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Always sharp drill bits.

Always sharp drill bits.

04-26-2019 09:54 AM by mafe | 10 comments »

Always sharp drill bitsI love it! Bought this little fellow two years ago and think it needs attention…. I am one of those guys who hates dull tools and even more find a dull drill bit when I need just that size, so after yeas of frustration, I decided to go the lazy road of a drill bitt sharpener and honestly it was a wonderful choice. I don’t have much to say, except learn how to sharpen by hand on your grinder, or buy one of these, this is so fast and so useful, that I...

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Highland Woodworking's Woodturner's 3/8 inch Bandsaw Blade

Highland Woodworking's Woodturner's 3/8 inch Bandsaw Blade

04-24-2019 10:58 PM by Jerry | 17 comments »

After getting an education in saw blades by my friend Ernie Searing, and learning just how versatile the correct rip blade can be for not only ripping but crosscutting as well, I decided that I’d start taking a look at my band saw blade. I get tired of changing blades all the time, and I was looking for that perfect combination of a clean speedy cut, both ripping and crosscutting, no burning, no fighting the blade, and quiet smooth operation. I thought the Highland Woodworking's Wood...

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Dust collector review

Dust collector review

04-23-2019 10:29 AM by robscastle | 5 comments »

In 2012 I built this dust collector from two plastic buckets and some 90mm PVC Pipe.From 2012 to today it still works fine and was the subject of a blog in 2012.I was using it today and thought maybe it was time to give some feedback on its operation. Here it is today still going fine. never had a operational blockage (apart from when rain water got into the system)Mind you the thicknesser gives it a good workout as that will fill everything quick smart when operating. Nothing much ...

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leigh vrs4200 vacuum & router support

leigh vrs4200 vacuum & router support

04-20-2019 06:34 PM by pottz | 13 comments »

got this accessory recommendation for my porter cable 4216 dovetail jig from fellow good friend and lumber jock little black duck.as soon as i checked it out i ordered it.after the first test of the router jig (i did a review on the porter cable jig also) i knew i needed some type of dust collection,everyone knows the dust created routing.this was an easy to setup jig that not only collects about 90 percent of the dust but also creates a great support for the router.the jig just stays attache...

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A quiet compressor for the shop.

A quiet compressor for the shop.

04-19-2019 04:18 AM by HankLP | 10 comments »

The Fortress compressor was on sale at Harbor Freight for under $200, and they had one set up in the store to demonstrate how quiet it was. With the HF return policy it wasn’t even a gamble to take one home. I’ve been using the Fortress compressor for a few months now. It’s as quiet as most dishwashers, and goes from zero to 130 psi in just 45 seconds. It holds pressure very well, however the quick disconnect is a bit touchy. If the connected hose is pushed to the side ...

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When you need splinter-free cuts in plywood

When you need splinter-free cuts in plywood

04-19-2019 02:42 AM by Clobby | 4 comments »

I have finally outgrown my Diablo Combination blade and started purchasing more high-end saw blades. This is my second Ridge Carbide blade. I was very impressed with my first Ridge Carbide blade after a recommendation by Stumpy Nubs, that I gave this a shot without any reviews. This is an 80-tooth ATB blade with a full 1/8” kerf. So far I couldn’t be happier. I just finished created a stand/cabinet for my drill press, using oak Purebond plywood, so I’ve cut approximat...

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An absolute "newbie" meets Wood River Hand Planes

An absolute "newbie" meets Wood River Hand Planes

04-10-2019 03:27 AM by Artie623 | 13 comments »

Firstly,,, I did plenty of research, living in Maine that meant the internet as I don’t have a selection of biological live beings I can actually interface with. From one video to another… and came up with the idea that the tools with the most reviews were the ones that most folks used… folks that all know more than I do. So, between reading reviews, comparing pricing, and listening to the experts I was pretty sure Wood River met my requirements. Woodcraft has a 3-pack ass...

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Taytools Hollow Chisel Mortise 3-Piece Sharpening Kit Does The Job Perfectly

Taytools Hollow Chisel Mortise 3-Piece Sharpening Kit Does The Job Perfectly

04-08-2019 06:27 PM by Jerry | 23 comments »

I just bought this for the paltry sum of $22.99 a couple of days ago on Amazon. This is one of those tools that does the job it was designed for perfectly, easily, and efficiently. I spent about a minute rotating the sharpening cone by hand inside my half inch hollow chisel mortising bit, and then another minute flattening the outsides on my diamond stone. The result is the chisel is sharp enough to shave with. Highly recommended. Here’s a direct link to the Taytools Hollow Chi...

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Pocket door slide as a hose holder.

Pocket door slide as a hose holder.

04-01-2019 04:48 PM by RobS888 | 9 comments »

I purchased this a month back for $35 after seeing Rockler’s ceiling mounted slide. I like and have a lot of Rockler stuff, but sometimes their prices are too high. I got this aluminum pocket door slide mounted it to the ceiling in my garage:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0044FWZEQ/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I used rubber straps I already had to hang the hose from wheel assembly and now I can cut an 8 foot board without thinking about the hose or it sn...

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Worthwhile upgrade

Worthwhile upgrade

03-27-2019 12:54 PM by Jarrhead | 5 comments »

I wasn’t going to spend the money. I figured from the other reviews I had read, and the video I watched that the VSC Tools T-square fence would be an improvement over the Shop Fox Biesemeyer style fence that came with my Grizzly G1023 saw. However, I wasn’t convinced the improvement would justify the price. I was wrong. Shortly after I bought the tablesaw I purchased a set of extended rails to increase the cutting capacity to the right of the blade. But then I had a set of sh...

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