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12-29-2016 03:31 PM

Jet just replaced my broken clamp! Great Customer Service - 2 replies

I have a 24” Jet clamp that I abuse every week. I put a lot of torque on them and while doing so, the headstock broke internally. No longer 90 degrees from the bar. Called up Jet customer service, told them my story and they are sending me a new bar with attached headstock. Great customer service! Love it when I buy a quality pr...

04-05-2015 01:14 AM

American chestnut question - 7 replies

My buddy has 40 acres. Within there are hundreds of American chestnut trees. Some are 3-4 ft in diameter. I’ve done my research and realize how rare adult trees are. My buddy will not sell them under any circumstances and I agree. Question, if one is knocked down by a storm how much per board feet would it be worth? Fyi, I will...

02-26-2015 03:31 AM

Sawstop Fence warp/issue - 12 replies

For the past few times I’ve used my Sawstop, I wasn’t getting good square cuts. I checked to make sure the blade was square, measured, checked alignment etc. I finally discovered that the laminated wood on either side of the fence was coming undone. The glue was failing and the result was warping of the fence face. Both sides. ...

01-29-2014 07:53 PM

Cutting board end grain kitchen island Will this work? - 4 replies

I’m making a large cutting board 40”x60” using end grain, maple, paduk and walnut. The wood is plenty dry. I plan on making roughly 6 individual cutting boards and then… 1) Glue each cutting board edge wise to make the entire topor2) Use a small separator board between each of the cutting boards. I’m usin...

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