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    Tool and Product Reviews

    This list is Under Construction
    It is a monumental task to put together a list of links like this and the following represents just a fraction of the reviews here. I will try my best over the coming months to organize this list so it is easier to find a particular topic and possibly rearrange the list by machine type. For now its a good start and I hope it is helpful.

    These are SawMill Creek Reviews, we do not provide links to reviews on other woodworking sites.

    This list does include some very old reviews that may be helpful to those who are considering a purchase of an older machine.

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    Links to SawMill Creek Tool and Product Reviews:

    Nova Drill Press - basic review, mods & add on's

    A Hands On review of the Laguna Revo 1836


    Ultra Sharp Diamond Stone from Best Sharpening Stones


    Face shield: Bionix vs CSUSA bubble shield


    Wood River #3, Version 3 Hand Plane

    Felder AD 741 Jointer/Planer Review


    General International 50-090RK Table Saw Review


    Dispoz-a-Blade Review

    Wood River #3, Version 3 Hand Plane


    RIDGID R4512 Hybrid Table Saw

    Laguna LT18 3000 Review

    Short review: jig saw/saber saw blade

    Face shield: Bionix vs CSUSA bubble shield

    Jessem's new dowel jig

    Jessem Feather Boards

    Jessem Master-R-lift II

    Using the New Jessem hold downs on the router table

    Infinity Lock Miter Router bit setup tool

    Dewalts 611 head to head with a Bosch Colt

    Scheppach versus Festool track saws

    Wood River #3, Version 3 Hand Plane

    RIDGID R4512 Hybrid Table Saw

    Busy Bee Outboard Extension

    FS TOOLS Blades - quick review

    Blackburn Tools new carcase saw review

    Master Force (Menards house brand) Ultra Compact 3/8" cordless drill & impact driver combo

    Grizzly G0490X Jointer

    18" Rikno Band Saw

    Gramercy Brushes

    Woodcraft shop scissors

    DeWalt 718 SCMS Tool Review

    Porter Cable Profinish 10

    makita bhp451 18v drill (the green one)

