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04-24-2015 12:34 PM

Track Saw Help Please - 60 replies

As an owner of a circular saw and some DIY straight edges, but having never used a true track saw system, can someone explain how they justify $500-$600 for what looks like a good circular saw and a proprietary aluminum track? I can buy a really nice circular saw for a bit over $100. Can aluminum track really be that expensive? There must be ...

03-14-2015 01:49 PM

Ridgid Tools - 50 replies

I’m not much of a name brand loyalist….they all seem to have some winners and losers, plus they’re market positions can change over time. Rather, I tend to evaluate the tool itself and not the name plate. Ridgid’s reputation is a far cry from top shelf, but their pricing is competitive on most, and over the years the...

02-03-2015 08:53 PM

How Do You Identify and Help a Vocally Gifted Child? (sound added) - 16 replies

This question is WAY off topic from woodworking, but is a question that I could really use some guidance with from the vast resources here who just my have some tips. The youngest of my 6 kids is now a 15 year old young lady. She’s always loved to sing and has always shown considerable aptitude for singing… even when she could barely form ...

01-27-2015 11:40 PM

Reference Blogs - 6 replies

For those who’ve been asking for my blogs on table saws, picking saw blades, bargain blades, router bits, and hand planes, they’ve all been fully restored, and some updated with additional info. For convenience, I created a quick link blog that takes you to all 5 of them. HTHScott

01-23-2015 06:50 PM

Need Some Guidance on Buying a Tablet - 15 replies

Somewhere along the way I started getting old and have lost touch with technology, and I could really use some guidance about what to get and what to avoid. I’m way out of my wheel house here! We’re looking for a device to take pics and record videos of the kids/grandkids, download them to PC, share them, etc. Some of the videos w...

01-21-2015 10:23 PM

PSA: DeWalt DW7670 Stacked Dado Set for < $109 shipped. - 9 replies

Credit “isotope” for spotting this. The DW7670 is currently $136 shipped on Amazon, but at checkout, before you execute the order, the total should come up as $108.79 shipped. You’ll get a message saying ”This Item is Included in Our DEWALT Accessories Promotion. From January 5, 2015, through March 31, 2015, you can g...

01-09-2015 04:43 PM

What Proof of Tool Ownership is Required for an Insurance Claim? - 32 replies

Fortunately I’m not in a situation where I need to make a claim….just wondering what the insurance companies require in the event of a fire, burglary or other disaster, and I needed to replace my tools. I currently have pics and descriptions online here of most my tools, plus have a spreadsheet of the tool description, brand/model, ...

07-05-2014 11:44 PM

Would a light color stain work as a wood conditioner to control blotching? - 9 replies

The title pretty much says it all. Has anyone ever tried a lighter color stain as a wood conditioner. The plan is to stain generic pine dark, and wondered if a lighter stain would reduce blotching? I’d appreciate any feedback….

06-26-2014 11:58 AM

What a Difference a Good Saw Blade Makes! - 17 replies

My son needed to cut some reclaimed pine from an old waterbed and I was concerned about encountering staples, nails, screws, etc., so I dug out an Irwin Classic 40T blade, cleaned it, and tossed it on the saw. I could hear the difference from the second I turned on the saw. It rang, zinged, whined, and ticked my ZCI due to blade runout. The soun...

05-22-2014 01:09 PM

Looking for Feedback on the Ridgid R4331 Planer - 16 replies

Anyone using or familiar with the newer R4331 planer (not the R4330)? Comments, insights, etc., good or bad?

05-19-2014 02:06 PM

Need Input on older Makita 2012 or Makita 2040 planers - 13 replies

I’m looking into buying one of two older Makita thickness planers. One is the 12” model 2012 for $250….it’s in very nice condition with little use, and looks to be “plug and play”. The other is the 15” model 2040 for $275. Both have universal motors that run on 110v. The 2040 obviously has more capac...

05-17-2014 12:11 PM

Sold Out - SawStop TSA-PFA 30-inch Premium Fence System - $144 free shippin - 5 replies

Sorry, the deal is now dead…. Tool King has marked 20% off all SS accessories, making their 30” Premium Fence one of the better buys on the market these days. It’s not as good as their better fence, and may not be quite as good as a T2, but I’m speculating, and it’s priced better.

03-14-2014 07:43 PM

Delay Opening Posts - 51 replies

For the past few days this site has been very slow. Every time I open a thread, it takes several seconds to load every single time….didn’t used to be that way. The website loads quickly like it always has, but not the threads. Is it the site or did something change on my PC? ...(maybe the threads need some oil?). ;-)

01-14-2014 10:28 PM

Looking for Feedback on the Purple Grizzly Router Bits - 6 replies

Griz has some attractive deals on some of their purple bits, and am wondering what people thought of them. I’ve tried the greens ones and would rate them roughly on par with MLCS, Woodline, Woodriver, and other decent entry level Asian bits. Grizzly touts the purple ones as better (“best” according to them) assumption i...

01-12-2014 01:04 PM

PSA: Grizzly G1023S with Shop Fox Classic fence and slider for $650 near Rochester NY - 0 replies

I spotted this in the Rochester CL, and thought it looked like a nice deal for someone – Grizzly G1023S 3hp cabinet saw with Shop Fox Classic fence and a sliding miter table. It’s right tilt, and looks to be in good shape. I have no association with this saw whatsover.

12-09-2013 09:31 PM

10% Off Grizzly Tools via Sears? - 6 replies

Sears website is currently showing some Grizzly tools for sale on their website. Today only, is offering 10% Cashback on Sears purchases….in addition to signing up, the only requirement I’m aware of is that the transaction must be originated through the website. The money comes back to you in about 60 days via...

12-09-2013 10:26 AM

PSA: 2hp PM66 w/Biesemeyer Fence for $750 in Rochester, NY - 2 replies

This is not my saw, and I don’t know the seller, but I thought it merited an “FYI” in case someone might be interested. Looks like a pretty solid deal to me.

12-08-2013 11:25 PM

Craftsman 1hp Reversible Table Saw Motor - 4 replies

This a 120v 14 amp 1hp Sears Craftsman table saw motor made in the USA…3450 rpms. It came from a 113.298### contractor saw, and runs like it should….smooth, quiet, strong, etc. The rotation is reversible. The pulley is included, and I can fit a belt, throat insert, arbor washer/arbor nut, and an Alignarip insert in the box as well, i...

11-23-2013 07:05 PM

Marples Record 04 Hand Plane - 16 replies

This is the first hand plane I’ve purchased in quite a while. It’s a Marples Record 04….nothing particularly special about it, not my favorite plane, not old, not rare, and not my best plane, but it was too good a deal to pass up at $20 plus s/h. That Hock blade was a big part of the allure. It should clean up beautifully. ...

10-27-2013 11:34 AM

Anyone have experience with memory foam mattresses from Ebay vendors? - 23 replies

Hi gang – It’s time for a new mattress and I’m looking for collective feedback from the group here. We’ve had a box spring mattress for years that’s seen better days….we added a 2” memory foam topper to it a couple of years ago that has helped, but it’s really not a permanent cure for a worn out m...

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