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Mixed Feelings

Mixed Feelings

02-24-2017 01:38 PM by Dustin | 9 comments »

So I recently order the DeWalt 734 planer and DW7350 planer stand (want to use the planer more before reviewing, but great initial impressions). I got the stand last night and began assembly, and wanted to share my thoughts. PROS:-Excellently packaged. There is no room for jostling or movement of any kind, and everything was easy to find straight out of the box.-Sturdy (...ish. more below). The stand feels substantial, all bolt holes lined up well, and it claims a max load of 300 lbs, w...

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SawStop customer service fail becomes big success

SawStop customer service fail becomes big success

02-23-2017 04:24 PM by leftcoaster | 66 comments »

UPDATE SawStop came through as a result of this post and while the sales team was initially flummoxed (“this is unprecedented. I will have to get back to you.”) when I called about Mr. Gass’ gracious offer, they did come through and I am happily using my overarm dust collector. Cut some MDF yesterday and performance was excellent. Many thanks to SawStop – I look forward to using your product for many years to come. I bought a sawstop PCS 3hp last week. Today I recei...

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Acrylic Lathe Dust Hood

Acrylic Lathe Dust Hood

02-22-2017 01:43 AM by Roger | 8 comments »

I caught this on sale for 20 bux. Original price is 30. Anyone who turns a lot of pens would benefit by having this. A very nice way to collect dust while spinning pens, pencils, bottle stoppers, and/or any small spindle type turnings. Wood or acrylic project pieces, the chips get sucked right out of your way. I don’t think it would work very well for turning a bowl because of the way it wraps around the project piece. It is very easy to remove since it mounts with some pretty stout mag...

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My Set up and Review of the Saw Stop Table Saw

My Set up and Review of the Saw Stop Table Saw

02-21-2017 06:06 PM by bobmayfield | 11 comments »

Right out of the box and pretty impressive machine: PROS:T-squre fenceExcellent directions on set upPretty Good dust collection.Overall a solid machineOBVIOUSLY THE SAFETY FEATURE (which can be turned off.) CONS:Needs really aggressive dust collection or the interior gets messyLittle plastic on switch is too easy to lose.My 1.75 hp is a bit underpowered for me.Won’t allow you to use a molding head but I never do anyway.The support legs for the table extension need more lateral sup...

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Makita tablesaw + unboxing + assembling + features + first run + crosscut sled build + stand build

Makita tablesaw + unboxing + assembling + features + first run + crosscut sled build + stand build

02-18-2017 01:45 PM by sharenicethings | 6 comments »

Hey guys, I think a video tells more than anything else: Tablesaw Makita + unboxing + features + crosscut sled build + stand build GreetingsDaniel

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Airtight Compression Clamp installation and demo video

Airtight Compression Clamp installation and demo video

02-13-2017 02:10 PM by avlamonte | 5 comments »

Hello all, Last year I purchased a Minimax sliding table saw and it didn’t take long to figure out that having to walk around a 4×8 sheet of plywood to clamp it down before each cut was taking too much time. I also wanted a way to clamp down the sheet on the handle side of the slider. After a bit of research, I found out about Mac Campshure and his Airtight Compression Clamping system. He and I talked for a while and I offered to do an installation/demo video of his product...

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Turncrafter Commander 12" VS Midi Lathe

Turncrafter Commander 12" VS Midi Lathe

02-13-2017 01:59 PM by Tennessee | 10 comments »

I had purchased a Harbor Freight 10”X18” about a year ago to turn pens and some other little things in my shop. My Powermatic was just too ungainly to do a pen on. My problem was that the HF was a PITA to change speeds, and to do a pen properly, I find it necessary to do two speed changes for a total of about three speeds for each pen. (Cutting/shaping/sanding/finishing/polishing) I decided that since the pens started to sell nicely, I would upgrade to a VS lathe. I looked ...

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As good as I hoped

As good as I hoped

02-13-2017 02:27 AM by Mainiac Matt | 15 comments »

A former coworker set up a garage shop when he retired and decked it out with very nice Powermatic tools all purchased as a package deal. Now, 8 years later, his health has failed and he’s selling his house and liquidating his shop. I was really happy when he called to give me first dibs, and purchased this jointer for a VERY good price. All of his tools were lightly used and in very good condition. I had to break down the machine to get it down my basement steps, and is just got...

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My GarageworX 4x4 CNC review

My GarageworX 4x4 CNC review

02-12-2017 04:32 PM by Mike Merzke | 5 comments »

This is the third CNC that I have had in my shop and is a review of the Garageworx CNC but based off not only the experiences I’ve had with the other two machines but also against my expectations of what I need a CNC to do in my shop. If you’d like to read the article I wrote about me previous CNC journey you can HERE. The GarageworX CNC is similar in some regards to other CNC kits on the market today because the owner assembles the machine and with that some of the quality and pe...

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Grizzly G0771Z Hybrid Saw

Grizzly G0771Z Hybrid Saw

02-12-2017 02:43 AM by JRsgarage | 35 comments »

Well, I’ve had the saw for going on a month but have not been able to use it. The saw arrived safely and the driver kindly brought it into my garage…had to tip him(great attitude).The assembly went smoothly, nothing too difficult. I had to shim one of the wings; everything was in my acceptable tolerance. The fit and finish was ok in most areas. The wings were grinded differently than the main tabletop which looked a bit cheap but I figured I can live with that. Everythin...

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