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09-30-2017 02:50 AM

NorCal East Bay - need to borrow 16" planer. Cutting board - 14 replies

Anyone in the east bay NorCal have a planer that can run a 16” cutting board? I made two cutting boards, edge grain, and need to plane than square. I plan to make them into random end grain boards for a wedding gift. My planer is not up and running yet. Beer or $ for your time of course.

08-18-2017 02:52 PM

Incra Router Lift or Triton Router, can't decide? - 17 replies

I have a full size router table I bought used years ago. It has the Incra offset table, Incra LS system, Incra magnalock plate and those magnetic inserts. I’ve mounted a bosch 1617 in it with the fixed base. This does allow height changes from above the table IF I unlock the router from underneath. The mechanism is not perfect and has f...

08-04-2017 06:48 AM

Jet 14" Bandsaw fence not square to table, ideas on aligning? - 3 replies

I picked up a used 14” Jet bandsaw while back. Cuts great but I noticed the fence if measured in the front and back to the miter slot are not the same. It out about a 1/8” in back (behind the blade). I thought it was a fence issue so I bought and installed the kreg fence. Still out. Jets manual doesn’t really say how to f...

06-28-2017 02:23 AM

Breadboard Ends for Cutting Board Help - 3 replies

Making a cutting board for a wedding gift. Had a mishap with the router and now need to add length to the board. Enter, adding a pair of breadboard ends. I’ve never done this but have all the tools necessary (router table, table saw etc) I can easily make a slot in the matting piece. The tenon might be a little bit of work but I can ...

04-25-2017 08:27 PM

VFD Help Anyone? Amps and Breaker/Wire Size - Confused - 5 replies

I picked up an old 5hp 3 phase machine. Plan on using a VFD to power it. The more I read, the more I get confused. I know so far that: If the VFD is a SINGLE Phase input only, it’s a hp to hp ratio. Meaning a 5hp single input VFD will power the 5hp 3 phase motor. I’m confused on amps and my circuit breaker. I plan to use my ...

04-22-2017 10:44 PM

Planer & Jointer score!! So stoked! Powermatic Grizzly - 2 replies

Scored a Powermatic 160 16” planer on an auction site. 3 phase 5hp. Gotta get a VFD to power it. 1100 pounds, it’s a beast! Almost lost it off the liftgate on the budget truck my dad and I rented. Now I gotta do some rust removal. Also jumped on a grizzly 8” spiral jointer for $700. Only 2-3 years old and blades have yet to ...

04-21-2017 02:32 AM

Grizzly G09490X: How easy to move and roll? - 3 replies

I’m picking up a grizzly g0490x jointer tomorrow. It has the built in mobile base. How easy is it to roll this thing onto a truck lift gate? Not sure I’ll have another set of hands to help.

04-17-2017 02:37 AM

Old Powermatic lifting and 3 phase converting advice? - 4 replies

I recently won an auction for an older powermatic 160 planer. A 1200lb beast. It has a 3 phase 5hp motor. Questions I have: Best way to power this via my 220 single phase? I think a rotary phase converter is the best route but I think it has to be a 10hp to properly work. I could source a 5hp single phase, would that work? How do I run ...

03-28-2017 09:46 PM

Excalibur Overarm Dust & Blade Guard - Norcal Cali - 0 replies

Selling an Excalibur blade guard and dust collector. Came with the used Unisaw I got and I don’t have the space for it. Boom height above floor 33 3/4” to 48 1/2” (860 to 1230 mm)Boom height above table 13 3/8” (340 mm)Main boom diameter 4” (102 mm)Inner boom diameter 3” (77 mm)Distance between blade & end of extensio...

03-28-2017 07:12 PM

Scored some 12/4 Mahogany, what should I make? - 15 replies

Got a really good deal on some rough 12/4 mahogany in 8-14’ lengths. Most about 2.5” thick and 5” wide. Some are 3” thick. Got about 315 board feet but sold 115bf to a friend making a table. He was thinking about making an 8ft talb but might go with a 10ft table now with the long boards he got. Got this stuff for $1.50...

