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11-09-2021 08:11 PM

Garage Storage Cabinet - 8 replies

Looking to build a large storage cabinet (4’W x 6-8’H x 18-20”D) and have a few questions: Side Panels, Ply or MDF, and howTk? I was thinking a smooth paint grade plywood since MDF doesn’t do well in my experience if it gets wet, plus I question it’s strength in something this big, but I also really haven’...

10-23-2020 02:09 AM

Shadowbox Construction - 12 replies

I’m looking to start a shadowbox project soon, it will be a military themed box to honor my late father-in-law who was in WWII. It will include a photo or two plus patches, ribbons, pins and medals. I have two basic questions: 1) What is the best way to access the interior of box, I’m thinking a front opening? Should it be simply ...

10-13-2020 05:18 PM

Rockwell/Delta 10" Tilting Arbor Saw? - 16 replies

Locally there’s one of these saws for sale and I’m looking for opinions and feedback. I think it’s from the early 70’s, it’s not a cabinet or Unisaw, more like a contractor saw with aluminum(?) webbed wings on a sheet metal base, but the motor is below the table top with a short wide belt instead of hanging out the ...

07-07-2014 01:17 PM

Millers Falls Tool Company - 8 replies

My father-in-law was a carpenter going back to WWII when he was a Carpenters Mate in the Navy. I inhereted his tools after he past away a few years ago, and while most of the hand tools are Stanley, there are a few Millers Falls in the bunch. I honestly never heard of this company before hanging out on this board, but after using one of their eg...

06-03-2014 10:07 PM

Anyone Using the Irwin Marples Dado? - 14 replies

Irwin’s Marple blades get excellent marks pretty much across the board, and their reasonable prices make them an excellent value. I recently noticed they also offer an 8” dado at a very nice price, but I couldn’t find any reviews on it. Was wondering if it was as good as the other blades in their line up, does anyone own or hav...

05-28-2014 04:58 PM

Delta T2 Fence vs Jet Lock - 4 replies

I’d like to upgrade the fence on my Delta contractors saw, and my first thought was a T2 fence for about $180, but then I just saw a CL ad for a Jet Lock fence for $125. I’ve never used either, and wondered how the two compared. While saving some money with the used Jet Lock would be nice, most important is getting it right the first...

05-15-2014 05:50 PM

Everlast LSP1060 Saw Blade - 6 replies

Has anyone ever used one of these blades? I’m looking for a plywood/veneer blade and ran across this as an affordable option ($52 shipped). Everlast seems to make some nice industrial blades, but I haven’t been able to find any feedback or reviews on this one. Thanks,Russ

05-06-2014 08:39 PM

Do Link Belts Need to "Relax"? - 3 replies

I just installed an Accu-Link belt on my contractor saw, and while there’s a huge improvement over the old stiff V belt, there’s still a little vibration and bounce in the motor – it won’t quite pass the “nickel test”. While this is probably pretty good for a contractor saw, the link belt had some memory from ...

05-02-2014 02:03 PM

Box Joint Cutter vs Dado for Rabbet Cuts? - 8 replies

Hi All – I’ve been reading reviews and doing research on a good budget (under $100) dado for my contractor saw. I was looking at the Freud SD206 when I ran across the Freud SBOX8 box joint cutter. This cutter gets rave reviews for making box joints with clean, flat cuts with no bat ears. This got me thinking that this cutter would no...

04-20-2014 02:48 AM

Delta Contractor Saw Upgrades - 38 replies

Yesterday in my continuing unsuccessful search for a good used cabinet saw, I had some luck in a slightly different direction. I ran across a local CL listing for a “Delta table saw”, which ended up being a 36-430 2000 series contractor saw that the owner was letting it go for the low, low price of … wait for it …. FREE! ...

04-02-2014 08:16 PM

Anyone Using a GFCI With their 240V Table Saw? - 16 replies

Hi – I’m planning to run a 240 line for a table saw, and was thinking a GFCI circuit breaker would be a good idea. In researching this, I’ve seen hints that at start-up the 240 motor might cause a voltage imbalance and trip the GFCI breaker. Before going to the expense of adding one of these breakers, I was hoping for some rea...

03-31-2014 06:24 PM

120/240 Dual Voltage Outlet and GFCI Protection - 19 replies

I’m planning to run a 240 volt outlet from my garage sub-panel, and want GFCI protection just to be on the safe side. Since they don’t make 240 volt GFCI outlets, the only option seems to be a 2 pole GFCI circuit breaker. When looking at outlets I noticed a 120/240 dual volt receptacle with one outlet for each voltage, you just need ...

03-28-2014 03:37 AM

Is the Grizzly G0690 the Best Cabinet Saw Value? - 34 replies

Hi All – I’m a hobbyist and weekend warrior looking to finally upgrade from my Bosch portable table top saw to a “true” table saw. Lately I’ve been looking for a good used Unisaw, but in my neck of the woods (Charleston, SC) Craftsman contractor saws are about as good as it gets on CL, and quality cabinet saws are g...


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