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Keson 48" Level

This is a review of a KESON 48” level used for all sorts of big job leveling.  First:  the level comes packaged very well, shrink wrapped inside a sturdy box.  The level itself is high quality, lightweight and most of all accurate. I love the handles on the level which make it easy to carry with one hand and lightweight enough to hoist up on high places like shelves or holding against a wall.  The level is well balanced and the straight edges are true. Although it’s difficult to write more about a level, this one has everything I need and is perfect for any carpenter or builder. How tough it is will only be determined in time but for...

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Jet Lathe 1221VS Review

I’ve been a lathe owner for a little less than a year so I am in no way qualifying myself as an expert.  That said, I have created several salt and pepper mills and chess pieces that have received high compliments so I am an active lathe user.   Like many of my “turning” friends I started by purchasing a rather inexpensive 12” lathe from Harbor Freight.  If you have about $80 to spend (even less with a HF coupon) and want to see if turning is your thing, I highly recommend this route.  I burned this lathe out after a few months trying to drill center holes in my ginders.   So, after a few weeks of pondering and...

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