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    clever - must be a burly shaper if the fence is...

    clever - must be a burly shaper if the fence is 100# :)
  2. I had no problems getting PVC 6" fittings - the...

    I had no problems getting PVC 6" fittings - the issue for me was the cost. 6" fittings are only available in my area in schedule 40 and they are spendy - I can get lightweight 6" pipe for about 11$...
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    What you build and how you like to go about it...

    What you build and how you like to go about it are the biggest factors in choosing the next 'best' tool to consider - and only you know the answers to those questions. I am building a lot of cabinet...
  4. yah - flat top & bottom is what most do - how...

    yah - flat top & bottom is what most do - how flat is 'good enough' and how you get there is the question. A router sled does a great job of letting a small shop flatten pretty much any size...
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    if I am going to invest my precious free time in...

    if I am going to invest my precious free time in making cabinets I don't want to take short cuts on materials that will degrade either the quality, durability or ascetics of the finished product. I...
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    all good advice here - i'll just add my tip for...

    all good advice here - i'll just add my tip for installation. first make a small jig for the slide setback so they all end up inset the same distance. Start with top drawer - rip a plywood scrap...
  7. I have had my 18" BS on a shopfox base for about...

    I have had my 18" BS on a shopfox base for about 4 years - not perfect but it gets the job done - the BS is stored in a corner and needs to be moved to the DC port and power source for every use -...
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    can't say it is worth the $$ for anybody but...

    can't say it is worth the $$ for anybody but myself - I would buy it again for sure

    makes the router a lot more stable esp when moving from one finger to the next - collects most of the debris to...
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    I have replaced all the windows in my house with...

    I have replaced all the windows in my house with new construction Millguard sliders - 22 in total - they have been in place for ~ 4 years. I have no complaints and would get them again. I liked...
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    how about lazy susan hardware? they make them in...

    how about lazy susan hardware? they make them in various load capacities, it has ball bearings and mine spins just fine vertically
  11. been there & done that - good luck with your...

    been there & done that - good luck with your search. I think grizzly offers the best 'entry' tool for most categories (8" jointer, 15" planer, etc) - from there you can move up in price - more $$...
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    the best source of data/info on dust collection...

    the best source of data/info on dust collection that i know of is on bill pentz's site - google his name and you are there. to cut to the chase - is your DC for cleanliness or health?

    if health,...
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    i am a hobbyist who faced the same question 4...

    i am a hobbyist who faced the same question 4 years ago - router table or shaper. One of the comments I saw on a post here was along the lines of "there are lot of things that can be done with a...
  14. Ridge carbide can make any custom blade you want...

    Ridge carbide can make any custom blade you want and it only takes a few days to complete - I discovered them when looking for a 12" neg hook angle fine finish blade with 5/8" arbor for my CL delta...
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    i have 3 - one is metric - use them almost...

    i have 3 - one is metric - use them almost exclusively when in the shop, especially for sheet goods.
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    The answer to the question "why did you buy this...

    The answer to the question "why did you buy this tool" is different if you are a hobbyist or a professional.

    the pro answer is "i can make a profit if I buy this tool" - that is - the cost of...
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    i have done it a number of times with no issues...

    i have done it a number of times with no issues but only after making sure there is no dirt/metal embedded - but i have a helical cutter with carbide edges so not sure how applicable that is to your...
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    My table saw base torsion box is 3/4" MDF...

    My table saw base torsion box is 3/4" MDF top/bottom with 1/2" ply webbing. I recessed the casters so as to not raise the table height too high. With saw plus extension table & cabinet full of...
  19. tracksaw with rip blade

    tracksaw with rip blade
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    i have done it a number of times with no issues -...

    i have done it a number of times with no issues - dominos do not change size when exposed to glue
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    I learned that I am not the only person is the...

    I learned that I am not the only person is the world stupid enough to run their shaper cutters backwards - I can also say that, when paired with a power feeder and a...
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    I have one - I am a tool junkie - but on the...

    I have one - I am a tool junkie - but on the useful tool scale it defines zero for me.

    the only thing it really seems capable of is cutting holes in sheetrock but why anyone uses it for that is...
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    I put new tires on my 19" BS a month or so ago -...

    I put new tires on my 19" BS a month or so ago - I took the wheels off & would do so again as it made the process easier to me. I watched a number of videos including those with jigs & heating. ...
  24. I run a 1/2" carbide blade almost exclusively...

    I run a 1/2" carbide blade almost exclusively these days - i get my blades from bandsawbladesdirect-dot-com and have been real happy with their price and service
  25. the larger festool tracksaw cuts 2 1/8" at 45...

    the larger festool tracksaw cuts 2 1/8" at 45 degrees - i have one so that is what i would use even though I have a sliding table on my table saw (robland)
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