BUT the ones at Amazon do not have the 2" disk one then end like the
Kreg brand. They only have the pair with the 1" swivel disks. I am
currently in contact with the manufacturer to see of they can be had
with the larger disk.. That said, there are ways around that.
Yeah that is what I am thinking, perhaps fender washers and some epoxy.
At any rate I think I am going to have to find the old vendor that I
originally bought them from or buy them and make the modification my self.
I clamp my work down when sanding and these work the best for me as they
do not have to be adjusted. Should have bought 2 at the show a couple
of years ago. Apparently The Woodworking Show is no longer coming to
Houston. Hopefully someone else will fill the void. The Wood Working
shows did a piss poor job.
To tell you the truth, these things are a lot like pocket hole screws.
They work well for a lot of outher uses.
I have never used mine for clamping during a pocket hole procedure. You
may be happy with the standard issue. I'll probably get a pair from
Bessy came out with their hold down last year or the year before IIRC.
The CH Hanson ones have been considerably longer. Mine is 3~4 years
old. I seems I have seen the mechanism on other similar products before
Years ago when CBS TV was running "On the road" programs on Sunday
morning, they had a contributor who lived in Nebraska and submitted
stories under the heading, "Postcards from Nebraska".
One of his "Postcards" was a story about the machine shop who invented
Story went to great lengths to show all the unusual ways they jerry
rigged "ViceGrips" to solve problems.
Most of the odd ball special "ViceGrips" brought to market were an
outgrowth of solving these unique clamping problems in their own shop.
Just another dose of Friday morning trivia.
Yep, years ago I took a welding class. The instructor, who wrote out
textbook, was a big fan of vicegrips. He had boxes of them modified for
every purpose imaginable. A requirement for certification from his program
was to make up some vice grip "helpers". He was big on jigs and these
modified visegrips really helped out with unusual welding and fabrication
problems. Particularly in the field and welding non square materials. He
even had a few designed for metal artists.
I brought in some visegrips and welded different shapes to them. Also cut
off portions of them and welded extensions to them. I made up several of
them for my own use. I probably saw at least fifty different configurations
of these specialty clamping devices in this class.
I'm amazed at how cleanly plunge saws work for that. Outstanding.
I'm an FF (frugal duck) and went with the Makita SP6001K and adore it.
It will cut as deep as a tubafore with ease, but maybe not quite at a
full 45 degrees. I doubt I'll use it for that, anyway, though.
It comes in its own systainer (a Festool word) but is less expensive.
With the money saved, you could purchase another length of guide,
retaining bars, and another blade or three. I have two 55" guides for
a total of 110". My li'l ShopVac with a cleanstream filter works well
for dust control.
No matter where you read it,
Or who said it,
Even if I have said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense.
For many years, I used a standard circular saw with a straight edge (saw
board) to cut down plywood sheets. I got straight cuts, but the edges of
the cuts were terrible with lots of chipout. I tried different blades,
tape, and other methods but always had the chipout. Occasionally I would
even drift away from the straight edge messing up my cut.
I had a hard time believing a track saw would cut any differently, but I
sprung for a Makita SP6000K track saw anyway. I was pleasantly surprised at
the quality of the cuts. They're as clean as the cuts I get from my
tablesaw. The track ensures they are dead accurate, and hooking up my shop
vac virtually eliminates the sawdust that used to fly everywhere during a
cut. It's also much quieter than my old saw with a nice soft start feature.
The track saw is a fantastic addition to my shop. I only wish I had taken
the leap earlier.
I think Wood Whisperer did a video podcast comparing track saws a few years
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