    HF Pinner

    Baileigh JP-125 jointer/planer

    Gramercy dovetail saw

    Hurricane HTC Chuck

    Shop Fox W1741 8" jointer

    Hitachi C10FSH sliding compound miter saw

    Jet JWL-1642 EVS Lathe Review

    Powermatic PM2000

    Scissors Test/Review

    Veritas LA Jack Plane Review, Pt 1

    Harrison Specialties Hollowing System

    Tool Force HVLP Touch Up Spray Gun

    Harbor Freight 8" Jointer

    Laguna IQ HHC CNC Router Review

    Grizzly 8" Jointer G0490

    Delta 46-460 Review

    Delta 18-36 drum sander-Mini review

    BCTW TM-1 Tenon Maker

    SawStop PCS 3HP 36" Fence Review

    Jet JJP-10BTOS Review

    Veritas Mk. II Sharp Sys. Review

    HTC 2000 mobile base semi-review

    EZ Smart Guide System Review

    JoolTool

    H2669 Hobby Lathe

    Steel City granite-top table saw

    Bosch I-Driver

    Iwasaki Carving File

    Grizzly track saw review

    Ridgid R4330 Planer

    Harbor Freight 23 Gauge Air Pin Nailer

    Book Review: The Workbench Design Book / Schwarz

    Festool 150/5 random orbit sander review

    Performax 10-20 Plus

    Powermatic PM2800B Drill Press Review

    Sorby Micro Spindle Set

    Grizzly GO634 Jointer/Planer

    Grizzly G0596 - Industrial grinder review

    Worx & Festool Compatability & Mini Review

    SuperMax 19-38 Drum Sander Quick Review

    Nova Comet II - My Review - Long

    Hand Held Bowl Sander and Disk Review

    Festool's TDK Drill/Drivers

    Grizzly GO675 J/P Review

    Makita 4416L Vac

    Worksharp 3000 + Henry Taylor Paring Chisels

    Stuart Batty Taper Lock Handle

    Excalibur Sliding Table Review

    Veritas Inset vise mini review

    Jig Saw Mini Review Bosch 1587AVSP

    Jet dovetail jig mini review

    Ridgid JP0610 jointer - initial review

    Jessem Miter Excel review

    Yorkcraft planer review

    Freud laminate flooring blade

    Beall Tilt Box Angle Gauge Review

    G1023RL review

    Gorilla Rack Shelving

    Ridgid OSS/Belt Spindle Sander

    Rikon 18" Band Saw Review

    Lee Valley Low-Angle Block Plane Review

    Jessem Router Fence Review

    Jack Clamp Review

    Mini Plane review, Mujingfang Smoother

    Laguna LT20

    Yorkcraft Jointer Review

    Rockler tenoning jig.....mini-review

    Oneida Vortex Dust Cobra

    Wixey Digital Planer Thickness Gauge

    GO453 Planer- Shelix install and initial use

    Festool CT22-E Shop Vac Eval

    Angle Perfect II Mini-review

    Shaper cutter review - Leuco Adjustable Groover

    Oneway Wheel Balancing & Norton 3X Wheels

    Grizzly G0555X Bandsaw

    Grizzly G0690 Table Saw

    Rockler's Box Joint Jig

    Lie Nielsen Face Joinery Float

    Hammer K3

    Grizzly G0513 Band Saw

    Harbor Freight oscillating drum sander review

    Wood River #4 smoother review

    Woodpecker Plunge Lift istallation and review

    Milwaukee 12" CMS Review

    Grizzly G0691 - Gloat/Review

    Harbor Frieght DC gloat and review

    Powermatic PM2800B Drill Press Review

    Jet 20" 5hp with helical head planer

    Brief-Review-Wood-River-1-Hand-Plane




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    FreeStuff Winner List

    SawMill Creek FreeStuff Winners

    Dan Hintz 7-4-10 Grand Prize Winner - CAMaster Stinger CNC Router
    Mick Martin 2-11-13 Grand Prize Winner - Trotec Laser Engraver

