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06-13-2014 10:26 PM


So I had an unpleasant dealing with Grizzly when I purchased a G0490x Jointer. You can read the original post here: I left that situation with the knowledge I would never buy a Grizzly product again. Some of you agreed with me and some of you did not – saying Grizzly had great customer service. Tell me...

05-20-2014 03:38 PM

Opinions on Powermatic 209 20" Planer - 4 replies

Do any of you have this Planer? If so what is your opinion. There is one available in my area: I talked to the guy and he will take $1600. Still not sure if that would be a good deal or not. If I took it my intention would be to install a helical head in it eventually.

03-24-2014 04:11 PM

New Grizzly Jointer Condition - What would you do - 69 replies

Last Wednesday my first Grizzly tool arrived. It is the G0490x Jointer. First off, what everyone says about the grease and oil is true. Took 3 hours to get everything cleaned up. Finally got it put together and started to get it inspected and check adjustments. First problem was the outfeed table adjustment lever was loose. I thought some ...

03-09-2014 08:46 PM

What would be a decent price for this jointer? - 8 replies

What do you guys think would be a fair price for this: I contacted him for model number and he replied 37-380. I asked him what he based his price on and he said from ebay listings, but when I checked there were no listings on ebay. I think asking price is too much, but don’t have ...

02-14-2014 01:50 AM

Anyone familiar with this jointer? - 4 replies

I’m thinking of upgrading my 6” jointer for an 8”. Saw this add on craigslist. I know it is not worth the 2000 he is asking for it since a new top of the line 0495x is 1900. But this thing weighs in at 800 lbs. So is anyone familiar with this model?

12-02-2013 11:47 PM

Festool tools on closeout - 6 replies

If anyone has been looking at getting a Festool sander and extractor, they are replacing some models. The ETS 150 / 3 and ETS 150 / 5 along with the CT mini and CT midi are getting new models. The changes seem to be minor to me so I had now problem going with the existing models. They are discounting the existing versions now. I just picked u...

12-10-2011 01:09 AM

Is 30 degrees too cold to spray lacquer? - 14 replies

I live in Colorado. Is 30 degrees too cold to spary lacquer? Humitity is low.Also the lacquer I purchased for my last project is semi-gloss. If I do not stir the lacquer and pour off of the top of the can, will that be gloss?

08-09-2011 01:21 AM

Why won't it work for me???? - 9 replies

So I just started doing some lathe turnings again after 30 years. I have been working on a couple sets of peppermills and am going nuts trying to get a good sanded finish. *Why can’t I get rid of the sanding lines?? I’ve read blogs on sanding turnings. I’ve watched videos. And I still end up having to sand by hand with th...

07-30-2011 01:00 AM

First attempt at spraying lacquer - some questions. - 6 replies

Tomorrow I will be attempting my first HPLV spraying of lacquer. It will be going on a project made of cherry with water based stain. I have been reading and think I have it all figured out, but thought I would see if I am missing anything. Using a precat lacquer.Thinning to 10% to 20%Using a 40 sheen.My gun is one of those from Harbor Freigh...

07-25-2011 04:03 PM

Align head and tail on Jet JWL-1236? - 17 replies

I picked up a Jet JWL-1236 lathe off of Craigslist. It is in great condition, however the head pin and tail pin is off by about 1/16” side to side. It is right on up and down. I have read where people have adjusted the head to compensate for the side to side discrepancy. I cannot find a way to do this. Is it possible? If so how do I do it?

06-24-2011 04:00 PM

Harbor Freight 20% coupon and sales items? - 10 replies

I have seen numerous posts here about purchasing a sale item at HF and then using the 20% coupon for additional savings. When I have tried that at the local HF I am told the coupon cannot be used with sales items. Question: For those of you who have successfully used the coupon with sales items, how did you go about it?

04-11-2011 01:12 AM

Problems with IE9 and Luberjocks? - 15 replies

My machine just installed a bunch of updates including IE9. Now the “My Lumberjocks” button does not work. I cannot get to my favorites, profile etc. The icon turns to a hand but clicking does nothing. Anyon else encounter this problem.\?

03-24-2011 04:19 PM

Wonderful buys from Craigslist - but need to find some parts - 8 replies

Had a great time yesterday meeting with an old cabinet maker. He has been in the business many years, but was selling everything because he was moving to be near his grandchildren. He also has lung problems and can’t do woodworking any more. Anyway, I got some really great buys, including a PC Plate Jointer for $25, and two PC routers f...

02-20-2011 02:18 AM

Craigslist pays off! - 9 replies

I’ve got an app on my phone for craigslist listings. I have a filter on woodworking tools.Well today it paid off. Just got:Ridgid 6” planer JP 06101- Set up but never used!Ridgid EB4424 Oscillating Edge Belt/Spindle Sander – New in the boxRyobi WDP 1850 Woodworkers Drill Press with mortissing attachement.All for $450!! Lo...

10-31-2010 05:41 PM

Will two HF Dustcollectors double capacity? - 26 replies

After reading posts on the great deal on Harbor Freight Dust Collectors I picked one up last week. However I do not want to use it as a portable unit. My shop is self contained out back, and I want to install a stationary unit with direct exhaust to the exterior. I already built the Thien separator for it. However in reading posts it seems li...

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