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06-29-2010 02:58 PM

Ridgid Jointer blowout sale (on the left coast) - 3 replies

Guys, I understand that Ridgid is blowing out their 6 1/8” floorstanding jointer for $199. Word is, this unit is only seeing those discounts on the West coast right now, but I will be keeping my eye on the local Home Depot store to see when it drops over here on the East Coast as well. These are nice jointers, and a $230 price drop is the ...

06-27-2010 08:57 PM

Stairs Vs Ramp for woodshop entry - 30 replies

Yet another question to you all. Let’s talk entry into the shop. My building sits about a foot and a half, maybe 2 feet off the ground at the entry. At the current moment I have a few cinder block steps there, but I am getting ready to build my permanent entry way. Here is a view of the entry: The shop is completely dedicated to ...

06-27-2010 08:39 PM

220v Vs. 110v - 17 replies

So I have a question for those of you Lumberjocks who love POWER tools!!! I had my building built and wired it myself this spring for woodworking. I had contemplated installing a 220 run and using it for my table saw. The saw is the Ridgid TS3650 and it, of course, is capable of running at 110 (15 amp 60Hz) or at 220 (again 15 amp and 60Hz, a...

06-27-2010 04:39 AM

If you won the lottery... - 31 replies

I know people ponder the answer to that question when they buy their ticket, but let’s say you won… Aside from giving to family, to the church, to good causes, etc., we all know we would invest in our shops. Of course we would build a new shop and load it up, but here is my question… Stop and really think about this befor...

06-18-2010 06:57 PM

Do you have a small shop? - 43 replies

Not sure where to put this, but since it pertains to equipment I’ll put it here. I am a small shop guy, myself and while I like looking at the big fancy shops and dreaming, the reality of the situation is I need to focus on making my shop well organized and buying the right tool to fit in my work space. I have visited dbhost’s pag...

06-15-2010 03:56 AM

"Next" button does not work - 4 replies

Whenever i hit the next button on the bottom of the forums I get this error: Oops! We couldn’t find this page for you. It might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. Please try one of the following options: If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly....

06-12-2010 12:58 AM

MDF and your fine blades - 13 replies

The other day a friend of mine and i got into a discussion about MDF and our Forrest blades. Let me preface this by saying, I love my Forrest blades. I treat them as if they were made of gold. The way they cut is amazing to me, and I take no chances with them. They all go into heavy plastic saw blade totes, and never touch anything but the fi...

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