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Never again will I trust Grizzly for "Precision" equipment

Never again will I trust Grizzly for "Precision" equipment

51 days ago by Hawkeye1434 | 33 comments »

I just had the biggest hassle of my life when I got the grizzly 8 inch spiral head dovetail jointer. It took me about three months before I actually got a chance to unpackaged my purchase and then it took me another three days to get all the Schmutz cleaned off of it from the being sent from overseas. I thought to myself boy this is going to be awesome 8 inch helical cutterhead for less than half of the price of a powermatic. Once I finally got the machine set up I put a straight edge on i...

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A World of Difference from the Stock Blade

A World of Difference from the Stock Blade

52 days ago by jonah | 9 comments »

I mentioned this blade in my review of the Scheppach Track Saw. It gave me tearout-free cuts in pretty much everything I have tried with the track saw. Just look at the closeup of the two blades. On the left you have the stock blade. It is probably a $5 blade. On the right is the Freud. Much more carbide, much sharper carbide, and a much better cut. The only possibly negative of this blade is the price. At $45, it isn’t cheap, but it’s quite a bit less than Festool blades, a...

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Good bandsaw for a small shop

Good bandsaw for a small shop

52 days ago by MoshupTrail | 9 comments »

I wanted a small bandsaw to cut some curved parts from time to time. When I saw this one at Menards for just $229 it just had a look of being solid and the right thing for my small garage shop. The table is cast iron, and the housing is heavy duty steel and the motor appears to be a sealed 1/2 hp motor. You can see the specs at Menards site. Assembly was pretty easy, but I did not choose to assemble the stand. The directions are pretty typical – you have to read carefully twice ...

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The Small Walnut Humidor, a photo documentary

The Small Walnut Humidor, a photo documentary

54 days ago by shipwright | 12 comments »

I’ve come to know Roger through this site and consider him a good friend although we’ve never actually met. More importantly here is that I consider him one of the finest box makers around. When someone of his caliber is willing to share what he has learned, I think it makes a lot of sense for most of us to listen up. A while back Roger contacted me and sent me a draft of the new e-book to critique and perhaps to make a few suggestions from a different point of view. I spent a ...

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Woodpeckers multi knobs- fantastic!

Woodpeckers multi knobs- fantastic!

55 days ago by GoBlu | 3 comments »

I’ve used both these styles in various jigs,both the mini and regular multi knobs and cannot say enough good about them. I used to spend hours shopping around to find the right diameter knob with the right size thread and right length and the right type. These are very flexible in that you can use them as a through or studded knob. The minis come only in 1/4”, but the larger knobs come in 1/4”, 3/8” or 5/16” standard hex head bolts or nuts. The minis especially hav...

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The classic K-Body formula lives on at an affordable price

The classic K-Body formula lives on at an affordable price

56 days ago by paxorion | 10 comments »

DISCLAIMER: The first part of the review is a first impression/use review. Please see my update below. I dare say that all woodworkers droll over building a wall full of clamps, and many of them probably wish they could stock it full of parallel clamps. However barring the rare blow-out sale, most of us aren’t able to afford the high cost of parallel clamps. I got into woodworking long after the Woodcraft and Harbor Freight stopped carrying their K Body clones, so the hopes of thi...

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First impressions of the Anniversary Edition G0555 14" Band Saw

First impressions of the Anniversary Edition G0555 14" Band Saw

56 days ago by dansnow | 16 comments »

After nursing along my Dads old Craftsman 12” band saw, I was really looking forward to getting my new saw. After much research and pricing I had settled on the G0555LANV 14” for a number of reasons. It had a 1 HP motor where several others in the price range were 3/4HP. It had a cast iron frame and table instead of cast aluminum and stamped steel. The wheels were cast iron instead of cast aluminum and it had two speeds. But one of it’s biggest selling features to me was the...

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Simple, Inexpensive Shop or Cabinet Storage Solution

Simple, Inexpensive Shop or Cabinet Storage Solution

57 days ago by CoolToolShed | 4 comments »

A quick look at a product that was sent to me after I had built my “Between the Stud Cabinets”. I had cleats before to house the shelves but now I have more flexibility for any new changes! http://youtu.be/nKPn9OWfUr0

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General International 50-200r

General International 50-200r

58 days ago by gotnonickname | 8 comments »

Purchased this saw after spending time debating which saw offering I was going to give my hard earned cash too. Looked at Grizzley, Saw Stop, Laguna, Steel City, Delta, Shop Fox,Craftsman and many others. I debated the safety aspects of all saws against the Saw Stop and came to the conclusion that for the amount of time I use my saw, and the fact that I am extremely anal about working safely, I ruled out Saw Stop because their price point in my opinion is way to high. Yes I hear it now, what ...

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New Oliver 4230 8" Jointer

New Oliver 4230 8" Jointer

60 days ago by bons | 6 comments »

Just wanted to post some pictures of new Oliver 4230 jointer I recently set up in basement workshop. I looked at a lot of reviews before pulling tigger on Oliver. Really liked the weight at 655 lbs, long bed and overall look of machine. Took 4 of us to get it around and into to back walk out basement door. My two sons at 6’4 and 6’2 and son in law at 6’5. I helped but but at 63 and 5’9, not so much. Moral support. Removed bed and moved in two stages. The machine comes ...

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