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Forum topic by Troy Cleckler posted 10-26-2014 01:22 PM 851 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Troy Cleckler

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10-26-2014 01:22 PM

Yeah, I know, kinda in reverse order but I’ve placed an order with lee valley and would like to know if any are using these tools and the good and bad of them. Wanting to do more hand tool work and never hand cut dovetails befor and chisel work very little with box store ones used right off the shelve.
I’ve ordered the Wenzloff 14tpi dovetail saw and the Clasic Narex chisel set of 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1
Did I make a decent choice in these items? I’m limited in cash for tools right now, sold a toy to buy new toys.
Also looking at the Rigid oscillating belt spindle sander. Thoughts on this purchase also?
Appreciate any advise.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....


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Ger21

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#1 posted 10-26-2014 01:33 PM

The Rigid sander was ranked highest in a comparison in the most recent Fine Woodworking Tools and Shops issue.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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pmayer

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#2 posted 10-26-2014 02:30 PM

The Ridgid sander is one of the best values in woodworking tools, IMO. They could probably sell them for nearly double the price. My only complaint is that I wish it had a bit more power, as it stalls out a fair amount, but aside from this it is a phenomenal machine.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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JADobson

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#3 posted 10-26-2014 02:32 PM

I use the Narex chisels from LV and I like them. Sure there are better (and more expensive) options out there, but these cut wood just like they are supposed to. Most people say to flatten the backs, I haven’t gotten around to doing mine yet but honestly they aren’t that bad to begin with.

-- James

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Bill White

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#4 posted 10-26-2014 03:12 PM

I’ve seen some posts about extreme delays in delivery from Wentzloff. Great product reviews though.
I love my Ridgid sander. Best bang for the buck out there.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Troy Cleckler

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#5 posted 10-26-2014 03:14 PM



I ve seen some posts about extreme delays in delivery from Wentzloff. Great product reviews though.
I love my Ridgid sander. Best bang for the buck out there.
Bill

- Bill White


Email shows Lee valley has the saw in stock and should ship complete tomorrow.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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lateralus819

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#6 posted 10-26-2014 03:19 PM

The ridgid sander is awesome. I’ve had my for a few years. I often use it to hard but it keeps on going strong! Great buy in my opinion.

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sikrap

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#7 posted 10-27-2014 01:37 AM

I think you will be very happy with all these items. The Wenzloff saws are very highly regarded. I have the Ridgig sander and its a great buy for the money.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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