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09-22-2021 05:41 PM

equipment insurance - 27 replies

I just spoke with my all state guy and he told me that he can not sell me equipment insurance. Do any of you guys have insurance on any expensive equipment. I live in south Louisiana and am mostly just worried about having my shop flooded during a hurricane.

08-24-2021 04:56 PM

New AC question - 24 replies

I got a new 12k Mr cool minisplit (I was in the other thread about this a week ago) I installed it and it is running properly and putting out 45 degree air however it doesnt seem to be cooling off my shop, it can only get it down to 75. I have a 700 square foot shop. It has been running for about 24 hours now. It is a metal building, with 3 i...

09-10-2020 12:32 AM

Hettich VS Fulterer - 4 replies

I am ready to purchase some 36 inch heavy duty drawer slides Ive narrowed it down to the following links They basically look the same to me, I was just wandering if anyone one has any experience with one b...

08-13-2020 07:15 PM

lithium Ion batteries back from the dead! - 10 replies

I brought 3, 5 AH batteries back from the dead! SPOOKY I know. You basically make a pair of jumper cables and hook the dead one to a good one. There are a bunch of youtube videos out there and all I did was follow them, Im so happy I saved about 300 bucks worth of Milwaukee batteries and I figured some of you guys had some dead ones floating ...

12-27-2018 12:52 AM

R-panel delima - 4 replies

I am about to add a bathroom to my shop and originally I wanted to used vertical studs like in a house so that I could hang the R-panel on one side and drywall on the other. Now I am thinking more pole barn style with some purlins for the R-Panel and 2X4’s on the other side for drywall, what do you guys think. I am worried that I will ha...

10-15-2018 04:00 AM

still down with impact drivers - 18 replies

I was using my impact driver the other day as I often do, and I was listening to the radio when my favorite song came on so I decided to use a drill instead. much to my surprise it was not any harder to drive a 4 inch deck screw than with the impact driver. Now for some reason I remember when impact drivers came out It was like the best thing ...

05-30-2018 01:40 AM

spray foam - 6 replies

So after getting some quotes from all the local guys and deciding they were way to expensive I bought myself a spray foam rig. Im going to be spray foaming my shop some time this year, after I put a roof on my house, and build an add on bathroom in the shop. After that I guess I will be running a spray foam business on the side, so any one in ...

05-12-2018 03:06 PM

3/4" steel router top - 7 replies

What do you guys think about usng 3/4” steel plate as a router table? I got the tools and material at work for ftee

04-20-2018 03:55 PM

Metric router - 7 replies

To all you metric jocks out there. Where can I purchase a metric router? I know I can buy adaptors for my half or quarter inch collet but I would rather just buy a new router that comes with standard metric collets. Even after an online search I am still left in a fog. There is a lot of half inch (12mm) websites out there but that is not acc...

12-01-2017 03:23 AM

squaring with a sliding table saw - 9 replies

for those of you who have a sliding table saw and break down sheet goods how easy is it to hold an entire 4X8 sheet up to the squaring fence. I have an opportunity to purchaser a used slider for about 50% of new price, it is a cu 500 smart felder. However I kind of think that I would benefit more from a vertical panel saw. I am only concerned...

09-18-2017 07:43 PM

air compressor in shop bathroom - 13 replies

I finally got my shop all erected, and I am working on building a bathroom for it. I am going to pour a small slab something like 4X8, what do you guys think of putting the air compressor in there so I don’t have to hear it when it kicks off. I would really like to do this but it means I have to make the slab a little bigger, and I want ...

05-12-2017 03:28 PM

DIY spray foam experience - 4 replies

I am ready to spray foam my shop. I was hoping to hear some of your guys experiences with DIY spray foam kits. I want to do it myself because I don’t trust a contractor to do it properly, not because Im trying to save money, although that is nice too.

05-06-2017 08:39 PM

dados in quarter inch ply - 3 replies

I am working on a project which involes making dados in quarter inch plywood (which is actually about 3/32) I am routing about half the thickness so 3/64 ths deep and 3/32 wide. its working ok but is kind of finicky upon assembly. anybody have any experience with thin materials like this, so far my test pieces are acceptable but the whole orde...

03-05-2017 03:13 AM

General steel review - 4 replies

I bought a building hooray! Im going to have a wood shop. Too bad its a piece of shit. This is to inform anybody out there who may be considering purchasing from the general steel corporation to steer well clear. i used to be an iron worker, I have fabricated and erected many steel buildings and boy oh boy, is this thing a piece of shit....

12-29-2016 01:47 AM

router lift from table saw - 6 replies

So Im not talking about adding a wing to a table saw and putting a router in there. Im talking about the fact that even a el cheapo table saw has a decent blade raising mechanism maybe it would be possible to modify a blade raising mechanism to a router lift. pull the motor get rid of the arbor etc.

11-29-2016 12:46 AM

band saw tpi vs table saw - 4 replies

so this popped into my head at work today. A fine finishing 10 inch circular saw blade having say 80 teeth has 2.5 teeth per inch lets just round that up to 3 now on a band saw blade 3 tpi is considered coarse. not owning a band saw I don’t have much experience with this but it seems to me something is amiss. any thoughts. I do a ...

12-30-2014 11:19 PM

how snug is too snug - 7 replies

I am building a new cross cut sled, for the runners I have found some 1/8 inch thick 3/4 wide aluminum that fits quite nicely. It has just a little but of slop which I can barely get a piece of aluminum foil through. This would seem good enough but my other cross cut sled has homemade wood runners with absolutely zero slop, when its 70 degrees...

05-24-2014 07:04 PM

cnc router to replace sliding table saw - 10 replies

I am in the process of planning my dream shop which hopefully will become a real shop about 2 years from now. So I am looking at sliding table saws of course, but then I got to thinking why not use a cnc router table to break down panels, They cut perfectly straight chip free with the right bit. plus you can do all the cool stuff like make sp...

11-25-2013 05:23 PM

whole sheet in feed out feed for under 100 bucks - 4 replies

what do ya think? I can get a whole sheet of ply up there by myself, it is supported for the entire length before and after the cut and the rip fence is long enough to make contact with the work piece the entire length of cut, some aluminum c channel makes the in feed fence an 8 ft level make the out feed fence MDF for both table tops, 4...

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