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|631 days ago||
Anyone else hate saw dust? - 9 replies
My shop has been long overdue for a fresh layout and a good cleaning. Got up early Saturday and started rearranging the layout according to a plan I had worked out. Geepers there’s saw dust everywhere! I’m not talking about those innocent fresh piles of saw dust left by a table saw cut. Everything I moved had piles of cob-web co...
|636 days ago||
HD 10% coupon - 5 replies
I just ordered some interior doors online from HD. Ebates.com is offering 5% cashback, but the order also accepted an HD 10% code I found online. Enter “RVD6C9T” on the promo code field for 10% off in addition to the 5% cashback….pay with an Amazon Visa card and you can save another 1% ;-)
|650 days ago||
Thoughts on a Hitachi EC510 Air Compressor - 16 replies
I’m looking for an inexpensive compressor for general house/shop use…brad nailer, HVLP sprayer, tire inflation, blowing out dust, etc. There’s a reconditioned Hitachi EC510 6 gallon 1.1 hp 145 PSI compressor on sale for $80, which seems like an attractive price to me….new ones sell in the $180-$190 range and gets pretty ...
|671 days ago||
The Kontera Ads Need to Go! - 20 replies
I don’t generally post off-topic stuff, and I don’t generally get involved in the posts about advertising on the site, but those Kontera ads that popup right in the middle of the screen, and that can’t be closed on demand need to go! Those are a lot different than an ad off to the side or at the top of the screen that I can ig...
|694 days ago||
BORK Blade Guard Update (video) - 4 replies
FYI….For those of you who own a BORK riving knife and blade guard, or who have an interest in one, Bob Ross has made a nice update to the BORK Blade Guard (BBG). He was kind enough to send me the updated piece, so I could add it to my original BBG. If you currently have a BBG, I believe he’ll send you the hinge piece if you ask. F...
|994 days ago||
Great Deals On Nice Saw Blades - 7 replies
Over the years I’ve posted many times preaching against buying cheap blades because they’re usually false economy in the long run, and often don’t perform very well for very long. Every once in a while an opportunity rolls along to buy a very good saw blade at a very good price, and now’s one of those times! Onsrud curr...
|1118 days ago||
I got a little carried away buying model trains this winter (like everything else!), and need to sell some stuff to generate a little cash. These are duplicates in my Record hand plane collection…a # 04-1/2 and #03. These are both heavier built older planes with the older style frog, lateral lever, and Y-adjuster. Both are in excellent ...
|1172 days ago||
New Toilet Seat Guitar Made It's Debut Today... - 11 replies
A little off topic, but this Christmas project was definitely a hit at our house today. It’s been played nearly non-stop by someone all day (and it’s still early!). I suspect things will get worse when my brother’s kids show up later on. The two older guys already have guitars, so this was supposed to be for the 3 younger k...
|1183 days ago||
FYI – Steel City has a hybrid/new era contractor saw out….the 35590C and 35990G. Steel City/Orion manufactured the Ridgid R4511 and the Craftsman 22116…this one appears to be very similar to the former R4511 but offers a cast iron top instead of the granite top. They do offer an optional 35990G with a granite top for an addi...
|1203 days ago||
While browsing through Woodcraft’s recent flyer, I was surprised to see the prices of their housebrand router bits….even at 40% off they seemed higher than I’d be willing to pay for them. They used to put the “Woodcraft” brand bits on sale for $5 each…I’ve purchased several that I thought were a good bu...
|1306 days ago||
Inexpensive Wood Dyes - 16 replies
Has anyone ever tried the common RIT fabric dyes on wood? At ~ $3/box they’re considerably less expensive that the $18 Transtint dyes at Woodcraft. They’re also easier to come by. For $3, I decided to experiment and was fairly blown away by the richness in color. Here’s a look at the RIT “Kelly Green” on curly...
|1325 days ago||
Oak Plywood Rant - 13 replies
It’s been around 6 years since I’ve done a project using much oak plywood….if there’s a next time, the ply won’t be sourced from Lowes or HD. Maybe it was just the available lot I had to select from, but holy cow this stuff is bordering unusable. I should have passed, but I guess I assumed it would ok. The “...
|1344 days ago||
Magnetic Bit Holder Stuck In Impact Driver - 7 replies
I’ve got a hex shank magnetic bit holder stuck in a Hitachi 14.4v impact driver, and so far haven’t figured out a way to get it to release. When I pull the sleeve back to release the bit holder, it doesn’t budge. Anyone else every experience anything like this, and does anyone have any ideas how to free the bit? TIA! It l...
|1375 days ago||
It didn’t get submerged, but I apparently dipped at least part of the battery in the pool, and the darn thing is dead. I let it dry for a few hours and it came back to life for a few minutes, but now is dead again. Did I fry this thing? It’d be a shame if I killed it…it’s my favorite. Suggestions or thoughts?
|1393 days ago||
Deal Alert on Craftsman Tablesaws - 2 replies
FYI…Sears currently has at least 3 of their better TS on sale, plus are offering concurrent 5%, 5%, and 5% online discounts that show up at checkout. If you originate the search thru Bing.com, there’s an additional 2% Cashback available. The granite top 22116 hybrid (by Steel City’s Orion) with cabinet mounted trunnions and...
|1416 days ago||
SOLD: CMT 10" Orange Saw Blades - 5 replies
SOLD… if you missed the great Woodwerks CMT 50% sale, here’s a 2nd chance. I have an extra from their “Orange” Industrial line that I’ll pass on at my cost (plus actual s/h from 14612). Made in Italy. Brand new in unopened original package. Drop me a PM if interested. (See it at Woodcraft for $75) CMT 214.04...
|1420 days ago||
Need French Horn Suggestions... - 8 replies
Hi all – Definitely an off topic question here, but I could really use some help from those who’ve been through it before. We have a budding French horn player who’s ending her 2nd year, is doing very well, practices regularly, enjoys playing, was selected for the all county band, and appears as though she’s going to s...
|1519 days ago||
"Glowing Embers" for gas fireplace - 7 replies
Howdy all – I’ve got a question about the rock wool used to simulate the glowing embers in a gas fireplace. After buying replacement embers for $15 per small bag, someone at work mentioned that it’s just fine steel wool wadded into pieces. Is there more to it than that, or is rock wool really just plain ole steel wool in disg...
|1529 days ago||
FS: Freud 5-piece Router Bit Set (NIB) - 5 replies
I have an extra Freud A90210 Avanti 5 piece basic router bit set. It’s brand new in the original package, and includes a wooden box, instructional DVD, and round nose (core box) bit, rabbeting bit, round over bit, roman ogee bit, and a chamfer bit. 1/4” shafts. All are covered by Freud’s Limited Lifetime Guarantee. $30 plus ...
|1546 days ago||
Amazon has the Italian made CMT 252.060.10 ITK 60T 10” ABT thin kerf blade for $26.18 shipped. (ATB/R, 15° hook) That’s half off regular street price, and even more off MSRP. Add it to your cart to see the price.