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752 days ago

Drill press-Benchtop vs. floor - 29 replies

Hello,I am wanting to replace my POS Jobmate drill press. The thing really sucks, the depth stop is broken and it didn’t work very good when it was new. The piece that holds onto the collar snapped in half so it doesn’t stop when it’s supposed to. It’s accurate to about 3/4” and then some depending on how hard I pus...

753 days ago

Chemical Stripper - 3 replies

Hello,Has anyone had any experiences with chemical stripper?I want to remove the finish and stain off of some stair end-caps. That’s what I call them but I best describe.It’s where the bottom of the baluster goes.They’re oak. The reason they need to be refinished:I’m putting oak treads in my mother’s house and I nee...

755 days ago

What oil do you use in a planer? - 6 replies

Hello,After seeing MedicKens thread on his new planer with the bad gear in it, I was thinking maybe I should put some oil in mine.I have a Delta X5 15” planer that I bought used about one year ago. It’s made in 2003. When in transportation it was leaking oil and the truck bed was covered in the stuff. I didn’t think much of it ...

760 days ago

Regarding Portable Dust Collectors - 3 replies

Hello,I’m now at the point in setting up my ‘shop where I need to deal with dust collection. I bought a Pro-Point 2HP dust collector last year at Princess Auto and the thing works really good. I think the impeller on it is 12”. My dilemma is: That won’t be able to service the whole ‘shop. The way the geography of ev...

770 days ago

Restoring Machines: Original colour or new colour? - 21 replies

The title says it all.When you restore or fix up machinery do you keep the colours original or do you choose a new colour? I’m thinking on my Rockwell/Beaver lathe I might do a different colour as this is a very common machine. Changing the hammered green on my Wadkin Bursgreen tablesaw would be something I’d never do.

771 days ago

Best beginner lathe tool set - 4 replies

Hello,I bought a lathe yesterday and am wondering what the best chisel set for a beginner is.I want the lowest price possible but I don’t want garbage. I would feel comfortable around the $60-80 price range. I still have to buy some face plates for the lathe.This set is being sold locally:http://classifieds.castanet.net/showproduct.php/pro...

771 days ago

Drilling through handwheel to add a grip - 1 reply

Hello,You may have seen my last thread on a Rockwell/Beaver lathe I just bought.I have a question regarding the handwheel and drilling through it to put a grip. I want to add a grip to it like the one pictured:Of course I’d make the handle with my new(old) lathe. This is for the tailstock.What drill bit would I have to use? I have a drill ...

771 days ago

Buying a used lathe-What to look for? - 2 replies

Hello,I’m going to be viewing a Rockwell/Beaver model 3400 lathe in a couple hours. The price is $150. What should I look for as far as functionality?There is no pictures posted of the ad and the description is very lacking. Thanks for any advice.

778 days ago

Acceptable amount of deviation in a V-Belt - 10 replies

Hello,I purchased three Dayco FHP V-Belts from Lordco for my tablesaw today. I got home and put them on the saw and it started vibrating ridiculous amounts. I took the belts off thinking it was my motor shaft but that was rotating well. I looked at the belts and the worst one deviates ~1/4”!I didn’t see the glorious, “Made in C...

780 days ago

Replacing Table Saw Bearings - 25 replies

Hello,I just got my tablesaw running with the VFD but I have reason to believe it needs new bearings. How easy of a task is this? Do I need any special tools?I will be replacing the Arbor bearings and the Motor Bearings. The noises I am hearing might be from the belts which is why I’m swapping the three belts out for the Power Twist Lin...

781 days ago

Glue Line blades any good for crosscutting? - 13 replies

Hello,My saw deserves a new blade. It’s been abused it’s whole life(Not by me) and it deserves it.Anyways, to the question:Are glue-line rip blades any good at crosscutting? I’m looking at the Guhdo Gmaxx 50 tooth. http://www.amazon.com/Guhdo-Gmaxx-Series-2400-100A50-Circular/dp/B0060H1MDG/ref=sr_1_4?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid...

781 days ago

Almost done setting up my VFD but... - 6 replies

Hello,I bought a Teco FM50-203-C from Dealers Electric and am almost done hooking it up. I could’ve been cutting wood if it weren’t for this one problem.The wires coming from the motor are not labeled in any way. They are all black and it’s not dirt or grease. The problem is partly my fault, in the excitement of making my saw r...

819 days ago

How sensitive are VFDs to dust? - 10 replies

The title says it all. I want to mount my VFD (Teco FM50-203-C) on the front of my cabinet where the magnetic switch used to be but it is almost right under the hole for the blade tilt wheel. The saw is a right-tilt and the VFD will be mounted on the right side of the saw cabinet so it wont get as much exposure to the dust. I am not going ...

851 days ago

What happened to the FM50 VFD? - 3 replies

Hello,I wanted to order the Teco FM50-203-C 3HP VFD today and found that it was out of stock everywhere. Factorymation was out of stock and the website says time ‘till they get them is to be determined. That’d be alright as Dealers Electric has it but It’s out of stock as well. These are the only places you can get it for a rea...

887 days ago

Ghudo Gmaxx Blades - 32 replies

Hello,I just got my latest issue of Fine Woodworking and I saw an advertisement for Guhdo Gmaxx blades. I was curious about them as I’ve never heard of the brand and to be honest, the black blade looked really cool. It boasts quite a bit, enough to make me think their German engineering may match Forrest. It is a low cost blade at only ...

891 days ago

Applewood - 16 replies

Hello,Does anyone have any experience with Applewood?I live in Kelowna and there’s orchards everywhere you look. I was talking to my father who works for the city and he said they chip or burn the trees. I think that’s a waste of perfectly good lumber.I’ve read that it is very prone to warping when it’s drying, more than ...

903 days ago

Beisemeyer Question - 4 replies

Hello,I have recently disassembled my Beisemeyer fence to repaint it. I can’t remember which way it’s supposed to lock. Does it lock when you push up or down? On a side note: Will blade cleaner remove permanent ink off of a blade? or is there another way? Thanks.

908 days ago

Tablesaw Dust Shroud Retrofit - 1 reply

Hello,I just recently purchased a Wadkin Bursgreen AGS10 and am completely restoring it. One of the things I would like to do is add a dust shroud.The saw is right-tilting, which shouldn’t make any difference. I’m going to make it out of sheet metal. It will be mounted to the trunnion with two bolts and will have either a 2...

922 days ago

Wadkin Bursgreen Sawbench(Tablesaw) - 25 replies

Hello,I have the opportunity to buy some old steel from before ‘63. It’s a Wadkin Bursgreen AGS 12” Table Saw. The ad doesn’t really specify anything other than it having a Beismeyer fence rather than the original. It is wired for 220V. I’m not sure whether it’s three phase or single phase. The top is in excel...

924 days ago

Plastic Pipe-Dust Collector - 9 replies

Hello,Where can I get clear 4” plastic pipe in Canada? The only company I’ve found that makes it is King Canada. They make it out of Propylene. I have gone to a plastic company in Kelowna(Industrial Plastics) and they quoted a 6’ length 1/2” at 150 dollars. Of course I’m never going to pay that, I’d rather die...

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