In the world of cordless drills and drivers, the Bosch Flexiclick is like a Swiss Army knife. With its multiple functions and attachments, it makes for a very versatile tool. I was very excited to get my hands on the Flexiclick since it's a tool that I've been wishing that Bosch would bring across to this side of the Atlantic for awhile now. It's a perfect fit for the cabinet work that I do and you'll see examples of that in this article.
The Bosch Axial Glide saw is an excellent machine with great engineering and build-quality that delivers very accurate cuts. One feature of the saw that did leave me a bit disappointed though was the dust collection capability. A lot of the saw dust seemed to escape and end up behind the saw and around it. So in true DP style, I decided to modify the saw with my own dust collection upgrades which make a big difference.
There are a variety of accessories available that add to the accuracy and capability of a track saw, and the GRS-16 guide rail square is one of those accessories. In this review I will go through the design and features of the GRS-16's, explain how they work and I also share my real world experience with them after putting them to work in my shop.
Wood dust is definitely a health concern and we are becoming more aware of that in recent years. In addition to being bad for your health, wood dust is also time consuming to clean up. The more dust you can capture at the source, the better off you are. Less time cleaning up means more time woodworking and doing what you love. As a professional, in my case and in many others it also means more production time which means more profit.
This is a page dedicated to displaying projects from DP Shop Talk episodes that have been built by viewers. I want this to be a page where ideas and thoughts can be shared. It's a place where you can see some variations or modifications on the designs that I've come up with, as well as exact copies.
If you've ever cut and installed laminate flooring before, then you know that it creates a dusty mess. Cutting outside is time consuming to go back and forth and still makes a mess of the outdoor space. I've come up with a couple jigs that work with a dust extractor and a circular saw that allow for near dustless cuts. Being able to make all the rip cuts, cross-cuts and notches right along side of where the flooring is being installed is a huge time saver.
I've had the Makita SP6000 track saw for 3 years now and it gets used a lot both in the shop and on site. Where it really shines for me is working with sheet goods, which I do a lot of as a cabinet maker. In addition to reviewing the Makita, I will share some of the ways that I use the saw in my work and which accessories that I find helpful.
I have just finished designing and building a new MPT style worktop for use with Bosch or Sortimo L-Boxxes! This new worktop has the same system of 20mm holes as the MPT and therefore can be used for some of the same tasks with some of the same accessories. I've also created a full set of plans similar to the MPT plans. For jobs where you don't have space to set up the full MPT or jobs that are too small to require it, this is the perfect solution.