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08-13-2014 04:39 PM

HVLP System (Earlex, Fuji) - 15 replies

I’m going to get an HVLP system and I’m looking at the Earlex 5500 and the Fuji 2202. The Fuji is $100 more but it has more power and is a non-bleeder so I’m leaning in that direction. Looking for opinions and real world comparisons. I will be spraying mostly water bourne clear coat finishes. Thanks!

06-07-2014 05:14 PM

Kudos to the Dewalt 735X Planer - 5 replies

I bought my 735 1.5 years ago when it went on sale at Amazon for $440 which included the infeed/outfeed tables, an extra set of blades and free shipping. I needed a planer at that time when the one I had decided to stop working and not be worth repairing. The price and reputation were too good to pass up. In the time that I’ve owned it, it...

12-16-2013 04:07 AM

Grizzly 1023RLW 3HP Table Saw - 2 replies

I’m selling my Grizzly 1023RLW 3HP 10” Table Saw which is in excellent condition. The saw features a cast iron router table wing. The saw is about a year old. I love this saw but am planning to get a SawStop. I don’t think for a minute the SS will cut any better but, being a musician, the technology is pretty enticing. Price is...

12-14-2013 10:50 PM

Another SawStop Inquiry - 12 replies

I’m looking at SS again and was wondering what the main differences are between the Professional and Industrial series. I know the ICS is heavier and all but what makes it cost $1000 more?

04-28-2013 10:49 PM

Nailer Kit/Compressor Question - 15 replies

I’m getting ready to buy a nailer kit or will perhaps go with separates. For a kit I’m looking at the Dewalt kit that can be bought for $289 on Amazon or the new Porter Cable kit that can be bought for $299. The Dewalt features 2 guns and the PC has 3. I’ve also considered getting the Makita MAC700 compressore and then picking ...

03-17-2013 07:37 PM

Grizzly G9956 or Jet AFS100B Air Filtration System - 16 replies

I’m getting ready to buy an air filtration system and am looking at either the Grizzly G9956 or the Jet AFS1000B. Just going by the specs, the Grizzly reads better and is made in Taiwan, don’t know where the Jet is made. I know specs aren’t everything. Anybody have any opinions on these two machines? I have a 10% off for the Gr...

02-28-2013 05:18 AM

Table Saw Blade Choice - 27 replies

I’m getting ready to buy some new blades, I’ve been mostly using combination blades like the Freud Fusion. I’m thinking about buying a dedicated rip blade and crosscut blade. Seems to me a blade designed for a specific task would be better than a combination blade. My question is, what are you guys using the most? Combination b...

02-11-2013 06:04 PM

Powermatic PM66 good price used? - 8 replies

What would be a decent price for a 2005 Powermatic 66 table saw with 52” fence and extension table, 5hp motor in great condition?

01-03-2013 10:49 PM

Grizzly 0690 vs 1023 Table Saws - 21 replies

I’m really happy with my other Grizzly products and am thinking about upgrading my table saw to either the 690 or the 1023. Just looking at the specs I’m leaning toward the 0690. I would to hear some opinions on these two saws and why one is better than the other. On the surface they very similar. Thanks!

12-18-2012 02:13 AM

Coffee and End table question - 3 replies

For years I’ve only built musical instruments. I am now interested in building furniture. The first thing I want to build is a coffee table and matching end tables. I will be using my own design and have a question about build materials. The idea is that I’m going to build a basic box and then frame it with various pieces creating a ...

12-16-2012 06:37 PM

Bandsaw with riser block opinions - 13 replies

I currently have a Grizzly 555LX that I like very much. I generally never resaw 5” and this saw does it with ease, much better than an old Delta I used to have. Occasionally I may have a need to resaw 7-8” boards and will need the riser kit. However I’ve heard some folks dislike riser kits on 14” saws because they feel th...


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