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03-16-2022 02:44 PM by Winstondryfly | 14 comments »

This insert was terrible. I purchased the insert so I could cut a 45 Deg. angle cut with my saw and not open the kerf on my factory insert. I used a thick piece of wood as scrap over the blade to keep the insert in place while I lifted the blade to make the first kerf. The insert lifted approximately a 1/32 of an inch when I lifted the blade, and the Infinity product touched the blade setting off the brake and destoning the blade. I talked to Infinite’s customer service and they were incredib...

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You know sharp, but what’s way beyond scary sharp?

You know sharp, but what’s way beyond scary sharp?

03-14-2022 03:38 AM by Sark | 4 comments »

Got this short 48-page book as a free download from Kindle (don’t remember why it was free) and totally enjoyed it. I think the science behind sharpening is certainly applicable to wood working tools. I’ll just share a few points to whet your appetite. Common misconceptions & myths opens the book: Obtuse edge angle has better edge retention. Nope, acute angled edge outperforms for both performance and endurance in all cutting tests. Felling axes, for example, do best with a 25 degree c...

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Worksharp3000

Worksharp3000

03-07-2022 03:35 AM by RyanGi | 10 comments »

After spending time learning to sharpen plane blades and chisels by hand…and getting back, leg and hand cramps from it…I figured there had to be a better way. A couple years ago I did my research and it seemed the WS3000 would best fit my bill. I built a pull out tray on the side of my bench, a co-planer table, and storage rack for the discs…and away I went! So, after a couple years using it for plane iron, chisels and gouges, I can honestly say I love this tool. I use a Veritas MkII honin...

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The Green Ryobi "Dunny Ogre"

The Green Ryobi "Dunny Ogre"

03-05-2022 09:54 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 21 comments »

Boy and Girls, In keeping with my disturbing mental instability, this is another review of a product for something it was never intended for. To set the scene, let me digress to a time when C19 was still in the brains of alleged foreign uni students studying their first year of chemistry in Australia. I have this dust extraction duct running the line of the pictured clamps (?5m run), Had a fit of cleansies... while undertaking the chore of beautifying the workshop and karaokeing t...

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Laguna 18BX bandsaw

Laguna 18BX bandsaw

02-26-2022 01:57 AM by ic3ss | 35 comments »

I bought this last October and had high hopes for it, but reality came crashing down around me rather quickly. First issue was the table split, the two sides were not even. I took the table back off and found the trunian ways were very rough. I used a half round file and smoothed them out. This was a huge help and they came together well enough that it’s not a problem. I bought it at Woodcraft and also picked up a 1 1/4” Resew King blade. This thing has carbide teeth and was...

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Jessem Master Top

Jessem Master Top

02-26-2022 12:07 AM by ic3ss | 3 comments »

I bought this about six months ago when I was building a new router table. I first bought the Kreg top which didn’t end well so I ended up with this. When I completed it, I ended up with all Jessem products on this one. It wasn’t my intention, but I found that the Kreg table has a different hole pattern for the lockdown screws than my Jessem lift. Also mounting the Jessem fence to the Kreg table was not going to end well either. So it seems that the top, fence, lift, and guides...

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Jessem clear cut router stock guides

Jessem clear cut router stock guides

02-25-2022 11:57 PM by ic3ss | 4 comments »

I picked these up to go with my new router table build. I expected better but they’re not bad. The issue I have with these is the tires on the wheels. Each guide has two wheels and two tires. They’re made of like a polyurethane type material and are basically an o-ring. The problem is the outer surface of the tires that ride on the wood are not flat. The whole tire has thick spots and thinner spots so as the tire goes round it loses contact with the wood which totally defeats t...

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Jessem Router lift 2

Jessem Router lift 2

02-25-2022 11:42 PM by ic3ss | 1 comment »

I bought this new in about 2016 or so. I’m a weekend hobbyist so it doesn’t see a ton of usage but I can say this: It is strong, moves smoothly, is accurate, is easy to use, and overall a really nice upgrade. I have a Porter Cable 890 motor in it and there is one thing about this combination. The PC motor has these tiny little posts machined into the outside of the body to engage in grooves in a router base. They stick out about 1/8”. Well, this lift has a clamp assembly tha...

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Great Drum Sander

Great Drum Sander

02-24-2022 08:57 PM by Lumpy63 | 7 comments »

I’ve been going back and forth between the Supermax 19-38 and the Jet 18-36 (to the point that I had decided on the Jet, ordered it, then canceled the order after seeing a Jet 22-44 side by side with a Supermax 19-38). I’d like to provide the following comparison between the 19-38 and 18-36. In doing this, I admit that I am extrapolating what the 18-36 is like in some cases based on what I saw on the Jet 22-44. I’ll try to note this below. Obviously these are only my opi...

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Zero Clearance Tape for miter saws from Fast Cap

Zero Clearance Tape for miter saws from Fast Cap

02-22-2022 02:53 AM by Sark | 4 comments »

Saw this reviewed on a YouTube video and I knew I had to try it. Utterly simple idea—-a sturdy tape to create zero clearance on your chop saw. To install, I used an oscillating tool to allow the tape to slide under the miter saw fence. Cut the tape ends to fit and stuck in on the saw. Can’t get much easier than that. In that the miter-saw turntable is slightly lower than the supporting flat surface of the saw, the tape brought the elevation of the cut to exactly the same height as the c...

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