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1400 Rebuild

04-29-2016 11:29 AM by Dennis Hill | 3 comments »

I’ve been using this DeWalt 1400 for several years after buying it off Craigslist for $70. Never did much to it other than adding a good blade, and a quick-and-dirty table/fence. This year I tore it apart. Reassembled with new motor bearings, some wiring, a major cleanup and repaint, and a table. All pretty standard except for the table. The table on some saws is relatively small which makes supporting long boards difficult. One solution is to build the saw into a bench. Anot...

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1957 dewalt ras!

03-11-2016 04:42 PM by Havasumatt | 7 comments »

Well after a couple years, it’s finally cutting wood! Paint should be cured by now, hah! Did the mr sawdust table and new cord from another’s idea(smart by the way)! Purrs like a kitten and cuts like butter! Not the easiest machine to square back up after complete disassemble. Hopefully it holds for a while! Crosscut is pretty close to my dewalt 12” scms. But much smoother and quieter. Even with the 8” WWI, Krunkle blade, it still wants to plow itself throu...

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Tools #5: Radial Arm Saw base from filing cabinets.

03-19-2014 11:46 PM by PASs | 5 comments »

Yes something else involving filing cabinets.I have an old Craftsman RAS that I can’t even sell for $75 on Craigslist, so I keep it for cutting dados for card and phone holders. It has the standard spayed leg stand where I kept a couple of empty tool boxes, but not really anything else. I got two 2-drawer cabinets a few weeks ago for $5 each, about half what I’m willing to pay for good ones.As they were a matched pair I had the opportunity to join them together to make a base f...

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DeWalt PowerShop Build #1: Why? What? Where? How? When?

03-18-2014 11:42 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 22 comments »

Good day, and welcome to the initial installment of my DeWalt RAS cabinet blog. BackgroundWoodworking is a hobby for me, nothing more and nothing less. Within the realm of hobby lies a tremendous range of passion; there’s ‘love it, can’t live without’ all the way to ‘it’s something to tinker with when there’s no sports on TV.’ I’m closer to the former than the latter, but I’m also a very patient fellow when it comes to getting things done the way I want them. Bottom line: It’s the journey....

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Radial Arm Saw #2: Dust Collection for the RAS

11-27-2013 03:36 AM by hjt | 7 comments »

Dust Collection for my Radial Arm saw I was getting tired of all the saw dust plastered on the wall behind the RAS, and on the floor, I decided to explore You Tube to find out what ideas I might be able to use in my effort to maintain a clean shop.Here is the link to the design I decide to use with slight modification. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRFjRvQTckMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9TyYI800cw You will see that my dust hood has a taller opening but is not as wide as hi...

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Radial Arm Saw #1: New Table for my Radial Arm Saw

11-14-2013 11:00 PM by hjt | 12 comments »

This saw was my dad’s pride and joy. It a B&D DeWalt R1350 built in 1968. The family gave it and many other woodworking tools to me when he died several years ago. I tuned it up and put a simple table on it back then (2009.) I reassembled and built wheels on the stand. Some say don’t use WD40 – use liquid graffite. After I got all done, I read another book the said, never use liquid graffite – ONLY use WD40. The sign “2nd table” I scraped...

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Setting Up Shop (The Gloat to End All Gloats Blog) #1: Introduction

11-13-2013 12:32 AM by FaTToaD | 6 comments »

Hello all LumberJocks! As promised in my Gloat to End all Gloats post, I’m starting a blog series dedicated to discovering, moving in, and setting up the dedicated shop we got as part of our recent home purchase. I plan to put several types of posts under this one series, which will range from discovering the new tools to setting up the shop and making it my own. I’d like to start by letting y’all know we closed on the house on Friday afternoon, so we have spent all weekend clean...

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A Tale of Two Saws #1: Goodbye SCMS, Hello RAS

10-14-2013 03:18 PM by Mikhail | 11 comments »

I have 2 sliding compound miter saws. And I REALLY want to get rid of one, but WHICH one? And I have been stuck on this for the last 6 years. 6 years of storing one and using the other. Or leaving them at different build sites on the property to save walking. Or having one outside and one in a shop. I am sick of it. I do not need 2, that just earns me suspicious looks from the wife. (having them at 2 far points on the property helped having them not be noticed as much) Now that I am...

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Safety (or the lack thereof) #3: DADO BLADES CAN'T CUT 1 INCH OF HARDWOOD IN ONE PASS

08-18-2013 12:30 AM by PASs | 14 comments »

I’m a BONEHEAD.I like my Dado blades.But they have their limitations.Especially pulling the blade through on your radial arm saw.Ripping a 3/4 inch dado 1 inch deep in a piece of hardwood tougher than oak (I have mallets made from this stuff) exceeds their abilityWhen you try anyway the chippers decide to group together in a show of rebellion and the teeth get mad enough to fly off the handle…er…blade. I knew better.I was in a rush.The fix was $75 at saw stop getting new ...

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Misc. Shop Stuff #21: The DW102 Powershop Bench

04-16-2013 05:12 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 31 comments »

Anyone on LJs have first-hand experience with this cabinet? Seen one? Have one? The baffle appears to catch sawdust, but short of lifting the saw out of place, how do you extract the caught dust? Strangest design I’ve seen it awhile… I have the measured drawing, it offers no text as to how to ‘use’ this baffle feature. Strongly considering building something close to this bench for my DeWalt RAS, and I’ll include some type of dust collection that featur...

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