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04-02-2018 09:10 PM

PSA: Dust Collection 26ga Piping / Fitting Source in Central Florida - 2 replies

I think this kind of post will be helpful to people when they search the forums in the future. For those that are looking for a good source of 26ga Snaplock pipes, elbows, T’s (maybe Wyes), and reducers, check out Black’s Supply, Inc. They have 2 locations in Orlando, 1 in Eustis, and 1 in Leesburg. They are by far the best priced...

03-17-2018 08:24 PM

DIY Dust Sensor Build Help - 18 replies

Calling all LJ hive mind with a knack for electronics. I have been researching a way to create a cheap Dust Sensor bin similar to that of a popular device. I have the recommended parts, but not entirely sure how to wire all of this together. That’s where I would like LJ’s to come in and see what can be done to make this work. I r...

03-05-2018 12:08 AM

Suggestions on what to do with an empty tool stand - 6 replies

Good Evening LJ’s, I’m looking for suggestions on what I could possibly do with this stand. I’ve been reorganizing my shop and believe I should get rid of this because it takes up so much space. Unlike the picture, it’s not in a rectangular shape. It’s actually a trapezoidal shape that my iPhone refuses to ...

01-20-2018 07:44 PM

Craftsman Made in the USA Screwdrivers in 2018?! - 7 replies

Maybe they still do this, but I don’t recall seeing anything “Made in the USA” on any Craftsman tools in a long time. I thought all of them moved overseas. I just bought these screwdriver set from Ace Hardware, brand new, and all of them says Made In the USA. They look and feel like the ones my father use to have in his mech...

07-05-2017 01:02 AM

What's a good clock with temperature & humidity indicators? - 9 replies

Good Evening fellow LJ’s, I’m on a hunt for a decent Clock with temperature and humidity indicators. There are so many out there and the one I like the most, in terms of aesthetics, is the Woodcraft one. It seems like it would have the most contrast to see, but I’m open to other suggestions to better ones, if they are o...

03-29-2017 10:18 PM

Drilling Square Holes - Still amazing to watch - 3 replies

I remember seeing this a few years back, but it’s always fun to see this in action every now and then. Who needs files and chisels when you have a drill bit that can do it all. Even a hexagonal shape apparently. https://youtu.be/rjckF0-VeGI

12-27-2016 01:23 AM

Garage Wall/Floor Leak? - 6 replies

I don’t know if this is the right place to post this as I tried posting in the Home Refurb page, but for some reason, it rejected my post. Anyways, it is shop related as it’s my garage shop and need help figuring out where to start. As you can see in the picture, there is water coming through and I have no idea what it might be. T...

08-21-2016 02:40 AM

Shelix vs Grizzly Spiral Cutterhead 2016 - 10 replies

Hey fellow LJ’s, I got that 10% Grizzly coupon many got and have been debating on getting a spiral cutterhead for my 6” jointer. What’s everyone’s opinion between the Shelix vs Grizzly’s now? I know this topic has been beaten to death in the past, but how about now? I can get the Shelix one for about $260 a...

07-07-2016 01:58 AM

Attic Insulation: DIY or Pay? - 19 replies

Hello All, I’ve tried looking for an answer on this in many places. It seems like it would be an easy answer, but I have some concerns. Would you do your own Attic Insulation using a blower rental or pay to have someone else do it? I’m all for doing it on my own, but my 1st concern is that it would take a lot of work to cre...

02-27-2016 08:47 PM

Need Help - 2 fold issue on Bandsaw - 12 replies

Hello fellow LJ’s. I need some advice/help on what I can do to fix 2 issues I found with my bandsaw as I was reorganizing my shop. I would appreciate whatever you guys can come up with. I have a Porter Cable 14” Bandsaw with a 9” riser block. 1) Need to shim the riser block. I found out last night that when I raised the ...

