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10-04-2018 05:03 PM

Comments on Makita track saw? - 7 replies

I’ve been eyeballing the Makita 6000 series track saw for a few years now and am finally in a position to pull the trigger. Looking at the kit that comes with a 55” track. I have a lot of projects in my que that involve sheet goods. My 113 table saw is just too small to handle sheet goods (for my liking anyway). Most reviews of the 6000 are posi...

09-26-2018 07:59 PM

Talk to me about arbor runout - 19 replies

SO over the past few weeks, I’ve gone back and forth over whether I should buy a new table saw or keep the one I got. During the exercise of tuning the saw, I detected a bit of wobble/deflection in the blade. I just got done measuring the arbor runout with a dial indicator. As best I could tell, it had about .0005 of runout (the needle ...

09-24-2018 11:52 AM

Best entry level cabinet/hybrid saw? - 4 replies

Grizzly 0771z? Laguna Fusion? Anything else? I suppose I’d consider a new contractor saw, but the current price for a new contractor saw seem to make an entry level cabinet saw more appealing. Looking to spend $1000ish ($1500 at VERY most). Need 120v. Don’t need (or want) huge rip capacity. 30” will do. I realize I can fi...

09-21-2018 02:03 PM

Delta 36-979 table saw opinions? Anyone recall retail price? - 9 replies

I have a possible line on a lateish model Delta Contractor saw. I ‘think’ its a 36-979 with a T2 style fence. Looks to be in excellent/barely used condition. I’m thinking of making an offer, but was hoping to get opinions on the saw first. This would be replacing a 315 saw with a T2 fence that has developed an arbor issue. This...

09-18-2018 01:04 PM

Using a Craftsman 113 top as a wing for a 315 saw? - 3 replies

So I’ve been busy reviving my 315 (113) series Craftsman Table saw over the past couple weeks. I currently have a cast iron ‘webbed wing’ and a stamped steel wing installed. They both SUCK. I’d love a cast wing. Is there any reason I couldn’t buy an old 113 off craigslist for a few bucks, strip off the top, and install it on the 315 as a wing...

09-16-2018 02:07 PM

Which prefab miter sled? - 17 replies

Which prefab miter sled does the LJ community like best? I’m usually not adverse to building my own jigs, and have several around my shop. But this time, I’d prefer to just buy off-the-shelf and start building stuff. Any recommendations? Dubby? Incra?

09-09-2018 09:00 PM

Almost trashed it.....almost - 6 replies

So I’ve had this Craftsman 315/Delta T2 combo for several years now. It’s been a dependable machine that Has generally served me very well. However, lately the saw just hasn’t been behaving, and the quality of cuts has diminished. It’s been bogging down on jobs that it previously breezed right through, and I was even pretty sure the arbor had be...

09-08-2018 11:44 PM

Delta TS replacement motor? - 5 replies

I have a line on a Delta 34-444 contractor saw. However, it doesn’t come with a motor. I happen to have a motor from a craftsman 113/315 collecting dust in my garage. Any idea if the 113 motor would fit the Delta?

08-30-2018 05:20 PM

Which screws for end grain? - 3 replies

I’m putting the finishing touches on an end table I’m making from a 4” thick poplar round. I ordered a set of hairpin leg which should arrive at my home tomorrow. What type of screws should I use to attach the legs to the round? Specifically…..should I use a fastener with coarse or fine threads?

08-27-2018 03:27 PM

Belt Sander Recommendation? - 5 replies

I’m in the market for a hand held belt sander. I’d like to stay in the $100-150 range. Any suggestions? While I’m not in a position to buy anything top-of-the-line…....I don’t want complete junk either. Seems like Hitachi and Ridgid both make something that seems to meet my criteria. Anyone have these sanders?

04-24-2017 02:13 PM

Workbench tops - 17 replies

So I bought the below workbench 4-5 years ago and its been serving me well (added a face vise and pop-up bench stop since taking this pic). However, I think I would like to replace the top. The current top is a nice slab of hard maple, but its not remotely flat. I would flatten it, but being a surplus school bench, its inundated with errant nail...

03-21-2017 01:20 PM

Would MDF work? - 8 replies

So I need some sort of securable work space for my home office. This design should work pretty well. The free plan calls for 3/4” plywood….however I happen to have 1.5 sheets of 3/4” MDF already on-hand. This plan calls for pocket hole joinery which I’ve used on several projects in the past…....but never on a pie...

12-01-2015 02:15 PM

Craftsman 14" Bandsaw for $350 - 0 replies

In case anyone is in the market for a decent 14” saw with pretty good clearance. The saw is currently selling for $385. Apply coupon code SEARS35OFF300 to beat it down to $350. Free shipping to your local Sears. It’s been a while since I’ve seen the saw selling for less than this.

10-30-2015 01:40 AM

(Sold) Craftsman Table Saw Fence Align A Rip 24/12 - 4 replies

If you’re thinking about upgrading your crappy, stock Craftsman 113 fence…....this Align A Rip fence might be something to consider. It came on a 315 series saw that I bought used last year. I had a Delta T2 fence that I installed on the 315. So now I have a spare fence that I do not need. I have never used this fence, but I did p...

11-29-2014 03:27 AM

Incra V27 or V120? - 10 replies

Amazon is currently selling the V27 for $57 and the V120 for $62. Basically the same price for all intents and purposes. I’m actually leaning toward the V27 since I just need something to reliably cut the “usual” 22.5 and 45 degree angles. I’m also not a fan of buying a tool that has more features than I ‘think̵...

11-24-2014 02:42 AM

How to make picture frames - 12 replies

I’d like to dabble in some high quality picture frames. Whats the best way to make them? I’m willing to buy a gadget or two (within reason) if it’ll help me make perfect miters. My intention is to make these as gifts. I also might make them for colleagues when they receive certificates and/or awards. That said, I’m lookin...

11-19-2014 02:55 AM

Miter Saw Stand - 11 replies

So I currently use a workmate as a miter saw stand which works ok when cutting short stock. However, it becomes a royal hassle when cutting longer stuff. I usually have to use 1-2 adjustable height roller stands on either side of the saw to hold longer boards. I’m thinking of getting a portable miter saw stand. I figure it might be nice fo...

02-26-2014 06:03 PM

Anyone in DC/MD/VA need a table saw? - 4 replies

$300 Delta cabinet saw. Seems like a good deal. I’d consider buying it myself, but I’ve been bleeding money lately and don’t really ‘need’ to upgrade my current saw.

02-16-2014 07:09 PM

Craftsman 21833 for $458 - 1 reply

I don’t own this saw, but I’ve seen some recent posts where people have been interested in buying one. Its currently on sale for $458. If you sign-up and buy through, you can get another 6% cash back. I’ve seen this saw as low as $419, but that was 2ish years ago. It typically priced between $499-$549. Its eligibl...

02-15-2014 07:03 PM

50 amazing life hacks - 5 replies

If you have a couple minutes to kill, check out this list of “50 amazing life hacks”. Little tricks to make life a wee bit better. Some are cool…....some, not so much.

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