Jet recently announced a new scroll saw that features a "revolutionary blade change process", but the first thing that popped into my head was, "this looks a lot like an Excalibur Scroll Saw". After some internet sleuthing, I discovered that Excaliber Scroll Saws are no longer available. The unavailability of the Excaliber Scroll Saws might not be such a bad thing, though. From what I have seen, the Jet Scroll Saw has some pretty nice upgrades.
Update: The original deal sold out. I have added a link to a different seller. eBay
On sale on eBay is a pair of Makita 4.0Ah Lithium-ion 18V batteries for only $110. The BL1840B battery comes with a built-in battery gauge to track power. This same set of batteries sells on Amazon for anywhere between $190 and $200. According to the seller, these are genuine Makita batteries. Free Shipping is also included.
I seem to be always in the process of growing either hydroponic lettuce using the Kratky Method I wrote about in a previous article, or I am growing tomatoes. Since the Kratky method allows us to grow in just about any lidded container that can hold water, there is a constant need for me to calculate how much nutrient solution (fertilizer water) I need to mix up for the various container sizes I use. So to simplify the process, I made up a hydroponic nutrient solution calculator for lettuce and tomatoes using Masterblend 4-18-38 fertilizer, Calcium Nitrate, and Magnesium Sulfate.
In a rare move—which even they admit—Bosch has decided to release a statement to clear up misleading information concerning the Bosch REAXX Jobsite Table Saw and the ongoing lawsuit. They don't specify what the misleading information is, but I bet journalists that are uneducated in law, who try to interpret legal documents and proceeding, are to blame. You can read the official Bosch Statement below.
Tool-Rank is happy to be able to team up with DeWalt to giveaway away a brand new DeWalt Pneumatic Nailer. Best of all, the winner gets to choose which nailer they will receive. If you do a lot of general construction, the DeWalt 21° Plastic Collated Framing Nailer (DWF83PL) might be right for you. If you see a new roofing job in your future, the DeWalt Coil Roofing Nailer (DW45RN) might be your choice. Both Nailers are being provided by DeWalt, so it would be nice if you sent them a tweet or comment letting them know that you appreciate the opportunity to win.
There is one storage box that Mythbusters' Adam Savage loves so much that he uses dozens of them in his workshop to try and stay organized; that box is the T-BOXX from Sortimo. Unfortunately, until now it has been rather difficult trying to locate his storage box of choice. Thankfully, after much anticipation, Sortimo has launched a new online store for the US, something I asked them to do years ago when I first wrote about them.