LumberJocks

LumberJocks Woodworking Reviews

  • Advertise with us
Grizzly “G0636X – 17 Inch Ultimate” Bandsaw Review

Grizzly “G0636X – 17 Inch Ultimate” Bandsaw Review

01-04-2016 02:42 AM by JBrow | 20 comments »

The first post to Lumberjocks was this review, which I posted in the Forum, Under Tools etc. It was recommended that I re-post this review in the Review section of Lumberjocks. Purchase. I have been woodworking as a hobby since 1985, but never owned a bandsaw – until now. Previously, I re-sawed on the table saw and used the jig saw & router for curved cuts. Before making my bandsaw purchase, I saved my money and researched bandsaws. I considered 14” to 19” bandsaws from every manufact...

Read this review »


Does what it says, just not enough light

Does what it says, just not enough light

01-03-2016 09:52 PM by ic3ss | 20 comments »

Shop lighting is on my to-do list this year. I found this light had a good review on LJ so I bought one at HD for $55 yesterday. It says it produces 4000 lumens at 4000K light temp. I can’t verify the light intensity but in my garage shop with the other lights off and the door closed, this is what it looked like. The picture is just slightly darker than reality but not much, this is pretty accurate. I know everything would be brighter if I went ahead with more of these for the re...

Read this review »


$15 Wooden Adjustable Alaskan Chainsaw Mill DIY Homemade

$15 Wooden Adjustable Alaskan Chainsaw Mill DIY Homemade

01-03-2016 02:48 AM by TObenhuber | 8 comments »

I couldn’t decide if this is a project or a review. So, review it is. I have been wanting an Alaskan Chainsaw Mill after being able to look at one that my friend had. It is the standard aluminum mill (brand not important). It was nice, adjustable, strong, well made, and I would have loved to try it. Unfortunately the saw stopped working before I had the chance. So as someone that had to have one I went straight to Amazon and looked it up. My first impression was, “$$$Holy Crap$$$” A...

Read this review »


Wrist Attached 3.25"x2.25" Dry Erase Board

Wrist Attached 3.25"x2.25" Dry Erase Board

01-01-2016 10:43 PM by Holbs | 8 comments »

Just started to use this thing. It’s awesome :) Many times during a project, I have 5,000 numbers and fractions flying through my head. I go measure something and move to cut it, just to forget what that measurement was. Measure twice and cut once. This little pad helps a great deal. It’s only $11 and cheaply made, but it is what it is. Elastic band to go around your arm (or leg or whatever application) secured via velcro. Comes with dry erase marker with the little white ...

Read this review »


Abrasive sanding ball

Abrasive sanding ball

01-01-2016 09:53 PM by htl | 1 comment »

A couple a months ago I needed a flap sander and went to Harbor Freight to pick one up, they had tons of sanding thingys but flap sanders no.The closest thing was this Abrasive ball they have 3 different grits and I got the 80 grit to test out. What it turns out to be is pads like you would use to clean a greasy pot in your sink bolted together to make this ball but with a little bit of sand or other grit glued to the out side.I got the 80 grit thinking it would make fast work out of some ...

Read this review »


Im finnaly getting my tools together!

Im finnaly getting my tools together!

12-31-2015 07:28 PM by MegaWood | 10 comments »

Sometimes things come together like two peas in a pod! I was feeling bad at snapping at my employee last week, but the guy has been working for me for two months and still had no idea where anything is located in our shop. I would have to stop what I was doing to find a tool for him. Then to make it worse, the guy would put it back IN THE WRONG place and then I would have to ask him where it went lol. Enough is enough!I have seen these “wood shop labels” at www.steellabels.com be...

Read this review »


This Mallet is How to Do It!

This Mallet is How to Do It!

12-30-2015 05:17 PM by Dave G | 1 comment »

I was in Ocean State Job Lots two weeks ago and saw some deadblow mallets for sale. There was a 1-LB and a larger one (3-LB?). At $3.99 for the small one I didn’t have much to lose. And I didn’t lose a cent. What a bargain! It works perfectly and does not leave any marks and does not get dented itself. I don’t think you can go wrong when there are many other folks out there trying to sell these mallets at over $20. This is a perfect example of what we shou...

Read this review »


The Guide To End All

The Guide To End All

12-29-2015 04:41 AM by BigRedKnothead | 31 comments »

Ever used one of those eclipse style sharpening guides? Usually they’re cheesy imports that require serious fine-tuning and modification to be effective. What if a fine tool company like Starrett or the like were to make a honing guide? Well, that’s basically what you have here. I’ve used a couple different honing guides in my day. The eclipse was a waste. Good luck setting various blades and chisels straight in that one. The Veritas MKII is a very nice guide, but eventually I set...

Read this review »


General International 50-200r with Excaliber 40-070EK Router Table add-on

General International 50-200r with Excaliber 40-070EK Router Table add-on

12-28-2015 08:42 PM by gotnonickname | 3 comments »

I did a review of the 50-200R awhile back and I still have nothing but positive things to say about this saw. I did upgrade the fence to an after market design that has worked flawlessly. The big item I want to remind users of this Super Cool Tools fence rail build is to take you time when making the rails and make sure you use the Starrett measuring tape. Starrett tape is extremely accurate. The saw still is still dead nuts on and has not needed any adjustments. Now on the upgrade. Since my ...

Read this review »


Review of the Nova Galaxi DVR 1644 Wood Lathe

Review of the Nova Galaxi DVR 1644 Wood Lathe

12-24-2015 07:25 PM by Jim Jakosh | 24 comments »

I received my new Nova Galaxi DVR 1644 wood lathe from Teknatool. This is a Beta Model … one of 20 and not yet on the market. It came assembled ( except for the legs) in one crate (525#) and was very well packed. I installed the 66” bed on my lathe station instead of using the legs that come with it because I have the layout of everything right there. It took just 2 adapter plates on either end to mount it . The crate warmed the barn for 2 days This is a very fine...

Read this review »


« prev 1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... 434 next »
4334 reviews

Add new review
View Product Index
RSS FEED

Browse reviews

categories | brands | all reviews


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com