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01-12-2016 01:03 AM

Ridgid R4511 Table Saw Issues - 3 replies

I was recently given a digital angle gauge which allowed me to see that lowering and raising the blade on my table saw started to tilt the blade from 90 to plus or minus .3 degrees. Also when I tighten my blade tilt wheel it can throw the angle off a few tenths of a degree. Before I acquired this tool I could not tell that the angle would change...

11-30-2015 01:42 AM

Grizzly Riser Kit: Can they be swapped? - 2 replies

Hey guys, I have a G0555 bandsaw and Im going to upgrade the capacity with the riser kit. My question is if all of the G0555 models (LANV, LX, X) are compatible for one another. I understand the color will be different, also that some models have a rack and pinion style guide bar adjuster. The reason I ask is because the model for the plai...

02-27-2014 01:20 PM

Delta Model 40-560 scroll saw good for beginner? - 1 reply

I found one of these on craigslist for $60 real close to home and was wondering if any of you have had experience with this saw. Ive never used a scroll saw before and have always wanted one for some smaller projects ive had in mind. I dont need anything fancy just something reliable that will help me get started. What are your thoughts? A...

01-17-2014 01:52 AM

Carbide Chipping - router bit - 10 replies

Bought this bit a few days ago to plane the surfaces of some boards and that’s all it has been used for. Any idea why it would have chipped towards the top or at all for that matter? Only took passes that we’re no more than a few 16th’s of an inch at a time. Is there some weird stress factor I’m not aware of or did I just...

01-11-2014 06:13 PM

What on earth could I use these for? - 8 replies

I regularly try to up-cycle scrap material or what would likely end up being thrown away and incorporate it into my shot or work someway or another. I recently started working with my father At a print shop and his press uses these things which are regularly switched out and recycled. They are pretty big and have some weigh to them. All aluminum...

09-28-2013 11:53 PM

DW735 Planer chain tension spring? - 9 replies

I was cleaning up my planer today and when I took the cover off the side with the height adjustment handle to reveal a feeder chain and belt I noticed there was a spring broken that looks like it was meant to activate a little wheeled lever that put tension on the chain I’m not real sure how long it’s been broken but I’ve be...

09-25-2013 02:28 AM

Shop is up and running... Almost. - 2 replies

After nearly a year now of my shop being dismantled due to moving and then moving again I am finally able to set up shop and again and making wood work. You have no idea how hard it is to come on LJs day after day and look at everyone’s projects without being able to make dust of my own. I would like to start off with making some jigs and ...

09-09-2013 10:55 PM

Ridgid r4511 second hand - 11 replies

Found a ridgid r4511 on cl for 350. He said it has a small pea size chip on the outer edge but other than that all is good. Good deal or what… I never intended on buying a granite top nor have researched them. What do you all think?

08-24-2013 12:54 AM

17in Central Machinery Bandsaw? - 2 replies

So today my brother took me through one of his friends mothers metal working shops, she’s cleaning it out so i was hoping to find some knick knacks that maybe id be interested in. Nothing but metal shaving that smell no where close to as good as wood shavings and a ton of goliath machines that i swear the shop had to have been built around...

05-23-2013 12:31 PM

Craigslist: Saw that caught my eye - 9 replies

After the move I planned on treating myself to the grizzly hybrid but Ive recently found some decent saw on CL in the same price range, what do you all know about General? http://annapolis.craigslist.org/tls/3814277594.html

05-13-2013 02:22 AM

Boat Building: 12' Flat Skiff - 12 replies

Ive had an old 6hp envinrude in the garage for a while now not being put to good use and I may very likely be getting a small boat trailer through a family friend. So after a few weeks of research I think I’m going to start doing some heavy research and reading on boat building to hopefully start a 12’ skiff build sometime later this...

05-09-2013 12:33 PM

Blower Vac V.s. Regular Vac - 11 replies

Just picked up a dust deputy from my local woodcraft the other day because Ive been planning on getting a new shop vac, one with a little more power then the small 5 gallon one i have now. Went to the local HD… aka, my work :/ and there has been two that I just cant seem to decide on. The Contenders: BLOWER VAC:http://www.homedepot.c...

05-04-2013 06:03 PM

Yardsale Find: All for two bills. - 15 replies

Made my normals rounds this morning, first place i drove up on made me double take when I saw a big chunk of yellow sitting in the driveway. Ive been looking for a DW735 for sometime now and when he said it was $250 i was even more excited. Its an older model from about 5 years ago with the straight cutting head instead of the spiral, he also sa...

05-02-2013 01:31 AM

Dewalt 735 Planer.. Good deal? - 4 replies

This popped up on CL today, been looking for one of these used for a while. Good Deal? Dewalt DW735 13” thickness 2 speed planer.. Only used twice. Dewalt stand, outfeed tables, spare set of blades and dust collection hose and hood for trash can. This planer is in excellent condition. Planer and all accessories total over $900…......

04-27-2013 09:58 PM

Woodworking Withdrawl - 2 replies

For the past month or so we have been getting the house ready to sell and most of the clutter and junk we’ve had in other rooms have ended up in the garage… a.k.a the workshop. For me this means the only thing I’ve been making sawdust with is yard sale sign stakes. This has been terribly difficult for me as Ive had so many grea...

04-10-2013 01:34 AM

Band saw - Good Deal? - 9 replies

Been looking for a new band saw to replace an old craftsman one with a lot of alignment issues I have. This one fits the budget, I like the fact that it comes with the fence. So the question is… Good deal or should I try to talk him down a bit? http://baltimore.craigslist.org/tls/3722073010.html

03-18-2013 01:39 PM

Jointer Motor - 11 replies

Through one of my mother’s friends I got a Harbor Freight 8” Jointer for free. Only problem is the motor doesn’t work. I suppose a broken one is better than none at all? Anyway, the man said the motor didn’t even start when he set it up. But He also said he kept the factory oil on for protection when there is a sticker cl...

03-18-2013 03:36 AM

Cutting 1/2in Glass? - 7 replies

Ive been looking into sharpening my chisels and plane blades lately and I see either granite or glass will do the trick for a good reference surface. So I got a hold of what used to be an outdoor table top ( about 3 1/2’ by 2’) and its either 3/8 or half an inch thick. It’s real heavy so I would like to cut it down to more work...

03-11-2013 10:24 PM

No Straight Cuts For Me... - 30 replies

Over the last few days I’ve been getting materials together to build a little rolling cabinet for my garage. Not because I need one but just to see if I could. Fact of the matter is, I can’t. I can’t make a straight cut to save my life. I’m not using a table saw because mine is useless. What I am doing is using a 48”...

03-09-2013 11:01 PM

Table Saw Suggestion...? - 16 replies

I know this has been a common topic lately so i thought I would join the club. I feel my dinky ol’ skilsaw table saw is holding me back… well I KNOW it is. Getting to be a pain in my ass. As soon as the weather gets nice and I can get the boat out of the garage I want take advantage of my tax return and fill the void with a new table...

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