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01-10-2013 12:10 AM

Planer + Jointer: combo or separates? - 12 replies

There are 2 reasons I’m looking at getting a combo machine: 1) My shop is in a 2 car garage and I need the space.2) I believe in having a planer and jointer the same width. So I can make a better informed choice, can any of the more experienced folk around here tell me where a combination machine falls down on the job compared to hav...

09-11-2012 01:25 PM

Porter-Cable 3812 fence adjustment - 1 reply

Hi, when we moved to the new house, the fence on my table saw got beaten up. So I ordered parts online to fix it, and put it back together. But now the fence is seriously out of whack. Every time I tighten it, it moves to the right about 1/16”, and up a little bit. There’s a little lever with a rubber insert in back that tighte...

08-17-2012 09:14 AM

Vega U50 fence for porter cable 3812 portable saw - 4 replies

I own a PC 3812 I picked up a while ago for $100. The blade is good enough for now (Oldham 40T). I put a PALS adjustable trunnion bolt kit in the thing to fine tune the blade positioning, now I want a decent fence for ripping. Amazon has a Vega U26 for $322, and the U50 for $240. Do the Utility series fences fir the PC 3812 without a lot o...

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