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12-16-2014 03:18 PM

Free cast iron table saw in Minneapolis, apparently in decent condition - 4 replies

I have no idea what the build quality is like, but this caught my eye – a Toro(!) 8” table saw circa 1945, available for free in the Twin Cities. If anyone from LJ decides to pick this thing up, please let us know how it turns out!

12-10-2014 05:25 PM

Tips for drilling mounting holes in aluminum router plate? - 3 replies

I’ve got a Bosch RA1181 router table with stock aluminum mounting plate and I need to mount a Triton TRA001 3.25 hp router. The odd size of the Bosch plate looks like it would prohibit using a third-party plate, so I think I’ll have to drill out new holes since the TRA001 does not appear to be one of the many routers accommodated by...

12-03-2014 07:29 PM

Bosch 1617 height adjustment issue - 22 replies

I’m having a problem with the height adjustment on my table-mounted Bosch 1617. Once I have the base set in one of the three detents on the motor, the motor can slide freely up and down within a range of about an inch. But when I turn the microadjust knob, the motor doesn’t seem to raise or lower and I can’t figure out why. ...

12-02-2014 08:14 PM

Thinking of buying the Rockler router lift to use with the Bosch RA1181 table... - 8 replies

Currently, I have a Bosch 1617 router mounted in a Bosch 1181 table attached to my table saw. I’m having issues with the microadjust mechanism on the fixed base and I’m thinking of upgrading to a lift, but I can’t really spend more than $200 on it. The Rockler aluminum router lift is on sale for $20 off – http://www.a...

11-13-2014 03:14 PM

Design ideas for mounting folding outfeed table to G1023? - 4 replies

I recently picked up a G1023 table saw, mounted my Bosch router table in the extension wing, and put it on a Shop Fox mobile base – Here are some pictures: I want to add a folding outfeed table using these brackets, which I ordered back when I still had my R4512: http...

11-03-2014 10:07 PM

Where to buy/prices with reviews? - 3 replies

Would it be possible to add a field for reviews prompting reviewers to identify where they purchased a tool and/or what they paid for it? The reviews section is fantastic and I appreciate how much work users put into their reviews, but I find myself frequently toggling back and forth between the LJ reviews and a Google search to try to find/pri...

10-30-2014 08:53 PM

Band saw for resawing in $400 range? - 39 replies

Does anyone have recommendations for new or used band saws in the $400 price range capable of resawing 4” or wider hardwood? I’ve been looking at Twin Cities Craigslist, but I don’t really know anything about band saws and so I’m not sure what to be looking for. I’d primarily be using it to bookmatch maple, walnut...

10-29-2014 07:34 PM

Need advice for improving Bosch RA1181 router tabletop - 5 replies

I have this Bosch router table with an aluminum tabletop – – and, in general, I don’t have any major issues with it. But the tabletop miter channel doesn’t have a t-track (it’s just a straight groove), which makes it a bit of a hassle to use ho...

10-28-2014 07:05 PM

G0690 vs. G1023 - riving knife/spreader and fence differences? - 17 replies

I’m kind of still deciding between two Grizzly table saws – the 690 vs. the 1023RLW – and I have a few questions about some differences between them. (I’m much more of a “learn by doing” type, so abstractly conceptualizing various mechanisms just by looking at the manuals is a little difficult for me.) Fir...

10-20-2014 09:49 PM

Wanted: Grizzly 10% off coupon - 14 replies

I’m ready to pull the trigger on a Grizzly cabinet saw and I’m wondering if anyone has a 10% off coupon they aren’t using. Can anyone help me out? I’m ready to order any day now. Thanks!

10-19-2014 05:50 PM

Which grizzly table saw should I get? - 24 replies

Im ready to make the jump from a R4512 to a cabinet saw, budget around $1,700. I think I’ve narrowed my top choices to two Grizzlies: the G0690 or the G1023RLW. I have a very small shop, so the integrated router table of the 1023 is a huge plus, but other than that I’m having a tough time figuring out which saw is better, and why. It...

10-15-2014 01:32 PM

25" Planer - Woodmaster 725 - for sale in Minneapolis - 6 replies

I’m selling a Woodmaster 725 planer with four rollers. I listed it on Craigslist for $1,900 but I’ll sell it to a LumberJock for $1700. One of the infeed rollers needs to be re-connected, but I don’t think that would be too difficult plus the planer works just fine with the other three rollers engaged.

10-03-2014 07:56 PM

Grizzly customer service rave/your best service experiences? - 4 replies

I wanted to share a story and solicit similar stories from other woodworkers. I had a jointer delivered from Grizzly on Wednesday and they exceeded my customer service expectations. The machine was supposed to be delivered between 2 and 6 PM on Tuesday but it never showed up, UPS never called me to tell me what was going on, and by the time I ...

10-03-2014 07:00 PM

Selling slabs, whether/how much to charge for planing services? - 9 replies

I have a big stock of newly-acquired live-edge slabs that I’m selling in the Twin Cities (you may have seen my other posts regarding this score). The slabs are fantastic, but most of them haven’t been skip planed yet and so I’ve been sanding small areas to show the underlying grain. I’ll probably have my 25” Woodm...

10-02-2014 04:13 PM

Help IDing wood please? - 9 replies

I’m trying to figure out what type of wood I’ve got here. I think these pieces are ash, but I’m not sure; one of them looks like it has some interesting figuring that’s throwing me off: This, I’m more stumped on – cypress maybe? What are your thoughts?

09-25-2014 02:07 PM

Is it worth getting Grizzly's lift gate service for a 236 lb jointer? - 37 replies

I just ordered the Grizzly G0654 jointer – Specs say it comes in a single cardboard box weighing 236 pounds. I didn’t opt for lift gate service based on my prior experience moving a comparable package myself (I got a 250+ lb R4512 table saw from Home Depot to my house, by mysel...

09-23-2014 07:42 PM

Is this a good deal for a jointer/can you recommend a benchtop jointer? - 29 replies

I’m in the market for a benchtop jointer, and saw this posting on Craigslist: Does this seem like a good deal? I was thinking of offering $250 and hoping to land around $300, although I don’t think $350 is totally unreasonable. I’ve seen other JJ-6’s sell for $...

09-22-2014 05:54 PM

How to price these slabs for sale? Also, slabs for sale in Minneapolis, MN - 17 replies

I recently received a huge stock of hardwood slabs (mostly live edge), and I have to sell some of them to cover the cost of freighting and maybe buy a jointer and/or a bandsaw. I posted them for sale on Craigslist – Minneapolis at The problem is, I have no idea how to price them....

09-05-2014 09:10 PM

Christmas/Hanukkah in September! (Gloat) - 6 replies

Ok, so you may recall my other threads talking about a score I’m getting from an awesome family friend in Asheville, NC who’s getting out of woodworking and giving me a bunch of his stock and some tools. My parents went down there to visit and agreed to drive a U-Haul back up. For the price of the U-Haul rental and gas, this is wha...

09-04-2014 01:22 PM

Storing lumber outside in Minnesota? - 7 replies

So as I mentioned in a prior thread ( ), in the next few days I’m going to be receiving a U-Haul filled with lumber – enough air-dried live edge slabs of domestic hardwood to fill a roughly 10×10 storage room. There is no way that I can store this amount of wood in my house, so I’m going...

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