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8 days ago

How to Clean Rust On A Table Saw Blade? - 5 replies

I have managed to get some surface rust accumulate on my Forest WWII blade; thanks to the snowy and humid Midwest climate. The question is, how should I clean the rust without damaging the carbide teeth? Is evaporust the right choice? Thanks!

219 days ago

DeWalt OR Bosch Router Decision - 20 replies

I need a new router. Been looking online for quite sometime. Found the following deal on Amazon for a DeWalt DW618PK for $146.99. Although I have been wanting to get a Bosch 1617EVSPK because the newer model has above the table height adjustment. The Bosch is selling for 199.99 on amazon. This is a $50 price difference. The DeWalt one seems ...

300 days ago

Rockwell Model 10 Band Saw? - 3 replies

All, I just came across a Rockwell Model 10 band saw on local craigslist. The seller is asking for $75 for this. It would be better than what I have right now, a Ryobi bench top model. Any ideas/opinions on this saw? If I go to check it out, what should I be looking for? Thanks!

343 days ago

Looking for Harbor Freight Miter Saw Review... - 5 replies

A few months ago, one of the LJ members posted a review of Harbor Freight 12” miter saw where they mentioned that they had to open up the motor arbor and modify some washers to get the blade to cut accurate 90 deg cuts. I thought I had added it to my favorites but I was wrong. Can someone please point me to that review? Thanks!

364 days ago

How to use a thickness planer? - 8 replies

All, I recently bought a used delta brand thickness planer. I have never used a planer before and need some how-to and tutorials on the basic and advanced use of a planer. I googled “how to use a thickness planer” but couldn’t find any useful links. If you guys can point me to some tutorials, I would really appreciate. ...

368 days ago

Need Opinions on a Drill Press and Delta Planer - 3 replies

I just saw someone selling a Tradesman 8100S floor standing drill press and Delta model 22-560 planer for $125 each on local CL. I have no clue on either one of these and would like to know soon if you guys recommend these or not.

372 days ago

Help With Table Saw Fence Settings for Bevel Cuts - 5 replies

All, I need some help with setting up table saw fence for cutting 45 deg bevels on both ends of boards as shown in the picture below. The basic table saw setup is as follows:1- Left tilt saw with the blade set at 452- The cut will be made on the right side of the blade3- The board is 3/4” thick To start with, I would just make...

392 days ago

Thoughts on Harbor Freight 2HP Router? - 4 replies

Looking through Harbor Freight’s site, I came across the following 2HP router: http://www.harborfreight.com/2-horsepower-fixed-base-router-68341.html I have been wanting to build a woodgears style tilting router table and the router that goes in there will stay in there permanently. Right now I have a craftsman router table with a cr...

395 days ago

I need suggestions on this jointer... - 4 replies

This just popped up on my local craigslist. http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/tls/3888069370.html Is the asking price fair? What should I offer if the tool is in great shape?

403 days ago

I need help in fine tuning my Craftsman 113 TS - 4 replies

I have been wanting to post this a long time ago, but didn’t get around to it. I installed the PALS kit on my 113.29943 table saw sometime ago and using the left miter slot and the A-Line-it kit with a dial indicator, performed the blade alignment, but I am not able to reduce the error between the front and the back of the blade below 0...

412 days ago

What do you think of this jointer? - 6 replies

I don’t have a jointer and have been searching the local craigslist for several months. Just came across this: http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/tls/3861476474.html I spoke to the gentleman selling it, he says it is direct drive. Is direct drive a deal breaker? Let me know what you guys think? Thanks!

420 days ago

How To Make a Track Saw? - 23 replies

I would like to use my Bosch circular saw with a track for precise cuts. But in my view, the options currently available on the market are extremely over priced, like the Eureka Zone track system. I know fellow LJs have made similar setup in the past but the downfall of the ones I have come across so far, is that they use a miter bar attached...

425 days ago

Can this texture be made using a hand held router? - 9 replies

So I came across this pattern and was wondering if it can be made using a hand held router. I know it will be a piece of cake on a CNC machine but I don’t have one. Thought I would ask… Thanks!

438 days ago

How to Design This Lamp Base? - 2 replies

We need some new lamps for our home and I am thinking of building a pair like the lamp in the following link: http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/1e/c/AAAAAqBxi8QAAAAAAB7Ibg.jpg?v=1167568092000 I am thinking of building these using 1/2 inch ply. From the surface, the design looks pretty simple i.e. one small pyramid stacked on top of a bi...

476 days ago

Powermatic Contractor Saw? - 12 replies

I just came across this post on my local craigslist. Any idea if it is worth the price the seller is asking? Looks to be really clean from the pictures. Even though I already have a tablesaw, somehow I am drooling all over this one. http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/tls/3727302922.html

490 days ago

Where to buy bending plywood? - 5 replies

All, I would like to buy some bending ply, but I am not sure where to find it. Is this sort of ply available at homedepot, menards or lowes? Or do you have to special order from somewhere? I searched homedepot and lowes websites but couldn’t find any. What is the commercial name for such ply? Thanks!

497 days ago

Air Compressor Setup Help - 17 replies

All, I am setting up my new portable air compressor and I need some help from the pros. I plan on setting up the compressor in the order below. 1- The compressor is from Harbor Freight, 2HP, 8Gallons, 125 PSI max: http://www.harborfreight.com/2-hp-8-gallon-125-psi-portable-air-compressor-67501.html 2- Then I bought a HF 1/4” mi...

515 days ago

Is This a Good Deal on Drill Press? - 9 replies

All, I need some help here. I have been wanting to buy a drill press for quite some time now. Last weekend I went to harbor freight and bought the following, but it is going back because it lacks power: http://www.harborfreight.com/5-speed-bench-drill-press-60238.html Today, the following showed up on the local Craigslist. http://ced...

611 days ago

Tough Decision on Drill & Driver Combo! - Need Help - 6 replies

Today, I went to homedepot with the intention of buying either the DeWalt 20V or Makita 18V Drill and Impact Driver Combo. The salesman talked me out of Makita stating that their gears are all plastic and are prone to stripping. He the not only showed me the DeWalt that I was looking for but also showed me an 18V Ridgid Drill and Impact Drive...

686 days ago

Bought a Delta T2 - Need help with a tough decision - 6 replies

I availed the recent toolsplus deal on delta T2. I will be putting it on my craftsman 113.29943. I read Jamie’s blog on how he put the T2 on his craftsman but I am still not sure whether I should drill holes in the table or the fence rails and this is the tough decision I need help with. I do not want to mess withe the zero location of the...

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