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Blog series by WorksInTheory updated 03-19-2018 05:40 AM 3 parts 5939 reads 7 comments total

Part 1: Intro and first hack share

03-07-2018 06:10 AM by WorksInTheory | 4 comments »

Hi, sometimes it feels like I collect tools more than actually use them. And then I can’t leave well enough alone and I have to hack them. I just get ideas or get inspired by dungeons else’s and then have to make it reality. As a kid I always loved taking apart perfectly good electronics or toys and pot them bsck together or MacGyver a tic somehow… which then also leads me to horde random things in case I could use it in some hack. With this first blog posting, I’...

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Part 2: 2nd Hack to Delta Cruzer Miter Saw - the Shadow Line

03-13-2018 06:25 PM by WorksInTheory | 1 comment »

Another hack off my checklist. You know those free LED flashlights you get with purchase at Harbor Freight? Took it apart and hacked it into a shadow line guide and work light. Shadow lines are a more accurate method than lasers for showing your cut line. It even shows you the width of your kerf. I didn’t want to spin it up here but when it does the teeth width will make a solid line the thickness of the kerf. Now I will know exactly where it will cut. No more eyeballing and guessing...

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Part 3: Harbor Freight Dust Collector - Impeller Upgrade

03-19-2018 05:40 AM by WorksInTheory | 2 comments »

I don’t know why I decided to do an impeller upgrade on my Harbor Freight dust collector as it was performing adequately especial since I went with a set up that had it doing a very short run. However of course I couldn’t leace well enough alone and I had read that if I could get the Rikon impeller replacement then it’s a 15 min job to pull the old one out and drop the new one right in. Right – think again. First it took about 2 months to get the impeller since it w...

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