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    for sure keep the other saw. I am coming at it...

    for sure keep the other saw. I am coming at it from the other direction - have a 19" that has a 1/2" carbide blade - does everything great but close curves - I have my eye out for a 14" to get just...
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    MDF vs BB for jigs - depends on what the jig is...

    MDF vs BB for jigs - depends on what the jig is for (and often what is on hand in the scrap box).

    if I have a choice, i pick the material best suited for the type of jig - if flatness matters...
  3. I am not a pro and faced the same question when...

    I am not a pro and faced the same question when outfitting my shop - shaper or router table? Got a lot of good advice from this board when making that decision.

    One of the members here with a...
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    I do none of that - I am lazy - just add more wax...

    I do none of that - I am lazy - just add more wax when needed. Any wax transfer to the wood being machined has never been an issue for me - wax does not penetrate and I always have to scrape/sand...
  5. each to his own but when we did our kitchen last...

    each to his own but when we did our kitchen last year we made no attempt to have all matching appliances - we chose satin stainless finish for each and the appliances are not clumped together so the...
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    good tooling makes a ton of difference - I always...

    good tooling makes a ton of difference - I always forget that fact when I am being "stupid cheap" and thinking "well this is a low cost way to see if i really use it" ... while never realizing that...
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    what jamie said - you can get it in different...

    what jamie said - you can get it in different widths - best thing is it self deals around nails
  8. I have the OF1010 with the edge banding...

    I have the OF1010 with the edge banding accessories & much as I'd like a good excuse to get the MFK; the 1010 does pretty much the same thing. Little bit more fussing to setup and heavier to use but...
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    domino - got it because i am a tool junkie and I...

    domino - got it because i am a tool junkie and I just wanted it - have had it for years now and it is used as often as a drill - it has been an even bigger game changer for me than the discovery of...
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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# :)
  11. 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...
  13. 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...
  16. 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
  20. 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...
  23. 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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