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09-16-2015 12:28 PM

Early lessons in sawdust control..... - 4 replies

Ok the simple principal I’ve learned now is that “Sawdust is to lumber as snowfall is to water”. In other words a few inches of water can equal a few feet of snow. Last night I started planning 9 boards 19”x 10” x 5/16” down to 1/4” stock. When I started the bag in my dust collector was about 1/2 full. I...

08-20-2015 03:41 PM

School me please: Differences between a Router Table vs. Shaper - 13 replies

I’ve seen shapers setup and used in cabinet shops before, and I own and use a simple router table setup. So if shapers are so much more expensive, what are the differences and why would a small woodworking shop need one vs a good router table setup with a good strong router strong enough to be capable of large panel cuts or forming molding?

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