Articles from Sandor Nagyszalanczy
DeWalt DW734 Portable Planer Has Good Depth-of-Cut Gauge But Poor Portability
DeWalt’s machine features three blade cutting with an excellent depth gauge, but its uncomfortable metal handles make portability difficult.
Ryobi AP1301 Portable Planer Needs Hook Tool for Knife Changes and Outboard Supports
While it has fine planing capacity and ability, the Ryobi AP1301 makes changing blades difficult and requires you to supply your own table extensions.
Delta TP305 Portable Planer Has All-Metal Body but Features Are Difficult to Use
Delta’s TP305 Portable Planer features a sturdy, all-metal body, but a difficult to read depth setting gauge and hart to turn crank holds it back.
Craftsman 21758 Portable Planer Features a Two Knife Cutterhead and a Unique Granite Slab Table
Craftsman’s 21758 Portable Planer features a unique granite-over-steel bedding which helps prevent snipe and an auto-lock two-knife cutterhead.
Portable Planer Review: Ryobi and DeWalt Provide the Best Bargains for Your Shop
Portable power planers are becoming more and more affordable, woodworking expert Sandor Nagyszalanczy reviews the top five and picks his best bargains.
RIDGID R4330 Portable Planer Includes a Nice Planer Nice Dust Hood and Depth Scale
The Ridgid R4330 planer looks and acts the part of an industrial planer with a solid dust collection system and an easy-to-read and use depth setting gauge.
Building a Shop-Made Table Saw Dovetail Sled Jig
Dovetails are an extremely popular joint, but hand cutting them is time consuming, this jig will help cut perfect dovetails quickly on your table saw.
Craftsman 21500 Spindle Sander Has a Small Motor but a Good Locking Mechanism
The Craftsman 21500 Spindle Sander has a slightly underpowered motor and high vibrations, but changing drums is easy with a rubber locking knob.
General International 15-220M1 Spindle Sander Has a Unique Tilting Table and a Powerful Motor
General International’s 15-220M1 Spindle Sander has a unique tilting table for making beveled edges, but the entire drum has to be replaced every time you want to change it.
Triton TC450SPS Spindle Sander Offers a Small Worktable and Low Power Sanding
Triton’s TC450SPS spindle sander uses a small, odd worktable and a low powered motor that works well for small sanding jobs but not much more.