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whitebeast88

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520 days ago

my beautiful wife met me today after work at home depot.first of all i’ve got to say she doesn’t care what i spend cause she knows family’s first.

she told me a couple weeks ago we where going tool shopping and i kept putting it off,being a tightwad not wanting to spend money for things i need or want.

she said today was it.when we left i had bought

1)rigid tablesaw 4512-hd took the 20% off hf coupon.
2)rigid oscillating sander with an extra pack of sand paper.
3)frued 8” dado blade.
4)diablo 24 tooth ripping blade.
5)2-24” jorgenson clamps (our hd still has them)
6)4-36” jorgenson clamps.

tomorrow i’m going to lowe’s to buy a pc drill/driver combo.

so hopefully i won’t need anything for awhile until i break down and buy a jointer.

thanks for looking,marty.

-- Marty.Athens,AL


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whitebeast88

3407 posts in 792 days


#1 posted 520 days ago

what is the best cleaner to use to get the packing grease off.any suggestions would be appreciated.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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ScottinTexas

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#2 posted 520 days ago

Glad to hear it! I, too, lack a jointer. But I will probably get a bandsaw if I get anything next.

I don’t know about packing grease – mineral spirits? I like having things that serve more than one purpose and it seems mineral spirits is useful on the finishing side of things.

Be careful with the new tools. Well, ok, the table saw. I don’t think there are too many clamp injuries here.

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unisaw

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#3 posted 520 days ago

Any degreaser will do. Does your wife have any sisters? Not for me – I married a saint but there are other needy lumberjacks for sure.

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 520 days ago

Nice haul! Put some mineral spirits in a spray bottle and get a roll of paper towels to clean that gunk off. You need a planer next (before a jointer IMHO)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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ShaneA

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#5 posted 520 days ago

Nice haul, new tools is always fun. Congratulations.

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RogerInColorado

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#6 posted 520 days ago

Whitebeast88 – - Simple Green takes that stuff off like a dream. I’ve been hooked ever since I used it the first time. My wife goes through about a bottle a month since she discovered it. No more anything else. Everything from shower scum to mascara.

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ScottinTexas

108 posts in 549 days


#7 posted 520 days ago

gfadvm – I have heard the planer vs jointer argument, too. I have a planer and I think it is more useful than a jointer. And I believe it is possible to build a sled that makes the planer act as a jointer. I need to look in to that.

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BusterB

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#8 posted 520 days ago

Marty marty marty….sounds like ya got a keeper in that lady…..lol I am happy for you bud….way to go…..now get to work…..

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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camps764

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#9 posted 520 days ago

Scott – there is an article in Fine Wood Working the gives you a general idea of how to do it. I built one and it works alright, not perfect, but close.

I’ve heard WD-50 takes the packing grease off pretty well.

-- Steve. Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/campbellwoodworking or check me out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/campbellwoodworkingne

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whitebeast88

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#10 posted 520 days ago

thanks everyone,i just bought a gallon of simple green so i’ll give it a try first and if doesn’t clean it good enough i’ll have to get some mineral spirits,since i used m last cleaning out paint brushes.

gfadvm,thanks for the suggestion,but i bought a planer about 6-7 months back.found a steal of a deal a dewalt 734 from sears online for $183 shipped.keep hoping i can run across a good jointer on cl or one on sale.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 520 days ago

Scott, I have both a planer and a jointer but when I need to joint something wider than 6”, I use the planer and “sled”. The sleds I see articles for seem WAY overcomplicated to me. I use a wide,flat board and a variety of wedges brad nailed to the sled board to keep the wokpiece from rocking. Screw a strip behind the workpiece (below the blades!) and you’re good to go.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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prattman

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#12 posted 520 days ago

What a haul , you gotta great wife. Mine just told me to spend a bunch of money too but it wasn’t on tools but rather something else , something we both want… A divorce, this is not a plug for sympathy. I will be very happy alone with my tools.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 520 days ago

I will say it envy, envy, envy.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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oldnovice

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#14 posted 520 days ago

Send them to me and will clean them and return them …. maybe!
You hit the mother load courtisy of your wife!

Congratulations!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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bowtie

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#15 posted 520 days ago

lucky you (your catch of a wife), the 4512 is on my short list for a new tablesaw.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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