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11-08-2019 06:28 AM

Price check US made, new old stock Porter Cable 7518 (75182) - 4 replies

Howdy. I have an opportunity to buy a PC 75182 that was made in the US and is new old stock. Comes with the fixed base, too, and 1/2” collet. It was a floor model I guess and never used. I talked him down to $215 but not sure if it’s worth it since I just need the motor to hand in my lift and, as I recall, new, made in Mexico models go on sa...

11-02-2019 04:32 AM

HELP! Bought new door. Hinge mortises don't match existing frame - 6 replies

I bought a new front door for a really great price knowing that the hinge mortises did not match the ones of my current front door. Should I fill the hinge mortises of the new door with wood Bondo and Route out new ones matching my original front door, or should I fill in the hinge mortises on the door frame with wood Bondo and Route out new one...

09-01-2019 11:45 PM

Need help on gravel parking pad. Will dump truck/skid steer ruin landscape fabric? - 3 replies

Howdy. Way off topic, but as I’m sure most everyone here is a DIYer like me, I was hoping to ask a question. I’m getting ready to have a side of my house excavated a few inches down and leveled so that I can pour a couple inches of gravel down for a parking pad but I wanted to put a nice, heavy landscape fabric down first because I get a ton o...

05-12-2019 05:16 PM

US source of UNTREATED railway sleepers / railroad ties??? - 4 replies

Howdy, I see these websites in the UK selling new or used, untreated Oak railroad ties (sleepers in the UK?) and I’d love to get my hands on some here in the US, but I’ve only ever found treated timbers. Any idea where I can find UNTREATED ties? Thanks, all!

12-02-2018 09:18 PM

Best way to strip finished hardwood for glue-up. Plane it? Liquid sandpaper? - 4 replies

Howdy, I’ve been squirreling away misc hardwood I’ve run across for a few years with plans to use it for a 3.5” thick workbemchtop and some of it is finished with a stain, some of it is finished with a gloss or urathane finish? I’m trying to figure out the best way to go about stripping everything in preparation for...

12-01-2018 11:01 PM

Price check on 1983 Powermatic 60, 1ph, 8" jointer? - 5 replies

Thanks! Looks in decent shape. Has an aftrrmarket power switch on it. Owner siad it was professionally wired because the original magnetic power switch went out.

12-01-2018 09:49 PM

Powermatic 66 3ph magnetic power switch. Can I put on PM60 1ph 8" jointer? - 3 replies

I have a magnetic power switch off my 3 phase, 220, 5hp Powermatic 66 in a box since I had to use a VFD to run it on single phase power and that required bypassing the original power switch. I’m looking at putting in an offer on a 1980s-ish, single phase, 220 Powermatic 60 8” jointer that needs a new power switch. Are they compatib...

11-06-2018 02:17 AM

ISO Dewalt 735 feed tables. I have the planer, need the in / outfeed tables - 3 replies


11-01-2018 01:54 PM

ISO Biesemeyer riving knife/splitter piece for Powermatic 66. Part 1351644 - 6 replies

Howdy, I have an old Powermatic 66 and it’s got an aftermarket, Biesemeyer 78-441 type 1 spreader / kickback prawl assembly on it and I’m missing a piece to it. I have the receiver assembly still mounted to the frame down in my saw, I just need the actual splitter/riving knife that clicks into it, part 1351644. If you also hav...

08-04-2018 03:33 PM

Dry firewood in kitchen oven? For decorative split wood without bugs. - 4 replies

Howdy, Anyone have experience making decorative, split firewood? I notice the ridiculously priced decorative firewood online is all made of white Birch. No idea why. Anyway, I made a beaded face frame fireplace surround and left a lower cabinet open for stacked, decorative, split firewood but my wife is insistant on having it bug-free wi...

06-01-2018 08:44 PM

Chisel hoops, where can I buy them??? - 3 replies

Howdy, I have an old, PS&W No 1 EX 2” wide x 17” long heavy framing chisel that the former user had beat the stuffing out of over the years, building houses in Alaska. It had a split handle and the iron hoop was folded over and ruined. I had to cut/drill the handle out and I’d like to turn a new one. I’ve been u...

05-17-2018 10:45 AM

Do VFDs harm non-inverter-duty table saw motors? Powermatic 3-phase 5hp Baldor from 1989. - 34 replies

Howdy, I just won at auction a Powermatic 66 from 1989 that has a Baldor 3-phase, 5hp saw duty motor with plans on using it in my home workshop (garage) which is single phase. I just learned what 1 and 3 phase power are, soooooooo I’m having lots of fun trying to figure out an economical way to run it without using a static phase conve...

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