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04-14-2015 08:03 PM

RAS vs Table Saw - 9 replies

There has been much discussion here and on other forums about the safety of RAS’s. Many feel the RAS is very unsafe. I have both types of saws and use them both. I do most of my crosscutting on the RAS and ripping on the table saw. In the past, I have used the RAS to make miter/ rip cuts, before I got a table saw. From a safety issue, I fi...

04-09-2015 06:08 PM

Need air hose - 6 replies

I’m looking for an air hose for my nail guns. I have a retractable plastic hose, but it isn’t flexible enough. If I stretch it out, the force that wants to retract the hose is very high. Anyone know of a flexible light weight hose.? It doesn’t have to be retractable.

04-05-2015 06:05 PM

Question for multi tool users - 21 replies

I’m looking for a way to cut openings in 1/16” aircraft plywood. The openings must be square and vary from 1-1/2” x 2-1/2” to 6” x 2”. I’m thinking a multi tool could be used, but have never used one. Is a multi tool easy to control to make the cut, or will it grab and make a messy cut? The openings need...

03-27-2015 04:30 PM

Nobody is Perfect - 10 replies

The title says it all, but I will add: “We should always work toward being perfect”, although we will never reach it. I hear so many people say; “it’s good enough”. It’s never just good enough. If you work for a passing grade, that’s what you may get. If you work for an “A”, you may not get a...

03-14-2015 06:42 PM

Unusual behavior - 6 replies

I am sitting at my computer and when I stare out the open door into my parking area, there is a small bird that keeps fluttering around the side mirror of my pickup. It then flutters around the window as if to want to get in. Does anyone know why this is happening?

02-28-2015 04:59 PM

New Forum Topic - 15 replies

I think it is about time to create a separate forum for Sawstop.

02-25-2015 04:23 PM

Sanding after sealer application - 1 reply

If the project I am building has been sanded and sealed with a sanding sealer, and if I go over it with a 400 grit sandpaper to remove the fuzz, how much can I sand before the sanding sealer is removed? In other words, how deep does the sealer penetrate the wood? (pine in this case)

02-03-2015 09:05 PM

Finish for Baby Crib - 5 replies

I need to finish a baby crib I made from pine. Is there any finish I should be concerned about using due to it being for a baby?I was thinking about; first a wash coat of shellac, followed by light sanding; second, 2 coats of an oil base stain and third a satin coat of polyurethane varnish.

02-03-2015 08:22 PM

Expensive hand tools - 35 replies

When speaking about high quality hand tools like planes and chisels, Lie Nielsen’s name pops up. They are expensive and out of reach to most woodworkers of moderate means. Two other tool companies are hardly ever mentioned in polite company. They are Bridge City Tool Works and St James Bay Tool Works. Has anyone ever bought anything from t...

02-01-2015 06:21 PM

Dowel tenoning jig - 2 replies

I needed a way to cut tenons on the end of 5/8” wood dowels, so I came up with this jig. I could have drilled a 5/8” dia. hole instead of the 5/8×5/8 square slot, but the dowels were not perfectly 5/8 dia. I cut the slot a little oversize so the dowel would rotate without binding. I clamped the jig to the router table and used a...

01-25-2015 06:26 PM

Stanley video - 1 reply

Watch this video at your own peril. It will drive you crazy.

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...

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