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11-18-2015 02:51 AM

Jigsaw blade life puzzler - 0 replies

Ok, so lately I have been rough-cutting lots of hard abrasive materials (thick phenolics and other composites) with my jigsaw. Lots of cutting time means lots of time staring at the blade, pondering blade dulling. Luckily we have gotten some carbide tipped blades which helps, but even carbide isn’t forever. So I have been trying to figu...

07-25-2015 03:38 PM

Moulding knives vs. duplicator - 4 replies

Has anyone ever tried using a moulding knife mounted to a crossfeed in order to quickly turn identical shapes? I am looking at a project that requires turning lots of 14” long spindle shapes which need to be made quickly and accurately. Obviously a duplicator could do this, but the moulding knife setup seems quicker in my head.

08-11-2014 12:34 PM

Gang rip on 3HP cabinet saw? - 6 replies

So I do a lot of ripping of 3/8 strips of ironwood. Has anyone tried setting up a cabinet saw for gang ripping? If it were poplar, I wouldn’t think twice – I’d mount up two blades and give it a shot. Because the ironwood is a bear to cut (some chatter/burning seems unavoidable), I am a little more hesitant. My thought was t...

08-25-2013 01:08 PM

Arbor/Assembly Router Bit Help - 7 replies

So I have a flush-cutting task that has a tendency to split when I reach the end grain (a common problem well explained here: Normally I can control this by climb-milling and other tricks, but this is an extremely hard wood that is being stubborn. Since I use a shaper which has a “reverse”...

03-07-2013 03:28 PM

Fine Homebuilding pdfs - 1 reply

Anyone have some copies of FHB, preferably in pdf form (for easy emailing). I am looking for 181 and 221 (the jigsaw shootouts) and cant find them anywhere. Tried every torrent site I know of. Anyone able to help?

01-27-2013 04:31 PM

Where to get 2mm tempered hardboard? - 0 replies

Right now we are having the 1/8” sheets sanded down, so I would really like to find a supplier of proper 2mm sheet. Any tips?

09-24-2012 04:11 PM

For Sale in NH - Stand for G0440 Cyclone (H7499) - 14 replies

We are switching to a wall mount setup and are selling the stand. Pick-up is available in Littleton, NH and I am willing to ship anywhere if you are willing to pay via Paypal. I am asking for $75 (retails for $225).

09-20-2012 03:46 PM

Cyclone filters confusion - 8 replies

So I am considering replacing the stock grizzly filter with a new PSI nano filter. The grizzly filter is 15.75” by 46.75” and the PSI filter is 14” by 36”....HOWEVER, the grizzly claims 96 sq.ft. and PSI claims 350 sq.ft. ? Is there really THAT much difference in the number of pleats? Or is there another detail I am mi...

09-19-2012 02:34 PM

Ever been to a Grizzly tent sale? - 4 replies

So there is a tent sale coming up and we are in the market for a 2HP cyclone, so are considering making the 8hr drive. How good are the deals there? Are we talking 10% off or 70%...I have no idea what to expect (so whether or not its worth the gas)?

03-05-2012 03:01 AM

Jigsaw dust collection - 3 replies

So we are trying to come up with a complete dust collection plan for our shop. The only tool that I dont have a good plan for is the jigsaw. Luckily we are planning to replace our beaten B&D, so if a specific saw dust collects best that is a viable solution. My searching has come up with not many answers (nothing like chopsaws). What hav...

01-09-2012 10:18 AM

Workbench clamping options - 17 replies

Ok, so I have been browsing workbenches for a few months now trying to settle on a design. This will fit into the wing of my cabinet saw as that is all of the space I can afford (and still be able to get to all sides). Here is the twist: almost all of our work is in composites (building skis, longboards, and other carbon fiber creations) which...

01-03-2010 09:38 PM

Shop fox classic vs. original - 2 replies

Has anyone tried the shop fox original fence (aka. The Incredible Shop Fox fence)? There are plenty of positive reviews of the Classic fence, but I can get either fence with the 3hp Shop Fox I am considering buying for the same price and Grizzly markets the Original fence as higher end. Thoughts?

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