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08-19-2021 09:32 AM

Biesemeyer Guide Rails -- Source? - 14 replies

Hello all, This question is age old but need help finding a replacement front rail: 2” x 3” x 3/32” [0.0938].Bought the Unisaw (34-771) back in the early 80s and it is still in great shape. I did purchase/install a Biesemeyer system some time ago, but only a 64” long front rail. My buddy sent me the woodman video, but ...

07-18-2021 10:39 AM

Help With Miter Cuts - 46 replies

Good morning all, I was having trouble getting a good miter cut on a simple project.The tools I was using:Bosch 12” slider with $50 (sale price) Makita crosscut blade Heavy Rockwell 10” T-Saw – also a $50 blade[this Rockwell had a major tune-up last year, all new bearings, etc.]This is not about cutting square or chipping, t...

01-15-2019 10:25 AM

Help with UNISAW 34-771 - 21 replies

Please excuse any redundancy on this question, but my UNISAW is ready for a tune up.I cannot stop the back-of-the-blade from hitting the rip and leaving behind the dreaded saw marks. Tried moving the top several times, with and without a dial caliper, tried many blades; on and on. It also vibrates and squeals.So in all three issues: Cannot ce...

06-21-2018 08:06 AM

Powermatic 511 help please - 2 replies

I have been looking at Panelsaws for a while and found a slightly used Powermatic 511 in near perfect conditon. Brought it to the shop and after spending a couple of hours going over it top to bottom I was thinking this looks more like a floor-model than a used saw.That said the carriage appeared to have a lot of play, so tweaked a few of the UB...

08-12-2017 09:12 AM

Duo Fast MS 7664 never had much luck - 2 replies

I have two old Duo-fast air nailers, they worked fine for a job or two but found they don’t do well when not used.E.g. my MS 7664c stapler (gold/hammed paint color) is in new condition and only was used it for a few small jobs. The issue now, when connected to air, air escapes out of the head.I assume, it sat too long and the O rings fl...

07-13-2017 09:57 AM

Help Rockwell Unisaw 3 hp Single Phase Hookup - 12 replies

Help I moved and need to rewire the shop.The question is what is the minimum size wire and/or breaker I need for a 32 year old 3hp – single phase Rockwell Unisaw (I bought new).Can I get by with 20amp and 12 gauge wire 225v hook up. The run from the panel is about 50’. I noticed this house (built 2002) doesn’t seem to have t...

07-20-2014 12:33 PM

Router - Brass Locking Ring Nut Needed - 6 replies

Any ideas where to find a 1-1/2” brass ring nut to fit these guides?[PC guides are smaller]OakPark is out of stock and don’t have a single one. OR open for suggestion what might fit – bike part – etc.Of course if somebody has an extra will purchase (0; Thanks!

06-24-2014 08:28 PM

DIY Edge Lipping Planer - 3 replies

Any folks build a DIY edge lipping planer?Need to plane-down 3/4” x 7/8”+ poplar off a 3/4” plywood edge. Found the Hoffman which is very nice, although a bit pricey. Seems like this is a common task and there must be some DIY lipping tables or jigs that can be made with a mid-size router.Any pics out there that can be po...

03-24-2014 09:05 AM

Mikta 2401B Miter Saw - Fix - 8 replies

Have an old Mikta 2401B, it’s in great shape but has had a problem for a long time.It will grab pieces and throw them around the room, I got used to that but thinking may be a good time to fix. Any ideas? Could the fence be bent? it’s cast iron, so that’s hard to believe.Blade wobble? I can’t really see any, can se...

01-27-2014 10:19 AM

Inserting router in table saw leaf - 11 replies

Need to consolidate some of the equipment at the shop – what is a good way in insert a heavy router, motor down in a table saw leaf? Guessing they sell plastic ones, but what about a 12” x 12” x 1/4” Alum. plate? Is the common method just drill appropriate holes in plate and router the 12” x 12” plate back ...

01-26-2014 08:17 PM

DEWALT 746 Table Saw need 30" Fence Rail System - 14 replies

Need the smaller 30” fence (tube) for the Dewalt 746. Maybe someone upgraded to the longer 52” fence and has saved the 30”.,;_ylt=A0oG7h2ly.RSrC4Ald9XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzdDZ0NDFkB...

12-15-2013 03:19 PM

Looking for large roundover Shaper Cutter - 4 replies

Found this on the inter-web. would work if it was Left to Right feed, and might just work with it if there are not any other options [ this large at this low price]. Will not be running 100s of feet, really just want the bell shape profile for small projects. Any thoughts?

12-13-2013 09:03 PM

Pony 56 2-1/2" Deep Reach Clamp - 0 replies

I saw these on the TV the other day….Looks like a much better design the super short ones. Any drawbacks? Does the pipe bow and distort the surface they are clamping? AND/OR pop off?

11-22-2013 02:59 PM

Sliding Miter Saws? - 38 replies

Lots of Sliding Miter Saws out there and can’t decide what to buy? This Milwaukee is nice, but expensive and 12” blade, which may be more than I need. Maybe ...

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