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03-18-2014 07:00 PM

Bandsaw Riser Install problems - 4 replies

A couple years ago, after much research, I picked up a Grizzly 6” riser kit to put on my 14” Jet (old blue model). I finally got into a project that requires more cutting height than the saw can handle in its stock form and went to install the riser kit this morning. I got the top disconnected from the base – low and behold...

01-26-2012 11:10 AM

Attaching extension to TS? - 1 reply

I’m in the process of making a router extension wing for my Ridgid R4511 TS. I’ve sandwiched 3/4” MDF together and topped it with laminate flooring (tough, smooth and good looking), then edge banded on 3 sides with 4/4 birch. I’m having troubles deciding how to attach it to the fence rails (original OEM fence for now). ...

11-28-2011 06:54 PM

Hearing protection for woodworking AND shooting? - 4 replies

I use a cheap set of passive ear muffs for woodworking and yard tools and they do a decent job. I almost always have my iPhone with headphones underneath the ear muffs and this has seemed to be a cheap, effective solution to having tunes and hearing protection together. Well, this weekend I went to the shooting range for the first time in a ...

11-11-2011 02:00 AM

Blue Jet Paint Color Match - 5 replies

Anyone do any repainting/touchup of their older blue Jet tools and have a color match recommendation? I’m putting a polar bear series Grizzly bandsaw riser on my Jet and would like to paint it to match. Thanks

10-28-2011 12:40 PM

JET JPM-13 Planer/Molder Vs. Ridgid R4330 Planer - 5 replies

I spent months and months searching for a great CL deal on a used planer. After much frustration of looking at ad after ad of guys asking new or more than new prices for their ten year old, beat up machines I decided to use a Harbor Freight 20% coupon on a brand new Ridgid R4330 at Home Depot. I’ve only had it a month and while it’...

09-13-2011 10:49 PM

SCMS cutting capacity and space requirements - 2 replies

I use my CMS for most cross cuts under 6” due to the ease of use and quick setup. However, I’ve often felt the need for additional cutting capacity. How wide of a board can you cut with a 10” and 12” sliding compound miter saws? I think I’m now in the market for one and leaning towards a 10” because my sh...

08-23-2011 08:43 AM

Tool Gloat - Outfitting the new shop - 2 replies

My wife and I bought a new house and though we haven’t moved in yet, I knew I would get a large (compared to my current 100 square feet of shared garage space) dedicated space for a proper shop. Since that day, I’ve been on a mission to find some great deals on CL to outfit my shop with proper tools instead of the portable models I&...

07-30-2011 12:44 AM

Possible Jointer tool gloat - 4 replies

Going down to look at an older Jet 6” jointer jj-6csx tomorrow morning. It’s the old blue color so I figure that’s a good 10+ years old? I just talked to the guy and it came out of his dad’s garage hobby shop so supposedly has very little use. I asked about bearings, blades, belts, and rust – he said none of it s...

07-29-2011 02:04 AM

Router conundrum - need 1/4" shank undercutter bit - 6 replies

I’m getting ready to make some raised panel doors and drawers for my kitchen remodel and have a 2HP Craftsman router/table combo. This router would probably handle my needs if I go slow and make multiple passes with a speed controller, but my router only accomodates a 1/4” shank. I’ve found 1/4” rail & stile bits an...

07-27-2011 01:22 AM

Advice for first cabinet making endeavor - 14 replies

My wife and I just bought a new house and are going to do a pretty extensive remodel prior to moving in. This means we are currently paying two mortgages – yikes! Our original plan was to paint the 1990’s contractor grade cabinets and purchase new drawers and doors. However, we are being slowed by some financing issues and I now h...

07-12-2011 09:44 PM

How much did you spend making your workbench? - 48 replies

I’m at the point of really needing a decent workbench. Because of my limited space, I’ve been using a combination of a small rolling tool cabinet, sawhorses, or more than likely the concrete floor of the garage – whichever fits the need for the size project I’m working on. Now that I’m going to be getting a dedi...

06-14-2011 11:27 PM

Cold Reality Slapping Me In The Face - Tiny Shop, Here I Come! - 9 replies

We just bought a new house which is going to get a remodel before we move in. I was excited to design a 16’x25’ dedicated shop into the plans. While that’s only 400 square feet, it seems HUGE compared to the teeny 100 square feet I have now that’s shared with storage, etc. I usually end up taking my tools and sawhorses...

05-16-2011 06:07 PM

Table Saw decision - 20 replies

I’ll be buying a new table saw in the next couple months as the centerpiece of my new shop. My budget is somewhat limited as we’ll be putting a ton of money into a house purchase and remodel. After weeks of research, I have my choices narrowed down to the following three models: -Steel City 35925-Craftsman 22116-Grizzly G0715P ...

05-16-2011 02:29 PM

Breaking Ground on new shop - 16 x 25 - 8 replies

Hello – first post from a novice woodworker. I have a bit of carpentry experience in my past from growing up as a kid so I know my way around tools and safety. My wife and I are buying a new house and immediately going to start a massive remodel before we move in. Part of that remodel is going to be a dedicated 16×25 woodshop. I...

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