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08-23-2013 06:53 PM

Craftsman 22116 - 9 replies

I need help. Was using this table saw I’ve had for almost 2 years yesterday, working fine, then after changing blades, I turned on the saw & the blade turned slowly & stopped. Removed the blade, restarted & the arbor did not move. Pushed reset button, motor started, arbor turned but smoke came out, it appeared to come from the ...

01-17-2013 01:38 AM

drawer guides - 3 replies

I am designing a chest on chest dresser. My main concern is to have have the drawers slide in & out smoothly. I have built 8 cabinets with various numbers of drawers. On 1 cabinet I used full extension ball bearing slides, & of course they work perfectly. On the others I used a variety of shop made wooden slides with mixed results. Now I...

09-06-2012 02:50 AM

Tape residue - 32 replies

What is the best method to remove tape residue from bare wood so there will be no blemishes when you apply the finish. Drafting tape. I have the painters tape but I keep reverting to old habits. I usually sand it, but it was really hot & it seemed to drive the goo into the (Maple ) grain.

08-24-2012 03:47 AM

First experince planing a twisted board - 3 replies

Learning from experience. I had this nice maple board for almost a year 1×5x8’, that was twisted the entire length. I got a planer about 9 months ago & used it a lot but never got around to that twisted board. Got the Wood magazine #213 & saw a technique, bottom page 64, so I decided to give it a try. I made a mdf sled a littl...

08-17-2012 12:59 AM

Miter trimmer capabilities - 2 replies

I got this miter trimmer a few months ago & i am trying to find out the maximum dimensions of wood this tool can cut. Maybe I should say “safely cut”. I have only used it for small moldings. I used to borrow my friends trimmer & I remember cutting some 3/4×1” Mahogany molding on that trimmer. I just wonder if t...

08-10-2012 03:34 AM

website help - 7 replies

I don’t know if this is the right place to post this. I just have a question & I hope I don’t sound stupid. What is the “watch/ unwatch ” button for. What does it do ?

02-05-2012 06:53 AM

Drill press table and fence - 8 replies

Nothing really new here. You can turn the inserts end for end to get a new surface. I made the sliding hold down bar for small & odd shaped pieces. I really enjoyed making the hold downs. 2 sizes. Good fun.

12-07-2011 06:51 AM

How I wound up with a craftsman 22116 table saw - 7 replies

I had a craftsman 22114 ( the middle of the 3 hybrids) for 7 years, & a maintence agreement. I liked the saw, had no problems. In September the motor failed to start. I called for service, they said 17 days for appointment. I was incredulous ! I called everyone you can talk to & had no success. Wrote a letter to Sears corparate. After 1...

11-17-2011 09:35 PM

Craftsman 22116 table saw - 11 replies

I am new & I need some quick advice. I may be able to get a 22116 hybrid to replace my 7 year old 22114 hybrid, which they can’t seem to fix. Does anyone have the 22116 ? I really need to know anything good or bad, a.s.a.p. I have to make a decision right away! I have made dozens of jigs that fit my saw, not looking forward to altering...

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