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    I have had the barrel grip Carvex for quite a few...

    I have had the barrel grip Carvex for quite a few years. Iíve not noticed it getting hot, but also probably never run it for long periods. Itís a bit of a finicky machine and overpriced when you add...
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    I do what John does. Heights vary depending on...

    I do what John does. Heights vary depending on use. A grill plug will sit lower than one thatís going to be used for a low voltage transformer or irrigation controller, for example. Other...
  3. Check out the Dewalt track saw bag. It has an...

    Check out the Dewalt track saw bag. It has an extra pocket for accessories. Itís fairly long, but you may need to put the long guides in the main pocket.
  4. The easiest route seems to be to get the 5 1/4Ē...

    The easiest route seems to be to get the 5 1/4Ē and rip it down. What seems like the downside of this option?

    Youíre likely going to need to modify some of the grooves to stitch the new flooring...
  5. As a point of comparison, try a steel tooth blade...

    As a point of comparison, try a steel tooth blade in the 1/2-3/4Ē range. My guess is you will see significant improvement in the ability to tension these blades on that saw, which will lead to a...
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    What Kevin is saying has been my experience....

    What Kevin is saying has been my experience. After some difficult Birch, I reworked my setup for certain woods.

    For clamping, I use a Kreg right angle clamp. Push the two pieces firmly on the...
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    Personally, I would try to skip the removal and...

    Personally, I would try to skip the removal and replacement. Instead, I might try to refurbish in place. I have a similar staircase and have worked on others. Old Fir is brittle and the nail heads...
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    Steve, in principle you make a good point....

    Steve, in principle you make a good point. Whether it makes sense to work with commercially milled stock, depends largely on what weíre building, however.

    I do a lot of laminations and panel glue...
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    As youíve discovered, there is not much joy in...

    As youíve discovered, there is not much joy in thickness-ing boards. Hard enough work to get a face and edge flat and square. Then to have to do it again, but with more accuracy...yeah a planer will...
  10. Thread: Drill Bits

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    I buy from two local suppliers. One sells...

    I buy from two local suppliers. One sells primarily Champion and Triumph, the other Fuller and Norseman. All excellent bits. Drilling in steel quickly separates the average from great.

    I picked...
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    I run full kerf blades on job site saws; table &...

    I run full kerf blades on job site saws; table & miter. One of my saws, a Dewalt compact, has been in service for about 7 years. Itís never had a thin kerf blade on it. I gave another away last year...
  12. The relatively new soft open/close will also...

    The relatively new soft open/close will also assist in keeping the door where itís supposed to be in open or closed position. They are also quite nice if you have a house full of door slamming...
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    I don’t think you’ll have trouble with 15g...

    I don’t think you’ll have trouble with 15g nails or medium crown staples. I’ve driven both into the tongues of softwood (and hardwood) without issues.

    Given the amount of weight you’re adding...
  14. That is a strange change, to eliminate the wood...

    That is a strange change, to eliminate the wood filled steel studs. I can go with the need to screw the split jambs in, but the casing seems odd. Does make me wonder what folks are using on steel...
  15. How large of pieces? And what do you mean to do...

    How large of pieces? And what do you mean to do with them once clamped vertically?

    Take a look at Josh Finnís torsion beams in Fine Woodworking (older article). You can build his saw horses or...
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    I do find it interesting that Nilfisk rarely...

    I do find it interesting that Nilfisk rarely makes it into the conversation. I have an Aero that I bought for general use. It does everything from concrete to wood dust as well as a fairly easy...
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    Why not the CT15? Itís presence seems to go...

    Why not the CT15? Itís presence seems to go against the usual simple marketing of Festool, so itís a bit difficult to determine how it differs from the midi. As best I can tell it doesnít offer...
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    My first guess, which youíve confirmed, is that...

    My first guess, which youíve confirmed, is that the fence isnít flat. I just went through this with a miter saw. I was trying to short cut the set up and ended up taking the scenic route 😬. In my...
  19. There are many ways to deal with a concrete to...

    There are many ways to deal with a concrete to wood interface other than pressure treated wood. You can seal the concrete, seal the wood, shim the ladder frame entirely off the floor, etc.

    I only...
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    I had this issue a few years back. Itís likely a...

    I had this issue a few years back. Itís likely a leak in either in the fan shroud or the dust shroud. After a lot of investigation, installing and uninstalling parts, I finally found a small crack in...
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    I like having a miter saw on the bench. Under the...

    I like having a miter saw on the bench. Under the miter saw is storage. Over the miter saw is storage. My last shop had a 16í long miter bench, because I had that much to store. Also served as a...
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    Measure twice cut once :-). You can put a...

    Measure twice cut once :-).

    You can put a piece of 2x (or whatever youíre cutting) to the right so the saw base is fully supported.
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    How far off flush? Is there a side where you...

    How far off flush? Is there a side where you wonít see the outside edge of the trim? Modifying doors and jambs is a last resort. As is said here, you can adjust the wall or adjust the trim. If the...
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    What is the moisture content of the wood being...

    What is the moisture content of the wood being delivered? Kiln dried or something else? If itís kiln dried I would leave space at the perimeter for expansion, especially in the direction of board...
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    Azek expands with heat and contracts with cold,...

    Azek expands with heat and contracts with cold, so much so that the recommended fastening schedule is 1/2Ē from the ends when the line matters (I.e. butt or miter joints). I actually glue and screw...
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