I’d never heard of this company until I saw a link in a post on the Woodworkers Institute forums.
So far I’m impressed – I received everything the day after I ordered, they sell Moore & Wright (which Axminster don’t) and they were cheaper than Axminster for the rest.
- Moore & Wright combination square
- Moore & Wright vernier calipers
I’ve been thinking for some time that it would be nice to have a combination square set that doesn’t flap about or set to a different “right angle” every time you touch it.
I’ve always liked the feel of all the second hand Moore & Wright kit that I’ve picked up at car boot sales, so they were an obvious choice.
I think I binned my old vernier calipers after they became extremely rusty and seized up. This new one isn’t particularly flashy (they’re not digital or anything), but they’re stainless, which should prevent a recurrence of that fate 🙂
- Dial indicator gauge
- Dial test indicator
- Magnetic base
These “own brand” items were £8.29 cheaper than the Axminster equivalents (this was less than the shipping cost, but I was going to have to pay that for the Moore & Wright stuff anyway as Axminster don’t sell them).
Axminster – part 1
Axminster reduced the price of the Kreg Master System to £94.96, which tipped me over the edge.
These two are for my planer-thicknesser.
The dry lubricant will hopefully keep the thicknesser bed mechanism lubricated without attracting dust and chippings.
I’ve not yet decided how I’m going to join the 63mm part of the reducer to the 63mm outlet on the dust hood.
The obvious choice would be to cut a short length of the flexible hose that links the hood and the inlet of the (totally inefficient) inbuilt extraction of the planer-thicknesser, but that would mean the hose would never reach the inlet again as it’s a bit of a stretch already.
I’ve been meaning to get one of these for a while.
Axminster part 2
When I made the above order there seemed to be an issue with Axminster’s website that meant I was unable to view any of the other Kreg items. I assumed that was because they were now out of stock, but the next day I was able to view them again, so I made a second order.
I felt a bit guilty dragging the poor FedEx driver back down my road in the snow again, so I cleared the snow and ice off the road outside my house and my neighbours either side!
I figure I may want to plug some of the holes myself, or get a plug cutting set, so I’m sure a flush cutting saw will come in handy.
Roundup of other stuff
While I’m updating about purchases I may as well mention a couple of things I bought a while ago and forgot to mention:
I got this around the same time as my Qiangsheng No. 7.
As I’ve not unwrapped the plane yet (there’s no point risking rust if I don’t need to use it yet) I’ve also not unwrapped the fence.
I’d like to be able to use reclaimed timber, maybe even old palets (I have two small ones from Axminster deliveries for a start), so a metal detector will come in handy.
I don’t expect the moisture meter to be massively accurate, but hopefully it’ll at least give me an idea of whether the timber is drier than when I got it.
As I’ve mentioned before I’m a bit paranoid about magnetised tools because of my background in computers, so I figured a demagnetiser would be useful (or at least put my mind at rest should I ever feel compelled to take a chisel to a computer 😉 )