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Blog series by HandyHousewife updated 11-06-2017 09:52 PM 2 parts 2102 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Free is a 4 letter word

11-04-2017 12:53 AM by HandyHousewife | 3 comments »

A few months ago, my husband and I got a tablesaw (among other things) from an aunt that was clearing out after years of hoarding…I mean, collecting stuff at estate sales. We’d never had a tablesaw before, so we were pretty excited to get it, even knowing that it was far from in perfect condition. Even if it needed some work, it was still better than just having a skillsaw, right? Well, yes and no. ;-) After blowing out the motor, the first thing we did was ask on here a...

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Part 2: Fence is on!

11-06-2017 09:52 PM by HandyHousewife | 2 comments »

Last night we finally bit the bullet and installed the new fence. WAY easier than we expected, and if anyone plans to install one, any old wood+metal drill bit will drill through the cast iron with a bit of patience and a slow speed. We marked and punched the holes to keep the bit from wandering and then did each hole in 3 steps, because it worked better for us (and our bits may have been a bit dull.) Thankfully, we didn’t need to adjust the blade in relation to the miter slots, that so...

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