I love my Unisaw (ca. 1985) but a really handy tool is this one. Use it all the time and since the bits are standard (1/4″ hex) I’ve even added some odd-ball drivers to it (Pozi-driv, metric hex drive, security bits) https://www.amazon.com/GearWrench-85035-35-MicroDriver-Set/dp/B0062FSAVI
I love my Unisaw (ca. 1985) but a really handy tool is this one. Use it all the time and since the bits (1/4″ hex) I’ve even added some odd-ball drivers to it (Pozi-driv, metric hex drive, security bits) https://www.amazon.com/GearWrench-85035-35-MicroDriver-Set/dp/B0062FSAVI
Late to this party, but I have a number of the Harbor Freight divided boxes. They come in different heights and sizes, and stack well. You can remove the little boxes and carry to the work if you want. I use them for all sorts of screws, nuts, bolts, and small pieces of hardware. I built a box to hold 5 of them out of some scrap…[Read more]
It’s easy to understand (though the basic and pro model work slightly differently, so I review the options on the one I’m going to use).
The extra time is because you have to drill a series of holes, then move the offset, then drill a few more. How many depends upon the size of the tenon. With the domino, it’s more like a biscuit joiner –…[Read more]
Yes, I have been happy with it. I figure it’s cost me about an hour extra set up time.
I’ve also used it on some instances where I simply trimmed down the tenon width and didn’t drill all the holes.
It also doubles as a doweling jig.
The cheaper one works fine if you work mostly on 3/4″ stock. If you use a lot of thicker stock, like…[Read more]
I have a couple of Kregs. Good for quick & dirty, not so nice for fine woodworking.
I cannot price justify a Domino. The cost per domino used for me would just be way too high.
I have biscuit joiners and use them regularly. My opinion is they’re strong enough for most applications I ask of them. Just finished construction on three 30″ x…[Read more]
There are several things that make finishing hard to understand:
1. It’s chemistry, not physics. You can tell that a board is 35″ long and that a joint is tight. You can see and feel it. Finishes are all chemistry that you can only see the results, not what is going on.
2. Labels lie. Did you know that there are many products called “Tung…[Read more]
Quickbooks for accounting, invoicing, customer and vendor data, taxes, income and expenses.
One of my favorite tools for getting in tight areas is Microdriver set. Metric and SAE sockets, Torx, Allen (hex) drive, slotted, Phillips, and Robertson screw drivers. All in a palm-sized pack. Added a few additional bits such as metric hex drivers,…[Read more]
I’m the outlier, I suppose, because I use mostly lacquers. I use green 3M #2060 exclusively. Known as “Lacquer tape” the solvents won’t attack the adhesive and make it gooey. I’ve bought it at Porter Paint and Sherwin Williams.
Sorry I’m last minute with this, but just found out.
Hey, guys, my birthday is in August, just before the price goes up. Just saying….
The problem with like that is if you have no need for one or two of the items, it becomes not so price attractive.
That was exactly my first thought, being someone in the repair business.
Happiness is being married to a CPA 🙂
Depends upon what I’m working on. In my shop apron are the most common:
– Engineer’s square
– Tape measure
– 6″ metal ruler
– Combo screw driver
– Utility knife
– 4″ calipers
After that it varies but often used:
– pliers and wrenches
– measuring and marking — compass, combo square, marking gauge
– mallet and…[Read more]
I have had and used them for 25 years or so. Got the Porter-Cable 555 when it first came out. Upgraded later to a 557. I had to take it in for repair and PC was kind enough to send me a replacement, so had two of them. Then picked up a used Delta benchtop for cheap. I’ve used them quite a bit on various projects.
I can’t cost-justify the…[Read more]
I was greeted by an almost identical box on Friday. Color me EXCITED. Thank you , thank you , thank you.
I’ll be donating about half of the items to the woodworking club for our meeting door prizes. Share the wealth.
Looks like a multi-tool designed by a committee (of not too handy people).
A childhood friend of mine related the same thing to me 50 years ago. IMO it’s better to have a set of open end with different sizes on each end and a set of box end, likewise.
Lately, though, I’ve been using the ratcheting box end wrenches like GearWrench. I like them a lot. I made the mistake of buying some Ace Hardware brand that you need…[Read more]
I used to see them at the woodworking shows all the time. It slices, it dices, it shaves the hair off a peach. Or something like that. Jack of all trades; master of none.
My brother’s father in law died a few years ago. He (my brother) called me and asked if I knew anything about it because he found it sitting in the box, like new. I…[Read more]
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