Product Reviews

Product Review – Flying Dutchman #3/0 Spiral Blades

Product Review – Flying Dutchman #3/0 Spiral Blades

By Bob Duncan Flying Dutchman’s #3/0 spiral blades are the smallest spiral blades available. At 0.023″ diameter, these blades fit into the tightest frets. A common complaint about spiral blades is the inability to cut sharp corners. Due to the shape of the blades, the corners will always be a […]

by November 9, 2016 Product Reviews
Product Review – Dremel Moto-Saw

Product Review – Dremel Moto-Saw

By Bob Duncan Dremel recently released a redesigned version of their Moto-Saw electric coping saw. The new version allows you to attach the coping saw to a plastic table, which can be bolted to a bench and then functions like a mini scroll saw. The tool uses 3″ (76mm)-long pin-end […]

by November 9, 2016 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