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05-20-2014 03:17 PM

Jigsaw Ability - 4 replies

I am planning of trying some bent lamination and am wondering if my jigsaw will be able to cut my MDF molds. The molds are 4” thick. My jigsaw is a 5.0 amp variable speed craftsman. Is that too much material for my jigsaw to cut through at one time? I don’t have a bandsaw so I think a jigsaw is my best option. Thanks!

05-01-2014 11:35 AM

First Router - 13 replies

I’m looking for a first router and found a used craftsman professional router on craigslist for $45. It comes with a few bit and what looks like pattern base plates. I think it is 2hp, 9amp, and both 1/2 and 1/4 collar. I am new to woodworking and would like to see if it is something I would like to pursue further before investing $150+...

05-01-2014 06:03 AM

Bandsaw for resawing 3.5" lumber - 11 replies

I’m trying to build a bike frame using bent lamination and am struggling to find the wood I need. After looking around, I think my best option would be to resaw my own. The widest piece I need is 3.5” wide but about 4’ long. I’ve been looking at band saws on craigslist and am curious if a bench top bandsaw would be ad...

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