Product Reviews

Product Review – Delta 40-695

Product Review – Delta 40-695

By Bob Duncan The new Delta 40-695 scroll saw looks a lot different from the previous model, the 40-690, and incorporates some nice updates. At the same time, the new saw retains the best features of the popular but now discontinued DeWalt 788 that it was based on. The 788 […]

by November 9, 2016 Product Reviews
Product Review – Ceros 6″ Compact Electric Random Orbital Sander

Product Review – Ceros 6″ Compact Electric Random Orbital Sander

Full-featured sander is worth the price By Bob Duncan When is a random orbital sanding system worth as much as a mid-range scroll saw? When the system reduces the time spent sanding defects by a considerable amount, gives you a smooth surface quickly, allows you to control the speed enough […]

by November 9, 2016 Product Reviews
Product Review – Excalibur EX-16

Product Review – Excalibur EX-16

Excalibur EX-16 By Bob Duncan Excalibur has introduced a scaled-down version of their popular scroll saws. While the saw arm is only 16″ long, the compact saw is still as powerful as its bigger brothers. The EX-16 uses the same overall design as Excalibur’s larger saws, including the tilting arm […]

by November 3, 2016 Product Reviews
Product Review – MaxMetrix Glue Injector

Product Review – MaxMetrix Glue Injector

MaxMetrix Glue Injector By Bob Duncan The MaxMetrix Glue Injector lets you put a thin bead or tiny drop of glue exactly where you want it every single time. The injector, designed to inject glue under high pressure into failing joints, gives you a great deal more control than ordinary […]

by November 3, 2016 Product Reviews
Product Review – Amana Tools Miniature Router Bits

Product Review – Amana Tools Miniature Router Bits

Amana Tools Miniature Router Bits By Bob Duncan Amana Tools offers a set of miniature carbide-tipped router bits that are perfect for intricate scroll saw projects. These 1/4″ (6mm)-diameter-shaft edge-shaping bits come complete with a 3/16″ (5mm)-diameter ball bearing. For bits designed to shape the edges of a blank, manufacturers […]

by November 3, 2016 Product Reviews
Product Review – O’Keeffe’s Working Hands

Product Review – O’Keeffe’s Working Hands

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands By Bob Duncan Working in your shop can be hard on your hands. Dry weather wicks the moisture out of your hands and solvents dry your skin even more. The last thing you need when working with power tools is slippery hands. O’Keeffe’s Working Hands salve does […]

by November 3, 2016 Product Reviews
Product Review – Tape Measure

Product Review – Tape Measure

Tape Measure for Right-Handed Users By Bob Duncan M Power’s new R1 tape measure is designed for right-handed people. With ordinary tape measures, you must choose between reading the numbers upside down or holding the body of the tape measure with your dominate right hand while making the marks with […]

by November 3, 2016 Product Reviews
Product Review – M Power’s Combination 3-D Square

Product Review – M Power’s Combination 3-D Square

M Power’s Combination 3-D Square By Bob Duncan M Power’s clever new tool combines a highly accuate traditional square with a saddle square and a small bevel square. Calibrated in both metric and Imperial, this is the only square you need to make frames and boxes or to create your […]

by November 3, 2016 Product Reviews
Product Review – Seyco Scroller’s Drill

Product Review – Seyco Scroller’s Drill

Scroller’s Drill By Bob Duncan You can easily drill blade-entry holes in large fretwork blanks with the new Scroller’s Drill by Seyco. The typical throat depth on a drill press can limit the size of your fretwork project because it makes it difficult to drill blade-entry holes in the center […]

by November 3, 2016 Product Reviews
SuperMax 19-38 Drum Sander

SuperMax 19-38 Drum Sander

If you regularly work with thin blanks, and especially if you resaw your own stock, you probably need a drum sander. This tool can surface wood and reduce its thickness without damaging it. What is a drum sander? Scrollers often use the terms “sanding drum” and “drum sander” interchangeably, but […]

by March 16, 2016 Product Reviews