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80 days ago

Lathe Variable Speed not Working - 10 replies

I acquired a Grizzly G8691 12×40 wood lathe a few weeks ago and only made it through one project before it started acting up. The variable speed is electronically controlled with a knob. It’s now stuck on full 3000 RPM, regardless of where the knob is positioned. I’ve done a little research and the only thing I’ve found is...

110 days ago

R4512 clunking - 7 replies

As I was using my Ridgid R4512 table saw this weekend, I noticed that that it was making a clunking noise upon start-up and while the blade was slowing back down. It seemed to be coming from the motor or belt, and not the blade. I stopped using it and took a look in the cabinet from above. I didn’t see much, but I spun the blade around man...

282 days ago

Cranberry Grinding - 4 replies

Alright, I need to poll some wisdom. LJ’s is the only forum I belong to, so might as well try here. My great-grandmother’s cranberry fluff desert was always a hit at Thanksgiving. She passed away two years ago, but not before passing the recipe onto my mother. Unfortunately, the meat grinder she used to pulverize the cranberries was ...

284 days ago

Router Options - 16 replies

With Black Friday coming up, a new router is on the top of my list. Even if I can’t get a good deal on one, it’s still the time to buy for me. I’m trying to find one that fits my criteria, but I’m only coming up with one. What I need:-Plunge and fixed bases (kit)-Above table height adjustment on fixed base (this is the...

533 days ago

New Harbor Freight SCMS - 13 replies

I just looked at the new 12” miter saw from HF, and I have to say, it looks pretty nice. The belt drive is a huge plus for me. My old box store miter saw is on its way out, so I’ve been looking at some of the ones on the market. Have any of you put this through its paces yet? Here’s what I’m concerned about:-Belt drive...

577 days ago

Generations of Craigslist - 6 replies

I don’t look through craigslist as often as many people do, usually once or twice a week. When I do take a glance, I see a few trends that seem to keep up over time. The one that sticks out to me the most is all of the 80’s era Craftsman table saws and radial arm saws, and they’re almost always around the same price range. This...

591 days ago

CNC "Oops" - 6 replies

As some of you may know, I’m taking a woods manufacturing class that is actually a fully formed business, registered with the state. We make real money and turn out real projects. This year’s project relies almost exclusively on our school’s CNC Shark. Up until this week, we haven’t had many issues. I was working on other...

625 days ago

Battery Life - 5 replies

I find such a variance in the lives of batteries that I own, and I’m wondering what your guys’ experiences are. Which batteries have served you the longest, and which the shortest? 2 out of my 4 Ryobis are completely shot, and the other 2 only hold a charge for a few screws in my impact driver. On the other extreme, my dad has a pair...

628 days ago

Worth it? - 7 replies

Found this on my local CL and I’m looking for more information of the saw. It seems like a good deal, with three diablo blades included. I can’t find the model, and I was wondering if any of you have it, and how much it is new. Thanks. http://rmn.craigslist.org/tls/3432531027.html Edit: oops… forgot to put the link there on ...

638 days ago

Shop Vac Hose Conversion? - 2 replies

My ShopVac has a 1-1/4” hose, and almost none of my tools have that size port. I know they sell converters, and I just make my own, but that doesn’t really solve the problem. The thin hose constantly gets clogged up. It’s not a suction problem, there is plenty of that. I was wondering if it’s possible to get a 2.5” ...

641 days ago

Difference in These Sanders? - 4 replies

It’s getting to the point that relatives are asking what I’d like for christmas, and I know I’ve been craving a ROS for a while now. After reading the reviews and checking prices, I’m set on the Bosch 5” one. Only one problem—I found the models ROS10 and ROS20VSK… they look the exact same, but the ROS10...

717 days ago

JET Customer Service - 24 replies

Hey all, this Labor Day weekend I was working on my drill press stand and table (more on that eventually), when my JET 10” jointer/planer combo machine broke down. The chain that drives the planer rollers came off of the sprockets. This has been an ongoing issue, and I had thought I fixed it for good by replacing a snap ring. This time w...

731 days ago

JET Table Saw - 8 replies

I’m lacking an accurate and safe table saw at the moment, and I wasn’t planning on buying one until next summer. I was planning on buying the Ridgid R4512, but while scanning Craigslist I found this older JET Hybrid saw. (EDIT: I’m now aware that this is a contractor saw, but I’ll leave it as it is in the post to save con...

766 days ago

Which Saw to Buy? - 25 replies

I’m on the fence about whether I should drop the coin on either a tablesaw or a bandsaw. Budget is usually an issue for me, so I have to buy and save for tools one at a time. But with this, I get a better appreciation for them when I finally get my hands on them :). Any thoughts on which should come first? I already have both, but my bands...


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