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|13 days ago||
rigid TS #R4512 - 6 replies
I started on a new sight today and was making a few rips. They had a R4512 on the third floor. My initial thoughts were wow how quiet. Being on the jobsite they have the riving knife, blade guard, and kick back foot installed. I did the right thing and tried to work with it. This was my first time using TS with all that stuff in 10 years. ...
|21 days ago||
cool video's you found - 1 reply
I have seen a lot of neat clips posted here I decided to try and start a place for them. Post what interests you. Here is the first one I was amazed by. Wooden cowboy hats
|32 days ago||
Quart Evapo-Rust Paint Cleaner - 4 replies
I stumbled on this in another topic and felt it deserved its own page. The price varies by area so check it out. it is $2.24 by my house but over $5 across town. Quart Evapo-Rust Paint Cleaner
|37 days ago||
3 Phase converter - 2 replies
I bought a 20” 5hp 3phz Planer for $675 this winter. It came with a static converter witch only lets the motor run at 2/3 power. I decided to build a rotary converter. I did some research and bought some plans from a guy on E-bay. I quickly learned it would cost more to build one than to buy the panel premade with a 3 year warran...
|37 days ago||
Clear view knock off - 2 replies
I started this project 3 years ago with a 3hp motor and a 14” impeller I got from a neighbor. I had been reading Bill Pentz’s pages and when I saw the motor I knew exactly what to do with it. I started by building the blower housing. Then I decided to buy an E-bay cyclone at that time they were $125. I hung the blower and hooked ...
|37 days ago||
planer dust hood - 2 replies
I have been working alot of hours and got laid off last week so the first thing I did was spent some time in the shop. I started by plumbing my DC with 6” pvc and then made this hood for my 20” planer I picked up over the winter.
|38 days ago||
RUST RUST am I doing something wrong???? - 12 replies
to start, I live in northern Indiana. Every year I end up starting the same processes sand and wax all my CI tops. I have tried wax, sprays, and blankets. and I still end up with rust. There a few days in the spring where every thing made of metal sweats, because of the shop being cold and the air being hot. my shop is 26×30 the walls a...
|40 days ago||
deal alert on PM 70 12" TS - 3 replies
I stumbled on this a few days ago. it’s a 12” powermatic 70 with a vega fence for $250.
|68 days ago||
does size matter - 15 replies
I have been upgrading the shop this last winter and was wondering how many of you have tool regrets that you wished you went bigger on. Since I got started 10 years ago I have had 3TS, 2DP, 3 DC, 2 drum sanders, 3 planers, 3 miter boxes, and 3 but soon to be 4 jointers. all of witch were stationary machines. All of witch were resold to go b...
|102 days ago||
killer deal on jet and PM tool in Grayslake,IL - 0 replies
I stumbled across this in my search for a jointer looks like a sweet deal for any one setting up a shop or up grading. It looks like a jointer planer shaper DC and other stuff. Happy hunting to all
|128 days ago||
air compressor in the cold ???????????? - 6 replies
I live in northern Indiana and sometimes in the winter it gets below 0 I have a 60 gallon two stage 5 hp compressor with an open frame motor, so it is exposed to the dust. I have been thinking about putting in the lean-to out side in order to get it out of the dust and make some room, not to mention get the noise out of the shop. I am just con...
|132 days ago||
3 phase or not ????????????????????? - 9 replies
I just bought a used planer for $675. It is a 20” JET knock off in fair condition. it has a 5 HP 3 phase motor (3450 rpm)with a static phase converter. In it’s current setup it is only running at 2/3 power according to the spec sheet. It need all 5 HP, maybe more. I was thinking of using a 5 HP(1725 rpm) single phase that I have...
|137 days ago||
20" knock off planer - 10 replies
I stumbled across this today. I had sent him an email with my concerns.http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/tls/3568663405.html1.I would need to replace the motor (want witch I have on the shelf)2.I would have to build a dust chute (not hard to make)3. The 300 + mile round trip. ($120+) also it measures 41”tall x 16” dee...
|140 days ago||
Delta DC-380 15" Planer with mobile stand - $950 - 6 replies
http://southbend.craigslist.org/tls/3560273650.html Here is a link to the posting I thought the price was a little high. I was looking for some pricing, and or positives & negatives. any help would be greatly appreciated.thanks
|143 days ago||
I came into 2 porter cable Model #319-4119 3 1/4 hp routers at an auction and picked them both up for 45$ each.they are used but in great working order. one problem is that the pins that the base ride on are ground off on both.so when you loosen the screw the motor drops in the base making it tricky to adjust. I have been looking for a lift and...