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18" Delta Rockwell RAS for $250? - 17 replies
After months of cruising my local craigslist I finally came across a machine tool that seems like a good value, this is an 18” Delta Rockwell RAS. I became interested in it after visiting Home Depot yesterday, Home Depot has a Delta RAS at least 18” with BIG iron, bigger than this one. I had tool envy and started searching Craigslist...
|5 days ago||
12" table saw blades - Forrest alternatives? - 16 replies
I’m shopping for 12” table saw blades for my new saw after buying a wobble-o-matic Forrest WWII that I’m sending back. Run out is .008 vs advertised .001 and its dished. Anyone have experience with either of these two brands? Ridge Carbide TS2000 – They claim a trademark secret that results in their blades not requi...
|14 days ago||
Excalibur 21" Scroll Saw - 3/4 oak? - 3 replies
I stopped in Woodcraft yesterday for a can of Boeshield and noticed they had a black Excalibur 21” scroll saw in, my reaction was dang that’s the coolest looking scroll saw I ever. I nearly quick draw my wallet out but I always like to research tools first. So I searched Lumber jocks just now and everybody seems to love the thingR...
|21 days ago||
The Shop Grizzly Fox Mortiser Mutant! - 2 replies
I really don’t like receiving something different than what I ordered but I might be okay with it in this case…I was uncrating the new Shop Fox 1743 mortiser and what the hell that’s the Grizzly, no the stand says Shop Fox and its white…its actually the Grizzly but different than the Grizzly. Stick with me. Here’...
|22 days ago||
Best bandsaw blade for cutting tenons? - 5 replies
I was watching Norm cut tenons on his bandsaw in this video which seemed like a good way to go. He’s using a 1” blade and I did some research on Timberwolf’s website but they seem to suggest a smaller blade with more TPI for tenons. But if you think about this in terms of ripping or re-sawing kiln dried wood in this thickness t...
|23 days ago||
INBOUND Grizzly 12" G0696X 5HP Table Saw! - 27 replies
I just pulled the trigger on this 5HP beast! Then couldn’t stop myself and ordered this 12” Forrest Woodworker II And this Timber Wolf 1” bandsaw blade And three of these hand wheels w/chrome handles to replace the plastic-o-matic wheels that came on my 19” bandsaw, Grizzly…plastic…really?...
|25 days ago||
Grizzly G0696X 12" 5HP Table Saw? - 23 replies
This saw is calling to me, I’m on the verge of ordering it. Plus its my birthday which makes ordering something so tempting. Does anyone own one of these or have any comments on it? What I like...the 4” depth of cut because it seems every time I turn around I need to cross cut 3.5” stock accurately. If you need to cut someth...
|33 days ago||
I recently purchased a 19” bandsaw from Grizzly, weight 427 pounds 76” high. I also purchased the super heavy duty Shop Fox mobile base for it but it seems awfully tippy. Just wondering what others have done here?
|36 days ago||
The assembly of this beast continues over in my blog but I wanted to give Grizzly a shout out here, dialing in these parallelogram jointers is a breeze! The manual makes it sound like adjusting the eccentric bushing is some scary procedure but it really was super easy and with the fine level of adjustment you can dial these tables to .000! I ...
|40 days ago||
I thought I would chronicle assembly of the G0490 and installation of the Byrd Shelix cutter head to document any issues and solutions. In this first pic I have unbolted the motor from its shipping location and mounted it onto the motor bracket inside the cabinet. I also installed the dust collector outlet and mobile base lift wheel. I got th...
|47 days ago||
Touchdown the 8" jointer and 19" bandsaw arrive! - 3 replies
UPS freight showed up today and dropped off my new jointer and bandsaw. No shipping damage that I can tell the shipping crates were fine. I got the bandsaw uncrated and onto the Shopfox mobile base, it was packed quite well as you can see below in the pics. I think the mobile base needs bigger foot pads for stability, I’ll hit McMasterCarr...
|55 days ago||
INBOUND new 8" Jointer and 19" Bandsaw - 19 replies
Thanks to all here who helped me research the jointer, I saved enough money I decided to buy a bandsaw too! I almost went with the 17” bandsaw, but for another $355 I got a bigger table, 2 more inches throat capacity, rack and pinion table tilt, 3HP vs 2HP. I already have dual 30amp 220vac outlets and cords so I’m good to go there. ...
|60 days ago||
Helical Cutterhead Grizzly G0490X vs Powermatic 60HH - 10 replies
I’m trying to decide between these two machines, Powermatic 60HH $2,444 vs Grizzly G0490 $1,445. I can’t seem to talk myself into the Grizzly which is bugging me because its $1,000 cheaper and a parallelogram vs the Powermatic older style dovetail. So lets talk helical cutter heads for starters, has anyone used the Grizzly helical...
|260 days ago||
It wasn't designed to do this but...examples - 11 replies
Here’s my recent example hey big honker drill press hold this while I put these bolts in. This made installing the extension wings on both the new planer and table saw a breeze, that always used to be a huge pain.
|260 days ago||
Grizzly G0703 Cyclone DC assembly thread - 32 replies
Thought I would chronicle assembly of my new Grizzly G0703 cyclone DC, just finished unpacking it, no shipping damage to report, all parts packed well, fasteners look of decent quality and ample size. Step 1 problem 1 ahahaha well that didn’t take long. Instructions say install 4 casters to bottom of frame with 9/16 inch wrench. Only pr...
|276 days ago||
Been waiting on this beast for 2 weeks and it finally arrived today! I struggled with this purchase, quite a few decent drill presses out there for a few hundred less but I liked the Delta’s features on paper. Would be interested in hearing any feedback good or bad from anyone who owns one of these.
|281 days ago||
Its been a heck of a week with tools arriving from all over, had my brothers over this morning and we got the big iron safely off the pallets. Thought I would snap a picture before we begin degreasing and assembly. PM 15HH, PM2000, Incra Miter5000, Leigh D4R w/acc, Shopfox workbench legs, Milwaukee D handle router, Grizzly 30×72 maple be...
|284 days ago||
Look what just landed, a shiny new Powermatic 15HH with the Byrd Helix cutterhead how cool is that! Ima uncrate this baby tonight.
|291 days ago||
The builders finished my new house and now that I’m settled in I just pulled the trigger on setting up a new workshop. Phase 1 Powermatic PM2000 Table Saw – inboundPowermatic 15HH Planer – inboundDelta 18” woodworkers drill press – inboundAlbrecht 2MT keyless chuck – inboundLeigh D4R Dovetail jig with ac...