Posts Tagged ‘Tool Test’

Delta’s New Melamine Blade Cuts Like a Laser

September 10th, 2010 by

This morning, it was time to conduct an unofficial tool test.

About two months ago, Delta mailed me one of their new 60-tooth melamine-cutting blades and asked me to give it a try. Despite the fact that saw blades don’t show up at my doorstep for free very often (actually, I can’t remember when the last time was), it’s been sitting in my blade holder for a while now. Here’s the reason: I’m not a big fan of melamine. I don’t use it often in my projects precisely for the reason that they’ve designed this specialty blade—melamine’s thin coating chips like crazy when you cut it.

At least with an ordinary saw blade it does.


One Tough Cookie

November 23rd, 2009 by

COOKIE1Call me crazy, but I just beat the beans out of a new tool, purchased with my own hard-earned allowance, just to prove a point: I think Rockler got the name of its new Bench Cookies™ totally wrong. They’re not cookies, guys. They’re hockey pucks in disguise.

But first, some back story…