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05-18-2021 08:01 PM

Measuring Power Draw - 8 replies

I have a question for all of you power experts. I have a Harbor Freight dust collector I recently up graded with a Rikon impeller, and 14” cyclone. In order to understand how much power it draws I bought a couple of amp meters. I made a short (12”) extension cord for it with three wires. They are not sheathed so that I can clamp a...

04-23-2021 05:25 PM

Want to Buy Hawk or Hegner Scroll Saw - 12 replies

I’m planning to start scroll sawing, and think I would like to buy a Hawk or Hegner saw. I think I would prefer one 20 inches or bigger, but I’m not sure. I’ve never done any scroll saw work, so I’m not really sure what I need. I’m a value shopper, but I realize the value of quality, so thought I’d start ...

04-17-2021 04:16 AM

Cost of Building a Full Feature Router Table - 17 replies

Let me start by saying that a few weeks ago I was put off at the high cost of deluxe router table set ups. Six hundred, $800, $1000, and more. Why should something a simple as a router table and cabinet cost so much? A couple of months back my son-in-law complained that the cheap commercial router table he had didn’t work very well, ...

03-25-2021 12:46 AM

Kreg Router Plate - 11 replies

I just bought a Kreg router plate for a router table I’m building. I was kind of disappointed with the mounting screws they included. Just four 1.75” 20×1/4 slot headed screws. I was expecting something that would both attach the plate, and allow you to adjust it for level. Anyway, I want to know whether you can drill and ta...

03-17-2021 05:43 PM

Comments from Table Top Router Table Owners - 20 replies

I’m seeking advice based on experience from table top router table users on convenience and space saving properties of table top router tables. I’m building a router table for my son in law. It will be a full feature machine (router lift, split fence, miter slot, dust collection, etc.). He doesn’t have a lot of room in his s...

03-05-2021 09:01 PM

Harbor Freight 2 hp dust collector questions - 19 replies

OK, for all you HF dust collector experimenters, I have a question. First of all, I’d like to know if the fan assembly on the 2 hp collector is stiff enough to hold the motor vertically without the aid of the motor mount? Second: Has anyone set up a pair of these fans in parallel? I’ve seen Stumpy Nubs’ fans in series, but...

06-29-2020 11:36 PM

Cabnet Saw Conversion to Sliding Saw - 0 replies

Has anyone else here re-purposed a cabinet style table saw into a slider?I just finished such a project. Now before you ask for photos, let me tell you I don’t have a digital camera, or a camera phone, and don’t know how to post photos here even if I did.I started with a Delta Unisaw I bought off e-bay for $250. It’s a 1951 v...


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