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Laguna Spindle Sander SS-14  MSANOS14x14

Laguna Spindle Sander SS-14 MSANOS14x14

03-15-2019 09:37 AM by PPK | 1 comment »

I purchased this sander a couple months ago to replace my cheaper “many-brand” spindle sander that looks like this:The motor had issues that caused it to overheat and stop running after about a minute of use. Anyway, on to the review: Pros:-The machine is heavy and doesn’t shift/vibrate during use. -Very quiet. Induction motor, not one of the universal (screamer) motors. -Drums come with, and there’s a great selection, all the way down to 1/4” diamete...

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Unboxing Grizzly Jointer

Unboxing Grizzly Jointer

03-14-2019 09:55 AM by jywagner | 6 comments »

I sold my grizzly 6? jointer recently. I have been researching and planning for my upgrade to an 8? or 12” model ever since. But not a lot of G0495X or other 12” jointer review out there, found a few very similar 8” jointer from Baileigh, Laguna, and Powermatic, all these three jointers identical in design. Plus, cost quite much more than G0495X. Why I chose Grizzly 495X with spiral cutter head. I chose the Grizzly 495X because I can only afford this model at this price, possibly deliver b...

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Powermatic 3520C - Initial Impressions

Powermatic 3520C - Initial Impressions

03-13-2019 05:29 AM by edapp | 6 comments »

Wanted to do a quick review of this because it is relatively new and have not seen a review of it posted here yet. This is only my initial impressions! I will follow up in a year or so when I have more time on the machine…. Another caveat – this is my first lathe. So take all of these things with a grain of salt. I do however have realistic expectations based on owning many tools from many brands and some pretty nice ones mixed in. This was by far my most expensive single tool ...

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New Router Table Top

New Router Table Top

03-12-2019 08:49 AM by Jarrhead | 2 comments »

The first two pictures are of my Router table with the old top on it. That top was a Woodpeckers MDF version purchased around about 2007. It had served me well, truth be told. It was/is still serviceable. Unlike most MDF tops it didn’t warp, even though I left the router hanging in it constantly, even when not in use. The problem I did have with it was with the slots cut into it for the fence. Those slots were merely machined into the MDF. There were no reinforced channels. conse...

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2HP C Flux dust collector

2HP C Flux dust collector

03-08-2019 03:35 PM by Jwhite2418 | 3 comments »

As I mentioned that I was going to buy a new dust collector which I did a year ago this month. I purchased Laguna’s 2HP C Flux cyclone dust collector. It came on a pallet in a very study box. No damage and everything was in there as advertised. The manual wasn’t as bad as some reviews have stated however there were a few items that were a bit unclear. I really don’t think there really is anything worth going over – you can figure it out. Anyway it does take ...

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general international 12 inch

general international 12 inch

03-04-2019 12:40 PM by junior65 | 1 comment »

I received a warranty replacement saw from Sears , 12 inch General international over a year ago. I have found it a fair machinery because I called Sears and other big box companies for replacement blades and could not find any assortment of sizes , just one size. No replacement parts from the big companies. called a blade company in Charlotte N.C. for sizes. Now got in touch with General International after many calls, they have parts. this may help others 419-877-5234 #101..

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PM CNC dust shoe has fatal design flaw

PM CNC dust shoe has fatal design flaw

03-03-2019 09:01 AM by Mike_D_S | 5 comments »

On my CNC machine, the current dust shoe setup has a few issues I’ve been meaning to take care of for a bit. First off, the shoe is set up for a 2.5 inch port for a shop vac. Secondly, the original owner cut the brush oddly so there is a section with short bristles near the DC port. So between the small port and the suction loss with the short brush on the one side, making a new dust shoe has been on my to do list for a bit. I happened to get an email from Amazon about some warehous...

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porter cable 4216

porter cable 4216

03-02-2019 09:38 PM by pottz | 14 comments »

porter cable 4216 joint system.just got the porter cable 4216 super jig. so first thing i had to do was play with it and test out the various joints it will do.out of the box their is very little assembly required.the first thing was how to hold the jig to the work bench,so i made a base the i could lock down to my assembly bench’s t track.next was to read the manuel as all men always do,”right” then proceed to create joints,such as the dove tail,blind dove and box joint.as...

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It's no Tormek.  But it is a Wen

It's no Tormek. But it is a Wen

03-02-2019 09:03 PM by Holbs | 19 comments »

With the ongoing hand plane & chisel sharpening experience I am working on, I wanted to add something that would benefit my ever increasing arsenal: a wet grinder. This will not replace, but add too my diamond stones and Worksharp 3000 machine.Tormek is well out of my price tag. Though surely more engineering, higher quality parts & motor… I think I would spring for a Laguna bandsaw before going for a Tormek or something else of value. A wet grinder was not a NEED but more ...

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So far, exceeds expectations for under router dust collection

So far, exceeds expectations for under router dust collection

03-02-2019 08:41 PM by Holbs | 1 comment »

With the upgrades done to my router lift and router, along with over arm/under table router table dust collection ducting, it was time to find a solution for the combination of the two. I look all around at reviews, suggestions, DIY solutions, rather spendy ideas. I settled for this little gem.After a good long month of use, 98% no router dust/chips anywhere under my table. Notice, not 100% because the blue boot does not totally fit snug against the router hexagon nut so that the boot is a...

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