Category Archives: Power tools

Thoughts on order

[A combination of health problems and bereavement have conspired against me getting any time in the workshop (or even at car boot sales! 😦 ) but here’s a post I’ve been writing for a while] I suspect I’m not alone … Continue reading

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Special Delivery

A while ago Olly was selling some of his unwanted tools, so I bought his Hitachi C9U2 circular saw, complete with various blades and spares for a very fair £90. I’ve been lusting after various Hitachi saws for a while … Continue reading

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Three more deliveries

Over the last few days I’ve received three deliveries: Axminster Veritas Aluminium straight edge – £26.10 – I’ve wanted a straight edge I can use as a reference when checking/setting up machines and jigs/fixtures/appliances for a while now Veritas miniature … Continue reading

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Projects – Router table – Part 2

As I mentioned in the previous post, I saw a hinged clamp in Jigs & Fixtures for the Table Saw & Router that is ideal for my Draper Expert Combination Router. It’s in the chapter on building a Horizontal Routing … Continue reading

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Toolbox ramblings

I’ve always had a fairly large number of hand and power tools for DIY home repairs/improvements. Recently my thoughts have been turning to toolboxes (partially because I’m always tripping over one or having to move it out of the way … Continue reading

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Review – Axion Drill Driver & Combi Driver

I bought a package consisting of the Axion drill driver and torch kit and the Axion combi drill from Axminster in February for £149.96. (Axminster don’t do the package any more, but the link to where it used to be … Continue reading

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Projects – Bench drill base – Part 2

Following on from Part 1 This morning I took delivery of two 4′ by 8′ sheets of Birch plywood, one 12mm and the other 18mm. The local supplier delivered them free and ripped them in half for me, which slightly … Continue reading

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Most expensive machinery yet!

I’ve been thinking for a while about getting a Worksharp WS3000 for my workshop. It looks like a good solution – Olly certainly likes it – and it seems to have a lot of nice features. Rutlands had one of … Continue reading

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Zero clearance

After seeing how bad the tearout from cross cutting the veneered MDF for the TV stand project was and some advice from Olly via the comments, I created a simple zero clearance base for my Bosch PKS46 circular saw from … Continue reading

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Small change of plan

Yesterday I recieved the book Jigs & Fixtures for the Table Saw & Router: Get the Most from Your Tools with Shop Projects from Woodworking’s Top Experts which I ordered a few days ago from Amazon. It started out as … Continue reading

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