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07-28-2019 01:46 PM

Is there a shop gremlin - 5 replies

For years i’ve wondered this, when i had the cabinet shop, seemed like when a tool wasn’t used much it had issues, loose blade, switch getting hinky, all of a sudden its got a rockola going on when it was originally solid flat on slab or table top. today went out to use my old band saw, been about 3 months or so since i cut some b...

06-22-2019 12:55 PM

metabo nail guns - 7 replies

I happen to be in a tool store and saw these units for sale, i’ve used soem of their sanders, anyone have first hand experience with this brand of fasteners, about time to retire a few guns due to possible need to rebuild again, thinking maybe this set will last me till end of daysthanksRj in az

06-20-2019 09:57 PM

local in phoenix, az - 3 replies

porter barn on south 7th st and buckeye road has qtr sawn sycamore, for i belive it was 7.50 a bf, and some mid west walnut for 8 a bf i think. I have never seen sycamore here in az. i’m gonna do a site visit tomorrow and see just an fyi Rj in az

06-18-2019 12:41 PM

local powermatic for sale - 0 replies rarely see these come up here locally, might be a little over priced, or not, sure is a attractive unit Rj in az also, porter barn in so phx, has qtr sawn sycamore for 7.50 bf, not something you see every dayRj

01-17-2019 10:21 PM

anti seize juice or not - 3 replies

Ok, my little planer that is a delta table top that i just managed to get the cap screws removed from previous owner having fubared them, with that said, they did have a little discolorization on the black bolts from the alum. drum the blades ride in, so my thoughts were to use an anti seize juice, I have never used it on any planer or similar t...

01-15-2019 12:20 AM

Uh oh, screw head is stripped - 12 replies

I purchased this little table top planer (delta 6’‘) a year or more ago, and finally decided to install some new blades, and well, now i get it, the original owner had stripped the allen head screws, they be round, so figure my options are: 1. use and easy out, i did manage to get one loose that was not stripped, but alas, the oth...

01-07-2019 02:43 PM


I have a vendor that came across a small bunk of sapele 25/32nds x 10ft stock, that i can pick up for around 6.00 a bf plus the gubermint (sales tax). i have no use for all of it, and frankly have limited space its only around 240 bf total, but would happily share the bounty if someone was interested, i’m headed down today or tomorrow ...

01-01-2019 12:42 AM

Several of the many things i have learned about band saw boxes and other thingys - 1 reply

Well a few months ago, i jumped on the bandsaw wagon, after watching a few videos, it seemed pretty simple. boy howdy, it seems the videos i watched were by very skilled and experienced bandsaw makers, lol, as here is what i learned. Don’t modify the sizes some indicate, there is a reason, most sanding belts are 4inches, and unless y...

12-19-2018 01:21 AM

question on type of material on some boards - 8 replies

Well, i’ve seen some videos where a dark wood or a synthetic product is used for contrast in making cutting boards and misc. projects. What is the black material used, is it ebony wood, or is there another option not so expensive. seen it used quite often, i’ve searched around some to figure it out and can’t seem to figur...

11-01-2018 01:17 PM

Scored a dandy - 5 replies

A framer buddy of mine called last thursday and said i needed to buy him lunch, and well, i decided to play the fish and bite, so met him for lunch, and of course it wasn’t a fast food joint. But after quite the lunch fare, we sached out to his truck and he dropped the tail gate, and low and behold was a bed full of cherry flooring he̵...

10-26-2018 10:19 PM

drum sander hose issue, lol - 10 replies

well i have a performax 1632 and well with the 4inch collection on the very top, it seems no matter how i route the hose its a issue. so anyone made a metal bracket to perhaps bolt on the main frame to hold hose outta the way of adjustment, outta the way of the feed, and out feed, well just outta the way i’ve a few ideas, but a tried an...

09-10-2018 12:54 AM

anti fatique gloves - 28 replies

Reason i ask, when i use a cordless, or a hammer and chisel, i have some issues with my strong hand, guess its all the years holding a hammer and framing, and well just working. have been reading about the above titled units, some say they assist in mitigating some issues, some not so. anyone have any first hand knowledge, seems to mostly ...

08-26-2018 12:34 PM

delta 20 inch band saw - 8 replies

Well, i came across one of these, 20inch, 220v, appears to be in decent shape on exterior, 150 inch blade. just wondering if someone has experience with these and well are they a decent saw, thanks for infoRj in Az.

08-01-2018 01:23 PM

Scored a new drum sander - 5 replies

I’ve been looking to replace my old delta 31-250, its been a boon, but on occasion has caused me to drink copius amounts of libation liquid. and of course i’ve had to convert the controls to the top since the adjustment gear was stripped when i got it, adjustment in height is due to a pair of channel locks, but alas it does the job w...

07-29-2018 05:58 PM


I’m trying to find out about some property in or east of the title, if you know someone, or do live there could you contact me, it is a 11 hour plus drive for me to get up and take a look, and was wanting to perhaps offer payment to have someone in area take a drive and take a look and some pictures of supposed property, and send to me, b...

07-14-2018 03:13 AM

Old band saw - 0 replies Its rare to see an oldie like this in phoenix, i have my eyes open all the time on the look out for something that truly is vintage. maybe this meets that monikerRj

07-08-2018 01:03 PM

Heckuva deal on a table saw fence - 1 reply

07-01-2018 12:47 PM

Finally scored some wenge at a decent price - 3 replies

I was down at one of the local supply houses picking up some country maple (they call it here a soft brown maple) i’ve been using it for lots of things, a couple treasure chests, and hope chests, boards, ect. any way, as they normally do not tender exotics, they had closed one of their stores in cali, and well they had pallets of multip...

05-20-2018 12:58 PM

Sanding belts - 3 replies

Well now its time to order up the necessary sanding belts, anyone use Industrial Abrasives, i’m in need of 5’’ H/L for orbitals belts4×1324×243×21 just realized the big edge sander is outta the good stuff. thanks for infoRj

05-11-2018 05:43 PM

another uni saw up for sale, - 0 replies nicer than the last one.

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