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40 days ago

Media Console build, could use some advice. - 13 replies

Hey guys, I’m looking to build this media console that my wife is dieing to have. I built a similar console a little while back, but the construction was a little less complicated and my methods were a bit more crude. I had built that one just using a circular saw, combination miter saw, and cordless drill. I’ve picked up quite a few...

332 days ago

Table Saw Vibration When Powering Down - 22 replies

Hey guys, I have a quick question. I have a Craftsman 113 TS that I picked up recently off CL and I’m just getting to the point of having it set up right and all that stuff. Since this is my first TS I wasn’t sure about the vibration that I get when the saw powers down. When I turn it off, it goes into a two step like shut down. I...

357 days ago

Advise on Craigslist find: Drill Press - 13 replies

I found a Jet and a Hitachi drill press on CL at reasonable prices and I’m hoping to make one of them mine. Anything that I should be leery of on either of these? The Jet is an older one, blue Shopline series, and the Hitachi looks to me to be almost new. Jet JSL-14DP Hitachi B16RM

358 days ago

Band Saw Tuning / Blade Question - 8 replies

I recently purchased a Craftsman 14” band saw (Rikon Clone) and I noticed after installing my new Wood Slicer 3t x 3/8” Re-Sawing blade that it wants to move a lot on the wheels and you could see the movement between the thrust bearing too, but not as much since the thrust bearings guide it. The movement is from front to back, and it...

403 days ago

Grizzly 14" G0555 Series w/ 6" Extention - 28 replies

I’m in market for a band saw and after seeing some pretty good reviews on the Grizzly G0555 (specifically, the G0555LX or G0555LANN model) series I decided to give it a look. One of the things holding me back it that I want greater re-saw capacity. Unfortunately, that means that I’ll have to spend about double to gain that capacity, ...

430 days ago

Chisels...Where to start? - 29 replies

I’m looking for some advice on purchasing my first real set of chisels. Where do I start? Below are a few that I have found. I would like to get a good set under $100, but I am willing to go up to $200 if it’s worth the extra coin. Here are a few that have caught my eye: Sorby Sheaf River Series Stanley Sweet Heart 750 serie...

447 days ago

Where to start? Advice for a beginner... - 16 replies

I’m currently on vacation visiting my family back in VA and I received some nice goodies from my Dad. My uncle was an avid wood carver specializing in ducks and other wildlife. Well, he’s since retired from doing it and given all his stuff to my Dad, who in turn is passing it on to me. The lot of tools includes several knives, chi...

468 days ago

Advice on selecting a Table Saw - 69 replies

Hey guys, I’m researching table saws and thought I would join here and see if I could get some solid advice on what type of saw would best suit me. I currently don’t own a table saw and my last one was a cheap Ryobi that bought about 10 years ago to rip OSB and other construction needs when I was renovating my first house. When I ...


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