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269 days ago

Clearvue Cyclone Paint - 3 replies

Hi everyone, I bought the CV 1800 Clearvue Cyclone back almost 2 years ago. I am just getting around to putting it up now. It is the original style with the bare MDF and not the new painted version. Any of you have the similar unit and painted it? If so what kind of paint/stain did you use? ThanksDan

286 days ago

Micro-tangent angle set - 2 replies

Hey everyone,Anyone have this micro-tangent angle set from Ed Bennett’s TS Aligner website and wanting to sell it? I am looking to buy one and Ed is,....... well…...where ever. I searched for his TS aligner Jr., and found one and now I am looking for this.Here is the link as well and it is at the top of the page. http://www.ts...

287 days ago

Micro-tangent angle set - 16 replies

Hey all, I am looking for the Micro-tangent angle set, manufactured by Ed Bennett of T S Aligner.I did manage to track down the TS aligner Jr and now looking for this piece. Anyone have it looking to sell? Have a look at this link and it is at the very top of the page.http://www.ts-aligner.com/accessories.htm Regards,Dan

553 days ago

JessEm™ Mast-R-Lift Excel II™ - 0 replies

Hello everyone,My woodworking shop is just about done. I am continuously researching the tools I would like to have.I was looking at the Jessem MRL Excel II and you can get the stand with this unit. I was wondering for the extra 140 bucks (Canadian) at Lee Valley you can get the table. Have any of you bought this and made your own cabinet rather...

554 days ago

Compound mightier saw - 28 replies

Hello everyone,I am new to woodworking and soon to start purchasing the big tools for my shop. The first is a saw stop table saw. I was thinking about all the bigger tools and was wondering. Is there really a need for a compound mitre saw? If I have a table saw and I already got a Festool TS55 Plunge Cut saw, is a mitre saw justified? I see most...

562 days ago

Hearing protection - 45 replies

Hello folks, I just broke my earmuffs I brought from HD. Do any of you use these noise cancelling headsets or recommend a good set. I think I paid about $20 for the HD ones but they were not good enough as I found using a sander and shop vac to be a bit loud. I believe in you get what you pay for. Thanks,Dan

600 days ago

What to do with plywood - 34 replies

Hey everyone,I am soon finishing the sheeting inside my woodworking shop. I am using standard grade 1/2” plywood I got at home depot. I live in NL, Canada and my shop is a detached garage. The rules here for a shop are a bit more free than most other places, so plywood is allowed. I was thinking of maybe staining the plywood or putting som...

619 days ago

TS ALigner Jr. - 8 replies

Looking to buy a TS Aligner Jr. Anyone have one that is looking to sell it? Regards,Dan P.

728 days ago

T S Aligner - 1 reply

Hello everyone, I posted a nice while ago about Mr. Ed Bennett, asking if he was still in the business. Does anyone know if he is or have any information about his business as I am interested in his product.Dan P.

816 days ago

FESTOOL Sanders - 5 replies

Hi everyone, I am just brand new to woodworking. In the process of collecting tools along the way. I am looking to purchase the Festool RO 90 DX 3 1/2” disc sander. Because of its size I am looking at some thing a little bigger to go with it. And I was thinking of the ETS 125 EQ random orbit sander with a 5” sanding pad diameter. ...

836 days ago

TS aligner - 5 replies

I have tried to make contact with Ed Bennett of TS aligner via phone and email and I haven’t heard hide nor hair of him. Does anyone know if he is still in the buisness? Regards,Dan P.

878 days ago

router or shaper - 11 replies

I am brand new to woodworking. My shop is up, electrical is about 80% done. I am into the researching phase and because of my inexperience, I read many books and the internet is the educating tool. Usually what I do is take each major tool and read reviews galore. And that is part of the fun.I am looking at a router table by Jessem at the moment...

926 days ago

CLear Vue Cyclone - 23 replies

Hey Guys,I have a 60 amp sub panel in my woodworking shop, fed from the house. I am looking at getting the CV 1800. Just got an email from CV stating the current rating of the motor is 20.8 Amps (220 V/5HP). The TS I am ordering (Grizzly:G0690) is rated 12.8 amps (220 V/3 HP). I am wondering if there will be any problems with running both. The i...

944 days ago

Shop Cabinets - 4 replies

Hi everyone, I live in Canada and have been researching reading material about shop storage cabinets. I think the best response I have seen has been centered around Tom Clark’s, ’’ Practical Shop Cabinets’’. I went to his web site and there doesn’t appear to be any mention of the availability of this book...

994 days ago

Grizzly Jointer: beds & cutting heads - 22 replies

Hello everyone, I am in the researching phase of the big tools and as many of you know it is part of the fun but it can be a little overwhelming. My question is about the grizzly jointer line. As far as I can see (and I stand to be corrected on this) they offer either the spiral cutter head with a dovetail way bed or the cutter knives ...

996 days ago

Brand new woodworker-good books - 3 replies

Hi everyone, I have my workshop shelled in and about to embark on the woodworking craft. I have little woodworking experience and right now I am soaking up all this stuff throught web sites like this one and books. In case anyone is interested I have found 2 books that are worth the money, for us saplings. They are: “Woodworking Basi...

1007 days ago

Which dust collector - 17 replies

Hello all, I am still in the building phase of my workshop. The electrical wiring is about 1/3 done. It looks like I might have to route my dust collection lines up to my ceiling from the DC (I have a 9’ ceiling and the shop is 22 X 26) and then to distribute the lines to the big tools. At this stage of the game I am still researchin...

1051 days ago

General Jointer, same but different? - 3 replies

Hi everyone, I am looking at getting a jointer (my first) and am pretty much positive on the 6” General. There are two types: the 80-075L which is the open style and the 80-100L, the closed. Both these units have the 55 1/4” table and about the only difference I can see is the open and closed style. Do any of you own one of thes...

1068 days ago

General Table Saw - 14 replies

Hi Guys, I am leaning towards a General tablesaw, namely the 50-200R. (I live in Newfoundland Canada, so I am somewhat limited on what I can buy.) Any of you used this particular saw or another General TS that thinks it is a good product. Also, the issue with right or left tilt, I have read reviews and it seems to me that the left tilt is t...

1279 days ago

General table saws - 9 replies

Hello Everyone, I am brand new to the woodworking field. And I mean brand new. My woodworking shop is not even started yet and won’t be until all the snow is gone. For now my focus is on reading, research and the like. But this part for me is very interesting and educational as I read and watch the talent that I see in you all, and i...

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