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    I agree with Jim, an oscillating spindle sander...

    I agree with Jim, an oscillating spindle sander is an ideal companion.
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    Grizzly GO490X: Problem Resolved!

    Many months ago, I wrote about an issue I was having with my "new" Grizzly Jointer (GO490X). It ran fine and once it was dialed in, I was very pleased with the quality of the cut and the squareness...
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    It appears that I am in the minority on this...

    It appears that I am in the minority on this thread, but my experience with Festool has been more positive. I too have a lot invested in various Festool products and I have found the overall...
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    Not sure if I should offer congratulations or...

    Not sure if I should offer congratulations or extend my regrets. If you fall off a horse, you are suppose to get right back on...perhaps you need to make another trip and see if you can stimulate the...
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    I had an 18,000 BTU mini-split installed in my...

    I had an 18,000 BTU mini-split installed in my shop (900 sqft) last fall at at cost of about $3,800 (unit and installation). It does an amazing job of keeping my basement shop both cool and warm....
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    So true!!!

    So true!!!
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    Safety features notwithstanding, the SawStop...

    Safety features notwithstanding, the SawStop table saw is a very well-built and well-engineered tool. I have owned one for ten years without any issues and this includes a shop move. I would never...
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    The floor, door and cut look great! That said, I...

    The floor, door and cut look great! That said, I can't help but wonder exactly how you managed this cut to get everything line up so nicely?
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    Very informative thread, I am enjoying it...

    Very informative thread, I am enjoying it immensely. Thank you to those who are taking the time to put this information together for the rest of us, I am very appreciative.
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    Very interesting, informative, and well-written;...

    Very interesting, informative, and well-written; thank you!
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    There is a gentleman in North Carolina that makes...

    There is a gentleman in North Carolina that makes quality blades at a fair price, check Woodcraft Bands.
  12. I bought the Jet 22/44 about a year ago and have...

    I bought the Jet 22/44 about a year ago and have been very pleased. Irrespective of which way you go, changing paper is a bit of an art. You think it's tight but it isn't. After changing, suggest...
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    A few years ago, the mere mention of SawStop...

    A few years ago, the mere mention of SawStop often created heated discussions. That said, SawStop has been around long enough to have earned a solid reputation as a quality saw. I have owed one for...
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    I made two sets of bunk beds for my four...

    I made two sets of bunk beds for my four grandsons...I hung the ladder vertically (no angle), I cut dados (0.25") deep to fit the full size of the tread (0.75") on wide boards...ripped the boards for...
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    I always enjoy these types of threads "which ____...

    I always enjoy these types of threads "which ____ to buy"? We all have opinions based on our own experiences or the experiences of others, which are often complicated by variables such as price,...
  16. Over the years manufacturers have tried to...

    Over the years manufacturers have tried to improve profit margins through various product and packaging manipulations. It sounds as if you have fallen victim to cheaper packaging. I wish I had some...
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    Thank you. In truth, I looked earlier at the...

    Thank you. In truth, I looked earlier at the Oneida site and did find "wye pants" for over $90! However, after reading your suggestion, I went back to the site and found that I had overlooked a page...
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    5x5 Wye or 5x4 Wye?

    I am in a new shop and I am ready to "pipe" my dust collection system. This wasn't an issue in my older shop, which was small and I simply drug the DC hose to the various machines. I have an Oneida...
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    Question: Grizzly 490X

    I have a new Grizzly 490X jointer. It runs smoothly, quietly and all-in-all I am pleased. However, I am experiencing one source of irritation, whenever I move the fence the fence does not stay square...
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    I have used this app for several years, I love...

    I have used this app for several years, I love it! I am confident that it frequently saves me from making mathematical mistakes. Prior to this app, I can recall several instances where a simple...
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    Regarding Minwax, I won't fall on my sword for...

    Regarding Minwax, I won't fall on my sword for their stains, but their wipe on poly is, IMHO, far superior to the WATCO brand. I couldn't find Minwax poly at HD or Lowes so I purchased WATCO. It took...
  22. I just started building a desk for our home...

    I just started building a desk for our home office. The first step was to put together the legs (3" square). In order to do this, I used the following: 1) chop saw 2) jointer 3) planer 4) table saw...
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    Beautiful work! I am not only in awe of his...

    Beautiful work! I am not only in awe of his craftsmanship but also his ability to sit crosslegged and work hours on end. I hurt thinking about it!
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    Thank you for sharing your experience, perhaps it...

    Thank you for sharing your experience, perhaps it will save one of us from a similar lapse in judgement. I hope you heal quickly and can get back in the shop very soon.
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    Very interesting discussion; thanks to all who...

    Very interesting discussion; thanks to all who have contributed. Recently, I checked the two tape measures I use most often in my shop and found them to be off by a little of 1/16". When I checked...
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