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Establish or Determine Angles [for Turning Knives & Such]

Establish or Determine Angles [for Turning Knives & Such]

01-27-2017 08:28 PM by Kelly | 3 comments »

It’s a good thing I like toys. The reason I say that is, I have a significant layout tool collection grown out of both that I find myself laying out everything from straight lines or circles and arcs, curves to letters and numbers, so I find need for verifying a variety of setups and layouts. For the foregoing reasons, I have all manner of triangles, rulers, straight edges, tapes, compasses, curves, gauges lettering templates and so on. Some are more useful for a given project than ...

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Impressive for a small shop

Impressive for a small shop

01-24-2017 12:50 AM by ColonelTravis | 24 comments »

I work out of a 2-car garage that can barely hold one car because it’s filled with woodworking crap, and it’s a brand new car so I don’t want it constantly covered in sawdust, nor do I want the rest of the garage covered in sawdust, which is how it’s been for a while. I use mostly hand tools but I have a bandsaw, miter saw, sanders, etc. and my dust collection system is just me with a leaf blower out an open garage door. So I bought this thing off amazon for about $...

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Looks Square to Me ...

Looks Square to Me ...

01-23-2017 05:34 PM by Ron Aylor | 22 comments »

For years I have used but four squares; a 2 inch steel engineer’s square, a 12 inch Empire combination square, an antique 9 inch rosewood square, and a 24 inch framing square. All of these instruments have been tweaked and tuned, and match each other perfectly. Or, as perfect as perfect can get! Recently, I found my myself in need of a square somewhere between my 9 inch and 2 inch squares. It is possible to bend the ruler if too much of the length is hanging off the work piece. I dec...

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This Saw is GREAT !!

This Saw is GREAT !!

01-22-2017 10:50 PM by Kelster58 | 8 comments »

Got this saw last year. I was worried about the delivery and got the lift gate service from Grizzly. The saw came on UPS Freight. They called and made an appointment for delivery. They came with a lift gate trailer, they driver dropped the pallet at the curb, eazy peazy. I broke the pallet down and carried everything inside a piece at a time. Then put the body of the saw on my hand truck and into my shop everything went. I assembled the saw by myself. Had to shim the cast iron wings ...

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Jet cabinet saw 3no 30" rip

Jet cabinet saw 3no 30" rip

01-22-2017 09:45 PM by Clk51212 | 8 comments »

Took delivery of my first cabinet saw on monday. Picked up at yrc terminal they loaded it in my truck and off I went. The saw was packed incredibly weLL double cardboard box around the saw and the fence and extension table were shrink wrapped in top. Think the only way they could damage this was to drop it off the dock. I have been a FedEx driver for 20yrs and have seen some ruff looking boxes but this was in fantastic shape. Set up was straight forward wipe the top and extension...

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I love this jointer

I love this jointer

01-21-2017 03:43 PM by Kelster58 | 10 comments »

I love this Grizzly Jointer. I have a small shop and the size of this machine is perfect. The spiral cutter – head is worth every penny. I gave 4 stars because, I requested the lift gate service. UPS Freight called me and scheduled an appointment at their convenience for delivery. I scheduled time off work to make the appointment time UPS Freight requested and then UPS Freight blew me off. No call, no notification, no call to reschedule, nothing. UPS freight never showed up. ...

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GRS-16 Guide Rail Square - AWESOME!

GRS-16 Guide Rail Square - AWESOME!

01-18-2017 01:44 PM by rlamb007 | 8 comments »

I love my track saw. But lets face it, if you own a track saw then you are probably obsessed with accuracy when making cuts. Track Saw owners tend to be very picky with wanting to cut something square to an edge. I am no different. Now I have found the ultimate track saw square that actually works flawlessly. Received this tool/square and within a few minutes I was making perfect SQUARE cuts that were dead on accurate. Workmanship is first rate, this thing will last for years. If you ...

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I wanted to really like this saw but dont

I wanted to really like this saw but dont

01-18-2017 03:07 AM by edwood1975 | 41 comments »

Hi Folks, So I have this saw for well over a year and have used it a lot and is supposed to be my go to tool in the workshop but sadly im not loving it… What I like:Its powerful enough for softwoodsIts very quietI love the castor mobile base that is attached. What I don’t like1. The fence guides suck .. the rail that guides the fence is forever out of alignment at least every month I have going underneath the front rail and tightening the nuts. I don’t like that the...

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Rockler Adjustable Lumber Storage Rack

Rockler Adjustable Lumber Storage Rack

01-17-2017 01:55 PM by jazzman12 | 4 comments »

I have a full wall used as a lumber rack using these brackets , I bought 8 boxes at the time which was a few years ago from elite tools which sells a lot of Rockler stuff in Canada , been searching for more but they seem to have been discontinued , anyone know where you can still buy them . They are sturdy and easy to install and would highly recommend this product Rockler product (item 39227)

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Incra Customer Service

Incra Customer Service

01-16-2017 12:30 AM by PatrickB | 4 comments »

I just had to post this since it is such a positive item. I have just ordered the Incra I-Box jig and I went to the site to order a couple of doodads to go with the jig. An extra guide arm, plate and the rings that help set it to the size of the miter slot. Not that much really but I was pretty surprised that shipping was almost a 1/3 of the price of the order altogether. Anyway I wrote in the comments section that I thought that the shipping was kind of high for so little. I wasn’t an...

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