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    Don't know the weight, but that is some serious...

    Don't know the weight, but that is some serious heavy metal. The headstock alone looks heavier than my Laguna 16-36.
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    Try Wall Lumber in Mayodan, NC. I was just...

    Try Wall Lumber in Mayodan, NC. I was just looking in their catalog and saw Easter White Pine and Souther Yellow Pine in widths up to 12".
  3. A3-41 owner here. As others have stated, the bed...

    A3-41 owner here. As others have stated, the bed must be lubed often depending on how much you use the planer function. I use regular furniture wax (not automotive wax). Anytime I have traveling...
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    You are going to have problems attempting to run...

    You are going to have problems attempting to run both at the same time. My breaker will trip if the DC is turned on when another machine is running. To get around this I run an extension cord from...
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    No experience with SCM products but I love my...

    No experience with SCM products but I love my A3-41 machine. The surface finish is so nice that I considered selling my double-drum sander. The sander was a purchase to smooth out the ripples from my...
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    You can cut it with a table or hand held circular...

    You can cut it with a table or hand held circular saw. But a simpler and quieter way is to get one of the low cost hand held scoring cutters from the big box store. Usually found in the section with...
  7. I am also a serious hobbies but I also like to...

    I am also a serious hobbies but I also like to use quality machines. Like many others I have been on the upgrade cycle since I got the woodworking bug back in the mid-80's. Craftsman bench top...
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    Get this machine before someone else does. I have...

    Get this machine before someone else does. I have had a LT18 since 2005 and it has been a beast. My machine was before the standard ceramic guides were standard, but I later upgraded to them along...
  9. I have had the Woodcraft version of the...

    I have had the Woodcraft version of the Woodpeckers table for several years (the original version). I upgraded with the new fence in the 36" version and like it a lot, especially the dust collection...
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    Really nice. I have some book matched walnut...

    Really nice. I have some book matched walnut crotch veneer waiting for the right project. Hope you don't mind if I borrow your design.
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    I just viewed a video from Woodpeckers showing...

    I just viewed a video from Woodpeckers showing their new router which is similar to the 7518; same diameter as the PC unit with variable speed and precision machined collets and interchangeable...
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    I used one of those for years when I was working...

    I used one of those for years when I was working as an insurance claims adjuster. Fantastic tool for working solo; you will not regret having one.
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    Try ereplacementparts.com I once had an 18-36...

    Try ereplacementparts.com
    I once had an 18-36 that needed a part and they were a big help.
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    I went from a Performax 16-32 to the Woodmaster...

    I went from a Performax 16-32 to the Woodmaster 25" dual drum sander. I keep 100 grit on the first drum and 120 on the 2nd. Lately I have been using it for leveling cutting board glue-ups, as my...
  15. Inexpensive furniture dollies from Harbor Freight...

    Inexpensive furniture dollies from Harbor Freight are what I use. I have screwed 3/4" plywood to a couple to move a large cabinet, use them in the shop to move in-progress pieces around, and even...
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    Cutting mirror glass/How to?

    My last attempt at cutting mirror glass resulted in a mess and liberal use of some 4-letter words. I have cut regular glass with no problems.
    Do you cut from the reflective side or from the back...
  17. My opinion only, so take it at that. I would fill...

    My opinion only, so take it at that. I would fill those cracks with some 5-minute epoxy, sand level and prime with a good quality exterior-rated primer, 2 coats. Then use a small artists brush to...
  18. No surprise on the return policy. I once worked...

    No surprise on the return policy. I once worked at a home goods store similar to the big blue and orange places, and saw some wacky returns, such as a compressor returned with paint overspray all...
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    Sometimes it is easier to take the tool to the...

    Sometimes it is easier to take the tool to the work: wrestle a sheet of ply, MDF or Melamine onto a table saw and you see what I mean. I have 2 table saws in my shop and I still use the track saw,...
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    I had good success brushing General Finishes milk...

    I had good success brushing General Finishes milk paint in the Snow White color. Make sure to use a good quality brush like Purdy. After priming of course.
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    I am fortunate enough to have a double drum...

    I am fortunate enough to have a double drum sander. The first drum has 100 grit and the 2nd has 120 grit. Then it is on to the ROS. This set-up came in real handy for a large run of cutting boards...
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    I'm not sure what type of machine that is, but I...

    I'm not sure what type of machine that is, but I have a Grizzly hybrid table saw that had the same problem. Motor would spin the blade a couple of inches and not run at all. Then one day it ran...
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    Another pleased A3-41 owner here. No problems at...

    Another pleased A3-41 owner here. No problems at all with the machine which was dialed in and ready to go right out of the well built crate.
    I did not get the dial indicator with it but it is on...
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    I would still recommend a glue line rip blade...

    I would still recommend a glue line rip blade dedicated to nothing but ripping. They do give you a glue ready surface as long as your saw is set up properly. I get surfaces ready for the glue all the...
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    It can be done but you need to use a light touch....

    It can be done but you need to use a light touch. Drill a hole through the blank for a bolt and nut.Install in the chuck, and use a file with a light touch to get to the shape desired. Fine...
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