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03-23-2016 02:38 PM

Work bench top? - 4 replies

I’m building a new work bench and ran into a situation where I want to remove a piece of wood from the top. The top is 70in. Long and I’m planing on using the table saw to cut it. Question is, should I try to cut along the side of the glue line, or should I cut the center of the glue line?

03-10-2016 01:27 PM

Need to locate lumber supplier - 1 reply

I live in North West Ms. Very close to Memphis, Tn. And can’t seem to locate any suppliers of hardwood lumber. I’m tired of trying to build something out of lumber from lowes. The price of oak ridiculous, and the quality is not that good. Even pine is expensive and as for finding quarter sawn forget it. Is their anyone here that know...

03-01-2016 02:35 PM

Question on finishing shop walls? - 14 replies

My shop is a metal building and the studs are on 4 ft. Centers. I’m wanting to hang 4×8x 1/2” plywood. Do you think I can get away with putting 1 extra wood stud in between the existing metal studs. I would have 2 ft. Centers all the way around then. One thing I might add, the walls has got to be striaght! I can’t stand to...

02-15-2016 03:43 AM

What plane to buy or use? - 10 replies

I haven’t had the need until now to plane or flatten a large surface. The only plane I have is a #4 Stanley smoothing bench plane. I’m going to build a new yellow pine work bench and know I’ll need to do some work on the top unless I’m better than I think I am. The top will be put together in sections of about 10 inches e...

01-31-2016 09:21 PM

Riving knife? - 8 replies

I’ve finished restoring my old unisaw and now I need one more thing, a splitter. I wanted a riving knife but don’t think I can get one for the type saw I’ve got. I found 2 things to use one is 75.00 the other is 270.00. Which way should I go. One also has a blade guard the other dosent. Another thing I should bring up is the sa...

01-27-2016 11:40 AM

6" rigid joiner? - 13 replies

I found a 6 in rigid joiner for 350.00, or best offer. It looks to be in good shape and blades he says are new. Is it worth the price or should I wait. I know everyone will say buy a larger but for now it’s not going to happen. I don’t really need larger and I don’t have the space.Thanks Gerald

01-24-2016 11:49 PM

My old / new delta saw - 5 replies

Well after about 3 or 4 months I finally finished my old saw, and made the first cut today. I decided to go with the incra fence and now glad I did. I think the saw will do well for me as long as I need a saw. Thanks to everyone here for the help. I started to give up a couple of times, but I always looked to this site for help and found it....

01-08-2016 03:50 PM

Price question - 4 replies

We’re doing a job in a small town, in South Ala. And ran up on these saws. I need to make an offer for all of them. 4 band saws and 2 table saws as is. Band saws 110 volt, table saws 3 ph. 220. All are cosmetically in good shape, the mechanical part I don’t know. What would you offer.Gerald

12-24-2015 03:35 AM

Best fence ? - 18 replies

I’m going to be needing or wanting a new fence for the old saw I’m restoring. I have been thinking about the TSLS 52 in. Incra. I’ve got a couple of questions about it first. Can the rails be positioned left or right to give me the room I want toward the left? Is this the best fence available as most people say and is it very h...

12-24-2015 01:21 AM

Unisaw restoration - 4 replies

Well I got the new arbor installed, thanks to Brad for his help locating one. Still sanding on the top, trying to get the 30 year old scratches out. Whoever used this saw didn’t take real good care of the top, but I guess that’s expected, it came from a cabnet shop. Anyway it’s coming together, hope to have the dust collect...

12-07-2015 08:05 PM

Unisaw restoration over! - 19 replies

I guess my restoration is over. Had a friend to replace arbor bearings, and got it back today. A new one is 589.00 so I guess the saw will be sold for scrap or parts. I thought the bearings were good but decided to change them while I had it tore down, wish I’d left it alone. I’m sick.Gerald

11-28-2015 03:17 AM

Restoring a unisaw? - 24 replies

Picked up an old unisaw a few months back and finally got around to starting the restoration. At first I was just going to put a vfd on the 3 phase motor get it running and use it as it was. Now I’m wanting to make it as close to a new one as possible. I’m going to order a couple of new cast iron wings and that’s where the pro...

11-22-2015 02:28 PM

Blades for scroll saw? - 10 replies

Im sawing a few corbels on a hawk scroll saw I picked up a while back and the blades the fellow gave me is not doing very well. I’m getting a good finish when I’m done but it takes forever to cut about 12 inches. I would like to speed it up a bit if it’s possible and still get a pretty good finish. I’m cutting 1-1/2”...

11-16-2015 03:51 PM

Making angle cuts - 2 replies

I want to know which way is best to make a 45 degree cuts on a 4 or 5 inch board? Standing on the edge with a miter saw, laying flat on a miter saw, or using a good miter gage and cutting it on the table saw. Which one do you use. I also need to know a good brand of saw blades and what no. Of teeth for my miter saw for making good smooth cuts. ...

11-16-2015 03:51 PM

Making angle cuts - 7 replies

I want to know which way is best to make a 45 degree cuts on a 4 or 5 inch board? Standing on the edge with a miter saw, laying flat on a miter saw, or using a good miter gage and cutting it on the table saw. Which one do you use. I also need to know a good brand of saw blades and what no. Of teeth for my miter saw for making good smooth cuts. ...

10-22-2015 02:26 PM

Table saw craigslist. - 15 replies

image 3this is a heavy duty Table saw. Big direct drive motor. cast base. 3 phase. we took this out of service several years ago but was running with no problems. it is hard to read the tag on the motor but it looks like 5 hp. 16” blade. The tag has American Woodworking, Rochester,NY on the base of the saw and the motor. 500.00. I saw t...

09-24-2015 01:47 PM

Old unisaw question. - 6 replies

Can anyone tell me where to get the best deal on a vfd for a 3ph, 3 hp. Motor. I have an old 3 ph. Unisaw I’m trying to restore and don’t have 3 ph. Power in my shop. I figure someone here has done this and maybe could tell me which one to use. The motor runs to good to change it out, and replacing it would be rather expensive. I...

09-05-2015 03:34 PM

New old table saw - 20 replies

Just bought this old saw off craigs list for 125.00. Thinking about making it my main table saw. What do you think I’ll need to do other than a new fence.

07-08-2015 03:06 PM

Finally got a scroll saw - 9 replies

I’ve been looking for a scroll saw for about a year. I’ve watched craigslist and haven’t seen anything worth the money that I wanted. I was about to give up on a used saw and go ahead and buy the dewalt 788 that was on sale at i believe Grizzly or woodcraft. Anyway I was at my shop the other day and an old fellow stopped by ask...

06-08-2015 02:38 PM

Trouble with Grizzly tools? - 14 replies

Is it me or am I seeing a lot more post with people having trouble with Grizzly tools? I’ve noticed numerous post lately about table saws and band saws having trouble. Could Grizzly’s quality control gone down, or is it the fact that they sell so many that it is normal. Or is it just me.Gerald

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