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183 days ago

Drill Press - Jet vs. Wen - 8 replies

I am in the market for a drill press. I was originally looking at the 12 in Jet (JDP-12). It looks real nice with lasers, a work light, variable speed adjustment (no belts to move) and a 1/3hp motor. All for $375. I just saw the Wen 4214 12in drill press on line. It looks almost exactly like the Jet except the color. All the features are...

191 days ago

Dewalt DW735 13in Planer - 9 replies

I took it out of the box and set it on a shelf for a while. Now I need to use it and I find out that the rollers aren’t pulling the wood through. Any suggestions?

202 days ago

Drift wood - 3 replies

I found a really nice piece of drift wood a year and a half ago and stuck it on a shelf in my shop. I’ve now decided to make a shelf out of it. The grain is gorgeous and it looks great. My problem, the wood is soooo soft. I hot glued it to a panel so I could cut a straight edge. When I pulled it off it glue pulled to wood apart. I&#...

645 days ago

Why can' I make square flat stuff - 7 replies

Hi all, I am trying to make an extension table and work surface for my table saw. The plan was to laminate three layers of MDF, add oak sides and a replaceable hard board top. The table was to have two holes for clamping, a down draft box for sanding (shown) and two t-tracks running the length (not cut yet). I made all the cuts to the fi...

703 days ago

Electrical short - 5 replies

I’m not sure what happened. I plugged in my contractor saw, made a few cuts with no problem. When I went to unplug it I was these pics. The wall side has no marks or anything. There was no bogging or anything that would indicate a power drain. I didn’t see a flash (the plug was behind the saw and on the ground though) nor did I...

906 days ago

Not working right - 4 replies

So I don’t really have quality tools yet. I have a shopsmith and a router table top made of mdf. I was unable to get the bit 90 degrees to the table. Now I have an expensive piece of wood with a rabid rabbet and dado. I can deal with the rabbet since it is in the back. But I have got to fix the dado somehow. Can someone help me fix it? ...

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