07-31-2015 08:04 PM

Need Help - Flip-top cart out of square - how to fix? - 10 replies

Hello fellow LJ’s! I need your input, ideas, suggestions on how I would go about fixing this little debacle I’m in…I’m currently creating a Flip-top cart where the bottom cavity you see in the photo will be for a drawer. Well, when I clamped everything up, it was square, but when I came back in the morning, the glue dri...

06-18-2015 12:35 AM

Anyone tried Z-Wave Receptacle for remote Dust Collection? - 9 replies

Good Evening fellow LJ’s, I was curious if anyone has tried using the Z-Wave Wireless receptacle for their Dust Collection needs? I see all these remote controlled boxes from various companies all having some sort of problems with the exception of the +$100 range. I originally bought the PSI Long Ranger, but the company won’t...

06-04-2015 12:17 AM

Amazon Sale on Personal safety equipment-6/3/15 only - 1 reply

I didn’t see anyone post this, but Amazon is having a sale on many 3M personal safety equipment including filter cartridges for masks, dust masks, eye safety, respirators, and more. Maybe some of you can take advantage of this. http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=lp_11554480011_gbrc_tit_r-1_6742_ab93198b?rh=i%3Aindustrial%2Cn%3A11554480011&...

05-31-2015 11:32 PM

Suction Loss at and through Blast Gates? - 19 replies

Good Evening LJ’s, I was finalizing my dust collection and noticed one part of my table saw collection to not have as much suction as i thought it should, so I started to check for suction loss and air gaps. I know some (if not all) of the 90 / 45 degree elbows have some loss, so I’ll be sealing those up, BUT when I open up my ...

05-16-2015 08:38 PM

Nano Filter Hole - Too much air passing through? - 7 replies

Good Afternoon Fellow LJ’s, I am nearly complete in installing my dust collection duct work, hoses, pipes, connectors, and filter. The question I have is that when I turn the dust collector on, I can feel a LOT of air coming through the top. It seems all filters are like this and makes me wonder just how much is actually going thr...

04-04-2015 01:59 AM

Dust Collector Duct Installation Opinions requested (I have photos!) - 23 replies

Good Evening Everyone, I would like to request some opinions about my pending dust collection duct install setup. I think this will work fine, but it doesn’t hurt to get second opinions. Sorry for the crude overlay, but I really just want to get the install started. If anyone could critique my design and see if I’ll run into ...

03-28-2015 02:29 PM

Chisel Starter Set - Dewalt or hone old ones? - 18 replies

Hey Fellow LJ’s, I’m in the market for a very basic starter Chisel set. I would prefer to buy locally, which means the big box stores for me. I saw some DeWalt 4-PC chisel set at HD for $30. The steel is made in Sheffield, England and was wondering if this would suffice as I hone in, pun intended, my skills. I currently ha...

02-28-2015 03:23 PM

Miter Saws vs Crosscut Sled 2015 - 13 replies

Hello fellow LJ’s, I’ve been debating for the past 2 weeks about upgrading my miter saw to a SCMS (sliding compound miter saw) and was JUST about to pull the trigger when I realized that a crosscut sled probably performs better for wider stock than the SCMS. I’ve seen people just drool over the Festool Kapex, yet a good cros...

02-08-2015 07:06 PM

Cheap, but good, plywood from Home Depot (Pine Ply) - 47 replies

I don’t know if anyone has heard of this, but some Home Depots are carrying something called a Pine Plywood. I’ve never heard of it, but for the price of $35 for a 4×8, 3/4” sheet, 11 ply, void-free as far as I can see, super smooth, it was well worth the purchase. It’s actually what I used to make my Drill Press C...

02-08-2015 02:15 AM

DC & Super Dust Deputy: Beaten to death, but still need help - 4 replies

My head is just a jumbled mess with all the topics on Dust Collecting and it’s getting to the point of frustration to look for answers without doing another post. As my garage shop comes together, I am nearing in pulling the final trigger to buy all the duct work to go to my DC and Super Dust Deputy, but before I do, I need to know if it&...

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