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|63 days ago||
Newb guide bushing questions - 5 replies
As the title states I’m pretty much a newbie with the router and wondering the purpose of the template bushings. I’ve used my router with a bearing guided flush cut bit for making table saw inserts and a few other things out of hardboard patterns. Why use guide bushings over a flush trim bit when you have to account for bushing off...
|67 days ago||
Router table question - 16 replies
I recently built an extension table/router table for my table saw and the arrangement I find best for the layout of my shop has the router table against a wall to where I can access the router table only from the front (same side where I feed work pieces into the table saw) or rear. I’ve done some hand held router work but working on a ro...
|139 days ago||
sub panel questions - 21 replies
Hope I put this in the right section. My FIL pretty much wired this in for me. He’s an old school electrician and may not be up to code. I’ve got 3 wires coming from the main panel (black, red, white). I’m trying to figure out the white and ground. The white comes from the main panel neutral buss and goes to what you see in th...
|220 days ago||
I need to reproduce a curved back for a chair. The piece is 6” wide and seems pretty curved to me. I was planning on trying bent lamination but my concern is with making a cut that “tall” on the bandsaw. Do you think the thickness will be consistent from top to bottom of the cuts.
|375 days ago||
Dead On - 2 replies
While researching LJ and other website about setting up my table saw ie, getting the blade and fence parallel to the miter slots I come across several who mention they set their fence “dead on” parallel to the blade or miter slot with no toe out to the rear of the fence. Now I’m not asking for opinions on whether toe out or pa...
|408 days ago||
More unisaw questions - 20 replies
one of the tilt stops on the front bracket of my unisaw is broke off. Do you recommend welding it back? A new bracket is $300+. Also I found the end of the gear broke off which I guess serves as a stop for raising the blade. Do you see any problem just leaving as is and being aware of the blade height? One more question. Would ...
|416 days ago||
general purpose bandsaw blade - 5 replies
Another question for the masses. I picked up a Craftsman 14” inch bandsaw on sale yesterday. Seems like a pretty good saw, but the blade is horrible. I say general purpose, but plan on doing some bandsaw boxes and other little crafty things. Not any resawing. Figure I’ll go with a Lenox 1/4”. What do yall recommend as far...
|419 days ago||
QUESTION FOR INCRA TS-LS 32" OWNERS - 12 replies
how much space to the right of the blade is required for maximum rip capacity? leaning heavy towards this fence. i just need to make sure i have enough room.
|427 days ago||
how bout a fence - 9 replies
now that i have my TS going i need to put a fence on it. briefly thought about dropping the cash on a incra but i’m limited on space so i don’t know if it’d be worth it for me. so… what do ya’ll recommend for a unisaw x5 3hp? i’d eventually like to incorporate my router into the TS extension.
|427 days ago||
unisaw x5 question - 17 replies
well i finally got the 220v installed and fired up the unisaw. question is, when i turn it on it does a quick sorta jump. kinda like it was in a bind after being shut down. my f.i.l. has a grizzly cabinet saw that seems to run a little smoother. is this normal for a unisaw x5l? is there something i should inspect. seems to cut fine, i ran...
|461 days ago||
wiring question - 17 replies
Got the sub-panel installed in the garage with 60 amps running to it. Now I need to run a 15amp 220 for the unisaw. It’s a x5 3hp. What size wire should I use for this? 10 gauge?
|476 days ago||
MDF joinery - 18 replies
Did a search here and a google search and didn’t come up with a definitive answer. I’m building a play kitchen for my daughter and will be using 3/4 MDF for the paintability. My question is, what method of joining should I use? Can’t use the table saw yet so my options are dadoes and rabits with router, kreg pocket holes, bi...
|579 days ago||
Planer question - 19 replies
I used my father in law’s 20” grizzly planer to surface some rough cut cedar i’m using in a project. Every board I planed would get somewhat of a thin peeling of the grain. At first I thought I may be feeding the boards against the grain, but it didn’t make a difference. Is this just a characteristic of cedar, or might...
|620 days ago||
Delta unisaw x5 - 41 replies
My boss recently foreclosed on a large warehouse building that a company used for a shop. there were numerous tools left behind that he is going to liquidate to recover some of his money. Well, among all these tools (mostly metal working tools) is a 3hp delta unisaw x5. I expressed a little interest in it, not thinking I’d be able to af...
|668 days ago||
Waterproof glue? - 6 replies
Hope I put this in the correct forum. Got a question about wood glue on a project I’m begining. The project is a adirondack glider that calls for 2x’s and I plan on using white oak. I have some relatively inexpensive rough cut white oak available in 1X’s that would obviously need to be planed and glued up. Keeping in mind t...