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05-03-2014 04:30 AM

Harbor Freight 8" Drill Press Parts - 3 replies

Hi Folks, I purchased the HF 9” Drill Press about a year ago. The Tension Spring for the feed bar broke, an it looks like I must have lost the spring cap a while back. I called HF cust service, they said that they do not provide those parts any more. Any ideas where I could get those parts or some sort of solution ? Thanks ...

08-08-2013 11:59 PM

Milescraft JointCrafter (model 1310) Manual / Help using - 2 replies

Hi Folks, Does anyone have a copy of the Milescraft JointCrafter Manual ? I purchased one last year, but I misplaced the manual. I have searched the internet an the Milescraft site, but could not find a copy of the manual or a Video. I need to join some long boards and some 1×4 wood ralis. I am trying to figure how to use it .. butI a...

06-22-2013 01:44 PM

Joining 1/2" Hardwood Panels - 3 replies

Folks, I found some 1/2” thick 4” x 96” hardwood panels that I wood like to use for wood paneling. I am fairly new to Woodworking, but I have a good router and router table, also a R4512 table saw. I know that tong and grove is an option, but the wood I am using (Macacauba) is hard, but a bit brittle, so I am concerned ...

05-30-2013 10:10 PM

I am a little disappointed with new Freud Silver Rip Blade, bad blade ? - 11 replies

Hi Folks, I have very good results with my Freud LM74R010 and Freud Crosscut Blade ..both have given me good service over the year .. Beautiful shiny glue line cuts. The ripping blade has been showing signs of being dull, and I don’t have a good connection to get it sharpened, So I talked myself into buying a new blade. Well I ha...

05-17-2013 07:18 PM

Freud Ripping Blades - 1" limit on cut size ? - 7 replies

Hi Folks, I noticed that a lot, possibly even most, Freud Ripping blades have a 1” limit on what you can cut ? Is this a hard limit ? What could happen if you exceeded. Thanks -Fred

05-16-2013 01:55 PM

Nice Tool Database Site - with Tool Give away contests - 0 replies

Hi Folks, I found this tool database site, great info on most major brands—very up to date. They also have several tool give away contests. Cheers -Fred

05-15-2013 03:39 AM

Almost New Craftsman Digital 2 HP Plunge Router - 0 replies

Folks, I just won a Porter Cable 450 from … About 3 weeks ago, I purchased the Craftsman Router …. I like the PC router … its smaller and lighter .. and enough power for what I need. Here is the Info on the Router for sale: ...

05-03-2013 08:37 PM

R4512 Blade Washer -- Difficult to remove - 9 replies

Hi Folks, Over time I have noticed that the blade washer was getting more difficult to get on and off. Recently, I needed to change the blade; its been several weeks since the last time I switched the blade;I had a really hard time getting it off, and I could not get it back on. I did not have another Ridgid Blade washer. I had some Boc...

04-22-2013 02:55 PM

Experience with PowerSmith Tools ? - 0 replies

Hi All, I was looking for a 12v or 18v Cordless power tool collection .. I like the Craftsman Nextec System, but after you purchase the multitool things start to get expensive.This is true for all the major brands. Then I read an artice on a new line that was released by a company called PowerSmith .. Does anyone have experience wit...

04-15-2013 10:05 PM

Cut the Lid off a Plastic Drum ? - 13 replies

Hi Folks, I recently purchased 2 plastic barrels a 55gal and a 30 gal, in preparation for setting up a dust collection system. I cut the lid off the 55 gal with a jig saw, I got a special blade just made for cutting plastic. Well, that did not go so well. I got the lid off, but it was not pretty, I got hot plastic in my hair and shirt. The...

04-02-2013 02:28 AM

What is the best way to connect multiple suction ports on a simple seperator ? - 3 replies

Hi Folks, I have all the materials to get started on building a real dust collection system based on Phil Thein’s design. I purchased a HF 2HP DC about 2 weeks ago. I am very pleased, I connected one port to the Table Saw (now Ridgid will be happy that it will not blow up) the other port to handheld floor vac attachment. I have blast...

03-12-2013 02:37 AM

Is a Miter Saw needed if you have a Table Saw ? - 37 replies

Folks, I just finished building my crosscut slide, nothing special, just like all of the simple sleds out there. It works, and its accurate, easy and safe. I am thinking that I no longer have a use for my miter saw.My Ridgid Miter saw served me well when I did not have a table saw, but I really don’t use it. Will I regret getting...

02-19-2013 03:02 AM

Stains on my Ridgid R4512 from a cleaner - 2 replies

Folks, When I got the table saw, just after Christmas, I cleaned of the oily residue with mineral spirits. I then polished with Johnson’s paste wax. It looked Ok, but I really wasn’t impressed. I polished a few time over the weeks, same thing. Then I asked a person in a local wood /working/craft store how I could get better ...

02-13-2013 05:22 PM

Dust Collection - Simple Start - 68 replies

Hi Folks, I am drowning in dust, especially the router and table saw. The dust sent 2 shop vacs to the repair shop. So I purchased a Harbor Freight 2 HP collector. I then ran some searches for setting the collection duct-work, and connecting to the dust creators. I came up with a lot of clever but complicated plans … Some called f...

02-08-2013 03:51 AM

Having a little Trouble with my R4512 -Can't align the knife with the Blade - 14 replies

Hi Folks, Trouble with the R4512, I purchased some Bosch blade stiffener. Part of the install calls for re-alignment of the the knife. Seemed like a easy process, and it worked fine for a few days. The, I noticed that that the stock kept hitting the knife, so I repeated the process. Now I can’t get it aligned. Any help would be g...

01-30-2013 04:26 AM

Hardwood Winfall -- But I am new .. so I don't know what I got - 8 replies

Hi Folks, I saw in Craigslist a ad for hardwood lumber .. so I took a drive about 1/2 hr from my house. What I found was a Master Woodworker shop, and small lumber yard. The master woodworker recently passed away .. and the family hired some one to sell the wood.. He was selling it for $5 a board, so I filled up my Mazda Tribute with as...

01-16-2013 03:36 AM

Macacauba Wood has small holes - 6 replies

Hi Folks, I just took delivery of a Macacauba 4/4 Project Pack from one of the Major online wood vendors. This is the first shipment of Hardwood I ordered, so please bear with me. I noticed that several of the boards have tiny holes .. as below: There is no dust in or around the holes, or in the shipping package. Is th...

01-14-2013 03:31 PM

Repeatable thin rips on a table saw - 23 replies

Hi Folks, I got a nice table saw (R4512) because I am going to embark on a project that will require me to do a lot of ripping hardwood to 2” and 1/2” strips. So now I am looking for a ripping sled, possibility 2 ripping sleds one for the 2” the other for the 1/2”. It is essential that these rips are the same size ...

01-11-2013 04:32 PM

Is the Blade Guard really necessary ? - 55 replies

Folks, I know this question could get me banned from woodworking, but I am new so please be forgiving. The only thing I don’t like on my new Ridgid R4512 is the blade guard. The main issue is that I can’t see the the blade with it on. It seems to me that if I could see the cut, I might be able to see problems, like smoke or iss...

01-10-2013 11:38 PM

Few questions about zero clearance table saw insert - 26 replies

Hi Folks, I need to install a Zero Clearance Insert for my new R4512 table saw. Are the store bought ones any good ? It’s very tempting to just buy one. Do you need a separate insert for each type of blade? I have 3 blades, the general purpose blade that came with the saw, a 90 tooth Ridgid crosscut blade and a Diablo 24 tooth ripping bla...

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