Warco 8″ Heavy Duty Bench Grinder

My review of this heavy duty bench grinder made by Warco. If you have a workshop then there are 2 power tools that will form the basis: a bandsaw and a bench grinder. Review This really is a heavy duty solid bench grinder that is more than capable of anything a model engineer can throw … Read more

Record BS250 Bandsaw

A review of the Record BS250 Bandsaw. My old bandsaw has broken, nothing too serious, but the casting around the guides broke and being a friction based guide system I just thought enough is enough. In addition it was a tad underpowered when cutting hardwoods of any size. So the time has come to purchase … Read more

Proxxon MBS 240/e Micro Bandsaw

The Proxxon MBS 240/e Micro Bandsaw is perfect for miniature work and has a small footprint on the workbench. You won’t be cutting through great chunks of wood with this bandsaw, but you will be doing some precision work. Specification 220 – 240V. Blade speed adjustable from 180 to 330/min. Throat 150mm, max height 85mm. … Read more

Wixey Digital Angle Gauge

This the Wixey Digital Angle Gauge, a small digital angle gauge – really no more and no less than what it says on the box. Specification: Resolution: 0.1 degree Range: +/- 150 degrees Repeatability: +/- 0.1 degrees Size: 2″ x 2″ x 1.3″ Battery: CR2032 In use you switch it on, place on the reference … Read more

Emco Unimat 3

Emco Unimat 3 Lathe

I’ve been using this Emco Unimat 3 lathe for the past 3 decades (and counting…) and thought it was about time I reviewed it. I learnt to turn on this lathe and all those years on it is still in use on a very regular basis to machine very small parts. It originally had a … Read more

Boley Watch Makers Lathe

The tiny etched brass plaque on the box says Boley, as in Boley Watch Makers Lathe. This is a 6.5mm lathe made by G. Boley, established in Germany in 1870. The lathe bed on this lathe is very distinct, half-round and triangular. To give you an idea of just how small this lathe is the … Read more

Titebond Original

Titebond Original is an Aliphatic Resin wood glue. This sets in 30 to 60 minutes and takes around 24 hours to reach full strength. Type – Aliphatic Resin Interior use only Initial Tack time 30 mins Fast set – shortens clamp time Bonds stronger than wood Excellent heat and solvent-resistance Excellent sandability Unaffected by finishes … Read more

Adhesive Terminology


How could we not have a page that lists and describes all of the terms associated with glue (adhesive) on a website of this name…..so here goes with a list of Adhesive Terminology: Adhesion – The state in which two surfaces are held together by interfacial forces which may consist of valence forces or interlocking … Read more