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12-20-2018 07:21 PM

Table Saw Motor Problem - No torque - 11 replies

Hi All, I have a used Powermatic Model 63 table saw that I bought a few years back off of Craigslist. The motor was originally wired for 220V, but I didn’t have an outlet in my shop, so I swapped the motor jumpers around for 120V. I had a constant issue with the table saw tripping the breaker when starting it up. The motor is either ...

08-21-2018 10:44 PM

Workbench and Workshop Remodel Suggestions - 6 replies

Hi, I’m getting my workshop back into shape after a boat build last year tore up a good portion of it. Here is what I’m working with: The area is approximately 17’ x 20’, and there is a bit more around the furnace and water heater. I use the space for woodworking and building R/C airplanes. I hope...

02-23-2017 05:47 PM

Aligning Blade on Powermatic 63 Table Saw - 1 reply

I bought a used Powermatic 63 in a custom cabinet a few years ago, and it has been serving my new hobby quite well. A few days ago I was cutting some short 2×4’s on a 45 angle when a piece got jammed between the blade and the fence and thrown out of the saw. After the incident, I started looking at the blade, fence, and miter slot...

07-07-2016 12:29 AM

Mahogany internal stress? - 6 replies

Hi All, Today I picked up some 5/4 African Mahogany at the local mill. I’m working on a small project and will be gluing up a panel 1/2” thick x 12” x 24” to cut some blanks for a small project. The board I picked up was pretty straight, has nice grain, and was quarter sawed. I cut down the board to 24” leng...

12-27-2015 05:20 PM

Do I need a new router collet? - 9 replies

I was making a cut with a 3/8” up spiral bit in cherry. The cut was started at 3/8” deep. During the cut the bit started to climb up out of the collet and the slot being cut got wider and deeper. I thought I had the collet tightened properly. Is my collet just worn out? Looking at the cut it looks like the bit was off balance and...

02-23-2014 03:16 PM

working with cherry - 21 replies

Hi, I’m relatively new to woodworking and I’ve been tackling projects to increase my knowledge and skill. I’m working my way up to build a desk someday. After completing a few projects with cherry, I think that is what I want to make the desk out of. I like the arts and crafts style and this will be more of a table wit...


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