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ELITE METAL TOOLS AND KURT are horrible

ELITE METAL TOOLS AND KURT are horrible

03-23-2019 12:57 AM by CThomp | 6 comments »

Elite Metal Tools are a bunch of scumbags. They introduced me to the absolute wrong machine that is well under capacity. I received my machine and tried to bend 1” pipe. It could not do it. Its underrated but they swayed me away from an Ercolina. These guys are not knowledgeable, they dont stand by their word. They inflate their list prices on all of their machines to factor in shipping costs just so they can say “FREE SHIPPING” They are not trustworthy and they did no...

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Bora parallel clamps (12" and 24")

Bora parallel clamps (12" and 24")

03-22-2019 01:23 PM by RichBolduc | 1 comment »

After owning several Bessey clamps, I figured I’d give these a try because they were 1/2 the price when Rockler was having a sale.. Heavy clamps but the plastic feels cheaper. The sliding mechanism isn’t as good as the Bessey on some of them, but on others it works great. I see these as comparing Grizzly to Powermatic. While they aren’t “The gold standard”, they’ll be more than sufficient for my use as a hobbyist. The 1100 psi of clamping force is more tha...

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New Take on the router table fence

New Take on the router table fence

03-21-2019 12:59 PM by Jarrhead | 1 comment »

As promised in my last review about my new cast iron router table top, which can be found at this link: https://www.lumberjocks.com/reviews/11973here is my new fence. Once I decided to go with a cast iron table top, I also decided to go with a different type of fence. The top didn’t come with channels cast into it for a more traditional mounting of the fence. Some cast iron tops do have such channels, but most don’t. Instead, they have mounting bosses on the sides or under...

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Laguna Spindle Sander SS-14  MSANOS14x14

Laguna Spindle Sander SS-14 MSANOS14x14

03-15-2019 04:37 PM 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 04:55 PM 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 12:29 PM 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 03:49 PM by Jarrhead | 2 comments »

My old router table 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. consequently, after years of clamping and unclamping my Rouse...

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2HP C Flux dust collector

2HP C Flux dust collector

03-08-2019 10:35 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 07:40 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 04:01 PM 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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