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11-04-2018 10:31 AM

Dewalt - 60v vs 20v tool pricing - 8 replies

Anyone have a sense as to why the 60v bare tools seem to be priced lower than the 20v similar tool? Is it just that the 20v versions are “XR” and therefore newer designs? A few examples… FLEXVOLT 60V MAX 4-1/2In to 6In Grinder with Kickback Brake (Tool Only) - $160vs5 In. (125 mm) 20 V MAX XR Brushless Flathead Paddle Sw...

10-13-2018 03:09 PM

Grizzly T26696 - Grizzly Extreme Series 8" Dado Set - 3 replies

Anyone using this? have any experience with it? Looks good on paper, 4 teeth per ripper, magnetic shims…

09-23-2018 01:44 PM

Paint for wood piece in bathroom - 1 reply

I’m making a towel rack with a pine shaker-style back. I had to use pine because my Home Depot apparently doesn’t have poplar. It’s pretty well knot-free, so that’s good anyway. Anyhow, I’m finishing up the sanding today and then will be on to paint. I’m wondering what type of paint would be best given (...

06-21-2018 04:23 PM

Maker Brand Co - 0 replies

Anyone that listens to The Modern Maker Podcast (made up of the guys from MODERN BUILDS, Homemade Modern, and Foureyes Furniture) is probably already aware of their new venture Maker Brand, Co. Right now they are just making clamps, and within that realm just making two types: F-Style and Bar Clamps. I’m fans of all three guys, and a...

06-07-2018 10:24 AM

Changing cordless power tool system: Milwaukee —>Ridgid... - 32 replies

When I started out buying all new cordlespower tools (my old stuffs had all started to break down) I settled on Milwaukee as my brand. What I didn’t realize at the time is that (a) Milwaukee is one of the more expensive of the mainstream brands, (b) rarely goes on sale, and© isn’t the most woodworker-centric of brands. I’ve since accumulat...

03-23-2018 03:38 PM

Possible Shop Vac Hose Reel Layout - 10 replies

I’d like to get some feedback on the below potential setup. My plan is to use the following hardware to accomplish this. Fast Cap Super Reel 2-1/2in x 25 foot Black Dust Collection Hose Eagle 1654 Yellow Blow-Molded HDPE Salvage Drum with Metal Ring Lever-Lock Lid, 20 gallon Capacity, 21in Height, 21in Diameter RIDGID 10 Gal. ...

02-07-2018 02:11 PM

220 outlet cost - 54 replies

I realize this is a common topic but I wanted to talk specifically about my situation. I’m asking for two, 200v 20 amp outlets in my shop. I have block walls and new conduit will need to be run. I have two existing 220v circuits in the panel that aren’t being used that can be changed out to 20 amp breakers. The conduit run is ~...

12-22-2017 04:05 PM

2012 Grizzly G0690 - Advice - 10 replies

One is available near me. Any known issues? Anything to look for in particular? Any advice? Any ideas on reasonable pricing? Seller says 20 hours of use.

07-16-2017 01:47 PM

Ridgid R4512 cast iron warped - 21 replies

I assume I know the answer to this (return the POS) but I thought I’d check here first. What you see in the pictures below results in not being able to get the blade square to the top on both sides of the blade. If I get the blade to 90 degrees on the right, it’s slightly off on the left, and vice versa. Any suggestions besides retur...

06-29-2017 02:05 PM

Thinking about shop layout - 14 replies

I finally broke down and bought the Ridgid R4512. This has me thinking about shop layout. I currently have a 4×8 assembly table with dog holes and a bottom shelf for storage of nuts, bolts, screws, etc. It is only 32” tall, however, compared to the 37” height of the table saw, and raising it would be a bit of a challenge but ...

01-05-2017 09:59 PM

Venting DC outside, how far from wall penetration? - 19 replies

I’m thinking of venting a DC outside through a window. The issue is that the DC can’t sit directly in front of the window in question and might need to be a couple of feet away. Would this be an issue? Flex hose vs. hard pipe make a difference?

12-29-2016 01:36 PM

Wall-Mounted Fan Layout - 7 replies

I’m having some outlets added around the shop, and one of the things I’m adding is outlets for two wall-mounted fans. I have two ~10×10 bay doors on the front of the shop, a 6’x4’ window across from them, and another 6’x4’ window perpendicular to them. Shop is 30’-8” x 26’-5” wit...

12-17-2016 01:10 PM

Grizzly G0123RL & dust collection - 4 replies

I may have figured out how to get 240 into the shop easily and so am considering this saw. What I’m wondering is, do I have to have dust collection? I’ll get a cyclone eventually but I’d like to get the saw and run with it for a bit first. What kind of issues will I be facing? Better to hook up a shop vac in the short te...

12-12-2016 01:59 PM

Latch for double-swing gate - 8 replies

We have a store-bought baby/pet gate that I’m looking to replace with a custom version. One of the reasons is the latch. The gate needs to be able to swing both directions and I’m going to use spring-loaded double-swing hinges to mount it to the wall. the spring tension alone won’t be enough to hold the door shut so I need a...

11-28-2016 05:04 PM

<$1500 120v Table saws - 49 replies

Please spare me the “buy 220” and “scour craigslist”. The former isn’t in the cards at the moment and the latter has proved fruitless over the last year I’ve been “scouring”, not to mention I prefer new. Which of these would you choose and why? Or would you choose something else in the categor...

11-02-2016 08:01 PM

Casters that lock independently? - 8 replies

I have casters that, when the lever is depressed, lock for rotation of the swivel as well as rotation of the wheel. I’m trying to fin casters that allow the swivel and the wheel to be locked/unlocked independently. Is there such a thing? I’d be needing something in the 4-5” wheel-size.

10-10-2016 10:09 AM

Better lumber source in SE Florida - 7 replies

I’m not looking for anything fancy, just a better source than the big box chains. I’m in northern Palm Beach County, which means I can go as far as Okeechobee, Stuart, Fort Lauderdale, etc. but would prefer not to have to drive down to Miami (can be a 1.5 hour drive each way, even on weekends). Primarily right now I’m looking f...

10-03-2016 01:52 PM

Table Saws - Hedging Bets and Easing In - 220v vs 110v - 16 replies

I’m up to the “buy a table saw” phase of filling up the shop. I’ve waffled from $3k Sawstops down to $500 Ridgids and all the Grizzlys in between. What I’ve arrived at is that I’d like to buy a saw that’s able to be wired for 110v now and 220v later. I’m ok with buying a saw that comes as 220v p...

09-12-2016 08:10 PM

fluorescent bulb change 18' above the floor - 46 replies

The lights in my shop consists of 16 double-bulb, 4 ft long, fluorescent light fixtures for a total of 32 bulbs. Most of them are out, or on their last legs. What’s stumping me is the easiest way to change them out at the lowest cost. I know I can rent a scissor lift and go that route, but that will entail either taking the trailer to p...

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