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Milwaukee Router Kit Milwaukee Router Kit

I rely on routers for multiple tasks in my snowboard manufacturing shop; around here, they really get a workout. I recently tested Milwaukee's new 2-1/4-hp router combo kit in different stages of wood core production. With the fixed base, I template-cut wood cores, running the machine for hours at a time. I also tested the plunge-base operation and its ability to maintain depth tolerance while plunge-boring hundreds of holes in finished cores. Read more

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Hybrid Table Saws Hybrid Table Saws

Hybrid saws are a relatively new class of table saw introduced by DeWalt with its DW746 in 1999. Because of the vagueness of the term 'hybrid,' they are also referred to as light-duty cabinet saws. Basically in between a contractor's open stand saw and a shop-grade cabinet saw with all but the DeWalt using a fully enclosed cabinet. Read more

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