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WayneC

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06-06-2007 04:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tool purchase

I’m thinking a bandsaw with 12” of cutting capacity or a performax 16-32 sander. It is a toss up and will probably depend of availability of money and also the upcoming project list.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov


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John's Woodshop

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#1 posted 06-06-2007 04:15 AM

Mine is going to be the Grizzly 19” band saw. As soon as I become financially adjusted :)

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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#2 posted 06-06-2007 04:19 AM

I’m not sure on make and model of bandsaw yet. Was looking at the “Rikon 14 deluxe bandsaw. I would love to find an old industrial saw.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 06-06-2007 04:45 AM

Wishlist of upgrades:

Cabinet Saw – considering Sawstop but may look at General or Hybrid
16-18” Bandsaw – Minimax
16-32 Drum Sander – Performax

More than likely, the tool budge is blown for quite some time. I hate to say what this spring’s upgrades set K and T Woodworking, back.

Plus, I have no room. :)

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 06-06-2007 05:05 AM

I would love to get a small CNC router for some production work, if I had the room, if I had the $, (if I had the time).

-- surplusdealdude

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#5 posted 06-06-2007 05:53 AM

Thinking of a drum sander, leaning towards Woodtec 25”

-- Nicky

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#6 posted 06-06-2007 06:23 AM

A Laguna brand band saw. Model # LT16. Just after I win the Power Ball Lottery.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#7 posted 06-06-2007 07:27 AM

Well last week I got the Jet 16” bandsaw and it’s quite the item… I’m really liking it. I already have the performax 16-32 so my next tool purchase will probably be either the Delta mortise machine of a floor model drill press.

I’m waiting for Wayne to stop by my shop and oogle all the cool toys I’ve got, and then it’ll be easier for me to convince him to come down here for the Saturday morning Central Valley Woodworkers Club (that he and I are going to start) and then maybe we can get Bill to drive the 13 miles from Turlock and we got that guy in Twain Harte that has his own mill… this could be quite the little venture…

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#8 posted 06-06-2007 11:57 AM

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#9 posted 06-06-2007 02:25 PM

A large tenon saw and Dt saw from….

http://www.adriatools.com/

At least that’ll be my nest big purchase…

Jimmy

-- Jimmy

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#10 posted 06-06-2007 02:25 PM

I got an 18” bandsaw a few weeks ago so that kind of taps me out for a bit.
Then I marched back an bout a down draft table.

p.s. the saw is on sale at Busybee tools for $799.00 CDN.

I paid the creeps $999.00 and they said is was retail $1299.00. – go figure.
“NAHC”- Not a Happy Camper!

I do have my eye on the new Leigh DT jigs.
If I was honest with myself, hand cutting is just about as easy with the proper saw , but…. (evil grin)

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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WayneC

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#11 posted 06-06-2007 02:44 PM

The Leigh jigs have been on my wish list for quite a while as well.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#12 posted 06-06-2007 03:10 PM

I’m not sure I’d slow down if one of those creeps from Busy Bee was crossing the road, Bob. Sorry to hear about that little touch you just got.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#13 posted 06-06-2007 03:19 PM

Thanks for the scoop on Busy Bee. I’ve never heard of such a place, but if I hear of it, I’ll warn others.

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#14 posted 06-06-2007 03:27 PM

we bought several of our tools at Busy Bee. We had no difficulties.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#15 posted 06-06-2007 03:47 PM

Sorry folks if I came across as trashing “Busy Bee Tools”
That was not my intention.
They have the right to merchandise their wares as they see fit.

I of course, have the right to discuss the merits of same.

Given the level of customer support I got when I called them and having had other problems that were not remedied at the store where I purchased them I am hard pressed to continue my support for their wares.

I think I would demand a “time limited price guarantee” on any major purchase from them were I to consider another in the future.

As an aside, when I asked them for an additional insert for my new bandsaw they told me to wait till Monday, and call head office and they would mail one out to me from there.
I’m scratching my head as to why they were not in stock and why I should have to pay $9.00 or $10.00 postage to ship one out when they have orders arriving weekly from head office.
When I returned a 1/2” bearinged router bit that fell apart on first use they again told me to call head office for a replacement.

The question becomes- “Why have an outlet here at all?”

Regards

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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