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“…Truly Fantastic. It Performs Exactly How Allan Describes It In His Videos”

The VSCT Sharpening Jig is truly fantastic. It performs exactly how Allan describes it in his videos.

But that is a major benefit of the jig…Allan’s videos. There are simply no other jigs with this much Video demonstration. When I had a question about the product, Allan, Sue and Jeff responded to me.

I am restoring a number of antique planes and chisels and the level of sharpness I am achieving has probably never been achieved on these blades.

Great product, terrific customer service.” – Mark P.

[quote style=”boxed”]I am restoring a number of antique planes and chisels and the level of sharpness I am achieving has probably never been achieved on these blades. ~ Mark P.[/quote]

VERYSUPERCOOL TOOLS ULTIMATE SHARPENING JIG REVIEW by Mark P. (submitted through store website)
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“I Just Installed My New Fence. The Installation Went Great! It’s Very Easy…”

I just installed my new fence. The parts are up there with the best machining I’ve seen in any woodworking tool I own (and I own Festool tools!). It makes my old fence look like it was hacked out of steel with a hacksaw. You can tell most parts were cut on a CNC.

The instructions were very clear and the installation went great! It’s very easy to do. I did have to cut the flapper a little shorter so it cleared my Wixey digital scale (but that was easy with my porta-band – as seen in Allan’s videos! That’s the reason I bought it!). The t-square works great with the Wixey. The cam ears are long enough so the magnet in the Wixey engages without the need for the additional metal bracket which makes it more accurate. The digital scale is so accurate any little movement in the fence causes it to change the measurement. I had that problem on my old fence. I could move the fence to the measurement I wanted, but once I locked it down it’d move slightly. I had to figure the play of the fence in my measurement and then lock the fence down hoping it’d land on the correct one. With the VSCT’s fence I don’t have that problem. As long as I keep the glide bearings on the tubing, and the nylon set screws on the tubing, I can slide the fence to my measurement, lock it down and scale doesn’t change at all! I’m looking forward to using it this weekend! I did have an issue with the extrusion. It was slightly bent over the last 10-12 inches. It’ll still work great – much better than my old fence.

I emailed VSC Tools and Allan replied within 25 minutes. And he’s shipping a new one out with a return label. Excellent customer service! They really care about the product they’re putting out. He even includes his personal cell phone number. No one does that! Keep up the great work and products!” – Geoff

[quote style=”boxed”]The parts are up there with the best machining I’ve seen in any woodworking tool I own (and I own Festool tools!) ~ Geoff[/quote]

 VERYSUPERCOOL TOOLS TABLE SAW FENCE SYSTEM REVIEW by Geoff (submitted through our website)
 VerySuperCool T-Square with 42 inch Aluminum Extrusion Fence
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“I Was Impressed With The Thickness Of The Backing Of The Sandpaper”

“Fellow Woodworkers,
I recently discovered “AskWoodMan” podcasts on Youtube and was impressed with the information and experience shared by Jeff. I already owned the Festool RS 2 E half-sheet sander, but seeing how Jeff used it on ganged-up pieces of banded Baltic Birch opened my eyes to how much more useful a sander it could be. I finished the podcasts on sanding and decided to order the Sand the Sequence SML pack of 5 sheets of 6 different grits: 80-100-120-150-180-220.

The order arrived in about 5 days; that was a nice surprise! I was also impressed with the thickness of the backing on the sandpaper-it was just as Jeff had described it. Next, I ordered Festool’s Hole Punch – item# 481 523 – and the MPE Sanding Pad with a non-marring edge – item# 485 647. I found both parts in the 2011-2012 Festool catalog on p. 145. When they finally arrived, I found a 12″ x 18″ scrap piece of oak veneer plywood to experiment on. I used an old marking knife to cut the sheets in half. They only needed one stroke of the knife, and then, when I folded the sheets in half, they easily came apart. No time wasted there. The first time I tried clamping the half sheet on the RS 2 E, I struggled somewhat. Clamping the first end down was easy, but I didn’t leave myself enough length for the 2nd clamp to grab hold. Hmmm…

I returned to Jeff’s instructions on the podcast and found the answer; I needed to use the small raised shoulder on the sander to gauge how far the first end of the halfsheet should be inserted. A little practice and I was ready to go. Each time I traded grits, this procedure became easier. Using the Hole Punch was simple and fast, unless you count the time I forgot to do it. Whoops! With the RS 2 E speed dial set between 3 and 4, the sander did a great job of sucking up the sawdust. I was very satisfied. I quickly worked through the 6 grits. Then, I used the brush attachment on my Dust Extractor hose to clean up most of the residue, followed by a cloth, and finally my hand and fingers as Jeff suggested. This cleaning sequence made sense and worked well, especially the final cleanup with the hand.

Finally, I showed the plywood up to a raking light in my workroom. Were there any ridges and scratches? I couldn’t see a one! That old scrap of oak plywood felt and looked great. Although I haven’t yet used it to float some hard maple banding down even to the plywood surface, I was impressed by how rugged the sandpaper is and how well it performed. In conclusion: a) the service was quick, b) the sandpaper construction was just as advertised, and c) it performed very well in my short experiment.

