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New little belt sander in the shop

New little belt sander in the shop

01-08-2021 09:36 PM by fivecodys | 14 comments »

My son got me this little guy for Christmas. I have only used for a few hours since I received it so my review is based on that limited use.The 1” wide belt works real well for small parts. My Ridgid EB4424 is a little rough on small parts.This unit was very easy to set up. Maybe 5 minutes to set up and square the tables. The tables are cheap light metal but then again, just for small parts so will probably be ok.I like the 5” disk for small parts as well.It’s pret...

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WEN 8x12 3420T Wood Lathe - 7 months, 39 projects & DEAD

WEN 8x12 3420T Wood Lathe - 7 months, 39 projects & DEAD

11-18-2020 03:51 PM by MovingChips | 9 comments »

WEN 8×12 3420T Wood Lathe – 7 Months old, 39 projects in and the lathe has died. This is my final review and look at the WEN 8×12 model 3420t. - Weak motor- Soft Metal (tool rest and head stock)- No replacement parts- Tool rest lowest setting not low enough- Not meant for bowl turning + Variable speed control+ 110v house outlet (no special electrical outlet required) I may have pushed this little lathe beyond its manufactures suggested usage. To understand this is to ...

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WEN 8x12 3420T Wood Lathe - cannot recommend

WEN 8x12 3420T Wood Lathe - cannot recommend

06-24-2020 08:22 PM by MovingChips | 11 comments »

Fellow wood turner told me about this site, suggesting I become a member and provide my review of the lathe. I recently posted a video on YouTube, which I’ll link below (if for some reason this is not allowed, please remove the link). The WEN 8×12 Model 3420T This wood lathe is very inexpensive and is why I bought it, as a new turner. I was not sure I would like turning wood and thought this would be a good start for the least amount of money (in case I did not like turning)....

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It's no Tormek.  But it is a Wen

It's no Tormek. But it is a Wen

03-03-2019 04:03 AM by Holbs | 25 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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One Year Later  WEN 3410 Air Filtration System

One Year Later WEN 3410 Air Filtration System

02-02-2019 07:40 PM by fivecodys | 14 comments »

I wanted to wait a year before giving my review of the WEN Air Filtration System. I added this unit to my shop at the same time as I installed my dust collection system. (Jan 2018) I have it mounted in the area of my shop that generated the most dust. It hangs over that area from the rafters.It is to the right of my table saw and over the bandsaw, planner, jointer, & router table. .It was difficult to tell how much this unit was helping to reduce the fine dust in the ai...

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reviewing WEN's take on the dic/belt sander clone

reviewing WEN's take on the dic/belt sander clone

01-11-2019 07:11 PM by Zonker | 5 comments »

I bought the WEN 6502 4×36-Inch Belt and 6-Inch Disc Sander with Cast Iron Base in October as a “Shop Warming ” gift to myself. I found this style to be the most versatile set up general shop use. I looked at 4 or 5 different brands that are all pretty much the same tool with a different coat of paint and went with the WEN on the grounds of price point. For what it is (a hobbyists general purpose sander) I’ve found it to be a pretty good tool. The packaging held up to ...

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Great Belt & Disc Sander for the Price

Great Belt & Disc Sander for the Price

06-28-2018 10:15 AM by Dan Thomas | 10 comments »

The bottom line is, as the title says, this is a great belt & disc sander for the price. I’ve had it for over a year, and have absolutely no issues with it. I highly recommend it. I have a full review on my YouTube channel, including my low-tech dust collection accessory, and information about the dust port size. View on YouTube

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WEN 3920 scroll saw

WEN 3920 scroll saw

02-16-2018 03:09 AM by woodworm1962 | 13 comments »

I would like to start out with I have no experiences with scroll saws so I admit I have no knowledge of using other scroll saws.. I bought and have fallen in love with this saw. I dont have a lot of small curvy work to do until recently. Until then my 14 inch Grizzly bandsaw did whatever I needed. I needed to make a lot of INSIDE cuts for a project. This saw came, took me a few minutes to set up. No mess no fuss! POW I am cutting…. It is very well BALANCED! When I bought ...

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WEN 4225 Drill Press

WEN 4225 Drill Press

04-28-2017 04:25 PM by PPK | 21 comments »

I bought a new floor standing drill press. After doing my usual research, this seemed to be the best bang for my buck. So far, I’m very happy with the quality and features. It includes all the standard items you’d expect from a drill press, such as a depth stop, adjustable speeds, and a work light, 8 amp (about 2/3 or 3/4 HP) motor. Some extra features that make this machine somewhat unique are: -Variable speed without changing the belts. There’s a torque converto...

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Impressive for a small shop

Impressive for a small shop

01-24-2017 12:50 AM by ColonelTravis | 27 comments »

I work out of a 2-car garage that can barely hold one car because it’s filled with woodworking crap, and it’s a brand new car so I don’t want it constantly covered in sawdust, nor do I want the rest of the garage covered in sawdust, which is how it’s been for a while. I use mostly hand tools but I have a bandsaw, miter saw, sanders, etc. and my dust collection system is just me with a leaf blower out an open garage door. So I bought this thing off amazon for about $...

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