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08-09-2011 02:36 AM

Some Advice on a Northfield 8" Jointer - 1 reply

I have an oppportunity to purchase a relic. It is a Northfield 8” jointer that has been modified. The original had a direct drive arrangement and the current owner installed a belt drive. This cutterhead is now mounted on pillowblocks and driven by a 3hp motor. The machine runs super smooth. Condition appears to be great. Tables are ...

08-02-2011 05:06 AM

Table Saw Accuracy - 1 reply

I am doing some tuning on the table saw. It is a 10” Jet Hybrid. I am using a digital caliper. To the best if my knowledge the blade is square with the table slots. I have tweaked the fence and the best I can get is 1/64” parallel with the blade. I measured some boards that I ripped to 3” and they were within 1/64” end to end. ...

06-12-2011 02:43 PM

Wood Stains on top of Table Saw - 3 replies

The other day I was re-sawing some un-dryed red oak. I get the stuff from a mill down the road for next to nothing. I usually cut to rough demensions and let dry in the attic for a few month. I left a board face down on the saw for about 5 minutes. Now there is a dark brown stain. No rust, just a dark stain. I keep the top well treated...

05-31-2011 02:52 PM

Belt / Disc Sander vs Disc/OSS Sander - 14 replies

It is time to add a sander to my workshop. I have narrowed my options down to a Belt/Disc sander or the Grizzly 12” Disc/OSS Sander combo. Any advice would be appreciated. Sparky in Texas

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