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10-25-2018 02:14 PM

ZCI for Ridgid R45171 - 5 replies

Hello All, I wanted to get/make a zero clearance insert for this small contractor table saw, but no one makes one. And because the original insert is just 0.095’ thick, it would be a stretch for me to make one. Has anyone “modified” the original insert to make it zero clearance? Any suggestions as to how I could do this? My con...

10-04-2018 11:01 PM

Newb question about cutting plywood - 10 replies

Hello All, Let’s say i have a piece of plywood 40×40, and want to rip one side so that the new dimensions are 40×38. On my small contractor saw, would it be safe to cut the 2 inches on the side between the blade and the fence? There isn’t enough table width to accommodate a piece that large to rip the 2 inches on the oth...

07-13-2016 08:17 PM

Brad Nailer Under Water - 8 replies

Hi guys, Recently my home was flooded, my Porter cable BN200C nailer was under water for a few hours. So was the compressor. I tried to get out as much water as possible out of the compressor, and simply used the nailer to get moisture out of it. Lots of liquid came out as each brad was popped. My question is…do I need to to do more? Ta...

05-13-2015 01:05 AM

New biscuit joiner producing smoke - 13 replies

Hello all, i just got my first biscuit joiner from HD, a Dewalt DW682K. I tried it out with some test plunge cuts on pine , poplar and 3/4” ply. I noticed on the ply and on one of the pine boards the tool produced smoke inside the dust catcher. I adjusted my rate of feed slower, and then a bit faster, and in both instances, it produced smo...

03-08-2015 04:32 PM

First drill press - how far to tap chuck on spindle - 3 replies

Hello everyone, Novice woodworker here. I just purchased my first drill press, WEN 10” 5 speed. When i got to the part in the assembly instructions to install the chuck, it said to tap the chuck on the spindle, but it did not say HOW FAR up the spindle to tap it. So, I tapped it until i determined it could go no more, but there is about...

02-23-2015 01:22 AM

Riving knife question - 7 replies

Hi All, Just joined not long ago, and asking my first question on the forum. I have a RIDGID 4510 table saw, and as a beginner woodworker, I am happy with the way it works. However, when I recently tried a 45 degree bevel rip cut, I discovered that my piece of lumber was hitting my riving knife. The riving knife works just fine at 90 and seem...


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