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reviewed by Phil Pinsky

Bessey KliKlamp

I’ve had my Bessey Kliklamps (link is for the 12 inch model current on sale for $19.99) for about 4 months now. I have the 8 inch model and I really like them. They’re available for $14.99 at retail, but full disclosure; I received 4 of them for free from Bessey. They sent them for…

Watco Clear Spray Lacquer

Okay, so when you’re starting out as a maker, Watco Clear Spray Lacquer is literally the easiest finish to use. Why? because it dries in about 10 minutes. You can get multiple coats done inside of an hour. That being said, this is not a finish to use for exterior or high wear situations. But…

Porter-Cable PC75TRS Reciprocating Saw

A reciprocating saw is known by a few different names; sawzall (which is a Milwaukee brand name), sabre saw, and a demolition saw. I usually call it a demo saw. The reason that it’s called a demolition saw is because it’s not really a precision instrument and is meant to cut deeply and quickly through…

Makita 4329 Jigsaw

Jigsaws are most maker’s least favorite power saw. I am not one of those makers. Let me tell you why. I understand the limits of this type of tool and I only use it for it’s strengths. Before I had a bandsaw, this was the only saw I had that could cut curves. Even after…

Reviewer: Phil Pinsky

Phil has been making in his garage for almost 5 years. He’s been on YouTube for one year and has a variety of maker related videos. He’s also an Etsy seller, specializing in personalized children’s step stools and custom whiskey boxes (for adults, not children). More than likely though, you know him through the Reclaimed…

Glubot by Fastcap

So, I’m Canadian, and you can’t buy the Glubot in Canada.  I won this bad boy in the Sterling Davis pallet upcycle challenge last year.  What a freaking game changer.  People always scoff when they hear that about this product.  “You bought a glue bottle? Doesn’t your glue come in a bottle?!”. To that I…

DeWalt DW618PK

The DeWalt DW618PK is a combo pack router.  It comes with the router (2.25 HP, supporting both 1/4 and 1/2 bits) itself and two different bases.  The first is a fixed base and the second is a plunge.  There isn’t much to say about the fixed base, as it’s a really simple design.  Cam lock…