I tried to make my old hf 2hp unit with a super dust deputy portable, but again, not...

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Rikon lathe stand leg personal opinion

Rikon lathe stand leg personal opinion

05-19-2016 02:37 AM by playingwithmywood | 0 comments »

I understand why Rikon made the legs of this stand the way they did since it is a universal stand and this design is to make it as stable as possible in all situations but they have always annoyed the heck out of me and since the stand came with the lathe since I bought it used I finally solved the annoyance myself and only wish I would have done this sooner I share this cause others might be having the same thoughts of annoyance well I cut my bent legs at the angle weld and then wel...

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upgrading HF dust collector to cyclone with Grizzly and Wynn

upgrading HF dust collector to cyclone with Grizzly and Wynn

05-18-2016 12:49 PM by playingwithmywood | 10 comments »

Ok First if you have not bought a dust collector do not do this project instead go ahead and buy the biggest cyclone system you can afford because if you are like me your tools will grow and you collector will become too small Like many I started with a HF collector and put in the home-aid Thein baffle and a Wynn filter when I first started out This was good until I got a bigger joiner and more tool but I always hated the bag and the fact that all the chips were going thru the impell...

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Great Value Pack at a decent price point

Great Value Pack at a decent price point

05-15-2016 12:18 AM by edwood1975 | 11 comments »

So I just purchased this Impact Driver from the Home Depot and it included a charger and 2 Lithium battery’s. I really like this drill and in the short time ive had this drill i have put it through it paces, I basically built 2 garden gates with a ton of screws on a single charge on 1 battery. Pros.. One of the main reasons I bought this was because it has some great features in cluding a light on the handle that you can decide whether to turn on or off.. The Lithium battery is li...

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Not bad, but not particularly good.

Not bad, but not particularly good.

05-11-2016 06:45 PM by Dan Wolfgang | 9 comments »

I debated over my first plane purchase. I wasn’t convinced I could appreciate a finer plane from Lie-Nielsen or Veritas, and from reading, the low-end options seem to often require quite a bit of work that I’m not familiar with. So, the WoodRiver low angle jack from my local Woodcraft seemed a good option. I found the plane immediately underwhelming—it just didn’t feel that great in my hand. Out of the box, the tote was very loose and had to be tightened. Trying to ...

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Wicked Awesome Saw!

Wicked Awesome Saw!

05-10-2016 11:42 PM by vulgarviking | 9 comments »

Ok. I apologize for the Bostonian title. It won’t happen again. Lol! So after about 6 months of research, looking at saws by going to tool dealers, Craigslist post, consignment shops and so on… I settled on the 36-725. My wife figured out the saw I wanted and got me the 36-5000! She figured it was better and I wasn’t about to argue. So on to the review: There’s not much more that I can say that hasn’t already been said about the 36-725. Differences are th...

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Yet another Powermatic review, close up.

Yet another Powermatic review, close up.

05-08-2016 01:15 PM by Tennessee | 10 comments »

As I stated in another review, I spent well over a month going back and forth between the Powermatic PWBS-14CS, with riser, and the Grizzly G0513X2. The differences are stark.The Grizz uses a 131.5” blade, the Powermatic uses a 105”. (More steel, more teeth, longer wear.)The Grizz is a 2HP, 2 speed model, the Powermatic is a one speed, 1.5HP model.The Powermatic comes in around 225 lbs. The Grizzly comes in at about 390 lbs.The Grizz table is 23 5/8 X 17 1/4”, the Powerm...

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Quickbench...its quick, its a bench, but it won't replace your workbench

Quickbench...its quick, its a bench, but it won't replace your workbench

05-06-2016 06:28 PM by bbasiaga | 3 comments »

I bought two of these Quickbench folding work tables more than a year ago. My thinking was they would be great for my 1 car garage shop. They can be folded up and set against the wall to get out of the way and give me some more room around the shop. The main features- the top has dog holes, and a vice, and comes with some plastic dogs. -there is a tray in each top where you can put screws and small tools and have them out of the way of the work surface, and secure- The tops can fold dow...

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SawStop PCS175 with 36" T-Rail - 6 Month Review

SawStop PCS175 with 36" T-Rail - 6 Month Review

05-05-2016 05:28 PM by Matt | 13 comments »

I purchased this saw after finally committing to building out my long dreamed about woodshop. I had a bunch of contractor/jobsite grade tools and didn’t really have any experience with professional grade WW tools. Background: (I’m a hobbyist) Originally I had purchased a Ridgid R4510 (R45101) and it failed while trying to rip 12/4 poplar. Sure…... it was a lot for it to cut, but what’s the point of a blade height of 3 1/4” when it can’t cut that much...

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Wagner Flexio 890 HVLP System Unboxing and First Impressions

Wagner Flexio 890 HVLP System Unboxing and First Impressions

05-05-2016 04:02 PM by ThomasLightle | 4 comments »

Unboxing, first tests and impressions of the Wagner Flexio 890 HVLP system. View on YouTube Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thomaslightleFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/redbarnwoodworking/Twitter: https://twitter.com/tnlightleWebsite: http://www.redbarnwoodworking.net

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