Forum: FreeStuff Drawings!

  1. Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Hayes, Virginia

    Thou Shalt Be Friendly Here

    It's important to let everyone know that the number one rule here is that you are never unfriendly towards anyone. I have absolutely no patience for those who cannot participate in this Community and maintain a civilized and respectful behavior. I only ask that anyone who sees or experiences unfriendly behavior please report the post so we can deal with the problem right away. It is very difficult for me or any Staff Member to view every post on a daily basis so we rely on every one of you to let us know when these types of situations happen. When you use the Report Post option every member of our Staff receives an email and the post is stored in our Moderators Forum. It is virtually impossible for your notice to be missed and we never share any information concerning complaints publicly. Often one of our Members who is participating in a thread will let us know that there is a problem even though the individual who has been subjected to an unfriendly comment fails to do so.

    Rude and Unfriendly people do not belong here, help us keep The Creek the kind of Community you are proud to be a Member.

  2. Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Hayes, Virginia

    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.


    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


    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

    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


  3. Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Hayes, Virginia

    Read Me First

    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:

    * Access to post in the Classifieds Forum
    * Larger avatar (100x100)
    * Ability to create and post Blogs
    * Ability to post public and private project Photo Albums
    * Access to the private Lumber Yard forum
    * Double the private messages
    * The ability to participate in our FreeStuff Drawings
    * ..and more features as we add them

    --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.


    How To Become a Contributor
    Our vBulletin software allows people who are logged into SawMill Creek to make a donation via PayPal and have their accounts automatically updated. This feature only works if you are logged in, this is how our software can connect your PayPal donation to your user name here and can automatically update your account status. This will also reset your annual date and automatically add 365 days to your account here.

    You must use the new donations page at this link while you are logged in to access the automatic upgrade feature:

    Those who prefer to send a check payable to Northwind Associates via the postal system may use the following address:

    SawMill Creek Woodworking Forums
    8770 Little England Rd.
    Hayes, VA 23072

    Thanks to everyone for your continued financial support of SawMill Creek.


    Making Announcements in Forums and Our Calendar
    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.


    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.


    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:
    Your companies name.
    Your business title.
    Your city.
    Your state.

    You Cannot List:
    Your email address.
    Your web site url.
    An Advertising slogan.
    Active or inactive links.

    Why can't I post in the Classified Forum?
    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.

    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.

    The use of derogatory words or phrases such as You Suck are no longer an acceptable option in any public forum.