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    One lesson I learned about double stick tape - ...

    One lesson I learned about double stick tape - make sure whatever you're sticking the tape to is SMOOTH. I was making a cutout for a router table plate and the plywood I was using as a template was...
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    I would think that if the brake were staying...

    I would think that if the brake were staying engaged you could tell by trying to spin the wheels. I had a start cap go bad on a band saw and determined that was the problem by spinning the wheels...
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    We only have 4 legged 'kids' so I don't pay a lot...

    We only have 4 legged 'kids' so I don't pay a lot of attention but from what little I've read, home schooled kids do as well or better than their public schooled peers at college/university. A...
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    It was a very expensive machine to operate...

    It was a very expensive machine to operate though. I've heard from a couple sources, one credible one not so much that either the SR-71 is a lot faster than advertised or there is a successor....
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    Sounds like like-new condition. 60% -70% of the...

    Sounds like like-new condition. 60% -70% of the new equivalent? Or still too high?
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    Isn't that part of medical school curriculum?:p

    Isn't that part of medical school curriculum?:p
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    Corded electric pole saw from Harbor Freight. I...

    Corded electric pole saw from Harbor Freight. I have a gas powered Stihl with 16" bar but haven't needed it for years. Pole saw gets used once or twice a year.
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    I hope ash will follow the course of Chestnut....

    I hope ash will follow the course of Chestnut. Some trees may be naturally resistant to EAB. Find those and use them for seed stock. Or use genetic engineering to insert genes making them resistant...
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    The small cyclone would get my vote if you're...

    The small cyclone would get my vote if you're able to integrate one into your system. I reuse the plastic bag on my dust collector, I can't see emptying the bag on a shop vac type device.
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    What are the minimum and maximum 'slot'...

    What are the minimum and maximum 'slot' dimensions? I've seen that style of bit demonstrated but don't own them. I was interested because they will make tenons longer than the common 3/8". I didn't...
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    You can get 3rd party router motors with the same...

    You can get 3rd party router motors with the same dimensions as the 7518. Just the motor, no base so clearly intended for lifts. How durable are the 3rd party motors? I have no idea but they're out...
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    Excellent advice. More than once I've started out...

    Excellent advice. More than once I've started out trying to 'make it better' and had a devil of a time just getting it back to where I started. The most critical adjustment IMO is the planer bed. If...
  13. I've fixed panels but using a different...

    I've fixed panels but using a different technique. Using a procedure read about in some magazine or other I taped both sides of the slot in the center then squirted a little silicone sealant in the...
  14. Re the Tractor Supply part I can kind of see the...

    Re the Tractor Supply part I can kind of see the logic for not supplying cable - buy what you need, not what we give you. They should make clear on the packing that cable is not included.
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    There were a couple makes/models of airplanes...

    There were a couple makes/models of airplanes where if you had 5 different keys for that make/model you could open any door in that make/model's fleet.
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    Re bed length a rule of thumb I've seen is that a...

    Re bed length a rule of thumb I've seen is that a jointer will work well for material 1.5X to 2 X the length of the jointer bed. I have the JJP-12 and the beds are 55". I generally skip plane rough...
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    Oh Airlines still use weather as an excuse (they...

    Oh Airlines still use weather as an excuse (they don't have to pay for delays due to weather problems, they do have to pay for delays due to their screw-ups) I had one of those recently where the...
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    Wise man. a 9" -10" saw doesn't take much space...

    Wise man. a 9" -10" saw doesn't take much space and is easily portable. I'm not familiar with the Minimax saws or their blade guides but I wonder if you get a 3rd party blade guides from somebody...
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    Not messing with the lower wheel positioning is generally recommended. I did, but first drew a line on the bolt heads so I knew how many turns on which bolts I made and could reverse them if needed....
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    Makita must be pretty good, that's the one China...

    Makita must be pretty good, that's the one China picked to knock off ;). Grizzly and MLCS among others sell the knockoffs.
  21. A kitchen and bath fabricator may have small...

    A kitchen and bath fabricator may have small solid surface (not necessarily Corian) cutoffs but 1/4" is not all that common. Acrylic or Polycarbonate is much easier to find. I use 3/8" because I...
  22. Hello Michael I went thru this with a...

    Hello Michael

    I went thru this with a different brand saw. Adjusting the 'tilt' of the lower blade is what was required. In your case, the manual for your saw is available if you don't have it. It...
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    I think my trim router is most used now. I needed...

    I think my trim router is most used now. I needed some 1/4" X 3/4" dados in plywood. Loaded up a 1/2" straight bit with 1/4" shank, set the depth and went to town. Plenty of power and light enough to...
  24. I've thought about a baby feeder for a router...

    I've thought about a baby feeder for a router table. Baby feeders weigh around 30 lbs. which might work on a stout cabinet style router table. The larger power feeders are I'm pretty sure too heavy....
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    I have a centrally located switch - small shop -...

    I have a centrally located switch - small shop - but if i had a larger shop Roger's solution would be my choice. I'm not a fan of wireless anything - electrical or data - when there's a practical...
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