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    The problem with LL is that there is a standard...

    The problem with LL is that there is a standard that the flooring is required to meet. You can argue that the standard is too strict and that the formaldehyde is not harmful but the standard is...
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    For many chemicals used in modern products, the...

    For many chemicals used in modern products, the danger in them was not recognized when they were first introduced. It's been shown that formaldehyde is one of those chemicals that can cause problems...
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    Just glue the boards together with a good wood...

    Just glue the boards together with a good wood glue - like Titebond - and skip the biscuits. That will be another tool you won't have to buy. Biscuits don't add anything.

    There are books and...
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    As long as they met the standards in those state,...

    As long as they met the standards in those state, they'd be okay. But they sold in the states where they exceeded the standards. That's what's going to bite them.

    Mike
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    Try stearated sanding paper. Mike

    Try stearated sanding paper.

    Mike
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    There's a lot of different dimensions that will...

    There's a lot of different dimensions that will compute to 16 cubic meters. Your example is one meter by one meter by about 53 feet. But another could be one meter by two meters by about 26 feet. ...
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    There are standards for how much formaldehyde can...

    There are standards for how much formaldehyde can be outgassed. The CARB has very specific testing protocols which a product must meet. The question is not whether certain wood products outgass...
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    No matter what the chain of "certification", LL...

    No matter what the chain of "certification", LL has a responsibility to sell products that meet the CARB standards. If they sell products that are not compliant, for whatever reason, they are still...
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    I though the same thing. Teak around here is...

    I though the same thing. Teak around here is over $20/bd ft. Maybe about $24. That's a lot of money.

    Mike
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    I would not be willing to buy the defense of "We...

    I would not be willing to buy the defense of "We didn't know it was not CARB compliant". When some company offers to supply you with lumber that's significantly less expensive than other factories,...
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    If you're working with S4S lumber, you could very...

    If you're working with S4S lumber, you could very well do without a powered jointer and planer. For lumber that needs to be straightened, you can use hand planes and winding sticks. Replacing a...
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    Here's a chart of weight of different woods (see...

    Here's a chart of weight of different woods (see below). If you take teak at about 900 Kg per cubic meter, you can calculate the weight of the whole load and see if your truck/trailer can take half...
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    I think you're thinking of the problem they have...

    I think you're thinking of the problem they have with sourcing Russian (I think it was) lumber while there were sanctions against it. This is a different, and new, issue.

    Mike
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    The glue that does not outgass formaldehyde is...

    The glue that does not outgass formaldehyde is more expensive than the glue that does.

    Mike
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    I doubt if a woodworking forum is the best place...

    I doubt if a woodworking forum is the best place to ask medical questions. Even if there was a doctor here, they would need to know your medical history and the facts of your situation. Perhaps you...
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    I'm of the opposite opinion. Having private...

    I'm of the opposite opinion. Having private individuals searching for non-compliance in the hope of making some money is not bad. The alternative is to provide additional funding through taxes to...
  17. I have both MicroFence and Festool equipment. ...

    I have both MicroFence and Festool equipment. The Microfence is well made and works great for circles and with their edge guide. I bought the adapter for MicroFence to the Festool rail and it's just...
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    Actually, I have no problem with a bunch of short...

    Actually, I have no problem with a bunch of short sellers pushing this issue. It looks to me like some of them recognized that the profit margin of LL was significantly higher than their competitors...
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    Where are you located? Sometime you can find a...

    Where are you located? Sometime you can find a very good band saw used for half the price new.

    Mike
  20. That picture is priceless, Peter. Mike

    That picture is priceless, Peter.

    Mike
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    If I recall their story correctly, they started...

    If I recall their story correctly, they started as a liquidator of left over lots of flooring, and were successful. The problem was that they may not have had enough of the flooring you liked to meet...
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    Story on Lumber Liquidators

    Looks like Lumber Liquidators got caught selling flooring with high formaldehyde levels - story here.

    Mike
  23. I agree. That's what I'd do. Fill the holes -...

    I agree. That's what I'd do. Fill the holes - use good glue - and redrill.

    Mike
  24. Unless you use the tool a WHOLE lot, brushes work...

    Unless you use the tool a WHOLE lot, brushes work fine. The extra life from the battery, if true, is an real advantage. I have both brushless and brushed DeWalt cordless tools and never notice the...
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    On eBay, if you want to make sure that the...

    On eBay, if you want to make sure that the accessories come with the tool, especially if they're not mentioned in the listing, you must ask. Sellers may not even know that those accessories are...
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