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10-24-2012 04:56 PM

Powematic 60 8" Jointer, Good deal? [EDIT] It's mine! Check out the thread for photos and video. - 30 replies

I’m looking at a powermatic model 60 (8”) jointer from a consignment shop. The only thing they know about it is that it is wired for 110V and runs when they turn it on. Besides checking the tables for parallel is there anything else I should check? They’re asking $650 which includes delivery.

11-28-2011 04:28 PM

Anyone used RTA cabinets? - 7 replies

I tried searching the forums but didn’t see much regarding the various ready-to-assembly (RTA) cabinet stores online. I’m curious if anyone else has used them and what your experience has been. I’m specifically looking at the ginger maple line from RTACabinetStore.com I’m not expecting them to be high end custom cabine...

10-14-2011 07:57 PM

Transporting 4x8 sheets of hardwood ply in a small bed pickup - 34 replies

My problem is I’m going to need to transport some full (4’x8’) sheets of plywood from the big box store (Menards in this case) and the largest vehicle I have is a double cab tacoma with a small bed. The dimensions are ~40” between the wheel wells, 57” between the sides of the box and the bed length is ~60”. ...

06-02-2011 05:05 PM

Charging batteries from sources other than the recommended charger - 2 replies

In response to http://lumberjocks.com/topics/27462 , I was blocked so I figured I’d just start a new forum topic… NiCd battery chargers like the ones Dewalt uses charge with a constant current, and detect end of charge by watching the cell voltage and stopping the charge when it droops slightly (-dV). This is why they can charge a...

04-25-2011 04:03 PM

Making your own bandsaw blades - 5 replies

I picked up a Grizzly G1073 bandsaw (2HP, 16”, cast iron everything) on craigslist this weekend for $275, which included about 8 blades, along with a jig and box of blade stock to make your own blades with. The guy who previously owned it took meticulous care of it, it looks like it came straight out of the box with a sprinkling of sawdust...

04-12-2011 06:23 PM

10" vs 12" sliding compound miter saw - 39 replies

I’ve been researching different sliding compound miter saws, and basically narrowed it down to the Bosch 4310 (10”) or 5312 (12”). The biggest thing (capacity wise) I want it for is making large cross cuts of rough and finished lumber, and since the cross cutting capacity is basically the same for both, I was planning on gettin...

03-21-2011 11:50 PM

Cherry lumber on craigslist - 15 replies

Found a local guy on craigslist selling kiln dried 4/4 cherry at a good price per bf, since I’m pretty new to working with hardwoods, is there anything I should look out for? I’m going to check out the wood tomorrow night and potentially buy as much as I can fit in the truck if the quality seems good. “cherry boards 4/4, 5&#...


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