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|32 days ago||
Carbide or HSS? - 8 replies
I like sharpening tools, so I’ve always stuck with HSS. But I’m tempted to try out carbide. Any thoughts? My biggest concerns: cost and performance. The initial price is comparable, but the carbide replacement tips seem really spendy. Also, on HSS, I know the performance degradation when you go from acceptably sharp to dull can be...
|82 days ago||
Nova DVR 2024 problem - 7 replies
Has anybody had a similar problem to this? Just bought a Nova DVR 2024 (I got a raise and blew it on tools!). I’m pretty happy with it except for one pretty big problem: sometimes it won’t start. I press the start button, it makes a little whiny-growly noise and sits there like it’s stuck. If I give it a little nudge but li...
|252 days ago||
milling challenge - 9 replies
I’m trying to mill some pieces of tight-grained cedar for parts of a traditional paper-making mold, and so far I’m stumped at getting consistent results. Here’s what I’m aiming at: The part is a support bar that holds up the wire mesh – there will be fifteen of them, and they need to be really consistent. As y...
|315 days ago||
Wixey digital planer readouts on sale at Amazon, $32 - 11 replies
I just saw that the Wixey digital planer readout is for sale on Amazon for $32 (free shipping with Prime). I’ve wanted one of these ever since I got my Dewalt 734, so I jumped on it as soon as I saw it!
|379 days ago||
European hinges gap problem - 10 replies
I’m having a problem on my first time using euro hinges. It’s a face-frame installation, 1/2” overlay, 105 degree hinges. My problem is that on the hinge side, when the door is closed, there’s a good 3/16” gap between the face frame and the back of the door. If I adjust the hinges to lessen the gap, the door binds when it swings. Do people...