|Forum topic by SkyKing||posted 03-31-2015 04:38 AM||874 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
03-31-2015 04:38 AM
Ok, I’m the guy who joined recently because I bought the house with the mysterious wood shop fixture in the basement.
Well, I have decided to get some power tools for wood fabrication. I have a garage full of tools for mechanics work (metal stuff) but had only a Makita circular saw for wood stuff…
I bought this compound slide miter saw Hitachi model C12RSH…it has a 12” diameter blade and looks like it will cut pretty wide boards, even at an angle, and also 4×4s for legs on benches, etc. The cool thing is that the design brings the slide tubes up over the bench so I don’t have a lot of back space to use up behind the workbench at the wall.
Think I’ll set up my basement workshop for wood crafting, since I’ve never gotten into that. Next I will buy a dust collection system for the saw and a drill press (if they have that option) and for a small vertical belt sander that I inherited from my mom.
I asked a guy at work if the outlets for dust collection were standard sizes and he said that, no, they could be all different diameters. At least my benches are all in a row, so I think I can mount the dust sucking machine on one wall and have branches out in a linear fashion.
So, my question now is…what is the difference in the wood bits, between “wood boring” with the wide flat wings and the curved kind like a “Forstner” (spelling) or whatever. I mean I can look up the technical definition but in practical terms?
-- -Kevin in Catonsville, MD