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01-04-2021 12:15 AM

An odd question - 8 replies

I’ve owned and used many tools. However I never used a scroll saw so my question could sound weird to those experienced with the tool. In case I need to cut a perfect square out of a piece of plywood, does any scroll saw come with a fence and/or miter gauge? I looked at several models, but none seem to offer these accessories. Are there afte...

05-21-2020 12:54 AM

Electric motors in woodworking machinery. - 17 replies

One issue that always baffles me are power ratings of bandsaws and tablesaws. I see some bandsaws rated at less than 1hp. Most medium sized bandsaws are 1-1/2hp. The same with table saws. Yesterday I was looking at an expensive Sawstop cabinet saw and it’s rated at 1.75hp…. The question is why so low? I have a plunge router (which can ...

08-13-2018 01:40 AM

Wooden Hand Plane Question - 5 replies

About a year ago, I purchased an old wooden plane. It is a regular bevel down plane, probably German. However despite all my efforts I was unable to set it up. I flattened the sole and everything looks OK. At first, I though the original blade was damaged so I installed a new (sharp and honed) Stanley blade (of similar size). I still cannot get ...

01-15-2017 09:27 PM

Grizzly, Laguna, Rikon, - 6 replies

I just came back from the New England Working show: It was interesting and many companies were there in addition to seminars. Powermatic and Jet were represented with many tools. However, I was hoping to see Laguna, Rikon and Grizzly. None of them were there. Where can I see their band saws, tab...

09-15-2016 01:08 PM

Drawers and Porter Cable dovetail Jig - 7 replies

Recently, I purchased a Porter Cable 12” dovetail jig. Among other things, I planned cutting half blind dovetails for a few drawers in a chest. (This topic may have been discussed in the past, but I couldn’t find an answer). Initially, I wanted to attach slides on both sides of the drawers. However, the slides are 1/2” thick, w...

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