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I'm slowly gathering tools as time, money, and Craigslist availability allows.

My first little gem is a JWTS-10jf that seems to been made around late 1997. The previous owner didn't use it much and let the top go without maintenance. After about 5 hours of work, I've got it to a relatively serviceable condition. It's certainly not accurate to the thousandth like Matthias, but I'll get there eventually.

Not bad for $225 and another $20 worth of sandpaper, cleaning supplies, and wax!!

Edit 11/11/2013 - Happy Veterans day! This weekend I made a table saw sled. I cut the dado using a series of cuts like Matthias but against my best judgement, I glued the runner in. Unfortunately some squeeze-out occurred and it left the maple runner pretty much useless. Second time through I went with some small 1/2" screws and completed it with a coat of wax.

Edit 11/27/2013 - I found three new tools on Craigslist that I couldn't pass up! Ridgid floor model drill press, bandsaw, and planer…$450. Alright, not all that great, they all have some surface rust and the planer needs knives and the bandsaw needs a blade. While it needs some maintenance, getting those items at the cost of the drill press alone at retail is incredible!

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Nice find! And from the looks of it, the elbow grease you expended was well worth it. I've found several of my tools on CL. I'm sure you'll get plenty of good use from your new saw. I'm looking forward to seeing some of your projects.
 

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The only thing I've yet to figure out how to adjust is the height of the fence in relevance of the table surface. Near the front it's close to 1/8" but more like 1/16" (perhaps smaller) at the far end. It's almost as if the fence rail is holding it too high but I don't see any way to adjust it.

The previous person didn't even have the fence in the track right, they were indexing it against one of the upper grooves rather than riding it in the proper slot.

It certainly took plenty of liquid wrench and brake parts cleaner to get it to this stage, but you're right, completely worth it.
 

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I picked up a Dust Deputy from Woodcraft this past weekend, ended up getting 15% off due to a store wide sale that I didn't even know about!

In my quest to do machinist woodworking like Matthias, a shipment of rulers, calipers, and dial indicators came from Amazon a few days ago!
 
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