Why Change Blades


• Excellent for both ripping and crosscutting in solid wood and man-made board.

• Massive (.105" thick!) tool-steel plate with copper plugs practically eliminates vibration.

• Precision-ground D-10 carbide teeth. •20° ATB, 18° hook.

Question & Answer

My Drill Can't Hold a Small Bit

Q. I've found 1/16-in. pilot holes are too big for 18-gauge brads. I bought a set of those tiny wire gauge bits only to find my drill chuck can't tighten down far enough to grab them. Now what?

A. What you need is a micro-chuck designed to hold miniature drill bits. We tried a number of these little bits. The one we liked best sells for under $7 (see Source below). It held the bits firmly and it had a large chuck with a knurled surface that was easy to tighten by hand.

For $7 you're not going to get precision machining. All the chucks had some wobble yet we didn't break a single bit, even when we drilled the almost-invisible No. 80 into solid oak. Just take it easy; it takes almost no pressure to drive these bits.


Rockier, (800) 279-4441, www.rockler.com 3-Jaw Micro Chuck, #69023, $7 20-Pc.Wire Gauge Drill Set, #69946, $7.

American Woodworker MAY2004


Great Features-Great Price! Only $1299.00

The ultimate in trunnion design provides the strength and rigidity necessary for smooth and accurate cuts.

Trunnion Support Brackets front and rear are securely anchored by 4 bolts to assure maximum trunnion support. Positive Stops at 0° and 45° are built into the cast iron trunnion. This eliminates the flex and vibration of stops mounted to the cabinet frame. Powerful 3hp lph or 5hp 3ph Motor.

Three V-beft Drive belts are match-ground to assure positive power transfer from all three. Heavy Duty 50" Fence System Large 28" x 34" Cast Iron Table.

T-slot Miter Gauge.

Laser Cut Cabinet Fits tight, stays tight. Durable powder-coat finish.

large Hand Wheels Effortlessly and accurately adjust the LEFT-TILTING ARBOR to the desired angle (0° to 45°) and raise or lower the blade to the cutting depth.

Shown with optional laminate extension table and legs

Price subject to change without notice

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