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    I believe the V3000 is somewhat of a compromise...

    I believe the V3000 is somewhat of a compromise to a traditional cyclone as it was designed to save space and cost less. The actual cyclone separator cylinder and cone are shorter than in a...
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    In my last shop I had a V3000 and a Jet Performax...

    In my last shop I had a V3000 and a Jet Performax 22-44 drum sander with an enlarged 6" port. No doubt the drum sander was the most difficult tool to separate fines from but I got many hours of...
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    Perhaps a few packages of green Koolaid. If he...

    Perhaps a few packages of green Koolaid. If he has a Kapex, a canning jar labeled "Magic Smoke Replacement" typed in the Orbitron font. All in a mini systainer.
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    Truer words have never been spoken :D

    Truer words have never been spoken :D
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    Ouch. I wouldn't have expected that roller to...

    Ouch. I wouldn't have expected that roller to wear so rapidly. If you have a lathe, maybe turn a replacement out of metal? Being a wear part I would bet Festool Ekat has a replacement listed...
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    You mentioned a small metal lathe.....my little...

    You mentioned a small metal lathe.....my little 7x12 metal mini lathe has a no.3 Morse taper in the headstock. If yours does also, it might run truer than chucking the live center in the three jaw.
  7. I have downsized significantly and now have the...

    I have downsized significantly and now have the same saw. I use a Ridgid "6hp" 16 gallon shop vac with a dust deputy to the lower port. Plumbed with short lengths of 2-1/2" hose. Additionally use...
  8. F.S. 7x12 Mini Lathe Milling Attachment Like New

    I bought the Little Machine Shop milling attachment a few years back and don't use it. It attaches to the compound. It is essentially like new although I mounted it to my lathe and tried it out...
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    One other idea......if you have a collet set for...

    One other idea......if you have a collet set for your headstock, you could chuck a piece of 3/4" - 10 threaded rod which would run true. Then you could screw the cup chuck onto that and true the...
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    For many years I have used a more traditional...

    For many years I have used a more traditional heavy workbench with a front Record vise and a Veritas twin screw vise on the end. I used it for both hand and power tools although I don't do as much...
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    I have made a number of wooden chucks for my...

    I have made a number of wooden chucks for my Oneway live center and no matter how precise I tried to be, I always had to use the method that John describes above to true it up. That being to take...
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    A lot depends on what you will be doing in the...

    A lot depends on what you will be doing in the future. I downsized to a smaller space and decided to give up my table saw and get a track saw because I was going to be building many cabinets from...
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    I had a Jet JJP12 on a Shopfox D2058. That...

    I had a Jet JJP12 on a Shopfox D2058. That mobile base is rated to 1300 lbs although the Jet weighed 500-600 lbs. It was an excellent mobile base. The casters were converted to polyurethane wheels...
  14. Another guy here liking the JC10 Plus. It runs...

    Another guy here liking the JC10 Plus. It runs 16, 18 gauge nailers with ease as well as my pin nailer. Haven't used it with a framing nailer but I did see a video where it worked fine, but needed...
  15. PM sent check your inbox :)

    PM sent check your inbox :)
  16. I have made extensive mods to improve the DWE...

    I have made extensive mods to improve the DWE 7491 RS. Outfeed table, Infeed table, Aux tall fence and more. I posted pics of the outfeed table here:...
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    Nice modification. Saves the knees big time. I...

    Nice modification. Saves the knees big time. I made a similar arrangement for my workbench due to garage floor variations. I cheated and Locktited a nut to the top of the adjuster and use a...
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    I reluctantly purchased a Festool RO90 due to...

    I reluctantly purchased a Festool RO90 due to cost for the same uses described by above. It has turned out to be an excellent although somewhat limited use tool. The 90mm sanding disks are unique...
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    Checked mine also. Agree with Mr. Bradley, slow...

    Checked mine also. Agree with Mr. Bradley, slow ramp up and smooth. Hope you can get yours serviced. The electronics that are supposed to make all things better sometimes are frustrating when they...
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    There is a comprehensive head to head comparison...

    There is a comprehensive head to head comparison of jobsite saws here that may help your decision making process. ...
  21. It looks very much like a type of Lavendula...

    It looks very much like a type of Lavendula (Lavender Goodwin Creek Gray shown below) that we had in our last home in the SF Bay area (Morgan Hill). I don't remember how we pruned it, but they...
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    Festool sometimes creates special or limited...

    Festool sometimes creates special or limited edition offerings. In my eyes they are trying to create collectors edition tools out of their ordinary every day offerings and to me, that is of no...
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    Tom, the aux tables install in seconds and are...

    Tom, the aux tables install in seconds and are completely tool free. If you ever get over the hill out to the desert, PM me and I'd be glad to let you try it out :)
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    I think most of the portable saws currently...

    I think most of the portable saws currently offered by the major manufacturers are greatly improved from earlier saws over the last few years. I wound up going with the DeWalt 7491 RS. When...
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    I have an AcuRite 01536-RX and want to upgrade to...

    I have an AcuRite 01536-RX and want to upgrade to something more accurate. I like the features but this model just doesn't like the desert. It often forecasts rain when it is bone dry for weeks so...
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