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About ben_r_

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  1. Looks like this one is back: LINK
  2. ben_r_

    DelVe Square SS

    Their stainless versions of their OTTs are often nicer than their all aluminum ones. Ive noticed that with the few Ive owned. They just charge so much more for that stainless upgrade!
  3. LINK Well I know the DelVe square was a big seller for them and it seems they've brought it back "improved". I personally didn't find mine too useful and was happy to let it go on eBay for some ridiculously high price that people bid it up to. I just found that I already had too many other tools that did the same things better. Anyone else have the last style DelVe Square and love it? And who's planning on jumping on this new one?
  4. ben_r_

    Setup Blocks

    Which Kreg are you referring to?
  5. LINK Well, never really know what to say about setup blocks... They're blocks, and they're different thicknesses. Oh and because they're red they cost a lot of money and can come in a Systainer! Do any of you swear by setup blocks for any tasks? They are always marketed for setting up router bit and blade heights, cutting dados, and setting up bandsaw cuts but I always feel those measurements are almost never in perfect 1/16" or even 1/32" increments so what good would setup blocks be since they are fixed?! I do own and use occasionally the Jessem Tool Setting Gauge (LINK) which is essentially the same thing as a whole bunch of setup blocks in one easier to use and store device, but for anything not in a perfect 1/16" increment I bust out the digital calipers or possibly my combination square depending on the task.
  6. LINK Well this is interesting. Haven't seen Woodpeckers release a new "permanent" tool in a while. I never had much luck with these types of miter clamps. They always feel to finicky to setup IMO. At least these are relatively inexpensive though. What do you guys think? Anyone going to pick up a pair or a set?
  7. ben_r_

    Miter Master

    Ha yea none in my collection either.
  8. LINK Here is another one I just dont understand. Isnt this what we use our combination squares for?! Which can also do more than this function? Am I missing something here? For MUCH less than this set you could get a Starrett 12" combination square.
  9. ben_r_

    Deluxe Bench Dog Kit

    All of the above Sir. Pick up a Woodpeckers or Starrett square someday when youve got a little money burning a hole in your pocket and you will understand right away. It's just that with Woodpeckers, sometimes their OTT offerings are a little silly, or redundant or grossly overpriced.
  10. ben_r_

    Deluxe Bench Dog Kit

    Yea there are so many OTTs that REALLY should be made available all the time. I find it pretty silly that they havent done that just to keep the money rolling in. But then maybe they are doing so good they simply dont need to. Must be nice.
  11. LINK Well here's about OTT. What do you guys think? Kinda seems like they're running out of ideas. Releasing OTTs 1-2 a month is quite a bit to keep up with. I'll give them credit for trying that's for sure.
  12. Yea Ive seen the Veritas set too and it will definitely get up there in price once you start adding more accessories/rods/etc to the total. I like how you pieced your kit together though, thats a good idea.
  13. LINK What do you guys think? Anyone jumping up and down for this one? If it were 1/3 the cost I'd probably pick one up, but IMO they are just asking way too much for this.
  14. LINK Well this one at least seems more useful than the last couple. Anyone ordering one of these? Personally the only doweling jig Ive ever thought about getting was the Jessem Paralign 83000 which I dont think they make/sell anymore.
  15. I have a few Stabila levels too which I have used my other straight edges to confirm they are pretty darn straight.