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10-03-2018 03:25 AM

authenticity of a record 52 1/2 Ed vise - 13 replies

Hi All, A record 52 1/2 ed bench vise just popped up on my local Craigslist. The owner says it was never used but there is some slight surface rust. He’s selling it for 250. He purchased it from Garrett wade. I wanted to know if it is authentic and what you think it’s worth. Are there any distinguishing marks that separate it from the Irwi...

05-29-2017 11:52 PM

Minimax FS35 - aligning the tables - 4 replies

Hi, So I purchased a used Minimax Fs35. The tables are flat when measured against themselves but are not coplaner. Unfortunately, I only have experience with adjusting parallelogram beds and am not sure how to adjust these. I assume there will be shimming involved, but I’m not sure how to, in the case of the infeed table, raise the p...

05-27-2017 04:15 PM

DO I BUY - Minimax fs35 jointer? - 13 replies

Hi All, When considering buying a piece of equipment, especially used, you guys are always my first stop. So here it goes. I found a minimax fs35 jointer/planer for sale on my local craigslist. I was able to talk the guy down to 1000. Do you think it’s still a good deal? ...

03-13-2017 05:57 PM

Jointer: New vs Old iron - 19 replies

Hi All, I was wondering what the LJ community has to say about which jointer to get. I see Grizzly has a pretty well reviewed 12” jointer G0609x with a helical head. I was considering that. But by the same token for 3k I could hunt around for an old beast like an Oliver or Porter. But then again they’re hard to find. What do yo...

02-20-2017 02:25 PM

Which Jointer do you recommend I buy? - 12 replies

Hi All, I’m hoping you can shed some light on this murky topic. I’m looking to buy an 8” jointer and decided to go with the Grizzly G0490 series. But on Grizzly’s site they have two listed that appear to be the same: the G0490X and the G0490XW. I printed out the spec sheets and summarized the only differences be...

12-12-2016 03:35 AM

Water stain blotch/streak. Please, someone be a hero. - 10 replies

Hi LJs, I’m having an issue. I’ve already sanded the table down once because I was getting streaks. The next time some how I was more consistent with my wiping off but I still wasn’t perfect. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong and I don’t know how to fix this one blemish or if there is even a way to. I&#...

10-14-2016 05:13 PM

Not my week - sawstop ICS malfunction - 9 replies

I feel like I’m getting the run around. I’ve rebuilt table saws before but this has been a nightmare. Two weeks ago, while finishing a project, I noticed some chatter when lowering my blade and a unique click that occurred every time i turned the wheel (to elevate the blade) at about the 11 o’clock position. Sawstop told me ...

10-07-2016 11:40 PM

Powermatic 141 vibration...please help - 2 replies

Hi LJers, Hope all of you are safe those who are braving the storm. I recently purchased a Powermatic 141 (1974 – Green model) from CL. Everything seems to be in good shape despite the cosmetic chips and mars of the paint job. When I bought it, it cut straight and accurately but there was excessive vibration. I figured I could tea...

09-21-2016 02:43 PM

Table saw dust above the table - 23 replies

Hi All, I have a SS ICS 3 hp and I’ve noticed a large amount of saw dust escaping above the table saw such that my shirt is covered in saw dust. I’m running a 1.5hp Jet 1100vx dust collector directly to the table saw with no more than a 6ft run. Nothing else is attached to it. I do have a zero insert equipped. The only thing I can...

08-18-2016 01:09 AM

Festool Domino quality? - 18 replies

Hi All, So I have two Festool Domino 500s. I purchased one off of CL and the other online. The previous owner of the used one has used it quite a bit but other than saw dust, it’s well kept. When comparing the sound of the old one to the new one, the new one is louder and higher pitched. It also runs a bit hotter. See below, I made...

07-27-2016 06:06 PM

Not getting email notifications - 7 replies

Hi All, In the picture below you can see that all my settings are checked. I haven’t received any email notifications in months. When I first joined the site it worked,, but I am no longer getting them. They’re not even in the junk folder of my email. Any ideas?

07-13-2016 09:54 PM

New Lie Nielsen LA block plane - 6 replies

Hi All, I just got a brand new LA block plane from LN. It looks and feel amazing. I wanted to know do you generally flatten the back and hone the edge on a new plane from such a reputable dealer? Also, thoughts on putting a micro-bevel on it? Thanks,M

06-21-2016 12:52 AM

Want to buy Dewalt 735 or similar planer - 15 replies

Hi all, After three failed attempts to purchase the 735 from people on CL, I am looking for help from fine folks of LJ. For the record, in this last attempt, we had already agreed on a price and a time and date for pickup. I was getting into my car when I texted him asking for an address when he told me he sold it. Suffice it to say I was ...

05-07-2016 01:47 AM

SS 3hp ICS wiring. PLEASE HELP! - 11 replies

Hi All, A neighbor recently purchased a SS ICS 3hp. He asked me to help him set it up and put it together considering I used to own a SS PCS 3hp. When we went to plug it in, I realized that it didn’t come with a power cord. Evidently, it’s meant to be hardwired to the breaker or something. Since his garage is very small, there...

04-08-2016 03:33 AM

SawStop 3hp PCS for sale question - 44 replies

Hi All I’ve been slouching on my LJ duties. It’s been a while since I’ve posted some of my projects. I always forget what a valuable resource this place is. I guess that’s enough LJ love for now. So I have a question, I’m moving and I have to sell my SawStop 3hp PCS with 36” T-Glide fence. I also hav...

08-28-2015 12:45 PM

Bandsaw purchase advice - 9 replies

Hi LJs, Need your advice. I can purchase the Grizzly G0555 Ultimate for 325 off of CL. It’s in near perfect condition. Seller never used it really. The deluxe version is available on the website for 545 shipped brand new. The real difference between the models are the deluxe version has cast iron trunnions and cast iron wheels. Do...

06-18-2015 03:04 AM

Where has all the good wood gone? (East coast/NY) - 8 replies

Hi Ljs, I have a conundrum. I finally got my table saw and now it’s time for some new jig building. Unfortunately, the big name stores by me (LI/NYC) all sell garbage quality ply. Best I’ve seen is sanded ply and domestic birch, but it’s typically warped. I guess I could go MDF, but I’d like something a bit more re...

05-14-2015 01:30 AM

Paralyzing search for a Table Saw - 52 replies

Hi All, New to the forum and in dire straights. I want a table saw. I have about $1200 to spend. I could push it to $1500 but that might be it. It’s for a small one car garage, hobby work mostly. Cabinets and closets will be made with this (the folks just moved to a new house). I’ve spent the last few months searching and ac...

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