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05-21-2012 03:51 AM

Any Reviews of the new Rikon 14" Bandsaw Model 10-350? - 14 replies

I’m curious if anyone has ready any reviews about the new Rikon bandsaw that is due out this month? (see as example for details). If so, I’d be curious to know which magazines/websites you found a review in, and what your overall thoughts are on the machine (vs. ot...

04-02-2012 03:26 AM

Bandsaw recommendation - 3 replies

I’m trying to decide on a bandsaw and would be interested to hear people’s thoughts on several options I’m considering. I have read many good tool reviews regarding Laguna bandsaws, but also read horror stories regarding their customer service. I read mixed reviews about Grizzly, but have read many comments about their fabulous...

12-20-2011 10:31 PM

Sanding after initial shellac coat gumming up... - 14 replies

I made a cross as a Christmas present for my parents out of figured maple and purple heart. The cross itself turned out reasonably well, considering it was my first such project. The cross is essentially made up of 7 pieces of wood glued together. I wanted to “pop the grain” so after sanding to 200 grit, I applied a coat of Zi...

11-21-2011 07:54 AM

Dust collection flexible hose - recommendations? - 8 replies

I have had my DC for less than 6 months, and for now use a basic 4” clear, flexible hose which I drag it from machine to machine (I plan to install permanent piping eventually, but you know how that goes…). I use the Dust Right connection system from Rockler to connect the hose to each machine. This was working fine, but I noticed...

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