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  1. Power Tools & Machinery
    I buy woodworking supplies at the local Rockler store. They have a cabinet with Rockler-brand router bits. Above the cabinet is a sign that says "Unconditional Guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied with these bits ..." Yesterday morning I installed an old router in a giveaway router table...
  2. Power Tools & Machinery
    I have an older cheap Delta Shopmaster 10" miter saw. I've been envious of all the bells and whistles on the newer miter saws namely the laser guides. So I picked up this cheap laser guide from Harbor Freight. It's branded "CEN TECH" so I'm not sure if it's a HF exclusive or if this can be found...
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    I picked up a pair of those cheapo digital calipers and I'm curious how they can sell them so cheap. So I ripped them apart to see. Pretty interesting to see just how bad they are. I even broke out the microscope! youtube movie of chinese digital calipers versus Mitutoyo, including teardown and...
  4. Wood Finishing
    Need a little advice guys. I've been reading here all the good reviews about the harbor freight guns and the hvlp system. First, I am definitely a noob when it comes to spraying any type of finish. Here's what I'm after. I have been doing more and more trim jobs over the last year and I'm...
  5. Dust Collection
    I have made the decision to go ahead with the building of a Thein style top hat seperator. I plan on using 5" metal ducting. After reading several articles on the subject and watching several videos I am still not sure how large it should be or where the drop slot should be located and how long...
  6. Woodturning
    Hello, I'm real new to wood working. Picked up an inexpensive lathe at Harbor Freight, which seems to work just fine. But I'd like to turn some pens and am unclear as to the best mandrel to buy for this. Apparently this lathe is unusual in that it does not have a Morse Taper at the head, but...
  7. Power Tools & Machinery
    Ok, I know there are two main camps out there, "HFH" Harbor Freight Haters :furious: and "FHF" Friends of Harbor Freight :smile:. I don't want to start a debate about the pros and cons of HF, I just would like some feedback on one of their lovely green tools. I see their 6" jointer listed on...
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    I just returned from HF. They are handing out coupons for 25% OFF any single item good for July 4th only. I didn't read the fine print for exceptions (if there are any).
  9. Dust Collection
    Hello, I'm interested in the HF 2 HP dust collector. - Does the inside track membership give coupons for this? - I remember seeing coupons for ~$140 for this DC a few years back in some woodworker magazines. I was hoping the inside track might offer such a coupon. - A bit off topic...
  10. Tool Reviews
    I went to check out a local harbor freight store last week and they had an 8" stack dado set on sale for $20 bucks First thing i noticed aside from the comically cheap packaging is warnings on the outer blades to not exceed 4500 RPM. My saw spins at 5000 rpm and so far so good. Aside from 2...
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