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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. ...
  3. 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
  4. 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)
  5. I have 2 festool sanders - i like 'em - dust...

    I have 2 festool sanders - i like 'em - dust collection so good you forget sanding = dust, only other sander i'd consider would be the Mirka
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    I have been real happy with the service at Ridge...

    I have been real happy with the service at Ridge Carbide - they can do pretty much anything including custom blades in a remarkably short time - I have a 12" RAS with unusual arbor for that size -...
  7. have the kapex and would buy again

    have the kapex and would buy again
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    I have the 75 and would buy again over the 55. ...

    I have the 75 and would buy again over the 55. Mostly used for sheet goods but when you need the extra depth - you need it :)
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    I find it invaluable for cabinet case...

    I find it invaluable for cabinet case construction. In a run of 20' of base cabinets when management says "I want this bank of drawers X inches bigger/smaller" it takes a few seconds to move a case...
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    I had to do exactly that when the contractor put...

    I had to do exactly that when the contractor put the bay window behind the sink an inch too low. I cut the thick foot off the adjustable bottom leaving only the 1/16" think top layer - rigged up a...
  11. slightly off topic but i can't resist :)- if...

    slightly off topic but i can't resist :)-

    if you do any 3D modeling work check out the spacemouse - i have had it for < 2 weeks and using sketchup is totally changed with it - i bet my...
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    combo core ply - the one with an MDF layer under...

    combo core ply - the one with an MDF layer under the veneer is better for high quality show faces - the MDF gives a perfectly flat substrate so the veneer will not telegraph substrate imperfections...
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    i have it on my drum sander and it is the best...

    i have it on my drum sander and it is the best media i have tried for that tool. My use on festool sanders (RO150 & ETS150) is mixed. they seem to work as well or better than the festool abrasives,...
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    I have a breakdown table that is topped by 1"...

    I have a breakdown table that is topped by 1" foam. It is ~ pickup bed high. set it up in garage entrance - back truck up and pull sheets one at a time to table. i use cutlist-plus for all my...
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    if you can borrow a festool domino that is a 30...

    if you can borrow a festool domino that is a 30 second fix
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    I have a reel similiar to #1 - works great - I...

    I have a reel similiar to #1 - works great - I much prefer rubber to poly hose anyway so not sure why you think it better - yah its lighter & self coils but in this application that does not matter -...
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    if the drawer sides fit through your jointer - go...

    if the drawer sides fit through your jointer - go for it. I made a couple of half-blind drawers that were 1/16" - 1/4" too wide - they rubbed on the under-mount slide section that is affixed to the...
  18. #2 when i got the saw (robland) as the factory...

    #2 when i got the saw (robland) as the factory guard sux swamp-water but the euro riving knife has been OK - then I got a new riving knife/guard (shark guard) and that is used all the time (except...
  19. fine steel wool should cleanup your surface rust...

    fine steel wool should cleanup your surface rust - I can't imagine you'd be able to impact the spindle diameter and the fit of your cutters with hand applied steel wool even if you went at it for a...
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    it is not a joint that I have attempted yet but...

    it is not a joint that I have attempted yet but the one video I watched i thought the WW'er had a clever way to fine tune the fit. he used a solid strip along one side of the male dovetail that was...
  21. if you have the spray equipment and this is not...

    if you have the spray equipment and this is not going to be in full sun i'd look at water based dye - i just finished a large kitchen with maple ply with a mahogany dye - management is happy so it is...
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    some people like them so who am i to judge - I...

    some people like them so who am i to judge - I never liked mine (though I still have it for the drill press & lathe), had more serious close calls with my SS than the rest of my tools put together;...
  23. only downside to just using without cleaning is...

    only downside to just using without cleaning is the rust will stain whatever you use the blade on till it all gets worn off
  24. I would go the egg-crate route. prep your slats...

    I would go the egg-crate route. prep your slats - rip to width & joint back - clamp the verticals & horizontals in 2 separate stacks - I have a RAS but TS with sliding jig would work - cut with...
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    Each to his own but I agree with Scott. MDF only...

    Each to his own but I agree with Scott. MDF only for door panels & only if they are flat (shaker style) - if raised, I'd use poplar instead. A 1/2" MDF panel makes the door have nice 'heft' and...
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