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WR365 - Makes woodworking more fun

WR365 - Makes woodworking more fun

09-20-2016 02:13 AM by Rick M | 21 comments »

I hate the phrase, “game changer,” but honestly it fits this product. I’ve always dreaded changing angles on my saws because getting them to any specific angle can be fiddly. But getting perfect angles with the Wixey is a breeze. My daughter wanted to build a cube with all edges mitered, so each corner was 3 compound miters meeting at a point. In the past I would have said no way because if your angles are off even a hair, it will show in the final product. But we had no tro...

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Handy for rough measurements

Handy for rough measurements

09-20-2016 02:01 AM by Rick M | 1 comment »

I keep this pocket caliper in my apron or on my saw mostly for round items. It’s useful for things like dowels or bolts, also for inside measurements where I don’t need the accuracy of a digital caliper. The dowels at my local mom & pop hardware store are all labeled in inch sizes but some are actually metric and this prevents me from buying the wrong size. It was a little stiff at first but loosened up quickly and with a drop of oil slides easily. I appreciate the numbers bei...

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Excellent, stays on topic

Excellent, stays on topic

09-19-2016 06:47 PM by Rick M | 4 comments »

I thought I would review some woodworking (and related) podcasts. I often prefer podcasts over music while in the shop or on drives. 360 Woodworking is a woodworking education focused company founded by Glen Huey and Chuck Bender. Bob Lang is no longer part of 360 Woodworking but is listed as a contributor. I am not a member but do enjoy their podcast. The 360 guys publish a podcast that is limited to one topic and 15 minutes. It is by far my favorite of all the woodworking/making podca...

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A serious consideration if after space saving & 100% flatness

A serious consideration if after space saving & 100% flatness

09-19-2016 03:14 AM by Holbs | 6 comments »

This would be the 2nd largest new $$$ item I have purchased in the wood working arena on sale at Rockler for $249 (full retail is $329). This is the Promax RT, full cast iron, made to fit between the rails of your contractor / cabinet saw (space limitations apply such as motor being in the way on left tilts). I came from the Bosch benchtop router table (RA1181) that was giving me some…gruff. When I was looking to upgrade to more robust router solution, I came across this Bench Dog. ...

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I did not know it was that easy

I did not know it was that easy

09-17-2016 05:35 PM by jwmalone | 13 comments »

Hello lady’s and gents, I’m not new to hand saws by a long shot. But I am new to dovetails, until today ive been trudging along with a crosscut back saw. Wasn’t that bad but I knew I could do better???? but couldn’t make it look like Roy Underhill’s (Maybe one day?). Well my veritas 20 tpi dovetail saw was in the mail today (woodcraft, got it in 3 days) so I took a piece of scrap slapped some marks on there and man let me tell ya. that thing is sweet. Clean cuts,...

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Ridgid 14 Gal - Wet Dry Vac

Ridgid 14 Gal - Wet Dry Vac

09-15-2016 11:20 PM by Redoak49 | 11 comments »

My 25 year old Craftsman shop vac finally gave it up and started making weird noises and electrical smell… time to pull the plug on it. I looked over various Ridgid vacs and decided on the 14 gal. 6.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac. I know that there was a more powerful and larger vac but this one fit the size I needed and the cost was not too bad ($100). The one I got has the blue filter which is for fine dust but not HEPA rated. Things I like about this vac— —It is quieter...

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Grizzly Branded Byrd Shelix Cutter Head for the G0452P

Grizzly Branded Byrd Shelix Cutter Head for the G0452P

09-15-2016 11:45 AM by Matt | 5 comments »

I got some tiny nic’s in the blades on my Grizzly G0452 Jointer and figured with these being on sale (4/2016) at Grizzly, why not avoid the hassle of the getting new knives and having to get them set correctly and all that trouble again. It arrives packaged as seen, in great shape, and I’d be very impressed if the shippers were able to damage this in shipping. Installation was a little tough – pulling the bearings off the old jointer head required a pulley puller/extracto...

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Milwaukee 2799-22CX M18 Compact Brushless Hammer Drill/Brushless Impact Combo Kit

Milwaukee 2799-22CX M18 Compact Brushless Hammer Drill/Brushless Impact Combo Kit

09-14-2016 03:26 PM by Rob_s | 4 comments »

new hotness vs old busted BACKGROUNDI was a Dewalt guy for years, and have had an old nicad drill and driver for the last 10 years or so that have served me well, but after my old drill got dropped on the concrete floor and cracked, I decided to treat myself to a brushless setup. I had been wanting to go brushless for awhile and this was the excuse I needed. I pretty much settled on the Milwaukee line due to a variety of factors, including the availability of the 18/12v combo charging ...

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FastCap PMS12 Pro Carpenter Metric/Standard Measuring Tape

FastCap PMS12 Pro Carpenter Metric/Standard Measuring Tape

09-13-2016 02:08 AM by jgt1942 | 8 comments »

Recently I received the FasstCap T2001 Flatback Measuring Tape as a gift and was very impressed with it but it is a standard measuring tape and in my efforts to go metric (just because it is SO much easier to add, multiply, subtract and divide measurement) I was disappointed. I called FastCap and they were kind enough to send me a PSM12 Metric/Standard tape and I’m super pleased with it, following are some of the highlights.1) I already mentioned that it is a metric/standard tape.2) The...

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straight-up the best miter saw I've ever used

straight-up the best miter saw I've ever used

09-12-2016 07:23 PM by Sundowner | 4 comments »

I’ll start out by saying that after years of wrestling with big 10” and 12” size miter saws and sliding compound miter saws, this little bugger is a revelation. Like most of us, a miter saw is a heavily used tool in my shop, and like most of us, the slide rails suck up more space than I can sacrifice in my shop. Being a happy Festool owner, I had pondered the Kapex, which does not have this problem, but at $1400, it’s a non-starter and doesn’t have the usual Fes...

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