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887 days ago

Tool Gloat - Supermax 25x2 - Coolest tool in my shop. - 14 replies

So I have alerts setup on my craiglist application that runs on my phone – set to drum sander. I see one pop up this last week for a Large Drum Sander (Supermax 25×2) – $600 OBO. First thing I say to myself is wow I haven’t seen one of these on here before, I’ve seen a ton of Performax 16/32’s, etc, but this ...

896 days ago

Do I really need to buy the wizard? - 0 replies

Is there an alternative? Using it to make sure I don’t resaw through metal in logs, don’t want to ruin my timberwood blades. 12’inch logs, so I’ll need to be able to see inside at least a 6 inch radius. I have no problem buying the wizard 4, but want others opinion. Hey also while your at it, any thoughts on moist...

903 days ago

Woodworkers vs. Contractors - vastly different species. - 9 replies

Anyone else notice the difference between folks who do wood working and those that do contract work? If you ask someone on the street to tell you the difference I don’t think they could, most people think they are one in the same, they both work with wood, use saws and wear boots (well, maybe). I’m here to tell you that they are va...

903 days ago

Bandsaw purchase - help me out here lumberjocks. - 25 replies

I’m going to purchase a new bandsaw and would like your guys opinions on this. Re-sawing will be its primary use. —-Contender #1 and front runner. Powermatic PWBS-14CS Deluxe Reasons To Buy: Can buy local for $1199, comes with a 6” riser block, and a 15% discount going on right now with Powermatic/Jet tools makes the ...

919 days ago

Calling all jocks, need your opinion, pick my shop layout. - 24 replies

I have a 250 sq/ft shop, that I have been working out of for a year, its a walled off 3rd stall garage. I want to reorganize it to make it more effective so I am looking for your opinions. What I want from you guys is help with tool placement. One of these designs is my current shop. I want you to go as far as to say “sell your floor s...

922 days ago

Local Lumber Gloat - 6 replies

I feel kind of guilty and giddy at the same time buying rough sawn (kiln dried) lumber from this company. They are about a 30 minute drive from my house, but they have the following prices. Any of the following for $1.50 a BF: Ash, Cherry, Hackberry, Hickory, Maple, Red Cedar, Red Oak, Walnut, White Oak Now I have done my fair share of pr...

1168 days ago

Your table saw blade ever slowdown/stop? - 26 replies

Last night I was feeding 8/4 red oak through my new 3HP 50-260M1 and the blade slowed down and appeared to be stopping. Has this ever happened to anyone? I basically hit the stop and waited for the blade to finally stop. I then backed it out and restarted it and it ran fine. I am thinking I tripped some kind of internal breaker. It really s...

1279 days ago

Grizzly 0715P vs. General International 50-200R --- Need some help!!! - 13 replies

First post here, long time lurker. I’m just getting into wood working, and taking the advise of everyone here I am trying to buy the 2nd saw now. I think I’ve got it narrowed down to the two saws that I’d like to focus on. I’ve read the multitude of reviews on the 0715P. Contender #1. Grizzly 0715P. Pros (...


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