Would I purchase it again? Absolutely! My thanks to VerySuperCool Tools for offering this great product. P.S. You should know that I’m 57 yrs. old and have chronic-fatigue, an illness that greatly reduces my ability to mentally focus and keep concentrating on my work. I still found this product and the procedures for using it well within my abilities. Thanks again!” – Mark Hays

[quote style=”boxed”]I was impressed by how rugged the sandpaper is and how well it performed. ~ Mark Hays[/quote]

VSM VITEX INDUSTRIAL SANDPAPER Review by Mark Hays (submitted through store website)

AskWoodMan says 'It's the best in the world!"

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WoodWhisperer Table Saw Fence Review “The Possibilities Are Endless. It Just Works.”

The WoodWhisperer table saw fence review of the VerySuperCool Tools fence system.

Read complete transcript from Marc Spagnuolo’s table saw fence video review below.

“Most American made cabinet saws come with a very similar fence. As long as you are spending a decent amount of money and are getting a good one, you’ll find it has what they call a Biesemeyer-Style fence. Where you have this very thick rail that the fence rides on, and the fence itself is sort of like a t-square shape, so that when you cinch it in place it locks it into a confirmation that is pretty much exactly where you set it. And it holds that position every time, no matter where you put the fence on the saw. So they are very reliable. This to me, is one of the best systems on the market and if you get a saw with something like a Biesemeyer style fence you’ll be much happier than some of the other crazy ones that are out there.

I used to own a Craftsman saw years ago that had a round rail and the system that you used to cinch it down, it just seemed to move the orientation of the fence so if I lock it down in one spot it doesn’t necessarily mean that if I move it six inches over and lock it down again that it would still be in alignment with the blade. So it’s a big problem on a table saw. So these fences are fantastic, but they are fairly limited. As you can see there is not much that you can do with this, and at the table saw, you know as well as I do, it’s all about jigs and other things that you can attach to the saw and to the fence that really make the table saw one of the useful tools in the workshop.

So what can we do with this saw to actually make it better, or how can we improve this fence really is what it comes down to. Well, fortunately there is a product out there now and I want to make sure you guys are aware of it because it’s a pretty good option. If you have a Biesemeyer Style fence you can upgrade to a VerySuperCool Tools fence. They sent me one to test out and I wanted to show it to you. So let me take this guy and put him out of the way here and show you the VerySuperCool Tools version which is this bad boy. Now this drops into your existing bar here, you don’t really have to do anything other than add the fence itself. The rail is still the same rail and it just works.


“The fence itself is an aluminum extrusion with all of these t-tracks in it. So now, really the possibilities are endless for what you can add to this. It’s built to be built upon.” ~ Marc Spagnuolo

Woodwhisperer Table Saw Fence Review
The WoodWhisperer Table Saw Fence Review

The cool thing about this you’ll notice first of all, is this is really the key to the whole thing is this aluminum extrusion part here. The fence itself is an aluminum extrusion with all of these t-tracks in it. So now, really the possibilities are endless for what you can add to this. It’s built to be built upon. As opposed to our standard fences where you just kind of have to rig something up or build something that cradles the fence system. This one will lock right in. Now this is brand new to me I’ve only had it for a couple of days so I haven’t really built anything for it that I can use to really show off it’s capabilities. I can’t wait to actually have a chance to dig into this stuff. But I will show you one of the tall fences that they sent me to try out. That should hopefully illustrate how useful this can be for you. Let’s check it out.

So what I have here is just a piece of Baltic Birch ply with some holes in it. This side has laminate on it which makes this a nice surface to ride your work up against, nice and smooth. And the bolts and screw heads here are recessed and counter bored holes, so this way, as you are moving your work piece across you don’t have to worry about contacting the heads of these screws. Now the t-track assembly accepts these little t-track nuts so as long as they are in alignment we should be able to get these on in these two tracks fairly easily.

Let me just tighten the fence down. Now we’ve got a nice tall auxiliary fence for running vertical pieces across the table saws. So maybe raised panels or anything where you have one of these larger panels that you need to work on the edge. You really need a tall fence for that. So this makes it really super easy to add an auxiliary fence.

Now another thing we need to be concerned about when you have a tall fence like this, is squareness. It needs to be perfectly square to the table, so if it’s not, it’s actually a very quick adjustment. All you need is an Allen wrench and you just make a slight adjustment to these nylon screws and that will tilt it one way or the other for really precise control for getting the squareness of this fence set.

“Another thing I really love about this fence system is the fact that is it dead straight.” ~ Marc Spagnuolo

Another thing I really love about this fence system is the fact that is it dead straight. This is something that doesn’t really happen that often when it comes to table saw fences. Most all of them have some sort of waviness to them that we have to deal with. Now, I’ll be honest, mine, I’ve got these plastic faces on there. Well every place a bolt holds it to the body, it winds up creating a bit of a valley, because the bolt is pulling that plastic material in. The good thing though, is as you are ripping, most of the time, the work piece, if it’s long enough, it just going to ride on the high points. So as long as those high points are in alignment, in the same, they are sort of parallel with your blade, you won’t ever really notice them. And they really are very, very small and minute. It may come into play if you are referencing in one of those valleys in a cross cut let’s say, and then you push forward and it goes out of that valley you may have registration issues. But most of the time, it’s a fairly minor factor, at least on my saw.

