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01-25-2015 06:26 PM

Stanley video - 1 reply

Watch this video at your own peril. It will drive you crazy. http://www.stanleytools.com/xhtml/build-your-america/history.html

01-24-2015 05:47 PM

Harbor Freight different model numbers? - 5 replies

I’m sure anyone who has looked at the HF catalogs, sees 2 or even 3 tools, same tool, same price, but different item numbers. The reviews may be different for either tool. Take for example the 10” sliding miter saw; one has rave reviews and the other not so. I have been in the situation where I wanted the tool with the best review, b...

01-19-2015 11:42 PM

Pop-ups - 3 replies

Why am I getting all these underlined in blue popups and how do I get rid of them. They are most annoying.

01-14-2015 04:11 PM

Sharpening Bandsaw Blades - 14 replies

Is it worth sharpening bandsaw blades? I have all the tools to sharpen anything that cuts, or would it be just a waste of time considering the cost of a new blade?

01-08-2015 08:01 PM

Tools used by industry - 19 replies

I watch several TV programs. Among them are the DIY type programs like “This Old House”; “How it’s Made; “Factory Made”, etc. I have noticed that the tools they are using are usually Dewalt, Milwaukee or Makita. I realize a show like This Old House gets their tools free from the company that makes them as part...

01-08-2015 07:39 PM

Sharpening jointer blades - 1 reply

My Powermatic jointer manual says you can sharpen blades without removing them from the machine by placing a sharpening stone on the outfeed table and moving it from side to side while the machine is running. Has anyone ever tried it? If it would work for a jointer, what about a planer?

01-07-2015 04:51 PM

How to get rid of obnoxious pop-up ads - 5 replies

I tape a piece of paper over the right side of my screen and the pop-ups are gone.

01-01-2015 05:22 PM

Spindle turning - 6 replies

I would like to make some spindles for a baby crib. I am going to use Poplar dowels. I don’t have a lathe duplicator, so is there a way I can turn about 25 spindles and have them all come out the same? Also does anyone know how to put a tenon on each end of each spindle, all the same? I probably will need a jig to do it. I know I can buy s...

12-26-2014 12:39 AM

HF Bench Grinder - 3 replies

I got a HF 8” bench grinder. When I flip the switch, it takes about 7 seconds to come up to speed and it vibrates some. My old 6” bench grinder comes up to speed in about 2 seconds with little vibration. What could be the problem? I bought it because it had good reviews and I had a 25% off coupon.

12-23-2014 05:57 PM

They don't make them like they used to. - 6 replies

You have heard that statement many times. Sometimes that is no longer true. Some things were made better back then, but improvements have been made that negates the idea that today’s stuff is inferior to that which was produced 80+ years ago. The automobile is a good example. They are so much better today than what was produced back in the...

12-16-2014 08:25 PM

Oliver 10", 5 HP cabinet saw - 0 replies

I just came across this saw for $2945, with free shipping. The price is well in line with Sawstop, Baileigh and Powermatic saws. Oliver is a well respected name in woodworking machinery. I assume it is made in taiwan, like many of the others, but this one looks a lot different from the others. If interested, search Oliver Machinery.

12-02-2014 09:50 PM

Hitachi Router Problem - 11 replies

The speed control on my Hitachi M12V router quit. Can anyone tell me which wires to disconnect/connect to bypass the speed control so I have only one speed? A new speed control module costs around $110.

11-22-2014 07:44 PM

Baby rocking cradle - 6 replies

I have been commissioned to build a rocking cradle for my Grand Daughter. I plan on using 3/4” birch plywood. I was asked what finish to use that would not be toxic. Since this is for a baby that just sleeps in the cradle and not a toddler who can knarl on the edge of the wood, I think an ordinary finish, like shellac would be a safe finis...

11-19-2014 05:49 PM

Protector for machine surfaces - 9 replies

http://www.wttool.com/index/page/product/product_id/41473/category_id/20650/product_name/Slick+Saw+Super+Machinery+Gold+Protective+OverlayI came across this product for protecting machine surfaces like table saw and band saw tables. It is supposed to protect from rust and allow work to slide across the table frictionless. The size is 27” x...

11-16-2014 05:02 PM

New CNC build - 8 replies

My home built CNC machine measures 36”x84”. It is made of MDO plywood; a gantry design. The mechanicals are 90% complete. I’ve tried to maximize rigidity by using metal in key spots. I now have to get the steppers and electrical components. I have the computer running Windows XP. I do my drawings using Autocad 2004. My question...

11-15-2014 05:49 PM

Reconditioned tools - 8 replies

I have bought a couple of reconditioned tools in the past and have been happy with them. I was wondering. Where do these tools come from; where do they go and who reconditions them. Since they are made offshore, do the returned tools go offshore to the factory, or are they serviced here? They seem to be very popular. When I go shopping for a rec...

11-12-2014 11:17 PM

My Hitachi M12V Router quit. - 6 replies

My M12V just quit on me in the middle of a job. The router starts, speeds can be changed, but soon after starting to route, it quits. I think the problem is the variable speed control. A new control costs $126, so I’m not sure if I should go ahead and repair it or buy a new one. I’m thinking about disconnecting the speed control and use it as a ...

11-12-2014 06:53 PM

Cleaning bandsaw blades and tires - 17 replies

After a lot of resawing 2” pine, my blade and the tires are all gummed up with resin. What is the best method to clean them?

11-06-2014 11:22 PM

Table saw sled - 1 reply

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/1141/5388.pdfGo to pg 47 of this PDF to see a table saw sled that came from a 1931 book from Delta. Sorry I wasn’t able to tag the link, since it is a PDF file. Notice the safety issues.

11-02-2014 05:44 PM

Sharpening hand saws - 2 replies

I was reviewing several posts on handsaw sharpening that I had responded to with a reply. I made the statement that the files used had a “safe” edge. That was wrong. The files used are single cut, taper files. The corners are cut so it can file both sides of the tooth at the same time. The gullets on hand saws are sharp and conform t...

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