I decided that it was time to upgrade my bench-top bandsaw after almost burning it up trying to resaw a chunk of 3 inch wide walnut. After doing a bunch of research, and receiving my wife's blessing, I decided on a Laguna 14-12. I spoke with one of the guys at a local retailer, and highlighted some of the features on the 14BX. After speaking briefly with my wife, she approved the extra cost (about $300 more). The 14BX had the added advantage of being in stock, whereas I would have had to…Continue
I believe Kreg mobile project center is a great product. Best saw horse , clamping table. and mobile workbench. I made these handles makes it easier to carry.IMG_0512a.jpg
I setup my new drill press this weekend and the first thing I tried out was a spade bit. Unfortunately the lead point was like a screw and pulled the piece right out of my hands and off the table. I started looking for drill press clamps and came across these. Luckily my table came with t track grooves which let me use these babies.
I already had a mag fence so with that and these clamps, nothing was moving. …Continue
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I received the SuperMax 19-38 "open end" drum sander about 3 weeks ago before starting my latest kitchen. I ordered it through Acme Tools, shipping was great, machine was packaged very well and arrived on time. I have not used the Jet/Performax sanders, but have seen them in local stores, this machine by far surpasses them in size and how it's machined. This unit is extremely heavy and impressive. I was a little leary in the 1 3/4 hp motor and how it would handle larger jobs, but it…Continue
The new plastic screw boxes are great. Wanted to make a suggestion to allow easy labeling when reusing. Perhaps you could make the original label like those you find on some other products (medicine bottles for example) where the top layer peels away and then there are instructions underneath, but in this case would leave you with a plain white label underneath to write on.
May not be possible and I know increased cost of label for you, but just a thought when was trying to…Continue
These pads should be switched. The articulating handle feels more ergonomic in the fingers while squeezing it and flicking it back open. To use it with the jig you need to use your thumb to squeeze and that tired my hand out after a dozen holes. I still needed to use two hands.
Added by Sherman on April 9, 2016 at 6:52pm — No Comments
It doesn't matter what brand you buy, they all work in a similar fashion.
Carbide Tip Glass and Tile Cutting Drill Bit Sets are cheaper to purchase than Diamond tipped circular types.
To be honest all you have to be is patient (after a few mistakes, running water is not a bad idea if you can manage it) otherwise pay attention to the glass or tile you are intending to cut into and where you intend to drill. Try to see if…Continue
Added by Christopher Michaut on March 10, 2016 at 10:07pm — No Comments
I have been looking at this system for a couple of years now and been wondering when are Kreg going to release the mark 2 version with a better clamping set up and possibly a better runner slide as I've seen both of these parts of the product criticized. It's been out since 2009 I believe, any news Kreg?
Also, it is impossible to find a dealer in the UK were I live to supply one, and the pricing on Amazon seems pretty high... so the question to Kreg is when are you going to…Continue
I picked up a cheap $29 Harbor Freight trim router to cut grooves for splines in miter joints. I was thoroughly disappointed when the 1/8" splines were extremely loose within the grooves. The grooves ended up measuring .168 inches using a .125" bit. Since then, I looked at the compact router offerings from Bosch, DeWalt & Porter Cable.
All were 1.25 HP, had 1/4" collets, came in a package that included a plunge base and were highly rated by their users. I chose the DeWalt…Continue
I bought this for blowing leaves with to manage my 100 ft 12 gauge wire extension cord .
Ideal cord manager really works well.
Here is an interesting cord manager I found .
Added by Gary roofner on October 12, 2015 at 11:33am — No Comments
I like this portable base a lot, but it has one design flow that I found a little annoying. The 3 mounting holes on the base are not counter sunk to allow mounting screws to be flush with the bottom of the base. Thus when using a jig in the base the jig adjustment are off by the height of the screw head that was used. The jig will not sit flush to the bottom of the base.
Added by Joseph Fehrenbacher on September 20, 2015 at 10:08am — No Comments
Since I bought the Rip Cut I have questioned the quality and design of the tool. It took me multiple times to get it calibrated. I then made one rip cut on 3/4" plywood with my 6 1/2" saw. It did not stay square and totally screwed up my wood. Never going to use that again. It should be all aluminum and they need a better way to mount the saw to the sled. No more screws and more secure.
I do love this product, making it easy to build projects for my home. Just started building a book case and hit a snag.
I am using 1/2" material and followed the screw size chart which says the 1" screw and it was too long and came out the other side! I was abruptly disappointed as on my last project I used 3/4" material and it was a breeze.
Anyone had this issue with 1/2" material?
The things I like about the saw:
-Dust collection is better than my previous saw, the blade is encased in a…Continue
Just completed the Kreg Screw survey and would like to add a request that the survey did not give me an opportunity to. I want to echo others OC members who've stated they buy from Amazon without issue. Good thing because they have become difficult to find at any convenient brick and mortar location here in…Continue
I am a long time kreg user and own many products, just purchased the kreg HD for use with some framing. I received it this weekend and was very disappointed once I opened the package to see the jig was only packaged in cardboard and no case to keep everything together. What do others use for a case for the HD? Also, was disappointed the area set for clamps was not the correct size to receive either side of the face clamps that I own. One side was too small (Jig would fall off) and the…Continue
Added by Mark McLean on May 31, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
My name is Joe. I purchased my first Kreg Jig, the K4. I'll tell ya, it's the best thing since sliced bread. I built my laundry room cabinets with this jig and man it was great. As long as your cuts are straight you get perfect tight joints that you can even see in some cases. It feels good drilling the hole knowing you're going to get perfect joints and you want to keep building everything. Lol. I just laminated my counter top and added a piece to make my L shape. Tight…Continue
Hey everyone, just wanted to know if anyone else has had problems with their precision router table. I,ve have had two, the first is the fence do not line up with each other, soft wood its not to bad, ( like pine) but hard wood I have to pull the piece from the fence to clear the other one , and we all know what happens there. the second is the bracket that holds the fence to the table. is comes lose, I,ve tighten the screws so many times that they have become strip. I,ve been…Continue