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02-27-2021 03:07 PM

Designing a Reciprocating Saw Mill - 8 replies

We’re thinking about designing a reciprocating saw (sawzall) mill for people who don’t have or want to use a chainsaw. Challenges to overcome are: 1.) Supporting the blade as it exits the kerf. 2.) Managing movement of the mill due to vibrations. Problem 2 shouldn’t be prohibitive. Heavy sandbags will likely be enou...

02-26-2021 09:45 PM

Fine finish blade for Skilsaw? - 3 replies

Who is using a fine finish blade in their circular saw for joinery work? Who makes the best blades?

02-08-2021 07:03 PM

Starrett Case Ideas - 12 replies

I’m thinking about making a case for my combination square, micrometer, caliper, and dividers. Starrett used to make a tool set that was similar (see: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-starrett-901-apprentice-tool-1916431935). My idea is to make it out of purple heart. Maybe finish the edges with a roman ogee? I’ve been ...

05-10-2020 12:58 AM

Radial Arm Saw Keeps Binding - Please help - 15 replies

Hello, I’m having difficulty using my 10” Craftsman radial arm saw to rip 3/4 cherry. The saw crosscuts fine, but when ripping it burns and stalls. I am using the saws anti-kickback guard and riving knife. The blade is a brand new Freud. Why does this saw keep binding up and what can I do to make this work? Thanks.


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