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07-05-2018 06:09 PM

UK / Europe 110V Festool in the USA - 5 replies

I’m travelling to the UK and was thinking about picking up a Festool domino joiner while there to bring back and use in the USA. The UK uses 110V for jobsite power tools, so the unit is available in a UK 110V version. Assuming it states 50-60 Hz, and I’m happy to change out the plug or get a new power cable, can anyone think of any r...

03-02-2018 07:38 PM

Steel tariffs and new tool prices - 87 replies

First off, let me be clear that this post is not intended to start a political discussion. Please don’t comment on whether you think steel / aluminum tariffs are a good idea for the USA or not! My question is, I have a number of quite pricey new tool purchases planned in the next six months or so (new table saw, band saw, jointer). All ...

02-11-2018 04:12 PM

Sawstop router table / lift pricing - 0 replies

The company everyone either loves to love or loves to hate has announced pricing on its line of router tables: In-line cast iron table with fence, switch and steel legs: $499 (27”) and $649 (30”)Lift: $399Dust collection box: $115 They also have some standalone tables: Bench top (cast iron): $549Full size phenolic: $689Full ...

02-06-2018 03:53 PM

Framing square - 34 replies

This just popped into my inbox, and made me think “I definitely want one of those”. Then I followed the link and discovered that it was $230. Precision framing square from Woodcraft / Woodpecker Does anyone know of a good similar / equivalent product that isn’t so eye-wateringly expensive. A long, accurate square that can...

11-15-2017 09:07 PM

(Very) small shop dust collection - 14 replies

I’m trying to work out the best approach to dust collection for a very small basement woodshop (approx 12’ x 12’) I’m considering: shop vac + dust deputydust extractor (i.e. higher-end shop vac) (possibly + dust deputy)fixed one-stage dust collector – probably wall-mounted? I probably won’t rig up a full...

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