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    1. Ian MacDonald 2-17-03 Square Drive Screws
    2. Gary Hern 5-2-203 Dust Collection Cyclone and Blower Kit
    3. Bill Erskine 5-5-03 Twenty Board Feet of Curly Cherry
    4. Ken Franz 6-28-03 Dust Eliminator Cyclone
    5. Ron Jones 7-26-03 Twenty Board Feet of Curly White Oak
    6. Doug Jones 9-4-03 Wilton 99164 Ten Inch CNS
    7. Tom Forrester 9-26-03 Festool CT Mini vacuum, ES 125 ROS, 100 sheets of abrasive
    8. Noah Alkinburgh 11-1-03 pen makers kit
    9. Sparky Paessler 11-14-03 Colsen Casters
    10. Terry Hatfield 11-21-03 Workshop Sign
    11. Bob Hammond 11-28-03 Corian Nativity Light Kit
    12. Steve Banks 10-17-03 MicroJig GRR-Ripper GR200 system
    13. Perry Schmidt 2-6-04 pen turning video
    14. John Cioffi 6-7-04 Holy Land Olivewood Pen Burl
    15. Jim Ketron 6-7-04 Holy Land Olivewood Pen Burl
    16. Brian MacDonald 6-2-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    17. Tyler Howell 6-3-4 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    18. Gary Hern 6-4-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    19. Tim Morton 6-5-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    20. Chris Oakley 6-6-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    21. John M. Cioffi 6-7-04 Fifteen olivewood pen burls
    22. Rob Littleton 6-7-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    23. Jason Thaxton 6-8-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    24. Tony Falotico 6-9-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    25. Matt Meiser 6-10-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    26. Byron Trantham 6-11-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    27. Todd Burch 6-12-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    28. David Wilson 6-13-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    29. Joe Breid 6-14-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    30. Perry Schmidt 6-15-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    31. Tom Wynn 6-16-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    32. Tom Pritchard 6-17-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    33. Herb Blair 6-18-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    34. Chris Padilla 6-19-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    35. Ed Weiser 6-20-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    36. Stephen Lybeck 6-21-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    37. DJ Delorie 6-22-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    38. Howard Ruttan 6-23-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    39. Alan Schaffter 6-24-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    40. Lloyd Brown 6-25-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    41. Tony Shaftel 6-26-04 EurekaZone Smart Guide Base
    42. Terry Quiram 8-2-04 Forty Olivewood pen blanks
    43. Jim Baker 8-2-04 Forty Olivewood pen blanks
    44. Steve Clardy 11-11-04 Wilton MultiGrip Holding System
    45. Douglas Robinson 11-11-04 Wilton MultiGrip Holding System
    46. Frank Pellow 11-11-04 Wilton MultiGrip Holding System
    47. Jerry Palmer 11-11-04 Wilton MultiGrip Holding System
    48. Dan Gill 1-4-05 Fine Woodworking Video Tips, Volume 1
    49. Barbara Buhse 12-28-05 Porter Cable Laminate Trim Router Model 7310
    50. Steve Clardy 1-13-06 Hamilton Woodworks Marking Gauge
    51. Eddie Watkins 1-13-06 Hamilton Woodworks Marking Gauge
    52. Pam Niedermayer 1-13-06 Hamilton Woodworks Marking Gauge
    53. Bob Noles 1-13-06 Hamilton Woodworks Marking Gauge
    54. Vaughn McMillan 1-16-06 Incra Ultra Jig
    55. Forrest Price 1-16-06 Incra 2000 Miter Gauge
    56. Jim O'Dell 5-1-06 Lee Valley Gift Certificate
    57. Mike Peace 5-1-06 Amazon Gift Certificate
    58. Mike Klein 7-27-06 Vector Cutting Grid
    59. Paul Downes 1-4-06 Four Kreg DVD's
    60. Greg Tatum 1-11-06 Four Kreg DVD's
    61. Hank Walczak 1-18-06 Four Kreg DVD's
    62. Ted Shrader 1-25-06 Kreg K3 Pocket Hole Jig
    63. Gary DeWitt 9-22-06 Jointer Pal
    64. George Skinner 11-9-06 DeWALT 5" Random Orbital Sander model DW421
    65. Damien Falgoust 11-1-06 Woodworking Essentials Kit
    66. Richard Jones 11-10-06 Ultimate Woodworking Kit
    67. Joe Mioux 12-7-06 Master Set of six Bowclamps
