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Tape Measure-Pencil Sharpener Combination-For Cabinet Work

April 23rd, 2011 1 comment

Now I’ve used hundreds of tape measures through the years. Until a few years ago, I had never seen one that has the measuring tape and a pencil sharpener combination before. The one featured in the video below is a Fast Cap brand. The combo tool is excellent for building or installing cabinets. I generally purchase two or three of them at a time. This ensures that I have one on hand to give away. I do this because this is the finest measuring tool I’ve ever used.

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Spring Clip-This is a unique operation that makes clipping the tape measure onto a belt or the edge of your jeans really easy. All you have to do is depress the clip and it expands. Slid it on your belt, release the clamp and it fastens securely.
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The Best Belt Sander For Fabricating Formica Countertops

April 20th, 2011 No comments

I’ve been in the countertop fabricating business for over thirty years. There are several different kinds of belt sanders that I have used. The best brand I have repeatedly purchased for all my industrial tools is Porter Cable.

Now, I’ve tried Makita, Ryobi, Dewalt and Hitachi sanders for making cabinets and countertops, but none of them have outlasted or outperformed the Porter Cable belt sander .

I forgot to add one to the list that I purchased many years ago and I really don’t even know if they are still available, Skill. That was one that I purchased from Wal Mart. It lasted about three months and the petered out on me.
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Table Saw Cutting Video Instructions and Guidelines

November 18th, 2009 No comments

Using a table saw correctly is imperative. This video gives excellent instructions and the article expands on guidelines that should be studied. While milling lumber there are certain procedures which you should perform and a number of actions you should by no means ever do. An abundance of professional woodworking experts, carpenters, cabinet makers and wood carvers have lost eyesight, endured concussions, deeply cut or even lost fingers.

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Manufacturing Cabinets in Mass Amounts-Production methods of fabrication

September 9th, 2009 No comments

The name of the game is automation if you are interested in producing cabinets in mass amounts. Cabinet production methods that yield large quantities are sustained by the use of machines. A small cabinet shop that only has one traditional style table saw, a few other machines and a limited amount of space, cannot efficiently read Manufacturing Cabinets

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Tools Used for Cutting Formica Plastic Laminate

August 30th, 2009 No comments

The tools that will be needed to cut cabinet or countertop Formcia with will depend upon the project. Slitters, table saws, paper cutters, routers and dolphin nose tin snips can all be used to cut cabinet plastic laminate with. read Tools for Cutting Plastic Laminate Formcia

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