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  0 Thread: Milwaukee Fuel: wow!
Post: RE: Milwaukee Fuel: wow!

Started out buying two M18 drill sets and have never let looked back.  Great performers and in the last three years have added oscillator, 4" grinder, chainsaw, trimmer, both small and large blower,  ...
opticsguy Woodworking Power Tools 8 2,479 01-29-2020, 10:19 AM
  0 Thread: Dewalt Replacement Batteries
Post: RE: Dewalt Replacement Batteries

I purchased two aftermarket batteries for my older Makita drills. The batteries are good for about 30 seconds to a minute. I was using them with 1" diameter drum sander under light loads.  I will neve...
opticsguy Woodworking Power Tools 17 6,227 08-14-2019, 09:37 AM
  0 Thread: Ask This Old House Makes a Spoon
Post: RE: Ask This Old House Makes a Spoon

I always carve my bowl first, much easier to manage the workpiece.
opticsguy Woodworking Hand Tools 3 1,989 07-06-2019, 11:11 AM
  0 Thread: Dewalt vs Milwaukee 18V system? And: Drill vs. Hammer Drill.
Post: RE: Dewalt vs Milwaukee 18V system? And: Drill v...

I have many many tools from Milwaukee and can simply state, almost all are cordless and they are all great tools. #1 tool  or your list is the small portable blower.  You will use this tool EVERYDAY ...
opticsguy Woodworking Power Tools 11 3,557 07-06-2019, 11:07 AM
  0 Thread: 80” x 6” sanding belts
Post: RE: 80” x 6” sanding belts

Have had my grizzly sander for more than 25 years and always have used their sanding belts.  No problems with the seams and they are very good.  Of course I have never tried another brand so what do I...
opticsguy Woodworking Power Tools 11 3,484 05-10-2019, 08:19 PM
  0 Thread: So how is everyone doing today??
Post: RE: So how is everyone doing today??

Got interested in making a canoe paddle and started last Friday, made two on Friday and 2 more on Saturday and one on Sunday.  Got a few blanks glued up for three more.  All just for fun and been out ...
opticsguy Woodturning 12 4,020 04-18-2019, 09:46 AM
  0 Thread: Thoughts on band saw maintenance.
Post: RE: Thoughts on band saw maintenance.

My 14" Delta Bandsaw was purchased about 1983, yes in the previous century.   I leave the tension on the blade, no problems. Original rubber tires are still like new.  Thanks for reminding me to tr...
opticsguy Woodworking Power Tools 11 3,034 04-14-2019, 07:40 AM
  0 Thread: 115-Volt Remote Control For Dust Collectors
Post: RE: 115-Volt Remote Control For Dust Collectors

I use a remote purchased at Grizzly, works great.  I use my time woodworking and not doing wiring projects.  :-)
opticsguy Woodworking 26 9,582 01-28-2019, 09:57 PM
  0 Thread: LED work light
Post: RE: LED work light

(01-25-2019, 08:07 PM)Sean® Wrote: I have this one.  No batteries for me cause of the cold.  I like it. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ACI...UTF8&psc=1 I just purchased two of these but ...
opticsguy Woodworking 12 4,562 01-27-2019, 01:13 PM
  0 Thread: Jawhorse, Workholder, Sheetmaster, etc
Post: RE: Jawhorse, Workholder, Sheetmaster, etc

Well . . .  I should now be spending more time on my new Jawhorses and less time on this thread . . . Crazy how the world works, Brickseek never did show any discounts and the Lowes website only show...
opticsguy Woodworking Power Tools 19 5,953 01-24-2019, 10:21 PM
  0 Thread: Jawhorse, Workholder, Sheetmaster, etc
Post: RE: Jawhorse, Workholder, Sheetmaster, etc

Thanks for looking and sharing.  I went to Lowes website using both Brickseek and the Mt Vernon website store and both sites list the jawhorse at full list prices, so not sure how to find them for ...
opticsguy Woodworking Power Tools 19 5,953 01-23-2019, 07:37 PM
  0 Thread: Jawhorse, Workholder, Sheetmaster, etc
Post: RE: Jawhorse, Workholder, Sheetmaster, etc

(01-23-2019, 07:28 PM)Sean® Wrote: Mount Vernon Lowe's #35 1717 Freeway Dr Mount Vernon WA 98273 (22.47 Miles Away) Google Maps Apple Maps Phone: (360) 424-5838 Display may have had a rough life.  ...
opticsguy Woodworking Power Tools 19 5,953 01-23-2019, 07:35 PM
  0 Thread: Jawhorse, Workholder, Sheetmaster, etc
Post: RE: Jawhorse, Workholder, Sheetmaster, etc

I think I figured out the brickseek website.  No deals out here at 98225 (North of Seattle).  The jawhorse sheetmaster and the standard model look like full price items.   I did stop by my local Lowe...
opticsguy Woodworking Power Tools 19 5,953 01-23-2019, 07:11 PM
  0 Thread: Jawhorse, Workholder, Sheetmaster, etc
Post: RE: Jawhorse, Workholder, Sheetmaster, etc

Thanks for the replies, tried the Brickseek web site but could not figure it out at all, searches came up empty and they are asking for strange product codes.   I would love to pick up two jawhorses ...
opticsguy Woodworking Power Tools 19 5,953 01-21-2019, 11:30 PM
  0 Thread: Jawhorse, Workholder, Sheetmaster, etc
Post: Jawhorse, Workholder, Sheetmaster, etc

Am thinking to purchase a Rockwell Jawhorse, or Triton Portable Workholder or some other version of this type of clamp system and curios about your first-hand experiences and thoughts and comments.   ...
opticsguy Woodworking Power Tools 19 5,953 01-21-2019, 09:44 AM
  0 Thread: Makita BO5041 ROS
Post: RE: Makita BO5041 ROS

This is an excellent sander, the ergonomics are really good and the handle is the most comfortable, ever.  I have 5 or 6 ROS, mostly Default's. This Makita is the best.
opticsguy Woodworking Power Tools 2 1,395 01-13-2019, 06:41 AM
  0 Thread: Spindel Sander
Post: RE: Spindel Sander

Many years ago I purchased a spindle sander from HF and greatly enjoyed its function and quality.  I have sense purchased another one just at the time they closed out on this sander.  This same sander...
opticsguy Woodworking Power Tools 22 7,368 01-01-2019, 11:01 AM
  0 Thread: Any holiday sales on router lifts?
Post: RE: Any holiday sales on router lifts?

Original poster here again.  Never did find any sales on router lifts or tool combos containing one.  Also, prefer to see tools in real before purchasing and I did see a Woodpeckers PRL-V@-420-BD a fe...
opticsguy Woodworking Power Tools 12 5,073 12-23-2018, 10:08 AM
  0 Thread: Grizzly 10" Wet Grinder Kit versus Tormek
Post: RE: Grizzly 10" Wet Grinder Kit versus Tormek

OP here,  Grandpa Dave, I used to have a Morgan,  1958 +4, 4 seater. Was actually my only car and every day car during my university years.  ( 1967-1972) Sold the car to make a down payment on my firs...
opticsguy Woodworking Power Tools 22 10,720 12-18-2018, 07:27 PM
  0 Thread: Grizzly 10" Wet Grinder Kit versus Tormek
Post: Grizzly 10" Wet Grinder Kit versus Tormek

Curious about any differences between the Grizzly 10" wet grinder kit and the Tormek version. The Tormek costs about 5-6 times more than the Grizzly, both have grinding wheels that turn for sharpening...
opticsguy Woodworking Power Tools 22 10,720 12-18-2018, 12:03 PM

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