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Sjöbergs Smart Vise

Sjöbergs Smart Vise

By Bob Duncan Sjöbergs, the company that has set the standard for full-size workbenches and smaller carver’s benches, has created a mobile workstation they call the Smart Vise. The Smart Vise measures 14 1/4″ by 14 1/4″, can be clamped to any table or workspace, and includes a versatile bench […]

by November 10, 2016 Product Reviews
Dremel 4200

Dremel 4200

By Bob Duncan Dremel constantly makes changes to their rotary tools. The 4200 incorporates a new toolless bit-changing system with a number of popular accessories. The new bit-changing system alone is worth the price of the kit. Gone are the days of hunting for a little wrench or fighting with […]

by November 10, 2016 Product Reviews
Product Review – Pégas Super Skip Blades

Product Review – Pégas Super Skip Blades

By Mindy Kinsey The new Super Skip blades from Pégas have wider gaps between the teeth than the normal skip-tooth configuration, creating a blade that cuts very quickly. In fact, these blades move so quickly that I had to turn the saw speed down while I got used to the […]

by November 9, 2016 Product Reviews
Product Review – Scroll Saw Tape

Product Review – Scroll Saw Tape

By Mindy Kinsey Advanced Converting Technologies Inc. in London, Ont., Canada, makes tape. According to the company’s president, Jack Brown, they were researching drop cloth tape for the paint industry when they found our mention of it. Intrigued, Jack contacted us and sent a sample of his double-sided repositionable tape […]

by November 9, 2016 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