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    Dave Anderson NH

    Time for some levity

    Thread Starter: Dave Anderson NH

    With all of the negativity and political stuff going on with the Covid-19 virus it is time to look at the humorous side of things. Feel free to add more, but keep it clean or it will be deleted.

    Last Post By: John Ziebron Today, 2:50 PM Go to last post
    Alden Peterson

    What 8" jointer would you get and why?

    Thread Starter: Alden Peterson

    I think I'm finally going to pull the trigger on an 8" jointer. I don't have one right now and I'm tired of having to planer sled/table saw sled for jointing and not getting perfect cuts on those anyways. Prices are all over the place between brands. I'm wanting helical and probably...

    Last Post By: Ronald Blue Today, 2:51 PM Go to last post
    Albert Lee

    S7 or Exact 63?

    Thread Starter: Albert Lee

    Good day I have an opportunity to upgrade my Felder AD951 to something bigger, I have been wanting to separate the jointer and thickness planer for sometime. I am considering SCM L’Invincibile S7, and Felder/Format Exact 63. Luckily both machines are in stock and available for...

    Last Post By: Warren Lake Today, 5:27 PM Go to last post
    Steve Mathews

    Need for crosscut sled?

    Thread Starter: Steve Mathews

    After watching the video below I'm questioning the need for my crosscut sled. It seems that mine rarely gets used in favor of an Incra miter gauge, which I find easier to handle than the bulky and heavier crosscut sled. The only complaint with the miter gauge is it doesn't stay square or at least...

    Last Post By: Edward Weber Today, 1:49 PM Go to last post
    Bruce Page

    WoodMaster Drum Sander Owners

    Thread Starter: Bruce Page

    I have a few questions…..:rolleyes: I am this close (thumb & forefinger almost touching) to ordering their 2675, 26” Drum Sander. • The Asian imports are a lot cheaper, are you still happy with your decision to go with the Woodmaster? • Did you get the reversing switch upgrade? Was it...

    Last Post By: Dave Power Today, 1:29 AM Go to last post
    Wade Lippman

    Using a ground as a neutral

    Thread Starter: Wade Lippman

    The VFD on my 120v Jet 1642 lathe burnt up and I would like to replace it with a 240v VFD. (they are smaller, cheaper, and more dependable than 120v) The only problem is that the tach requires 120v. I can put it on a separate 120v circuit, but that seems so inelegant. I would like to run a hot...

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