03-23-2017 08:52 PM

Do I Need A Jointer? Value on NEW DJ-20 In Box - 9 replies

I have about 18 six foot long 8/4 pieces of walnut thats quartersawn and needs jointing. Also have a bunch of apitong that also needs straight edges. I’m in a 2 car garage and probably could figure out a place for a jointer. I could also make a sled and use my planer and make a sled and use my table saw (for the straight edges). I c...

02-24-2017 08:26 PM

2001 Griz G1258 Value - Or Buy New? - 1 reply

About an hour from me is a Grizzly G1258 2hp 20” Bandsaw. Seller is asking $1050 which I immediately thought was high. Not sure the price on this new but couldnt have been more than $1500 in 2001. Seller mentioned new saws of that power are $2,000+ which they likely are BUT those are new and not 15 years old. Is that a decent price? I t...

01-04-2017 06:41 PM

Fund for Used Sawstop or Keep Unisaw? - 11 replies

What a difference 24 hours makes! I have a used 3hp Unisaw I havent used yet. For Christmas I got the new adjustable riving knife complete sharkguard system ($250+) as my saw didnt have a splitter. I was planning to make some zero clearance inserts so I can start using it and hopefully score a 1.5hp 14” Rikon bandsaw with 3 blades for $...

09-20-2016 07:59 PM

Grizzly G0555 Used - Good First Bandsaw? - 7 replies

I could use a bandsaw and come across a bunch on Craigslist. The big 17” saws looks great but are $600+. I came across this Grizzly G0555 that’s been in storage for 4 years for $250. Seller said it needs new rubber on the wheels. Looks like it’s on a DIY moveable base. A riser block is $100. I thought I’d offer $180...

09-05-2016 04:02 PM

BORK, Sharkguard, or Bessy Splitter? - 2 replies

I can’t decide on the route I wanna go. My 36-944 Unisaw I got used is missing the splitter. It has the white Beisemeyer quick release bracket thing. A Bork will run $150-$230 if I get both kerfs and dust collection guard. Sharkguard isn’t much less if I get both thin and full kerf sets and dust collection guard. Problem wit...

08-30-2016 05:12 AM

Bork or Sharkguard for Unisaw. First Kickback - 10 replies

Got my new used 36-945 Unisaw running after building the guide rail and extension table. Mine has the Biesemeyer quick splitter quick release attachment BUT it did not come with one. I’m trying to decide on either the BORK or the Sharkguard and thin or full kerf. The BORK is a riving knife AND I can get both thin kerf and full ker...

08-17-2016 04:41 AM

Unisaw I.D. Help. Worth $750? - 12 replies

I’m looking at a used Delta Unisaw Platinum Edition with an Excalibur guard/dust collection for $750. Seller said it’s a 36” rail version. I googled that and couldnt find a 36” fence 3hp platinum edition. All were 50” or 52”. If it is a 3hp unisaw with excalibur system and 36” rail, is $750 decent? I ...

07-22-2016 01:02 AM

Is This Mahogany? - 19 replies

I’m about to drive an hour away to pick up some reclaimed mahogany for $6 a board. Each board is 76”x3”x2.25”. I showed my dad who’s a contractor and he said it’s not mahogany. Does this look like mahogany? I want to make end grain cutting boards and table tops. Here are some pictures.

02-26-2015 06:09 PM

Joinery Tool Decision: Dowel, Mortise/Tenon or Router? Jessem, Mlcs etc - 2 replies

I havent dont any fancy joinery yet. I have a double kreg pocket hole and an Incra LS router table and positioner. Looking to get into joinery to make pieces without screws BUT I cant decide on what would be best and cost effective. Of course if $$ was no object I’d have a Festool Domino ordered. I was looking at the Porter Cable 557 bi...

02-25-2015 07:47 PM

Dowel Jig, Horizontal Router Mortiser/Tenon or Mortiser? - 2 replies

I want to start doing different joinery. Right now I just use the router table and nails with glue, not the best for structure needed items or hiding nails holes. I came across the Jessem Doweling Jig and cant decide on the 8350 or 8300 Paralign OR the Dowelmax. All are around the same $$ if include all the drill guides. I then discovered ...

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