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10-22-2014 03:58 PM

Small Band Saw Blades - 3 replies

I finally decided to add a small 10” band saw to my shop to go with the 16” Band saw. I intend to use the small band saw to make toys and other small things and not to do any re-saw work. I looked online for some blades in the 3/16”, 1/4” and 3/8” sizes with a length of 70-1/2” and there are some brands ...

10-20-2014 01:12 PM

Same Tool but different Paint ?? - 1 reply

I have been looking at different small 10” band saws and notice that the Jet 10” and Masterforce 10” are identical except for different paint and brand. The same goes for the Rikon 10” and the Craftsman 10” We all know that this happens with a lot of the tools. The one that comes to mind the most is the 15̶...

10-18-2014 10:45 PM

Small 10" Bandsaw -- Jet or Rikon ?? - 9 replies

I am looking at getting a small 10” bandsaw for toy making and other small detail work. I would probably be using a 1/4” blade most of the time and would not use it for re-saw I have a 16” Jet Bandsaw that I use for larger work and re-saw. It works great for the heavier work but not so great for detailed toys and other small...

08-29-2014 03:01 PM

Earthquake Question??? - 1 reply

I have seen a lot of pictures of the earthquake in Napa and the destruction that it caused. Also, in one post on this forum I saw the mess that it makes inside peoples houses. I was wondering if there are things people do to their homes out there to help reduce damage such as reinforce shelves, tie down furniture, cabinets and appliances. D...

07-29-2014 09:46 PM

Garage Venting - 7 replies

I have my shop in part of my garage. It is a 2-1/2 stall garage which is attached to the house at one end and is a gable end on the other. The ceiling is open with no insulation and no vents and there are no windows. The heat builds up in the garage in the summer and is very hot with a large amount of hot air trapped up in the rafters. I wan...

03-24-2014 03:57 PM

Making Joints and Drawers with Kreg Screws - 6 replies

A recent thread described the difficulty that one poster was having with making joints with the Kreg screws. I am certain that most of us who have used them have also encountered problems. I recently make some drawers that were about 16” x 22” x 6” using ½” plywood and the Kreg Micro Screws. I am hoping that some others will provide how they ...

01-22-2014 04:20 PM

How to Protect your Shop - 14 replies

There have been a couple of posts on this forum and on another concerning shop fires where someone unfortunately lost their entire shop to a fire. What is the best way to protect your shop? I have a heat alarm in my shop which will notify me and the alarm company if the temperature on the ceiling or the rate of rise of temperature is too g...

01-14-2014 02:03 PM

Which Premium Saw Blade - 13 replies

I know this topic has been covered in other posts, but please give me your thoughts if you have used one or more of these blades. I have read the reviews everywhere that I can find them and also the test results (actually the re-test results) put out by Wood Magazine. I am looking to purchase a new general purpose blade for my cabinet saw wh...


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