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06-19-2013 07:12 PM

Ridgid Bandsaw Motor Upgrade - 6 replies

Hello Jocks,I am looking for some advice on upgrading the the 3/4hp induction motor on my 14” Ridgid band saw. The current motor is 3/4 hp and was wondering if there is an advantage to using a 1 1/2 induction belt drive motor. Is it possible that this would be a clean swap or is this overkill. Thanks, H.

04-03-2013 09:01 PM

Craftsman King Seeley Cabinet Saw - 13 replies

I am about to make the final deal on a vintage Craftsman King Seeley table saw 103.27270. I was wondering if anyone knew of the quality of this older model and if a restoration is worth the investment. I would upgrade the fence, but try to keep most of it original as my main project saw. Although this unit resembles a cabinet saw it does have t...

02-14-2013 06:34 PM

TS Pulley Upgrade - 7 replies

Hello All,I am planning some upgrades to my Craftsman contractor TS. I plan to replace the Zinc cast pulleys with new machined steel pulleys or balanced cast iron. Is there big difference in performance from either. I also am interested if there is an advantage to using a double belt pulley vs a single. Such as the set up of Twomartinis. http...

12-10-2012 10:57 PM

Pine Appeal - 28 replies

Seems the all useful and abundantly low cost of pine can be used for just about anything wood working. The need for an all purpose workbench to jigs and low cost simple shelves and useful projects. It seems many wood workers from beginners to professionals have used pine in projects for various reasons. As for me I like to use pine for all the ...

11-06-2012 06:36 PM

Tools: Want or Need? - 26 replies

Often I find myself asking that question when I come across a bargain or find some new and supposedly improved tool. I find myself searching Craigslist for yet another table saw. I have found some decent deals on cabinet saws (older) but I have a pretty good contractor Craftsman (Emerson) that I got at a bargain and have upgraded and tuned to be...

08-22-2012 02:59 PM

Vintage Dewalt TS - 4 replies

Hello All, I found a vintage Dewalt table saw model T140 for sale. It seems to be in decent shape from the photo, but yet have not seen it up close. I know it comes with a 2hp 110v motor and I believe this saw has a 3/4” arbor.I believe it was made by Atlas for Dewalt. A similar Atlas model of 3110 Could you offer some advice or additio...

07-11-2012 10:37 PM

Ridgid Bandsaw Upgrade - 7 replies

Advice needed for an upgrade to my Ridgid Bandsaw BS1400. I have the stock motor 3/4hp, link belt and new urethane tires. I also beefed up the metal stand. All this has suppressed the notorious vibration problems. My question for an upgrade is that I have an extra 1HP induction motor. Would the extra 1/4hp make a difference in cut performance...

06-19-2012 09:22 PM

Table Saw Upgrades - 6 replies

Hello All, I am sitting on the fence (so to speak) about upgrading the Craftsman contractor table saw I own. I have tossed back and forth the idea of buying a new saw for my hobby, but have found some good deals on some upgrades. I bought the saw from a woman up in the mountains here in Colorado for $45 and its the model 113.299315 with 1/2h...

03-07-2012 05:03 PM

Table Saw - Out with the old, In with the new - 8 replies

As I read the reviews and topics on many of the craftsmen and craftswomen here in Lumberjocks, it seems one of the biggest topics is Table Saws and which one is right for the craft and enjoyment we all have in working with wood. I know there are all levels of experience, as I would put myself somewhere in the middle. For me I have taken alot ...

12-02-2011 12:51 AM

Craftsman Contractor TS 113.299315 Quality - 7 replies

Hello Everyone, I was hoping to get some advice on a future purchase for an older Craftsman Contractor TS 113.299315, Cast iron top, steel wings, belt drive. The seller is asking 45 obo. I spoke with the seller today and I will be going out to see the table saw. Seller says it is in good condition was bought used for a job at home and doesn̵...

10-25-2011 12:56 AM

Hardwood Floors Underlayment - 4 replies

Hello All, I was hoping to get a good answer on a project I have upcoming. I have about 1500 square feet of solid pre-finished hardwood I am installing in my home. I have a question is using a standard Roofing Tar felt paper from the local building supply a safe product. Since it is a product that contains an asphalt chemical can it be used i...

08-04-2011 08:35 PM

Panel Glue Up - 2 replies

I am planning on glue ups for several projects for some raised panel doors, table tops, etc. My question is while edge gluing and using clamps, does it help to strengthen and keep the panels from bowing by placing biscuits along the edges. At the moment I only have pipe clamps and quick clamps. Any suggestions to keep edge glue ups from bowing. ...

07-15-2011 10:58 PM

TS Look A Likes - 9 replies

I have been looking for a new stationary TS and been trying to decide on one that I will not outgrow as my skills progress. I have looked at the Porter Cable, Craftsman and Ridgid 4512. I also noticed that Menards has a version of the same just rebranded as the MasterForce. I am under the impression that these distributors are selling the same T...

06-22-2011 01:01 AM

Bosch 4100 TS and Bosch RA1181 RT - 4 replies

I have a question in regards to combining the Bosch 4100 table saw with the Bosch RA1181 router table. I have the router table which is a very nice unit, I use now on a work table with my Bosch router. I am considering on purchasing the Bosch 4100 over a stationary saw. Does anyone know if combining the router table as a drop in to the fence on ...

06-09-2011 01:02 AM

Dewalt DW745 - 16 replies

I have been reviewing many types of table saws for building furniture pieces as a hobby and something to have portable for other types of remodeling. I would like a real hybrid saw, but is that practical?, I don’t know. I have some older makita portables, but I would like something more precise. I have been looking at a Dewalt dw745. Found...

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