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|118 days ago||
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 ...
|385 days ago||
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...
|432 days ago||
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 ...
|455 days ago||
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...
|468 days ago||
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
|469 days ago||
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. http://www.hingmy.com/index.php Cheers -Fred
|471 days ago||
Almost New Craftsman Digital 2 HP Plunge Router - 0 replies
Folks, I just won a Porter Cable 450 from www.hingmy.com … 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: http://www.hingmy.com/showthread.php?4119-Product-Thread-Craftsman-27669 ...
|482 days ago||
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...
|493 days ago||
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...
|500 days ago||
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...
|514 days ago||
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...
|535 days ago||
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...
|556 days ago||
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 ...
|561 days ago||
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...
|567 days ago||
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...
|576 days ago||
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...
|590 days ago||
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...
|591 days ago||
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 ...
|594 days ago||
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...
|595 days ago||
Few questions about zero clearance table saw insert - 17 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...