    68. Dave Bonde 12-14-06 Mesquite Awl and Marking Knife set
    69. Sparky Paessler 12-14-06 Gaboon Ebony Awl and Marking Knife set
    70. Randy Meijer 1-20-06 Three Bowclamps
    71. Marcus Carr 12-21-06 Kreg Trim DVD
    72. John Lock 12-21-06 Kreg Trim DVD
    73. Tom Sherman 12-21-06 Kreg Trim DVD
    74. William Parks 12-26-06 Kreg Trim DVD
    75. Trevor Jane 12-26-06 Kreg Trim DVD
    76. Mike Vickery 12-26-06 Kreg R3 Jig
    77. Lisa Gilbert 1-2-07 Kreg Trim DVD
    78. Charlie Myers 1-2-07 Kreg Trim DVD
    79. Phil Winn 1-2-07 Kreg R3 Jig
    80. Mark Anderson 1-9-07 Kreg R3 Jig
    81. Steve Dumbar 1-9-07 Kreg Trim DVD
    82. Jeff Magnus 1-9-07 Kreg Trim DVD
    83. Helen Gee 1-9-07 Kreg R3 Jig
    84. Travis Stinson 5-8-07 Three DVD's
    85. Robert E. Lee 5-7-07 Horse Hide Apron
    86. Pete Thomas 10-8-06 Laser Engraver Lens
    87. Patrick Dillon 11-17-07 Mahogany Billet
    88. Ed Maloney 11-18-07 Russian Birch Plywood
    89. Bernie Weishapl 11-16-07 Spalted Maple Turning Blan
    90. Cody Colston 11-18-07 JSSG-10 Jet Sharpener
    91. Mike McCann 11-19-07 Forstner Bit Set
    92. Michael Kowalczyk 11-20-07 Laser Scan
    93. Don Bullock 11-22-07 JT2 Keyless Drill Chuck
    94. Rob Bourgeois 11-27-07 Two MicroJigs
    95. Dick Morgan 11-26-07 Brazilian Tulipwood Marking Knife, Scratch Awl, and Birdcage Awl.
    96. Dave Rawn 11-16-07 Laser Vector Table
    97. Tim Malyszko 11-27-07 60 Pen Kits
    98. Doug Rogers 11-26-07 1"-8 TPI lathe chuck
    99. Robert Alexander 12-31-07 Ten Sets of Rosewood Pens, key rings and matching pen cases
    100. Dave Noval 12-31-07 Engraved Maple Pen and key ring
    101. James Waters 12-31-07 Engraved Maple Pen and key ring
    102. Brent Grooms 12-31-07 Engraved Maple Pen and key ring
    103. Thomas Knighton 12-31-07 Engraved Maple Pen and key ring
    104. Tom Quatsoe 12-31-07 Engraved Maple Pen and key ring
    105. Bruce Pearce 12-31-07 Engraved Maple Pen and key ring
    106. Mike Heaney 12-31-07 Engraved Maple Pen and key ring
    107. Mark Rios 12-31-07 Engraved Maple Pen and key ring
    108. Matt Meiser 12-31-07 Engraved Maple Pen and key ring
    109. Jack Halley 12-31-07 Engraved Maple Pen and key ring
    110. Kevin Pauba 12-31-07 key-less JT2 drill chuck
    111. Bernie Weishapl 1-17-08 Coring with the McNaughton DVD
    112. David Tiell 1-17-08 Coring with the McNaughton DVD
    113. Lori Kleinberg 1-13-08 Sanding Disks
    114. Tom Sherman 1-13-08 Sanding Disks
    115. Phyllis Meyer 11-15-07 40 piece selection of 5/32" wood
    116. Gary Herrmann 3-3-08 Turning Project Kit
    117. Jim Mcvicar 3-3-08 Turning Project Kit
    118. Terre Hooks 3-3-08 Turning Project Kit
    119. Chris Fierro 3-3-08 Turning Project Kit
    120. Scott Loven 3-3-08 Turning Project Kit
    121. Stephen Massman 3-3-08 Turning Project Kit
    122. Chuck Saunders 3-3-08 Turning Project Kit
    123. Bonnie Campbell 3-3-08 Turning Project Kit
    124. James Gillespie, Jr. 3-3-08 Turning Project Kit
    125. Robert Wachala 3-3-08 Turning Project Kit
    126. Jim Gossage 3-12-08 Master Set of six Bowclamps
    127. Ted Shrader 3-10-08 Magnetic Holder
    128. Thomas Knighton 3-10-08 Magnetic Holder
    129. D. Mcdonnel 3-10-08 Magnetic Holder
    130. Halsey McCombs 3-10-08 Magnetic Holder
    131. Christopher Kanda 3-15-08 Carpenters Mallet
    132. Randal Stevenson 3-15-08 Carpenters Mallet
    133. Nate Folco 3-15-08 Carpenters Mallet
    134. Robert Alexander 3-15-08 Marking Guage
    135. Vicky Orsini 3-15-08 Marking Guage
    136. Steven Smith 3-26-08 Twenty Five Pens and Box Sets
    137. Bruce Shiverdecker 4-18-08 Compensating Tool Rest Angle Gauge Kit
    138. Randy Hoch 6-12-08 Sanding Disks
    139. Ted Shrader 6-16-08 Five Japanese Hand Saws
    140. Steve Blythe 6-16-08 Fifty Inch Flex Shat with Keyless Chuck
    141. Jeff Stempien 6-16-08 Fifty Inch Flex Shaft with Geared Chuck
    142. Glenn Bradley 6-16-08 Japanese Water Sharpening Shop
    143. Paul Brinkmeyer 10-7-08 40 piece selection of 5/32" wood
    144. Chip Peterson 11-18-08 box of 3mm B/BB Russian Birch
    145. Margaret Turco 11-20-08 40 piece selection of 5/32" wood
    146. Keith Starosta 11-14-08 Custom Steel Table Saw Extension with Router Plate
    147. Don Bullock 10-22-08 Keyless JT2 Drill Chuck
    148. Jackie McGowan 12-10-08 Laser Vector Table
    149. John Eaton 12-22-08 Dovetail Spline Master System
