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Grizzly Adjustable Mobile Base

Grizzly Adjustable Mobile Base

08-13-2017 06:11 PM by Kelly | 1 comment »

I bought this to put under my Powermatic edge sander. Here are my observations regarding its assembly and use: PRO’s: 1) The edge sander I used this under is now VERY easy to move. Much more so than when I had a home made, wood base (with good casters), which raised the unit up several inches. 2) The base design raises the tool only enough to allow the wheels to roll freely, so it doesn’t raise the center of gravity a great deal. 3) The locking mechanism i...

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Top snapped apart on one bag

Top snapped apart on one bag

08-11-2017 07:33 PM by ColonelTravis | 7 comments »

Bought a pack of 4 last spring, they were doing great until the top of the screw cap on one broke after almost a year. Really ticked about that because I had plenty of finish left in the bag. The other three bags are fine, and I’d like to buy more when I’m done with them because the concept is great. But if another top breaks I will not. Don’t know how the top of the cap came off. Went to open it a week ago and saw that the top was broken and the finish was ruined. In the...

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EC 125/3 EQ

EC 125/3 EQ

08-09-2017 07:11 PM by agallant | 15 comments »

There was a point in time when I thought Festool was the most ridiculous thing out there. I mean who can justify a $385 sander that requires its own special sandpaper which also has a premium price. I loathed Festool and thought anyone who bought them were either Tom Silva or a Rhinestone Wood Worker. Then I needed a track saw. Looking at the three options in the US I eliminated the Dewault due to design and was going to go with the Makita until I read about all of the people who said they...

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PEC 90 Degree 12" Combination Square

PEC 90 Degree 12" Combination Square

08-07-2017 08:36 PM by PPK | 9 comments »

This is a review for a combination square that is priced a lot lower than a Starret square, is actually square, and is made in the USA. All good things, right? -It is square. Really square. All the way along the length of the ruler.-It slides well. Not AMAZING, but well.-Fit and finish are pretty decent, but not amazing. There are some sharp corners. -The graduations are well marked, and very easy to read. (Etched in, I think)-It came with some anti-corrosion coating on it and had no rust...

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Best Miter Saw Blade?

Best Miter Saw Blade?

08-07-2017 07:15 PM by HassanMirza | 4 comments »

Hello Everyone, Couple of Months ago I had a chance to get to visit the W.D Quinn Blade Saw Co, Which I wrote a review about. Where I picked up two blades one for the table saw (10 inch) and one for the Miter saw (12 inch). This review is about the Miter saw Blade since I have been using this blade for a couple of months now I feel I can write and honest and proper review. First off the bat the blade has huge carbide teeth so that means it can be resharpened many times. But its not abo...

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A very affordable, functional base with below average fit and finish

A very affordable, functional base with below average fit and finish

07-17-2017 05:04 PM by Eric Moon | 3 comments »

I recently acquired my first cabinet saw – a ~10 year old 3hp industrial SawStop. Its a heavy beast, somewhere north of 500lbs. I need to be able to move it around occasionally, so I’ve been on the hunt for a mobile base for it. I looked at the SawStop mobile base and it looked amazing, but $300+ was out of my budget, which was near empty after buying the saw. So I’d been on the lookout for a less costly mobile base. Last week, I got the weekly email from Grizzly.co...

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Thanks to Paul at Space Age Plane!

Thanks to Paul at Space Age Plane!

07-15-2017 04:48 AM by Duff | 2 comments »

First let me start out by saying that I am pretty much a novice when it comes to hand planes. Even when I did my stint apprenticing in a custom high end furniture wood shop I didn’t wield planes very often. That was the bosses thing. Anyway, I was perusing member posts a month or so ago and Paul had posted photos of some of his work he had just mailed off to a client. I was blown away by the photos and found myself going back to his post and admiring his work. I decided I had to message...

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Review of TS2000 full kerf 40-tooth blade

Review of TS2000 full kerf 40-tooth blade

07-14-2017 11:23 PM by oldbrowndog | 10 comments »

I recently upgraded the saw blade on my table saw to the 40-tooth TS2000 full kerf blade from Ridge Carbide. The paragraphs below share my detailed review of this blade, but the TL;DR version is that it’s an excellent blade particularly for box joints because it has 8 raker teeth. This was the deciding factor for me in purchasing the TS2000 over the Forrest WWII. I later found out that there is an ATBR version of the WWII, but it sells for almost double what I paid for the TS2000. It ...

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At Last I have a Drum Sander

At Last I have a Drum Sander

07-07-2017 05:27 PM by jaxx | 3 comments »

Its been a long time since I posted a review however, my woodworking is still my passion. In order to make quality projects the need for accuracy increases , start with flat and square timber and you are nearly there especially at glue up time. So after months of thought and research I decided on the 3156 drum sander from Lombarte Spain. 560mm wide drum 132mm diameter 2hp motor c/w wheeled stand and table extensions For sure its Far East made and near exact to the Jet 2244 however n...

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Good Foot Controls and Rolling Action

Good Foot Controls and Rolling Action

07-07-2017 05:10 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

I have had many different brands and types of mobile bases, everything from a Sawstop ICS base (the best one made) to Delta / Rockler corner kits, to the HTC-2000, and Portamate. The Portamate-2500 construction impressed me with its reasonably sturdy steel frame and corner brackets. The steel is a heavy gauge, and does not feel flimsy. The foot levers are steel and plenty heavy to do the job. I think I can lift my bandsaw with one toe. I would describe the lifting and rolling actions a...

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