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#1 posted 09-26-2018 06:11 AM

Thanks for the replies guys.

—I’ve seen you around discussing the PC! I had it in the cart and was going to go pick it up but my second set of arms backed out. I know it can be a big winner for cost for a lot of people. I’m torn about just getting the 700-900 machine off the bat. It seems the low end of 300 rpm on the PC hasn’t caused anyone issues.
—itd be big mortises to hog out waste and save the router bit. I do everything else with a plunge and edge guide I made.
—I just looked over an old iron thread today and got goosebumps. Gives me the chills like an old stanley, or an old straight razor. You mean I can make whispery thin chips, or shave with this thing that has a lineage going back to when my great-great gparents got off a boat from Sweden? Makes your mind spin. I saw a PM 1500 that was in rough shape today on CL. It would have needed some dedicated love but no doubt with the right hands it’d be better than anything new. Chicago kind of sucks for this sort of thing oddly, it seems. Might have to broaden my search to Wisconsin, especially…

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