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#1 posted 09-21-2010 04:12 AM

“Welcome to Lumber Jocks”…enjoy the experience.

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#2 posted 09-21-2010 04:38 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 09-21-2010 04:45 AM

Thank you!!! I’m so excited to find a forum to help me with all my questions!!!!

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#4 posted 09-21-2010 06:17 AM

Welcome to LJ!! Lots of friendly help here -)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 09-21-2010 06:19 AM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 09-21-2010 06:22 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#7 posted 09-21-2010 07:45 AM


Before I give my recommendation, let me first say that I have a Delta Unisaw with a 3 hp motor, 52” table, and Biesemeyer fence, along with all the “goodies” that make it “perfect”, i.e., tenoning jig, Freud Dial dado blade, crosscut table, Incra 3000, etc., etc. (BTW the “goodies” in a good setup cost more than the saw). In addition, I have three Shopsmiths, and while I would not recommend them for use as table saws, others do, and love them. I also have a 30+ year old Craftsman radial arm saw, that I’ve used for ripping (not recommended), as well as for crosscutting and dadoing (for which I still use it).

All that being said (solely to qualify my background), my recommendation is that you take a very serious look at the Festool TS-55. After getting a Festool Domino (very highly recommended), I got hooked on their system. Using an MFT/3 table and CT22 dust collector (which integrates with their tools), it provides exceptionally clean cuts (even on difficult materials, like melamine, where the cuts with the standard blade are clean and chip free).

If you look around the Internet for Festool products and users, you’ll see what I mean, and if you look on craigslist, you’ll almost never see any Festool products, as those who get them, keep them.


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#8 posted 09-21-2010 11:28 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#9 posted 09-21-2010 02:26 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 09-21-2010 03:38 PM

Welcome to the greatest web page around! You’ll love it here!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 09-21-2010 04:01 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Becka, Enjoy the ride – just don’t stick you hands and legs out the window ;)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#12 posted 09-21-2010 11:42 PM

hey becka…theres no cure for a lumberjock addiction….im giving you the warning now! and heres the link if you need to admit your problems lol… lumber jocks anonamous have fun :)

-- M.K.

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#13 posted 09-22-2010 04:26 AM

I want to welcome you to LJ. I’m a “newbie” also. So, I am “paying-it-forward”. I’m sure there is plenty of information to be found on here. I’m still figurin it out myself.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 09-22-2010 06:15 AM

Welcome to a great addiction, enjoy your stay.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#15 posted 09-22-2010 04:41 PM


-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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