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04-27-2021 08:40 PM

Jet 1x42 Belt and 8 Disc Sander - 1 reply

I am looking at getting a belt and disc sander. I like the Jet J-4002 which is a 42” belt and 8” disc. I am also considering the similar version with a 2” wide belt. Does anyone have one of these and comment on their experiences with it? Thanks

02-05-2021 10:18 PM

Finishing a Honey Dipper - 4 replies

I have turned a couple of Honey Dippers. One from Maple and another from Cherry and I would like to put a protective finish on them. I was thinking of either mineral oil or Beeswax. Anyone have a suggestion?

12-21-2020 01:12 PM

Miter Saw Trips Breaker - 5 replies

My son is having a problem with his DeWalt DW716 miter saw tripping the breaker. He has a SquareD QO panel and is using a 20 amp breaker. He brought his saw over and we checked the amps. The max at startup is 32 amps and running is 12 amps. It did not trip my breaker which is the same size and brand. My 10” Ryobi only is 24 amps max...

11-17-2020 02:19 PM

Saddle Layout Square - 7 replies

I want to get one of these but can only find them in metric. Does someone know where to get one in in ches?

11-03-2020 01:55 PM

Alfred E Neuman For President - 1 reply

I voted this morning and lines not bad at 630 a.m. I voted for Alfred E. Neuman for President because it’s a Mad world. Just seemed fitting !

09-29-2020 10:32 PM

Porter Cable Gone - Mostly - 29 replies

This topic has been mentioned a number of times but only with verbal backing for the information. I have been submitting question to Porter Cable for a number of weeks and finally got the following response.

09-16-2020 10:12 PM

Cutting Aluminum on a Bandsaw - 15 replies

I have a Rikon 14” Bandsaw and would like to make some cuts on 1 /4” thick aluminum. Does someone have a recommendation for a blade brand, width and tpi?

04-21-2020 11:48 AM

Bandsaw Blade -1/2" or 3 /4" - 8 replies

I need to order a new blade for resaw on my 16” Jet Bandsaw. I have been usually 1 /2” Woodslicer. But, I wondered if I should order the 3 /4” version. how much difference does it make with resaw to go to the wider blade?

10-24-2019 12:40 AM

Amazon Reviews and Bribes - 5 replies

I recently purchased a small portable mp3 player from Amazon and it is OK…nothing special but OK. I was very surprised to find a small card in the box that said that if I posted a 5 Star review and sent them a link that they would send me $20 by Amazon gift card or PayPal. This is clearly just a bribe for a good review. I do not t...

09-22-2019 02:51 PM

Nail Hole Filler - 15 replies

I am building some book shelves with Red Oak and using 18 ga brads in places. I want to fill the holes before finishing. I will be staining with oil based stain and will use oil based poly. What can I use that will take the stain and not be very visible?

07-22-2019 10:20 PM

Problems with MT2-JT33 Chuck and Arbor - 8 replies

I recently bought a keyless chuck for my drill press and it uses a MT2 – JT33 chuck arbor. The MT2 stays up in the drill press fine but the JT33 going into the chuck keeps coming loose. I have cleaned the arbor and chuck and made certain nothing was there. However, after a little use, the arbor to chuck connection comes loose. I have...

05-08-2019 01:25 PM

Lathe Chuck for Shopsmith - 2 replies

I am looking at getting a lathe chuck for my Shopsmith 5. The Nova G3 seems to be very good and I can get the adapter. What others should I consider and what size jaws? I will be turning smaller things and likely less than 6”” or so like a small bowl or box with lid.

04-12-2019 11:50 AM

2000 Mw Laser Engraver - 2 replies

I ended up with two of these Laser Engravers due to shipping problems. I would like to sell it for $45 + shipping costs. It is new but has been opened to check for any apparent damage.

12-18-2018 09:39 PM

2019 Projects - Challenging Yourself - 1 reply

In 2018, I built a Maloof style rocker and was the most difficult project that I have done. There were times that I wondered if I would get it done. But, I got it done and enjoyed it. For 2019, I am starting to look at projects which are a challenge. At the top of my list is a truck model like those others have done. It will be a real chal...

11-27-2018 12:28 AM

Wax Over Poly - How Long - 12 replies

I have searched and read a lot of posts on using wax over Poly. There are a lot of opinions about how long to wait before putting wax over Poly. I have read of people suggesting times as long as 30 days and most in the 7-10 day range. I have a project that has several coats of Teak Oil and then allowed to thoroughly dry. I followed this ...

08-19-2018 02:18 PM

Better Speed Control - 1 reply

I have a Harbor Freight Die Grinder that runs at 25,000 rpm. I wanted to slow it down and bought the Harbor Freight router speed control. It is identical to ones sold under a lot of names. However, it only slows it down to about 18,000 rpm and would like to go slower. Does anyone have experience with one that works better and d...

08-15-2018 09:45 PM

Monarch Butterflies - 4 replies

In the last couple of years, we have become involved in attracting and helping the Monarch Butterflies. We have culativated several large patches of milkweed as this is the main food for them and where they lay eggs. This is what a Monarch egg looks like and is only about 1/32” long This is what a full grown Monarch Caterpil...

07-25-2018 11:04 AM

Sealing Concrete Driveway - 5 replies

I want to seal my concrete driveway to reduce winter damage and other things from getting into it. I used something a bunch of years ago that worked well but no longer available due to VOC concerns. It seems many products are not rated very good. Does someone have a suggestion? Thanks

07-13-2018 12:42 PM

Supermax 16/32 Customer Service - 1 reply

Yesterday I called Supermax/Laguna with a question about my 16/32 sander and adjusting the tension hold down rolls. The support was very good and following the advice got me going quickly. A couple hours later, I got a call back asking if my problem was resolved. Quick, competent customer service will make me think of them the next time I...

07-04-2018 12:40 AM

Reviews - What do you like and dislike? - 10 replies

There was a recent review which said watch my unboxing video and subscribe to his YouTube channel. Personally, I do not care for video reviews with nothing else. So, what do I like to see in a review.. Price and comparison with similar itemsApparent quality….fit finishErgometricsSpecsPictures – good ones oriented properlyCommen...

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