Tag Archives: Axminster

Derusting planes – Part 3

It’s been a while since I last posted on this subject and I’ve now built a cylindrical derusting tank from soil pipe that is good for dipping longer planes. I managed to separate the blade and chip breaker a while … Continue reading

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Measure once cut twice

I got a few hours in the workshop today while my wife looked after the kids. It was one of those frustrating days where not much went right and I probably should have called it quits and gone to the … Continue reading

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Recent purchases

I’ve been spending again! I got some 75mm wide slick tape as well as the 19mm wide tape I bought from Axminster to fettle the mitre slots of my bandsaw. I really like my long guide clamp, having reasoned that … Continue reading

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Tuning the Charnwood W730 – Part 3

After some tweaks last month I’ve been quite happy with how the W730 performs, but one thing that still annoys me is how loose the mitre gauge is in the T-slots. There’s probably less than 1mm gap between the thinner … Continue reading

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Forstner bits

I just realised I’d not posted this, but as I may need to use them later today I thought I’d better! In the same order as the 63mm hose joint I also bought a set of 16 Forstner bits from … 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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SIP 01552 dust extraction

As I mentioned when I reviewed it initially, the inbuilt extraction on my SIP 01552 is useless. (I’ve since checked and the blades of the fan do spin, they just don’t seem to move the air enough to even suck … Continue reading

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Delivery day roundup

I’ve had 3 deliveries since the 15th: one from Machine-DRO (Allendale Electronics) and two from Axminster. Machine-DRO 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 … Continue reading

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A riveting update

Since writing about my Stanley organisers I’ve added a third to my collection. As there seem to be new models available I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to find one to match my existing two, but … 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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