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Forum topic by teejk posted 06-16-2013 11:35 PM 893 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-16-2013 11:35 PM

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Yesterday I had to mill some special molding for a project I’m on and pulled out the old PC 690 to make deep cove cuts (32’ in total). I finished the cuts and came away thinking that that old 690 ceased owing me anything a long time ago. Same thing for my old Delta contractor saw. As I looked around the shop, I noticed so many things that I had to say I really liked from a quality/value POV.

It dawned on me that everybody complains about everything these days. Sometimes we should shift gears perhaps?

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#1 posted 06-17-2013 12:21 AM

I agree. I have several 30+ year old tools that will not die. Have been absolute work horses.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#2 posted 06-17-2013 01:09 AM

I have a PC690 that was my dad’s for a number of years before I inherited it and it’s still going strong. Granted, I don’t use the router as much nowadays but such a workhorse.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 06-19-2013 12:16 AM

I have an old Atlas drill press- 12” floor model and 1/2hp. I bought it for $40 about 45 years ago and the guy I bought it from must have had it for at least 30 years. I look at new ones and think why would I ever give this one up?? It is a bit underpowered but that can be a safe thing. I put a foot pedal on it and a quick release stop nut for the depth setting. One thing it has is a screw lock to lock the quill in any position. I use that a lot and did not see it on any of the new drill presses. I love that old machine and it does not owe me a penny!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-12-2013 09:21 PM

Punching the mortises into 1 1/2” cherry legs with my cheap Delta dedicated mortiser using the 1/2” chisel/bit set that came with it…how sweet is it to swing the piece and get ZERO additional wood removal to ensure that the mortise is perfectly centered???

I hadn’t machined the tenons on the stretchers yet thinking with a 1/2” mortise on a 3/4” stretcher only allowed 1/8” depth on the cheeks. Not much wiggle room there.

Thinking that maybe I should go to town and buy a lottery ticket.

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