The JTM45 and DSL amp models sound best. Turn the presence down. Can easily become piercing. When you hit the sweet spot it is really quite nice.
Way way too loud. Not much control with the volume because of that. Bouncing between 2 and 3. If you want the amps to sound their best you have to have the gain and volume turned up a bit so you cant moderate the volume that way.
Foot pedal works. Because it is hooked up through a single wire it is pretty limited. Wish it would let you kick off tuning.
Was cheap. Is nice enough. Firmware update helped. Still buggy. Too loud for my purposes. (Not its fault.)
Going to put in a new speaker since I have one around.
What I’ve learned from using a hand plane (Stanley No. 4):
1. Don’t buy tools from Rockler.
2. If you think you want to buy from Rockler be sure to price check before you do.
3. Holy hell this thing is hard work.
4. I can’t get things level along more than one plane.
5. Think even the cheapest jointer would do a better job.
6. When that tabletop with the poorly hand planed joints overwhelms the multitude of clamps holding it, it will explode into the rafters.
7. Nothing, really.
This works pretty well. A few things to be fixed. I need to block off the area around the saw and try to collect the saw dust. It seems 50-50 on how much goes out the dust collector and how much blasts out all sides. I’ll put plastic or hardboard around the sides and hopefully the dust will fall underneath where I can vacuum it at my leisure.
The other issue is that I need some slots cut in the benchtop so that I can move the fence all the way to the left. I might be able to just chop away half the plywood provided I can figure out how to chisel upside down.