But, if you are fed up with yours, and you’ve got one that has lots of dips and valleys and you just can’t get a good straight registration off of it, something like this is absolutely awesome. This sucker is going to stay flat and it’s never going to be a problem. It’s just one less thing that you have to worry about.

Now I just looked around my table saw and I thought, what were the most common things that I try to do with the table saw that require some sort of accessory that I have either purchased or made. Here is a little stop, this kind of cradles/straddles my fence and allows me to reference from my fence but then gives me some extra room back here so that when the offcut is released it’s not caught between the fence and the blade. So something like this, I had to build. I’ve got another piece of the plastic material that my fence is made from, and I use this by burying the dado when I want to do something like a rabbit that goes right up to the edge. I bury it in there, but I need a special set of clamps to hold this to the fence. By the way the clamping system for this homemade guy is actually built in, I just use some of the knobs I got from Rockler and that holds it in place. This one is a purchased product, it usually runs about $80-$90 dollars. It’s a tenoning jig, very handy to have, but the cool thing is all three of these, and a bunch of other things that I can’t even think of off the top of my head, can be made to incorporate with this one existing fence. And I know on their website they actually do have a demonstration where you can actually see a tenoning jig made with this system which is absolutely fantastic. So no more array of clamps, you don’t have to worry about having the clamps holding things and being in your way. Half the time if you can get it clamped, the clamp head is usually in a precarious position or it might just be, flat out in the way of the work piece. So you have the option to avoid that with this system. So a lot of cool possibilities and hopefully in the future I’ll be able to really dig in and show you how this things starts to save you money in the long run.

“…a worthy upgrade, especially if you are sick of having a ton of accessories with different clamps and things like that for various set ups.” ~ Marc Spagnuolo

So clearly, I think this is a pretty cool product. But I get a lot of products sent to me, that don’t always make it into the form of video and put out to you guys. The reason I decided to focus on this one, aside from the fact that I think it is very useful to anyone who has a table saw, is really the fact that this is a company of two people. Two guys are doing this. Allan Little, who is AskWoodMan on YouTube you might recognize that name and his partner Jeff Fischer, who was one of his YouTube subscribers. They basically got together built this company and they are coming out with a whole array of products under the VerySuperCool Tools name. And as one small business to another, I’d really like to throw as much support to these guys as possible and it really, really, helps when it’s actually a good product. You know, something that they can really stand behind and something that I can tell you is a good product and I know you are going to enjoy it in your shop. So, I’d like to throw a little support their way when possible. So, check it out. I’m going to leave this on the table saw, I don’t see any reason at this point to go back to the one comes with my saw. I do think this was a worthy upgrade, especially if you are sick of having a ton of accessories with different clamps and things like that for various set ups. So check it out, it’s VerySuperCool Tools.” – end of transcript

See Marc Spanuolo’s original table saw fence review as published on TheWoodWhisperer.com Nov 29, 2012.

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“…I’ve Used This Jig With Amazing Results”

“When I first saw this jig being demonstrated by AskWoodMan, I was a sold. The concept behind the jig is simple, its a jig that can be used on any sharpening medium that you can get a level surface relative to the abrasive. (AskWoodMan has shown this in his various videos).
Upon receiving the jig, I was instantly amazed how big and heavy the jig felt… it is about 7-8 times the size and weight, at least 100 times easier to accurately adjust and most importantly 100 times less play in the parts than the common jigs I have used in that past.
The main sell point for me is that this jig can easily and rigidly handle anything from a 1/8″ detail chisel to a 75mm (3″) Japanese plane blade on ANY surface with repeatability. So far I’ve used this jig with amazing results on DMT stones, Japanese water stones, and sandpaper glued to glass.
 So, my final $0.02: If you are serious about chisel and plane sharpness, this is a must-have. – S. Rogers

[quote style=”boxed”]If you are serious about chisel and plane sharpness, this is a must-have. ~ S. Rogers[/quote]

VERYSUPERCOOL TOOLS ULTIMATE SHARPENING JIG REVIEW by S. Rogers (submitted through store website)
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“I Am A First Time Chisel Sharpener … It Is Extremely Easy To Use”

“I had no idea how thick the base plate was until it arrived. It is extremely easy to use and set up. I used the jig on sandpaper to sharpen 3 chisels and a scraper. I am a first time chisel sharpener. They all turned out extremely well.  Setting the angle or a micro bevel couldn’t be easier. The size and weight of the jig means your hands don’t get very tired and the heft does most of the work. I am very happy with the purchase and would definitely recommend it to anyone.” – David P.

[quote style=”boxed”]Setting the angle or a micro bevel couldn’t be easier. ~ David P.[/quote]

VERYSUPERCOOL TOOLS ULTIMATE SHARPENING JIG REVIEW by David P. (submitted through store website)
the ultimate sharpening jig