    150. Roger Myers 12-24-08 Custom Steel Table Saw Extension with JessEm Router Mast-R-Lift
    151. Maurice Ungaro 12-30-08 Horse Hide Carpenters Apron
    152. Greg Just 1-25-09 Black Keurig B30 Brewer
    153. Jim W. White 2-1-09 Thirty Six inch Straight edge clamp with Feather board.
    154. Roy Dick 2-15-09 Fine Woodworking Archive Collection DVD
    155. Alan Greene 2-18-09 Crown Marking Tool
    156. Jason Roehl 4-3-09 One Hundred Wooden Business Cards
    157. Frank Guerin 3-15-09 Fine Woodworking 2007 and 2008 DVDs
    158. Dave Ray 4-15-09 Fine Woodworking Apron
    159. Michael Poller 4-23-09 Quilted Maple Billet
    160. Jack Harper 4-29-09 Fifty Dollar Gift Certificate
    161. Craig Nickles 4-29-09 Fifty Dollar Gift Certificate
    162. Ken Werner 5-1-09 Gast Vacuum Pump
    163. Eric Franklin 5-15-09 Subscription to Fine Woodworking
    164. Dave Verstraete 5-24-09 Making Wooden Gears Plans
    165. Jeff Crumbley 7-1-09 40 piece selection of 5/32" wood
    166. Scott Hub 8-24-09 Mora turning block
    167. Kevin Baker 10-21-09 3mm B/BB Russian Birch
    168. Jerome Hanby 12-4-09 How to Make Wooden Shells Plan
    169. Shawn Christ 1-9-10 Grizzly H4231 zero clearance TS insert
    170. Jimmy Williams 4-24-10 Workbench Plans
    171. Jerry White 4-24-10 Workbench Plans
    172. Christopher Kanda 2-18-10 Micro Fence Edge Guide
    173. Dick Jordan 7-4-10 Laser Cutting Grid
    174. Zach Englansd 7-4-10 Kreg Precision Trak & Stop System
    175. Ted Calver 7-4-10 79" Beech workbench
    176. Mike Langford 8-23-10 Kerry-All Pouch
    177. Paul Saffold 10-20-10 3mm B/BB Russian Birch
    178. Dave MacArthur 3mm B/BB Russian Birch
    179. Jesse Wilson 3mm B/BB Russian Birch
    180. Mike Langford 10-26-10 SW350 - Sidewinder Router Lift
    181. Brian Hale 10-26-10 SW350 - Sidewinder Router Lift
    182. Ralph Okonieski 2-25-11 WR365 Digital Angle Gauge with Level
    183. Robert McGowen 7-4-11 7/16" Oval Bowl Gouge
    184. David Reed 7-4-11 9/16" 15V Bob Stocksdale Gouge
    185. Chuck Saunders 7-4-11 Screw Chuck Gift Certificate
    186. Jon Knuckles 7-4-11 1" Spindle Gouge
    187. Tom Hamilton 7-4-11 1" Skew Chisel
    188. Mitchell Garnett 7-24-11 Cocobolo Marking Gauge
    189. Tim Baude 7-22-15 thin stuff veneer
    190. Nancy Barry 7-22-11 thin stuff veneer
    191. Richard Poitras 8-30-11 Bosch Impact Driver
    192. Steve Garrison 10-18-11 Polyhedrons and Spheres in Wood eBook
    193. Todd Hoppe 11-12-11 Air Hose Reel
    194. Stan Powers 11-12-11 Electric Hose Reel
    195. Mike Peace 5-17-12 SawMill Creek DVD's
    196. Kevin W Johnson 5-17-12 SawMill Creek DVD's
    197. Jim Tobias 5-17-12 SawMill Creek DVD's
    198. Chuck Saunders 5-17-12 SawMill Creek DVD's
    199. Von Bickley 9-9-12 Leather Carpenters Pouch
    200. Shawn Pixley 9-10-12 Leather Turners Chisel Roll
    201. Scott Lux 9-12-12 Leather Turners Apron
    202. Lori Kleinberg 10-16-12 3/8" LV Carbon Steel Chisel
    203. Todd Schwartz 9-8-12 Laser Vector Grid
    204. Robert Edington 12-17-12 Russian Birch Ply
    205. Kevin Nee 12-17-12 Russian Birch Ply
    206. Tom Ruflin 12-17-12 Russian Birch Ply
    207. George Skinner 9-11-12 Leather Carpenters Apron
    208. Brad Ports 2-11-13 Low Angle Jack Plane
    209. Bill Huber 2-11-13 Cobra Vacuum
    210. Gordon Eyre 2-11-13 14" Band Saw
    211. Kevin W Johnson 2-11-13 Micro Jig Mega Pack
    212. Susan Roberts 2-11-13 Digital 6" Caliper
    213. Daniel Atkins 2-11-13 Router Bit Set
    214. Greg Just 2-11-13 Digital Height Guage
    215. Ernie DeMartino 2-11-13 Digital Height Guage
    216. Justin J. Hoffmann 2-11-13 Digital Height Guage
    217. Roy Nielsen 2-11-13 Digital Height Guage
    218. Dave Bonde 2-11-13 Drill Press Package and T-Square
    219. Andrew Kertesz 6-18-13 Adjustable Height Workbench Plans
    220. Cathy Wilson-Daly 7-4-13 PhotoGraV Software
    221. Frank Corker 8-1-13 Laser Dark Coloring Spray
    222. Brent Ring 8-8-13 SawMill Creek DVD's
    223. Al Ursich 9-10-13 diyCAM CAM Software
    224. Roy Nielsen 9-10-13 diyCAM CAM Software
    225. Laser Dark Coloring Spray 11-22-13 Steve Busey
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    Visitors - Read This Before You Register
    If you have decided to join our Woodworking Community there are a few things you should know before you start the registration procedure.

