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  1. I run a two man cabinet & trim carpentry...

    I run a two man cabinet & trim carpentry business, and own various Makita and Dewalt cordless tools and have minimal complaints with each brand. My brother buys only Milwaukee because of their...
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    I have found the installation instructions...

    I have found the installation instructions provided by Subzero-Wolf to be very accurate, but can be a bit challenging to wrap your head around at first. - Meaning, they offer so much info for so many...
  3. I have shopfox and bora. I use the bora for...

    I have shopfox and bora. I use the bora for heavier machines, but the shopfox is rated for 1200lbs and is $118.00 on Amazon. I can make way more money building cabinets in the time it would take me...
  4. Thread: 20" Planer

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    My brother has a green powermatic 225 for sale in...

    My brother has a green powermatic 225 for sale in Kansas. It's 3 phase, 10 hp, I think. 24" or 25" - it's a beast. I'll put you in touch if interested.
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    I use allthread. Bore 1/16" undersized holes in...

    I use allthread. Bore 1/16" undersized holes in the wall studs and screw in the all thread using two nuts tightened together. The allthread can be bent level and square after installed in studs. Bore...
  6. I've owned many Dewalt DW705 single bevel...

    I've owned many Dewalt DW705 single bevel compound miter saws over the years, and one 12" slider. (The accuracy of the slider is horrible.) Blade makes a huge difference. Forrest Chopmaster works...
  7. Thread: good level

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    Buddy of mine worked on a trim crew in late 80's....

    Buddy of mine worked on a trim crew in late 80's. Boss had to change out his alternator on the job site one day and used a new 4' level to pry on the alternator to tighten the belt. He broke the...
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    +1 on a laser for cabinet installs. Huge time...

    +1 on a laser for cabinet installs. Huge time saver and more accurate.
    I have a bosch 2 line red laser with tripod I'll sell if you're interested. I think it's a GLL55, built need to get it out and...
  9. Ask for domestic plywood - a good...

    Ask for domestic plywood - a good hardwood/plywood supplier will have a few grades to choose from. I prefer Columbia Forest Products, but will settle for other domestic brands if Columbia isn't...
  10. Thread: Dado shims

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    +1. Love the magnetic shims.

    +1. Love the magnetic shims.
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    If there's any way to get 230v in your shop, do...

    If there's any way to get 230v in your shop, do it.
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    Knape & Vogt makes undermount guides (not sure...

    Knape & Vogt makes undermount guides (not sure about lengths) comparable to Blum with the exception of the locking device. The K&V locking devices are 100% plastic. I don't have experience with any...
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    Chain them to the back of the truck and drive...

    Chain them to the back of the truck and drive down a few miles of gravel road. :)
  14. I have it on my front doors, and just sand and...

    I have it on my front doors, and just sand and recoat when needed.
  15. Teak....jk

    Teak....jk
  16. Thread: Shop tour

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    Thanks for the tour, looks really well thought...

    Thanks for the tour, looks really well thought out and organized. How many employees do you have working in the shop? Do you have a seperate installation crew?
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    Knew a unscrupulous subcontractor 25 years ago...

    Knew a unscrupulous subcontractor 25 years ago who had a barn full of ill gotten construction materials stolen from job sites. He burned trash in a 55 gallon drum one afternoon and then left to run...
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    I have seen the ads on TV as well as the products...

    I have seen the ads on TV as well as the products available at WallyWorld. I'd rather pay five times the price for a product that will last five times longer and, presumably, perform better. At the...
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    From East Texas area, Mom'nem. Mom and them, i.e....

    From East Texas area, Mom'nem. Mom and them, i.e. the whole family.
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    I have dedicated hardwood and plywood blades as...

    I have dedicated hardwood and plywood blades as well as misc junk and mdf blades, and am religious about switching out TS blades. The hardwood will seem harder to push through as the blade dulls, and...
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    Thanks for all the replies, I knew I could count...

    Thanks for all the replies, I knew I could count on folks who use as many tools as we woodworkers do to have thoughtful commentary on other tools as well.

    Jamie - I will consider cast iron,...
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    Non-stick frying pans

    I need some recommendations on non-stick skillets.
    We have a Calphalon square non-stick "griddle" pan purchased about 10 years ago. Unlike some cheaper products, the non-stick coating has not...
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    Contact cement.

    Contact cement.
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    I resemble that remark. Truth is, sometimes...

    I resemble that remark.
    Truth is, sometimes being your own "boss" (the customer is always the real boss) is fantastic and sometimes I'd rather go deliver pizzas for a living.
    This business is full...
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    Thanks. The one I have is self leveling, which is...

    Thanks. The one I have is self leveling, which is wonderful, and has a red line. It's fine in semi-dark areas, but is no good in brighter rooms.
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