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04-04-2013 05:40 AM

PCB270TS on the way out? - 20 replies

I noticed that the Porter-Cable PCB270TS disappeared from the lowes site last night and still isn’t back. “We’re sorry, we couldn’t find any matches for “pcb270ts” Anyone hear anything about an end of life for this saw? Did the R4512 win? ;)

12-05-2012 04:13 AM

When did router bits cost $2.00? - 12 replies

My brothers friend bought a hardware store and when they were poking around, they found an old Stanley router bit point of sale display case. Being a good guy, he grabbed it for me. I’m not sure what I want to do with it. I was either going to clean it up and use it as is or maybe customize it. I didn’t want to change anything wi...

08-10-2012 07:54 AM

Usable? 50 yr old 12" 4/4 reclaimed red oak - 11 replies

I just bought a house that was built in 1965 and pulled a half dozen 15’ 12”x1” of what I think are red oak shelves out of the garage. I’m assuming they’re original to the house because of the nails used to secure them to the plaster slat walls. I would HATE to just throw them out if I didn’t have to. ...

08-10-2012 07:28 AM

Routing Rookie - 8 replies

I tried routing dadoes for the first time a few weeks ago. The stock is 3/4” melamine. I’m using a 3/4” dado bit from MLCS. The first piece came out FANTASTIC with the shelves having a perfectly snug fit in the dado and no tear out what so ever. The heart break is that I didn’t notice that the bit dropped on the secon...

07-23-2012 09:16 AM

Gloat... of sorts (car) - 0 replies

Before I got married, and long before woodworking caught my interest, I used to go through cars like TP. New and old – cars were my passion. I’ve loved them all from my 48 Master Deluxe to my 53 Buick Special, and from my 63 Caddy DeVille to my 67 Camaro to my 96 Impalla SS. I would buy them, play with them for a few months or a y...

07-07-2012 05:45 PM

Getting Married - 7 replies

Well, I’m getting re-married. lol The first time we did it, we ran off to Vegas. We’ve been married seven years this year, have five great kids, and just bought a house. So we decided to invite all the family and friends we wished we could have had the first time over for a small vow renewall in the back yard. Somehow that turne...

06-24-2012 10:32 AM

New vs. Old - 14 replies

I’m not sure if all newbies had the same concerns as I did, but when I was looking for my first table saw, I ended up buying a new, all be it lower quality, entry level saw with a riving knife and anti kickback paws over something older and used without either of these safety nets. I’m sure glad I had both because I did some pretty ...

05-06-2012 05:47 AM

Unwelcome Guests - 4 replies

Finally bought our first house and was able to negotiate with the wife – she got the extra bedroom for sewing and crafts and I got the garage. No car, no storage, just shop space. One catch. I’ve got two deep freezers (one chest and one upright and both are new). They’re out of the way, but I’m worried about the effec...

03-27-2012 10:32 PM

First time home owner - plumbing question. - 18 replies

Hey all. We just bought our first home in January and after three months, I can only find one problem – but I worry it’s a big one. No matter where I am in the house, it takes 3 minutes to get hot water out of a faucet. The structure is as built in 1965. No bump outs or additions, BUT there’s not one, but TWO newish water h...

09-17-2011 10:18 AM

Choosing the best cabinet hinge - 1 reply

In my limited cabinet building experience (read that as 2 builds), I’ve only ever used insert type European hinges. My only reason is that they’re idiot proof when it comes to aligning the doors to get a professional looking gap. I’ve never had to consider utility when selecting hardware. I’m working on a project now...

08-14-2011 08:28 AM

Tool Snobs? - 37 replies

Just staring out, I’m the first one to admit that I know just about NOTHING about woodworking, but I’m trying to soak up as much from those with the expertise. The one thing I know is that I’m smitten with it. For example, my wife just left the room, annoyed, after I kept droning on and on about section in a book I’m re...

08-04-2011 10:01 AM

I'm not *that* smart - where did I see this? - 13 replies

I was looking at plans for a small rolling shop cart the other day and thought, “I could mount my small bench machines (planer, jointer, router table, miter saw) to MDF and use the cart as a universal stand – swap out the tools as needed. I could also make a large cabinet with rails to mount each of the machines for storage when not...

07-31-2011 03:52 PM

Newbie's next purchase - Planer or Jointer/Planer Combo - 21 replies

Hello Folks! I’m new – not only to the board, but also new to woodworking. First, let me thank you for the welcome I’ve received and all of the great information that you share! Besides bookmarking like crazy, I’ve got a pad next to the computer and I’m constantly writing down tips and info that I’ve disc...


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