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Forum topic by TMcG posted 01-12-2011 07:16 PM 1234 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TMcG

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01-12-2011 07:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jorgensen ridgid vise bandsaw setup

Would appreciate some input/advice/opinion from the more experienced;

Just received a new Jorgensen vise, the 42012, to add to the new workbench, discussed initially here , and had a couple of questions on the installation/fitting side of things;

Whilst the vise will, obviously, be able to transition to a new workbench if I ever build one, and I think we all aspire to build one of those beautifully crafted examples, the question is;

Should I go to the extra effort of insetting the back face and making that face (plus pad) flush with the bench edge ? Pro’s/Con’s of having it stand proud ?

Hard Maple is the vise pad material of choice ?

And the bandsaw question, really a confirmation;

I have a Ridgid 14” bandsaw, the orange version, have setup/tuned it as well as I am currently able to and whilst it cuts straight quite happily, I can stop the blade in 3/4 MDF trying to cut a circle. And we’re not talking well into the circle here, I’m talking like in the first 1”

Anything about that that springs to mind ?

Appreciate it
tony

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Carl Webster

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 07:39 PM

Is the blade slipping on the wheels, or is the drive belt/motor slipping or stopping the motor?

-- Carl in SC

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 07:41 PM

I’ve heard some complaints about the Ridgid bandsaw’s power when resawing but this is new to me. I would echo Carl Webster on this one. I’ve had nothing but superior performance with all of my Ridgid tools. Best of luck.

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TMcG

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 08:00 PM

That’s a good question Carl, hadn’t thought about that, will need to go check.

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TMcG

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#4 posted 01-13-2011 02:27 AM

How about that ! It’s always the simplest things that you never think of.

Thanks Carl.

So, back to the vise question….....

-- http://wood.mcgivern.org

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