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|07-02-2016 04:17 PM||
I just bought this drill press, a Delta 17-965 for $200. Appeared to be in good shape. Came with a shop made mobile base which was a nice bonus. The runout looked to be about .002-.003 as expected. Now that I have it home, I am noticing that the up and down action is not smooth and is rather creaky in some sections of the travel. It’s comp...
|06-30-2016 08:01 PM||
“Can I run a 3HP table saw and a 2 HP dust collector SIMULTANEOUSLY off of one 240v 50amp 10 gauge circuit?” Was wondering if this was possible and recommended?
|06-22-2016 06:11 PM||
I was initially debating my new table saw purchase of a SawStop vs. a Delta Unisaw or Powermatic PM2000 but have now widened my options by including a Grizzly G0623x slider in the mix. I like the inherent safety appeal and perceived ease of use the slider offers. My max budget is 5K no matter which table saw I choose. I don’t believe I ...
|06-13-2016 06:09 PM||
Delta 8" Jointer - Model 52-877 base - 2 replies
I am looking at a used Delta 8” jointer and the only model number visible is Model 52-877 which designates the base part of the unit. This appears to have a long bed on it. The specs say- Voltage – 120/240vAmps – 15/7.5PH – 1RPM – 5000 Does this sound like a 3HP unit? They are asking $1000 for it. Wo...
|06-06-2016 10:15 PM||
Are my fingers worth $1550? - 157 replies
I’m debating a new premium saw purchase. Powermatic PM2000 50” fence = $3000 shippedSawStop ICS 36” fence with mobile base = $1550 shipped Will avoid taxes by buying non-locally unless Woodcraft can/wants to play ball. I have been woodworking for about 5 years now and never even knew a SawStop saw existed and I still h...
|06-05-2016 01:26 PM||
Delta Unisaw 36-L352 or Powermatic PM2000? - 55 replies
Delta Unisaw or Powermatic? Today, I can get the Delta 36-L352 for $600 less than the Powermatic PM2000. The Delta is intriguing at this price point, but the Biesemeyer fence on this seems to get not so favorable reviews. How does the Accu fence on the Powermatic compare to the Biesemeyer? This fence dilemma is what’s holding me bac...
|06-03-2016 05:39 PM||
Powermatic PM2000 - 33 replies
Is $1400 a fair price for a excellent condition used 2007 PM2000 with wide table?
|06-01-2016 01:38 AM||
I’m seeing a great deal of negative comments on this fence on the inter webs. Is the handle lockdown really as crummy as they say? Is the construction shoddy, whereas the fence sides are not plumb or parallel to each other? I guess I have nothing to lose if I buy it from HD, but would appreciate any feedback again prior to my purc...
|06-01-2016 12:25 AM||
Anybody using an Accusquare table saw fence? - 3 replies
I’ve been on the hunt for a new fence for my Ridgid R4512 and this Accusquare fence caught my eye -http://www.woodcraft.com/product/415687/accusquare-table-saw-fence-50-right-rip-no-m1050.aspx#REVIEWS The slotted extruded aluminum fence is very interesting – It’s like a Very Super Cool Tools aluminum extruded fence but for a...
|11-09-2015 03:01 AM||
I’m refinishing a 1996 built in that is faded. It looks like this built in was stained and then sprayed with a poly, varnish or lacquer. Not sure which. I will be spraying 2 coats of SW Kem Aqua Plus Surfacer primer and then two coats of SW Kem Aqua Plus white. I have been prepping the surfaces by scuff sanding with 220 to ready for prime...
|07-17-2015 06:13 PM||
As the title states, I am getting ready to refinish a 1996 stained and lacquered soft maple or poplar and birch ply built-in with Kem Aqua Plus white mid gloss. My proposed finishing schedule I have also used successfully on new wood- 1. Pre-sand with 150.2. 2 coats of BIN with 400 grit sanding in between each coat.3. 2 coats of Kem Aqua P...
|05-24-2014 02:57 AM||
It’s a 1 5/8” outer diameter on the Dewalt DWS780 dust collection pipe. Dumb question, but how do I hook up my wet dry vac to this thing? I can’t seem to find anything that fits the end of that other than the stick DC bag that can with it. Any ideas on how to hook up some DC to this thing?
|05-09-2014 08:26 PM||
Hard or soft maple for kitchen cabinet face frames? Would soft maple suffice for this sort of application? Any other paint grade wood I should consider? Thanks in advance….
|03-31-2014 08:01 PM||
Yet another "what is this molding" question..... - 8 replies
Do any of you know what molding this is or what bit would get me close? Me likey this molding…....
|03-18-2014 02:17 PM||
I am making a router table insert for a Ridgid R4512 table saw and was wondering what the best way was to cut out the hole for the router plate in it. If I make a template of the router plate by building wood around the plate, can I then use a flush trim bit to cut out the hole on the table surface? I am concerned that if I do this, the hole...
|11-24-2013 06:17 PM||
How do I miter this tight angle? - 7 replies
I can’t seem to figure out how to miter this very sharp angle. (by the light switch) Any tips or tricks you can share?
|10-24-2013 01:56 PM||
How should I lay out this trim? - 17 replies
I am working on an applied molding project around our house which consists of a upper rail and picture frames and just got to my first question. How should I handle what is in the pic here? Do I need to pull out the old baseboard around the stairs and lay in a new piece of baseboard at an angle across the stairs and cut in the top pieces w...
|08-27-2013 06:24 PM||
What router bit do I need to make these? - 11 replies
I’m unable to buy these two profiles locally, so my choices are to have a custom run of each or buy some router bits and get it done myself. I’m thinking the latter, since I only need about 100 LF of one and 200 LF of the other. Thoughts? Suggestions?
|07-17-2013 12:34 AM||
Any way to fix this mess? - 13 replies
I think i’m totally screwed here. I put one coat of Enduro Var, let it dry, sanded it back with 320, and then sprayed a coat of tinted EV with Transtint cordovan hoping I could just spray on the color nice and even. This is what I have now. It looks terribly lighter in the corners and edges where the toned finish has run off. It̵...
|06-20-2013 08:43 PM||
Old Ridgid jointer for $200 - yay or nay - 31 replies
This looks like a year 2000ish jointer that looks to be in ok condition. He has come down to $200, but I think this is more worth $120ish, assuming it works and needs just new blades. Again, these can be bought new for about $500 delivered. Thoughts? http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/tls/3876280536.html