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04-04-2013 02:10 PM

Dewalt 735 Planer & Dust Collection - 22 replies

Got the DeWalt 735 planer and made a Thien baffle for a separator. Don’t have a dust collector, but use a good shop vac. Works quite well enough for everything in my shop except for the 735 because it pumps the chips out with a powerful blower. The lid on my separator is heavy and the container is a blue plastic 50 gallon drum with the ...

08-02-2012 04:05 PM

Porter Cable Omni Jig Dovetail Machine - 6 replies

A neighbor wants to sell a 16” omni jig dovetail machine purchased in 2001. It looks like it’s in good condition, but I am unfamiliar with dovetail jigs and wondering what your experience has been. Should I go for it? Stay away from it in favor of something else? Are there parts and accessories that I ought to be aware of to make...

08-02-2012 04:00 PM

1994 Jet 14" Drill Press - 1 reply

A neighbor wants to sell his older Jet drill press. It’s a model JDP 14JF purchased in 1994. Wondered if any of you fellows are familiar with a model like this and if there is anything that would be helpful to know in making a decision. It seems like it’s in good shape, but I don’t know how much I should offer for it. I hav...

08-01-2012 04:04 PM

Need Advice on Used Power Tools - 2 replies

A friend told me of a neighbor who wants to sell some tools that I need for my shop. He is an 84 year old gentleman who has to give up woodworking because of health problems. He wants to sell me an older Craftsman 12” wood lathe for $50.00. I’ve never done lathe work but figure for that kind of money, I ought to give it a try. Wh...

06-21-2012 11:10 PM

Bandsaw Hand Crank Tensioner - 2 replies

Greetings All! I’ve been looking at the Big Horn Bandsaw Tension Crank @ at the following address: Wondered if any of you are using this item especially with an older Jet bandsaw. I have a 1992 Jet JBS-14. Some of the reviewers suggest the supplied nut didn’t fit t...

03-17-2012 11:36 AM

Band Saw Tire Removal - Help! - 6 replies

I’m tuning up an older Jet bandsaw and trying to remove the old glue and tire residue from the wheels. I tried the Duginske method of wetting a sock with mineral spirits and soaking with mediocre results. Wondered if any of you out there have a quick and effective method of cleaning things up without damage to the aluminum wheels and min...

03-04-2012 11:58 PM

How To Finish Oak Project - 5 replies

I’ve been working with quartersawn white oak on a dresser for my wife. I’ve read about imitating a stickley mission oak finish by starting with staining, then covering with sanding sealer, then wiping on and quickly wiping off a darker gel stain, then finishing with several coats of wipe-on poly. I tried this on a different project...

02-28-2012 11:25 PM

Tuning My New/Used Bandsaw - 4 replies

Ok – I picked up a 1992 Jet JBS 14” bandsaw with 3/4 hp motor in fairly decent condition for $100.00 today. I’ve never had a bandsaw before, but figured it was time to stop running down to the neighbors every time I needed to use one. I’ve got the owners manual, but it isn’t very specific on how to tune things up....

02-09-2012 02:53 PM

1992 Jet JBS-14OS Bandsaw - 6 replies

A neighbor has a 1992 Jet JBS-14OS Bandsaw he is replacing with something new for his upholstery shop. He is selling this 20 year old unit for $100.00. It is still in good condition overall, but it has a broken blade guide below the table. He said he tried to get a replacement part but it is no longer made. I haven’t been able to conta...

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