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|479 days ago||
Buying my first band saw - 25 replies
Hello all. I would like some input to guide me in my imminent purchase of a band saw. First thing to consider is it’s use: I will be using it to cut wood, acrylics and maybe soft metals (aluminum, brass) for pen blanks. That said, next consideration is price. I have my eyes on a Powertec BS900. The price is just right, but I wo...
|659 days ago||
Problem with lathe quill - 2 replies
Hello all.I usually drill my pen blanks on my lathe. It’s a Turncrafter Commander 12 VS.I may be doing something wrong because I think this is cumbersome and slow… or maybe it’s a problem with my lathe. When I try to advance the drill with the tailstock wheel, it’s like I’m wrestling the lathe. It’s really har...
|669 days ago||
DeWALT DW745 safety - 2 replies
Hello all. I just received my new DeWalt DW745 10inch table saw. It sits unassembled on top of a regular table in my workshop awaiting the arrival of a proper table for it, while I read the manual over and over. I am mostly concerned about safety.Do anyone here who has owned and used this particular saw knows of aftermarket better safety equipme...
|678 days ago||
Table saw suggestion... - 12 replies
Hello all. My wood working activities at the moment are model ship building and pen turning. Can some of you post suggestions for a table saw appropriate for cutting pen blanks? Room and price have to be considered. I have my eyes set on a DeWalt DW745 but it probably will be overkill. I’ve also seen Craftsman, Skil, Ryobi and Black an...