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Maksiwa Portable Edge Bander and Edge Trimmer

It's not often that I get a chance to work with some of the more commercial woodworking machinery, but when I do it's a thrill to see what's new, how it works. The advancements and innovations in woodworking have moved ahead immensely in recent years and I love to see how these machines work. I was very excited to be part of the Maksiwa emergence in North America because I felt strongly they had some equipment that would be a big interest to a certain segment of my viewers. The Maksiwa Portable Edge Bander and Edge Trimmer Machines perfect for many woodworking shops for their price/value, their size and portability, and what they can do.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/6r-FaWJZKrU

The units arrived in three boxes and except for a few components that need to be removed for shipping, they come substantially ready to go. After unpacking, I think both my machines prepped in an hour, but what can really help this is taking a few minutes to watch the YouTube Videos on setting these up. 

Getting More from Your Router Bits

I love it when manufacturers can slightly modify their tool parts in such a way that the tools can do so much more for you. Some of the Wood Router Bit manufacturers do that with some of their Router Bits. I do not have a list of those who do, but it is a feature they would want buyers of their products to know, so it won't take much work to see if your bit supplier is one of those who does this.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/V_eCa2U5y6w

I have been using Freud Router Bits for a very long time and am aware that during the manufacture, some of the bits they sell can make a variety of cuts so that you can get more profile options than just the one thing you may have purchased the bit for in the first place. I have long wanted to make some samples of what my bits can do so I can compare an choose which one I want to use, so this was a good time for me to do that ...

5 Essential Wood Router Bits

I wonder if the person who invented the first working wood router, really knew what kind of a versatile tool he was opening up the world to? There have been so many different add-ons, attachments, jigs and bits, not to mention the variety of routers, their features and how they work, the whole thing can be quite daunting for newcomers to woodworking. What's nice about wood routers is you can make things as simple or as complicated as you want to get but everything still comes back to basics which includes the most used router bits.

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My first router was single speed, half horsepower with a fixed base and took only 1/4" router bits. I still have some of those bit and they were very rudimentary but even then I thought this was an amazing tool and the reason I purchased it was because I could use a round over bit in it and save myself some time while making a better job ... 

Bandsaw Blade Repair - How to Solder Bandsaw Blades

I have only broken 3 bandsaw blades in my lifetime so haven't had much opportunity to fix them, but I decided to make an exception in this case because the blade I had was still quite new and still very sharp to it was a good chance to see if I could be fixed the blade which snapped at the weld joint. These smaller blades for my little 12 inch Delta bandsaw which doesn't use a lot of tension on the blade so I think I have a pretty fair chance of getting this to work.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/mqhsZl_cseA

I know many of the bandsaw blades appear to be spot welded together and I don't happen to own a spot welder by I have read of people who have solder the ends together with good results, so that is what I am going to try.

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