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01-01-2018 05:37 AM

Craftsman 113 - What HP motor did you upgrade to? - 10 replies

I’d love to get a new saw, but it’s just not in the cards. To eek out a little more from my cman 113 10” TS, I’m considering a new motor. I am already using a thin kerf blade (rip and crosscut), a link belt, replaced bearings, and machined pulleys. I could try a 8” blade to see if there is a difference. I’d...

08-02-2017 02:15 AM

Small crabapple tree comming down - 3 replies

We have to replace our septic, and the new location will require us to cut down a crab apple tree. The main trunk is not more than 7 feet long and probably 10 inches or so in diameter. Its also not exactly round. Perhaps good for turning? Maybe a couple planks? Thoughts, is it worth the effort to try and dry out? And sorry, the pic is side...

06-26-2017 08:06 PM

Sawstop bought by TTS Tooltechnic Systems - 20 replies

Just saw this in my news feed. TTS Tooltechnic Systems is the owner of Festool. http://toolguyd.com/sawstop-to-be-acquired-by-festool-parent-company/

03-26-2017 06:34 PM

New to me bandsaw - 6 replies

After watching Craigslist for a bandsaw at the right price, I finally acquired one for 75$. It was listed as a 14 inch bandsaw, the nameplate is montgomery ward model 04fd766a. I wasn’t able to find a manual over at owwm, or any listed with that model number, a couple similar models from the 1950s. I measured the wheels and with the rub...

01-29-2017 08:42 PM

Second-hand bandsaw brands to watch for/avoid & pricing - 19 replies

Hi, I’m keeping an eye out for a good or repairable second(or third)-hand bandaw. I don’t have a specific use in mind, I’d like to expand my tool collection and capibilities. I see sizes and pricing all over for these. By far the most common size/brand are the craftsman 12” for anywhere from 100 and up. Occasiona...

01-02-2017 06:43 AM

Biscuit joiner vs router bit - 19 replies

Hi, I don’t have a need for a buiscuit joiner on a regular basis, but today I was working on a project where it would have been handy to have. For occasional use, how well do router bits, like the whiteside machine 1945 bit work compared to a plate joiner like the dw682k? I already have quality router, so shelling out 30 for a router...

12-06-2016 02:31 AM

Did you regret selling your Radial Arm Saw? - 28 replies

I now have both a radial arm saw that was given to me by my father in law, and I recently purchased a 12” hitachi compound sliding miter saw. I’m considering selling the RAS to free up my limited storage area for my tools. I really don’t use the radial much, and for my projects use it mostly for crosscutting, I’ve used it...

11-24-2016 05:00 AM

Woodworking after a child? - 15 replies

I have a 9 month old who is a joy to be around. I have a full time job, and we are fortunate that my wife can be a stay at home mom. She also runs a home-based business which she needs to dedicate time to. I know caring for the little one is dreaming on her and I pitch in whenever I can, which is usually in the evening during the week and on ...

05-13-2015 03:39 AM

Show off your best shop made clamps - 0 replies

Clamps are one of the many tools that we need around the shop, and depending on the size and scale of what you are working on can never seem to have enough. I found a few great ideas for shop-built clamps here, and thought it’d be neat to see what other LJs came up with to meet their clamping needs. So, show off your “best̶...

05-01-2015 04:50 AM

Grizzly G1021 planer - Craigslist - 14 replies

So I found this about a week ago, the seller just got back to me. Originally there were no pics, or any information. http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/tls/4996346305.html Concerns: the rollers may be missing. The rust looks deeper than surface rust.Seized rollers, belts, motor. What else should I be looking at? Bottom line: for $150 ...

04-05-2015 03:18 PM

shop fox w1410 - 5 replies

I installed my new fence, however the fence is toed into the blade at the back by 1/32 l’ve tried adjusting using both the set screw and re aligning the cartridge by loosening a couple bolts. I have a request in with support, but I think they are closed until Monday. Any suggestions from anyone else with this fence that has had this ...

03-29-2015 06:57 PM

Building a Base for contractor saw - 7 replies

I’ve seen a lot of nice tablesaw workstations that Ljs have built and showcased, and many of them look really good. What I need to build is a platform/base that is as small as possible so that the saw can be rolled into a small-ish storage area. I figure I can get away with something that’s about 40” long, and 30” deep be...

03-15-2015 04:15 PM

shop fox w1410 - 2 replies

The shop fox w1410 is on sale at grizzly for 150 plus shipping. Seems like a good deal, and most of the reviews ive read here and elsewhere are favorable. Im torn between waiting and ordering.it would be a welcome improvement to my tablesaw. But it looks like some resellers are sold out or labeled it as discontinued. Does anyone know if...

10-18-2014 04:45 PM

Bosch tool on sale at Amazon - 2 replies

Hey I just got this notification from slickdeas. Amazon is offering $50 off bosch tools over $200 Deal details Looks like this deal runs through October 31.

10-04-2014 05:22 AM

(CPO) Reconditioned Tools - your thoughts? - 16 replies

Hi, I’m taking a gander at some reconditioned tools through CPO. Does anyone have any thoughts, experience, or advice with CPO and their reconditioned power tools? Or reconditioned tools in general? For the two items I’m looking at, they appear to be a good deal, especially since CPO claims to provide a full warranty on recondi...

09-22-2014 03:23 AM

Evapo-Rust - Where do you get it and at what cost - 9 replies

I was casually looking around the interwebs to see if I could find out who sells evapo-rust locally. I came up with two local stores, and an online store, at three very different prices for what appeared to be the same 1 Gallon quantity: Harbor Freight: O’reilly Auto AutoZone Amazon.com So what is a good price for this, a...

09-20-2014 12:02 AM

free air compressor in Seattle 80 gallon 7.5 hp - 0 replies

If there is anyone in the seattle area looking for a free air compressor, this is available. Looks like a speedaire or similar. http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/zip/4676250643.html Just saw this poking around the free ads and have no idea or association with the seller.

09-17-2014 05:22 AM

My Craigslist find - free 6" Jointer but . . - 10 replies

I was perusing CL tools section at lunch and came across someone giving away, for free, I repeat free, “Sears Craftsman jointer”. No model was posted, just a couple of pictures and a statement about it being partially disassembled and no hardware. I figured I could use it for parts on my current jointer, part it out, or scrap it. Sen...

09-12-2014 01:57 AM

Gripper GR-100 or GR-200? - 8 replies

Hi, I’ve seen some posts about TS injuries, and had a close call with my tablesaw recently. My TS I bought used (its a craftsman 113 series) and when I bought it, the blade guard and kerf splitter were removed (or never installed), I can order one for about $80 on ebay . . or I can pickup a GR-100 or GR-200 2 pack. Is there any major...

09-08-2014 05:19 AM

Yet Another LunchBox Planer Thread - 49 replies

I’ve been reading, and reading, and reading (and lurking). I’m looking for a lunchbox planer. It sounds like a lot of folks here will vouch for the Dewalt 73x planers (based on the other forums on the LJ site I’ve seen). But it’s harder to find information on the other units I’m considering: - Makita 2012NB (~$55...


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