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01-10-2019 02:50 AM

Your favorite Router or Bandsaw Jig/Sled - 13 replies

I want to work on making some jigs this month and am wondering if some of you who have something you love would be willing to snap a photo and post them here. Specifically your favorite jig or sled for the bandsaw and the router table. I also came across this video a few minutes ago and got a kick out of it. It is in German and the guy bui...

11-26-2018 02:25 AM

Dust Collector: Time to rethink the design and placement - 22 replies

Howdy all, I have a Jet Vortex 1100 DC with the 2-micron canister. I do not like that the canister still allows the worst kind of dust out and I am a little paranoid about how much might be in the air. Cleaning the filter is a pain and there is A LOT of fine powder in there. The paddles are worthless because whatever it knocks down can blow r...

08-30-2018 02:17 PM

Recommendation for Dust Collection Power Control - 26 replies

I have seen some foot switches on Amazon but am curious if there are some better quality options for easier DC power switching. I can move around my shop well, but getting the DC ON/OFF is more of a pain that it should be.

08-15-2018 03:13 PM

DW735 Knife Durability - 25 replies

I have seen comments from people stating that they have used the same knives for a year and other that they last 10 minutes. I have been running ALDER through my planer and with less than 100 board feet, I already have lines in the finish. Are you not able to run anything through that planer with ANY knot or live edge bark remaining? I wat...

08-11-2018 05:52 PM

Do anything dumb today? - 13 replies

At least I was planing Alder… I have a two hose setup and move them around to my DC. Going from the planer to the jointer is easy. But this time I disconnected the hose from the jointer at the DC and connected it to the planer. So my DW735 was blowing its chips back into the jointer. Lol. Took a minute to figure out my there were sub...

08-11-2018 03:41 AM

Not So Square Try Square - 33 replies

Anyone else having issues with Crown Tools Try squares? I think I got these from Woodcraft a while ago, neither of them is square enough to use. Maybe for deck building (not at that size). I noticed after testing my table saw and jointer with newer Woodpecker and Starrett squares and another super heave machinist square. I was concerned th...

07-10-2018 08:40 PM

Alder - for TheFridge - 14 replies

Just for you buddy! Think of all those people around the world who grilled their salmon on cedar, not knowing there was a superior wood option available.

07-10-2018 02:13 AM

Aluminum Jig Bar - Solved - 16 replies

I have a pair of Kreg bars that I am about to use for a crosscut sled. But like an idiot, I waiting long enough to use them and they made a trip to the floor. I have two small depressions on the corners of each. I can take a file to the bar or trim an inch off. Which would you do?

06-25-2018 02:49 AM

Jointer Vibration (Jet 8") - 10 replies

I’ve got a Jet JJ-8HH and I feel like there should be a little less vibration. Not sure if I would know what is reasonable or not. Any suggestions? -It sat for over a year without being used, so possibly the belt has a flat spot? -Will a link belt always help?-It is on a mobile base, I did get some improvement when I balanced the adjust...

06-17-2018 03:16 AM

Table Saw Fence Alignment - 32 replies

Good evening everyone! I know there are old threads about this, but I thought it was time for a new poll/argument. Fence to the miter slot… Dead on or 1/128-1/64 out at the back? I am about that measurement out right now and am curious what you all think. I know the distance between the front of the blade and the fence (at that p...

06-07-2018 08:29 PM

Canister Filter, When to replace? - 5 replies

I have a Jet Vortex 1100 DC with the canister-style filter. How frequently do these need to be replaced or cleaned more than spinning the insert?

06-03-2018 05:34 PM

Dado Set: Why not Ridge Carbide? - 8 replies

I was arguing with myself and decided that for the limited use that I needed a Dado Stack, I went with the Dewalt set. It was that or the Forrest Dado King. I read most of what was available and understand the quality and performance differences between them. For a SawStop, the decision was clearly between those two. But why not the Ridge Car...

05-29-2018 12:45 AM

SS Riving Knife Height, Freud Blade Diameter - 14 replies

My riving knife is about 1.5 mm above my blade at the lowest setting (adjustable height riving knife). I was lowering it and realized it cannot go any lower than it is. I saw on other forums that you can grind the top of the riving knife to shorten it. I am using a 40T Freud Thin-kerf GP blade. It is NOT 10” so I assume that is the i...

01-19-2018 03:26 AM

Garage is now heated - 1 reply

It looks like the last thread about garage heat was some time ago. Reporting on my recent purchase: did not have a convenient way to get gas to my heater location in my garage so I went with a Fahrenheat FUH54 from Amazon. Super easy installation and a 30 amp breaker was easy to connect it to. At a very low setting, it has kept my oversize...

09-29-2015 01:17 AM

Suggest a good metal detector? - 14 replies

I am about to unload a lot of reclaimed material. What suggestions are there for a reliable metal detector powerful enough to scan some barn beams? Thanks, Brian

06-10-2015 06:11 PM

Bad bandsaw blades? - 9 replies

Curious how many of you experience bad blades from time to time. I replaced my stock blade with a Timberwolf blade and the blade moved from front to back. Tried everything and finally removed it to find the weld was not great. Next blade up was ordered from Spectrum Supply, 3/4” bi-metal. Much better but there was still movement fron...

06-03-2015 03:16 AM

Air Filtration? Or just open the doors? - 26 replies

Curious if anyone has used the PM1200 Air filter and can say if it really makes a difference. I assume the coating of dust after two days is not avoidable but if it will be a lot better I might want this for that reason. I have a large 3-car garage that becomes a shop for a week at a time. Am I just as well opening the doors for 3 minutes or ...

05-20-2015 02:01 AM

Pre-built drawer sides, do you use them? - 2 replies

Anyone here use something like this material? http://www.andersonplywood.com/413/drawer-sides/ Any good arguments for or against it? I almost bought a bunch of this today but I really wanted to go through the process of making my own for practice as much as anything. I am filling in cabinets with drawers in my garage for hand tools, and al...

04-17-2015 10:27 PM

Jointer fence position question - 14 replies

Can someone tell me why a jointer fence comes so far forward? Is it just to be able to make angles and is there a reason you would want to joint in the middle of the table? Cleaning mine now, just curious how often I would move it and how clean all that needs to be under there.

04-17-2015 04:46 PM

Purchasing Woodworking Tools Online vs In-Store - 58 replies

Serious Discussion for everyone so please keep it positive. No star rating needed, thanks. I want to get feedback about buying in-store vs online. There are obvious pros/cons to each so I will narrow it down to a couple talking points that we should think about: 1. Fixed pricing tools (example- Festool) We want to put our hands on these...

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