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#1 posted 05-09-2012 07:29 PM

I wish a cyclone separator was in the cards, but the 850 shipped for the griz is already pushing my upper limit. As it is I’ve spent over 3,500.00 on tools in the past 2 weeks, and I still am missing some key tools – like a planer, any kind of hand tool that is not a plastic handled embarrassment, and a drum sander since making cabinets is in my not so distant future. My total tool cap is about 10,000. That also has to include the 2,800 the electrician charged me to rewire the garage.
That’s not much to a lot of you and my wife and I do pretty well, but we also have 4 young kids – and I am not a professional so basically these are toys to me, so I do feel a tad guilty.

Michael, yes I will be using Wyes. Does it make sense to put a couple in-line on the longer runs and use them as clean outs (as long as they can be capped off)? I’m not sure how clogged up a 6” pipe can get. Also I see a lot of people use DC for floor sweepers as well. I have just started reading Bill’s site and I am picking up on the self important vibe, but also see some things of value. I have a nice shop vac but I can’t suck up big ribbons from my crappy hand planes. Is that a waste of time or worthwhile?


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