Woodworking Magazine Product Reviews
It’s one thing to brag about your own products, but completely different to have the experts do the bragging for you. In this section, you will find some of the articles we have had over the last 25 years about our products. These are not advertisements, but unbiased reviews of our products in America’s best Woodworking Magazines.
Dubby Project Articles
This isn’t really a product review, but instead, a testimonial as to how easy the Dubby is to use. When Rob Joseph and Linda Hendry asked me to design (and write) 6 projects for their web based magazine, woodprojectsonline.com, I was honored. I was also eager to show how versatile and easy the Dubby is to use.
For views of these projects, see our Project Videos page. If you wish, you can order a project DVD (which will include a PDF of color illustrated plans) of some of these outstanding projects.
WOOD Magazine Jun 01
Dubby After-Market Miter Review
I was disappointed when I first learned that WOOD Magazine had only used the Single Dubby in this article, as we had sent them the Double System. It didn’t make much difference in the final results, though.
After comparing the Single Dubby to the best products in the US, they commented, “Sometimes, simple is best. Our pick for Top Sled.” They finished the article, “For cutting panels or wider stock, consider a sled. We think you’ll be thrilled with the price, performance, and simplicity of the Dubby.” It only took half of our product to beat the competition!
WOOD Magazine Oct 96
Machine Tune-Up Article
In “Tune-Up Your Tablesaws, Jointers, and Planers,” both our A-Line-It Deluxe and PALS were featured to show the reader a better way of getting their machines properly set-up than using squares and feeler gauges.
The author said, “For greater precision, consider a dial indicator, such as the A-Line-It… Accessories that come with the A-Line-It let you configure it to perform many tasks on several machines.”
WOOD Magazine Dec 95
A-Line-It Product Review
In this product test, the A-Line-It Deluxe received “5 Star” ratings for both Performance and Value. In this article, the author said… “I also checked the A-Line-It against a $160 dial-indictor based fixture I built to test tools for Wood Magazine, and got Identical readings.”
“In short, the A-Line-It is deadly accurate and gives you more ways to measure accuracy at less cost than any tool on the market.”
Wood Magazine Feb 92
Talking Back to the Editors
In WOOD Magazine, one of our customers sent the Editors a letter commenting on the Sep 91 review on the pulleys and belt. In it he said, “In–Line Industries Special Performance Package, reviewed in the September 1991 Products that Perform section, lives up to all the claims made about it. After installing the new turned pulleys and belt on my 1977 Sears 10″ tablesaw, it runs better than new. It has more power, yet it vibrates so little that I can stand a nickel on edge on the table and cut wood without knocking the coin over. Please keep up the good work by testing products and telling your readers about them.”
WOOD Magazine Oct 91
Dado Cutting Tools
It seems a strange place for us to “pop up” with a reference to our products, but in a dado test, the author was having a problem with all of his cuts, with all of the dado sets. They did a little work on the saw to fix the problem. In the article, there was a section called “How to get the most from your dado blades and sets.” In the article, he said he improved the cut 100% by aligning his fence, making a zero clearance insert, and installing the Performance Package.
“We improved our dados the final 20 percent by installing turned metal pulleys and link belt on our contractor’s style table saw.”
Wood Magazine Sep 91
Performance Package Review
“Looking for an inexpensive and effective upgrade for your table saw? The Performance Package, by In-Line Industries containing a Power-Twist Belt and turned steel pulleys, may be the answer.”
“The belt I tested adjusted easily to fit my table saw. And in operation I noticed an immediate increase in power.”
“When I replaced my saw’s cast pulleys with the turned pulleys, it ran smoother yet.”
Woodworker’s Journal Mar 91
Dubby Product Review
“I like any jig that enhances safety. The Dubby has sufficient mass to support the work and enough size to keep my fingers a respectful distance from the saw blade.”
“I also appreciated the large degree scale-it makes for less eye strain when setting an angle.”
“The stop assembly was easy to use and quite versatile.”
“Overall, the Dubby is more accurate and easier to set than the standard miter gauge.”
Woodworker’s Journal Dec 90
“The Dubby Cutoff Fixture improves table saw accuracy by replacing your saw’s miter gauge with a fixture that includes a sliding stop block and an infinitely adjustable swing arm. Placing the angle markings on a scale at the edge of the perimeter of the fixture table greatly improves the accuracy, compared to a standard miter gauge. Once set up, tasks such as 22 1/2 degree angles for octagons become routine and repeatable.”
WOOD Magazine Aug 90
“Vibration in a tablesaw can lead to all sorts of problems, including inaccurate cuts and blade marks. One source of vibration: the standard, cast metal pulleys on most table saws. A set of turned metal pulleys from Inline Industries went a long way toward reducing vibration in my Delta contractor’s saw.”
WOOD Magazine’s Guide to Woodworking Power Tools 89
“Table saws make absolutely accurate miter cuts when they’re equipped with a Dubby cutoff fixture. It has a mitering capability of 0 to 50 degrees, and you can make fine adjustments of as little as 1/64″. Mylar slide strips on the underside help it glide across your saw table.”
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Oct 89
In this article, the author had made it about halfway through this clock. “Then I discovered “The Dubby,” a sliding cutoff box designed for cutting miters. I tried the Dubby out on the last half of the project, and I was impressed.”
“Cutting the miters for the clock frame and door was quick and easy on the Dubby. The angle scale gave me the exact angle I needed on the first try. The sliding stop allowed me to make an approximate setting quickly. Smaller changes were possible by turning an adjustment screw in the stop.”
WOOD Magazine Apr 88
Dubby Product Review
When I built the first batch of Dubby’s, I had no money, no idea of how to market it, and no idea of how well it would be accepted by woodworkers. After a phone call, I sent one to Wood Magazine, hoping to get their opinion of our sled. They didn’t call me back, but reviewed it in the April 88 Issue. In the review, they called it a “Miter-Fine Cutoff Fixture.” They commented that they had never seen a more accurate miter than this one, and recommended it to anyone who wanted to do careful, precision work. This article started our business, and for this, I owe WOOD Magazine my sincere thanks.