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    Welcome back Casey! Yes, things have changed,...

    Welcome back Casey! Yes, things have changed, but like John said, the contribution is a tiny cost compared to the benefits. I was a contributor before the changes, and figure it is worth at least...
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    My DH carries and old Hitachi in his work truck. ...

    My DH carries and old Hitachi in his work truck. It has held up to all the abuses well, but the fence is horrible. I used a friend's brand new Bosch over the weekend and was impressed. Of course,...
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    Yep. I have gone as far as to cancel my service....

    Yep. I have gone as far as to cancel my service. Shortly after, I received a "follow up" call asking for the reason for my cancellation. I told them I wan't willing to pay XX dollars a day for the...
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    Dennis, sounds like you had a great week. I'm...

    Dennis, sounds like you had a great week. I'm always happy when I walk into my shop after a cleaning/straightening and it feels organized. As for me, DH and I put the finishing touches on the...
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    Bruce, Believe it or not, it is a 2005 Grizzly...

    Bruce, Believe it or not, it is a 2005 Grizzly G1023Z that I purchased new. I think I was lucky, because this particular saw seems to be very accurate.
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    Toe nailed is typical, though I'd probably...

    Toe nailed is typical, though I'd probably pocket screw them with SS screws (I'm anal about things by water, even though it should be dry).
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    Yep...I was born and raised in a machine shop...

    Yep...I was born and raised in a machine shop (and can run most machines). It is a blessing to be able to bring high quality measuring tools home for specific tasks, but I frequently have to remind...
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    I placed a square ground bar in the left slot and...

    I placed a square ground bar in the left slot and mounted a dial test indicator to a bar in the right slot. As you slide the right bar from the front of the saw to the back, they "spread" by .003". ...
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    Blade is a Freud Combo (can't remember the number...

    Blade is a Freud Combo (can't remember the number and too lazy to walk out to the shop), but it probably only has 1 or 2 sharpenings left anyway. I have an identical one that is much newer and...
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    Are your TS miter slots parallel?

    Hi all, I was just giving my TS a once over as it has been a while and I've been struggling with some of the cuts. I had better measuring tools than usual and made the discovery that the two miter...
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    Derek - Nope. The are the LV brand.

    Derek - Nope. The are the LV brand.
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    James, They actually were packaged quite well. ...

    James, They actually were packaged quite well. I purchased a set which came in a wooden box and each bit had a plastic protective cover over the cutting end. That is part of the reason I queried...
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    Thank you. Since the nicks are on the cutting...

    Thank you. Since the nicks are on the cutting edge of the rim, I'm returning them for an exchange. I've never had a problem with LV, so I imagine this will go smoothly.
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    LV Forstner Bits - Is this an issue?

    After my earlier post concerning a set of Forstner Bits, I went ahead and order a smallish set of HSS from Lee Valley. They arrived today, but a couple of the bits seem damaged to me. Please see...
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    My husband, a commercial roofer, is very, very...

    My husband, a commercial roofer, is very, very hard on shoes. He has the best comfort and durability from Keen work shoes and work boots. He uses shoes in the warmer months and boots for the cold...
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    Didn't get any shop time this weekend. A friend...

    Didn't get any shop time this weekend. A friend had a workshop space added to the back of his garage this summer with the radiant poured into the slab. About a week ago I helped him develop a...
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    I've made "siding" out of the Cedar Fence Pickets...

    I've made "siding" out of the Cedar Fence Pickets a couple of different places on our property. The oldest is 5 years and is not treated/stained in any way, as we wanted it to weather to that...
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    Just placed an order. Like already mentioned,...

    Just placed an order. Like already mentioned, the "Month" and "Year" drop-downs for the Credit Card took quite a bit of time to become functional. Found what I was looking for without too much...
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    Thank you all very much for the info. I think...

    Thank you all very much for the info. I think I'm going to pursue purchasing a smaller set (7 pc?) first and just a couple of larger ones is sizes I know I'll use frequently.

    Mike - Yes, I...
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    Not felt. But I've lined some drawers with...

    Not felt. But I've lined some drawers with pieces of cheap yoga/exercise mats. It does help keep things from moving around, but it will still shift some.
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    Forstner Bit Set, Help me spend my money

    Hi all,

    I'd like to purchase a set of Forstner Drill Bits and would like you thoughts and experiences.

    Ideally, I'd like a 14 or 16 pc set of Fractional Sizes and spend no more than $150.00. ...
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    I use my Ridgid Belt/OSS far more than I ever...

    I use my Ridgid Belt/OSS far more than I ever thought I would The orange store carries them at around $250, though often on sale for less. They also have the lifetime warranty.
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    There are frequently kitchen cabinets and...

    There are frequently kitchen cabinets and countertops on our local Craigslist. Unless they're priced high, they are purchased almost immediately.
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    Your first step is to find out what grade of...

    Your first step is to find out what grade of Steel they are a made from. Do you know how hard you need them to be? If your machinist didn't know you wanted to harden them, he may well have used...
  25. Ben, I found and watched a couple of videos from...

    Ben, I found and watched a couple of videos from Jessum. I was mostly looking for people with actual experience using it and see what the strong points/pitfalls are.
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