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12-10-2014 02:34 PM

Festool vs. Bosch jigsaw - 25 replies

I need to replace my jigsaw. I am looking at a Festool 300 EQ, a Bosch JS572EB and a Bosch JS470EB. If money weren’t an issue which would you buy?

12-06-2014 04:09 PM

Bosch 1587 Jigsaw - 2 replies

What do y’all think of the Bosch 1587 jigsaw? I’m thinking of buying one on ebay. Are the new (currently in production) models any better?

11-22-2014 09:40 PM

Delta 28-280 band saw - 13 replies

Someone has this saw listed on CL. He is asking $525. What do y’all think of this machine and what do you think it is worth? I can by a new G0555 deluxe for $525. Given this choice which would you buy?

11-15-2014 03:30 PM

Ohio-Forge 510-556 band saw - 1 reply

Someone is selling this band saw on CL and I am considering buying it. Does anyone know anything about it? The label shows a manufacturing date of 1990. Too old? What about parts availability?

11-07-2014 12:36 AM

Grizzly bandsaw - 10 replies

I’m considering buying a new Grizzly G0555LX band saw. Grizzly is selling it on their web site (as well as on ebay) for $525 with free shipping. Is this “too good to be true” or is this quite the deal? What is y’ alls opinion about Grizzly band saws. If money were no object which 14” band saw would YOU buy?

11-04-2014 07:19 PM

Laguna 18" band saw - 6 replies

Someone is selling a used Laguna 18” band saw on CL. According to the add this model is an early 2000’s vintage with a 2.2hp 220v motor. He/she is asking $800. Does anyone have an opinion about this machine? How much is it worth. Until now I’ve had my eye on a new Grizzly G0555XL but I would consider the used Laguna.

11-04-2014 06:47 PM

riving knife for older Jet contractor table saw - 1 reply

I have an older (1999) Jet contractor saw. It came with the standard blade guard/splitter/anti-kickback fingers. Does anyone know if there is a riving knife available for this model? Is it possible to retrofit the trunion assembly to accept a riving knife?

11-02-2014 06:07 AM

Inca 710 band saw - 6 replies

I am considering buying an Inca 710 band saw. I have never heard of this machine until recently. Does anyone have an opinion on this saw?

10-25-2014 10:23 PM

Rikon 63-100 dust extractor - 3 replies

I am thinking of buying one of these and replacing my Delta 50-760 dust collector with it. The goal is to save space by reducing the footprint for dust collection. Wood working is a hobby for me and I never run more than one machine at a time. Does anyone have any thoughts on the Rikon 63-100? Will I be doing myself a disservice by getting rid ...

02-23-2014 11:42 PM

DW735 knife clamp screws won't budge - 8 replies

I bought a used DW735. The first thing I realized was at least one of the knives has at least one nick. I decided to reverse them and I got a little surprise: I cannot loosen any of the screws which hold the knives in position. It feels like the little wrench DeWALT includes is going to break or (more importantly) the heads of the screws are goi...

02-06-2014 07:02 PM

Ridgid "lunch box" planer - 35 replies

I’m thinking of buying the Ridgid portable planer Home Depot sells. The reviews on the Home Depot site seem to be reasonable. I’m curious what you folks think about this planer. How does it do with figured woods such as Curley Maple? I’m going to use it in my home woodworking shop.

12-09-2013 12:57 AM

which planer to buy - 9 replies

Folks,I’m a newbie at woodworking and I have decided my next piece of equipment will be a power planer. I have been doing research on planers and I have it narrowed down to 7 planers in 2 classes. In the portable I like Dewalt 734, Dewalt 735, Steel City 40100, and Steel City 40300H. In the floor standing I like Shopsmith Pro (used), Grizz...

12-06-2013 08:04 PM

Steel City planer - 2 replies

I am seriously considering buying either a Steel City 40100 or 40300H planer. Does anyone have any experience with Steel City planers? Some of the reviews I’ve read for the 40300H indicate it leaves “lines” between the cutters. Has anyone had this problem or am I misunderstanding? I thought the 26 cutters were overlapping so th...

12-06-2013 07:28 PM

Grizzly 1021 planer - 2 replies

There is a Grizzly 1021 planer for sale on my local Craigs List. The guy is asking $780 and it’s missing the outfeed table. Does anyone have any experience with this machine? I believe Grizzly was selling this for $775 new. What would be a fair price assuming it works properly? Is this model even worth pursuing?

12-06-2013 05:26 PM

Shopsmith Pro Planer - 3 replies

Folks,There is a Shopsmith Pro Planer for sale on my local Craigs List. It is 8 years old and judging by the pics it looks to be in pretty good shape. The seller claims it belonged to his dad. His dad apparently passed away and the son is selling the planer among other tools. The seller claims it got very little use. He is asking $600. I am doin...

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