    -You are required to read and agree with our Terms of Service before you register.

    -Your User Name must be your real first and last names. If someone else with the same name has already registered the username you may add your city or state to the end of your name. You can not use your initials.

    -Your registration will be reviewed prior to being granted access to post here and will be deleted without notification if you do not comply with our registration regulations.

    There are three title classifications here:

    --Members enjoy free access here and are allowed to post and create new threads in all of our woodworking topic forums.
    Members do not receive any technical support or administrative assistance.
    Members are not allowed to post or create threads in our Woodworkers Classifieds Forum or participate in the FreeStuff Forum and Drawing Prizes.

    --Contributors are those who have made a financial donation to help support SawMill Creek, they are allowed extra privileges and have access to more features that make their visits here more enjoyable. Click on the DONATE LINK on the blue menu bar for more information about making a donation to support SawMill Creek. For a minimum of $6, you can have contributor status for a calendar year, which includes:

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    --Friends of The Creek are those who have joined our Directory listing. The Directory allows you to share your business or personal shop information with our Community and the global Internet as well. Friends of The Creek have the same privileges as Contributors plus the opportunity to provide their business or personal information in our Directory.

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    Please refrain from making time sensitive announcements in our woodworking forums. Meetings, events and other types of announcements don't belong in woodworking forums, they belong in our Calendar or the announcements sub-forum if one is provided. People searching our archives for woodworking information do not need to find hundreds of old posts concerning sales items, shows, events and other time sensitive information that is no longer relevant.

    General announcements that are not time sensitive should be made in our Off Topic, Deals and Discounts or our Classified Forums as appropriate. Our Staff can move your threads to any of our Forums but we cannot move threads to our Calendar.

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    Policy Change - What Is It Worth Threads
    Threads that are created to ask a question concerning the value of a tool, machine or service that we interpret as a classified advertisement will be moved to the Classifieds Forum if the author is a Contributor or removed from public view for all others.

    It is unfortunate that we must escalate the enforcement of this rule. Donations collected by those who post classified advertisements represent a substantial portion of the funds necessary to pay the bills here and keep The Creek flowing for all to enjoy. We provide free access to all of our woodworking forums, the Classifieds Forum is an exception. Our annual donation of six dollars is very reasonable, less than the cost of one classified advertisement in a local newspaper.....basically 50 cents per month.

    Please help us by reporting posts that are attempts to advertise items or services for sale in an effort to circumvent our advertising policies.

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    Rules Concerning Signatures Changed

    The rules concerning signature lines here at SMC are being changed to allow our Members to identify their company affiliation, business title, city and state. Our Staff feels that it would make it easier for everyone to communicate when professional associations are presented publicly.

    Business related signatures may contain text only, no graphics are allowed.

    You Can List:
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    If your title here is "Member" you cannot post in the Classified Forum. This is the most frequently asked question at SawMill Creek. Please read the Visitors - Read This Before You Register section above.

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    Before You Rant Read This December 20th, 2010

    "It is the intent of SMC to permit the airing of concerns regarding the suitability of a particular product, or the quality or sufficiency of customer service provided by a vendor in any particular instance provided there is not a breach of contract component involved.

    However, these threads often deteriorate into a "piling on" and develop a very negative tone. That doesn't assist other viewers in assessing the overall advisability of whether to buy this particular product, nor to assess the overall customer service provided by that manufacturer/vendor.

    In order to be fair to the many vendors that provide woodworking products, the following policies will be in force:
    The original poster must have first contacted the manufacturer/vendor and have attempted a solution PRIOR to posting the thread.
    The original poster should provide factual details of the problem, and details of efforts that have been made with the manufacturer/vendor to rectify the problem.
    Subsequent posts must be limited to suggestions to the original poster to assist in rectifying the problem - not to pile on because you had similar problems.

    SMC is a woodworking forum. The intended purpose is to provide a community in which useful information may be shared among the members. Threads that do not achieve that purpose will be locked, or removed if necessary." SawMill Creek is not a Court of Law and we are not in a position to judge a breach of contract case here, therefore SawMill Creek will not become a stage or a courtroom for a legal dispute between two or more parties, it just isn't our mission.
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