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Tools and Consumables

17 product reviews in this category

  1. product review Festool CTL SYS dust extractor

    The Festool CTL SYS is designed for basic waste extraction needs in a compact and reasonably affordable package, making it a candidate for low-volume extraction in shops where space is at a premium. Does the extractor meet the muster, or does it fall afoul of the "priced as high as the market will support" problem that often comes with the Festool brand?

    By Prostheta,

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  2. double stick tape 3M 9740 Double Coated Tape - "Where To Stick It"

    3M's thin-film double-coated adhesive tapes have been a mainstay product in a luthier's workshop for as long as we can remember....and probably longer. Anything from attaching router template to adhering pickguards onto acoustics, its versatility ensures that a smart luthier will always find new tricks and uses for it.

    By Prostheta,

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  3. drill bits Colt Five-Star FCE HSS-M2 drill bits

    Following up directly on our review of the disappointing decline of the Colt TwinLand drill bits, we set our sights far higher onto Colt's fantastic HSS-M2 FCE ("first clean exit") drills bits. In spite of being a slightly pricier investment, do these produce the sublime results we previously saw from the original TwinLands from yesteryear?

    By Prostheta,

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  4. router Makita RT0700C Compact Router - part 3

    In part three of this in-depth product review series, contributors Andrew Knight and Carl Maltby give us a full rundown on this little workhorse with real-world use and observational commentary....

    By ProjectGuitar.com,

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  5. Veritas Mk II Honing Guide

    While high-precision and feature-laden power tools are often our first choice for use in lutherie, there are times when a gentler, hands-on approach is called for, and we reach for the handplane or chisels to finely shape our creations. As we all know, the blades of these carving and cutting tools will from time to time require some TLC to ensure that they always remain in peak condition, and a honing guide can help achieve this goal.

    By curtisa,

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  6. router Makita RT0700C Compact Router - part 1

    Compact palm routers/trimmers find their way into a huge variety of workshop tasks. This tidy Makita unit is a great buy with a high reputation that follows the name. Regular site contributors Andrew Knight and Carl Maltby give us a full rundown on this little workhorse with real-world use and modifications useful to luthiers....

    By ProjectGuitar.com,

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  7. router Makita RT0700C Compact Router - part 2

    In part two of this in-depth product review series, we tear down the Makita RT0700C to assess the build quality of the tool from the inside out....

    By ProjectGuitar.com,

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  8. drill bits Colt TwinLand® Drill Bits

    When the TwinLand design was first introduced many years ago, I replaced all of my main bits with them; almost a decade later the ones I still have are producing exceptional results. Unfortunately, the TwinLands falling off the shelves these days are not as they used to be....

    By Prostheta,

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  9. product review G&W Fret Slotting Mitre Box

    Precision fret slotting miter boxes have been commonplace for many years now. This fully-featured and tool from Portugal-based Guitars & Woods possesses all of the features plus a capacity no other box on the market can match....

    By Prostheta,

    • 2 comments
    • 2,921 views
  10. router Triton MOF001 1400W Plunge Router

    The Triton MOF001 dual-mode plunge router is a very attractive package; a well-featured plunge router that doubles as its own router lift. Coupled with a price point that undercuts the majority of competition, it seems like a real game-changer for the financially-wise luthier. Forum regular Andrew Knight (@KnightroExpress) takes us through his first impressions and reasoning for buying this tempting piece of machinery....

    By KnightroExpress,

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  11. g&w G&W Aluminium Radiusing Beam

    Perfect fretwork can only be built upon a perfectly-shaped fingerboard. G&W's precision radius sanding beams are built to last, produce exceptional results with little effort at a price that doesn't break the bank.

    By Prostheta,

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    • 2,542 views
  12. product review Pilot HDF505 "The Shaker" mechanical pencil

    When you spend hours in the workshop marking out hundreds of accurate measurements, you develop a reliance on whatever you use to do your marking. The last few years using these inexpensive trouble-free pencils has been unexpectedly satisfying....

    By Prostheta,

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  13. product review LMI Plate Joining Jig

    The plate joining jig from LMI is a purpose-built jig for glueing soundboards/backs for acoustics or even tops for solidbodies without tying up valuable workbench space. How does it work in practice and is it a good investment for your workshop?

    By SwedishLuthier,

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  14. product review Liogier #9 10" cabinet maker's rasp

    Heritage-quality handmade rasps are universally acknowledged as the peak of excellence in wood shaping and refinement. Rasps from the celebrated Liogier workshop in France are no exception; however, how well do they provide returns from their significant cost of investment?

    By Prostheta,

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  15. product review LMI string height gauge

    Accurate and repeatable nut slot height setups are a crucial set in setting up a new or existing instrument. Doing so on a one-off basis is not too difficult, however being able to carry the operation out quickly, accurately and with repeatability takes setups completely to the next level.

    By SwedishLuthier,

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  16. product review LMI Professional Binding Machine

    The task of routing perfect binding and purfling channels is one that benefits from precise uncomplicated tools. An additional hurdle is working with the non-flat surfaces found on acoustics, carved tops or simple arm contours. Let's compare the home-made and commercial options available, including the very comprehensive kit from LMI....

    By SwedishLuthier,

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  17. product review INCRA 150mm T-Rule

    The quality of our marking up defines how accurate a workpiece will be and ensures that we keep introduced tolerances to a minimum. Are our tools following accurate tight markings left in correct locations? INCRA's range of precision marking rules are certainly the best out there for this.

    By ProjectGuitar.com,

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