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replied on Please Help Me in My Wonderful Dilemma 05-22-2018 10:19 PM
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#1 posted 10-10-2015 12:40 PM

Hey guys, I’ve come here for a while, but just joined up. Thanks for all the advice in the past – I’ve enjoyed reading all the insights and opinions on topics of interest. But now, I have a specific question, and I’m hoping you can follow through with your typical sound advice.

I have a Shopsmith. I know, I know. But I’m wanting to get away from it, so I just bought a Dewalt 7480 jobsite saw. I’m concerned I made a bad decision. Here’s why:

1. The Dewalt is scary loud compared to the Shopsmith; (The SS sounds like Norm’s saw, at least from Youtube videos.)
2. The Dewalt is leaving burn marks on 3/4” poplar even with a thin kerf blade.

Space is a consideration (2 car garage and 2 cars) so everything has to be on wheels and the smaller the better, which is why I went jobsite size, but I could probably squeeze a bigger saw in if I had to.

So here’s my question(s):

1. Will I get used to the sound? (One plus is it makes my pulse race when it turns on, which makes me respect the saw even more.)
2. Is there some way to stop the burning?

I can still return the DeWalt and with that money and the money I’m getting from the SS, buy a bigger saw, but I was going to get a drill press instead…

Help! (and thanks!)

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#2 posted 10-10-2015 03:12 PM

Uh, okay, so I see I made a newbie error – too late to delete the above post and put it in the proper place. Anyway, here’s a bit about me:

I’m new to woodworking, though it’s been a dream for years, really since high school woodshop. I either had too little space or too little money for a shop. Then I found a Shopsmith at an auction (I had seen Shopsmith demos at the mall back in the 80’s) and I couldn’t pass it up.

I’m now ready to move on from the Shopsmith (it’s been good to me) but I’d like to get some standalone equipment. I make honey-do’s at the moment – spice rack, outdoor porch handrail from cedar, shelves for the pantry,. etc., but would like to get into making more “art” type stuff, something to feed my creative side. I turned in high school and loved that, and bandsawn boxes intrigue me. But mostly, for now, it’s honey-do stuff so I can justify the expense of all my equipment. (Jointer, planer, bandsaw, table saw, routers, etc.)

Looking forward to my time on LumberJocks.

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#3 posted 05-18-2018 04:02 PM

I saw your bunkbed post and was wondering where you are located. You didn’t fill in that part.

We have some good lumber sources – in North Alabama, www.hobbyhardwoodalabama.com is what I would recommend. Poplar is as I recall about $3 /bf if that’s what you want.

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