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    Found a good jointer safety video on youtube by a...

    Found a good jointer safety video on youtube by a guy that teaches shop. Look for "How to use a jointer". Guys name is Mr. Kosloski. One safety tip from that I don't hear mentioned often is...
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    After my recent move I replaced the shopfox...

    After my recent move I replaced the shopfox mobile base on my cabinet saw with a portamate 3500. This is now my favorite mobile base.
  3. Its worse if you have a small job like putting in...

    Its worse if you have a small job like putting in a 240 circuit in an existing box. Called 3 electricians, 1st one actually answered and said he could do the job in a couple of months. 2nd guy...
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    My setup is identical to yours, a 1 1/2hp delta...

    My setup is identical to yours, a 1 1/2hp delta with a SDD with a 5in hose which gets connected to each machine. No ductwork, the DC is centrally located and I move the connection around from...
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    Since money is no option I have a couple of...

    Since money is no option I have a couple of sugs:) Improve the wifi signal with a mesh network. I have a large house and use 3 google wifi nodes. Very simple to use and setup. Buy one see how it...
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    I recently got the hitachi (1 gal) which runs at...

    I recently got the hitachi (1 gal) which runs at 59db. It kinda just hums. Its great for a brad nailer in the shop which I now use all the time because its so quiet. I always dreaded starting the...
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    I have an old Festool CDD 12 volt drill that came...

    I have an old Festool CDD 12 volt drill that came with an offset chuck and a 90 degree chuck. Not my primary drill so I keep the 90 installed all the time and had the NiCd batteries rebuilt just to...
  8. I wear gloves and cover up when dealing with...

    I wear gloves and cover up when dealing with poison ivy. My point was 99% of roundup use is laziness. Its a product that shouldn't never have been created. Why poison yourself to kill something...
  9. When you reach down to spray the weed put the...

    When you reach down to spray the weed put the roundup bottle in your left hand, and with your right pull the weed. Put the unused roundup back in the shed. Now you dont need to worry if your'e...
  10. The house I recently bought is half copper and...

    The house I recently bought is half copper and half pex b with stainless steel cinch rings. Recently I installed some new hose bibs and continued with pex b and cinch rings. Adding onto pex was...
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    My info was breached so I submitted a request for...

    My info was breached so I submitted a request for the $125. I dont pay for credit monitoring so it will be interesting to see if they request that info. Long before this data breach I put a freeze...
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    I use arlo wireless cameras around the outside of...

    I use arlo wireless cameras around the outside of the house and a wired arloq camera inside my shop. Not really a traditional security system but it notifies (push notification to phone and email)...
  13. I put in a 30 amp circuit but I've read that...

    I put in a 30 amp circuit but I've read that people are using 20 amp with no problems. The manual says the electrical connection "safeguarding" is 16A. Not sure what safeguarding means.
  14. When I replaced my windows in CA my house was...

    When I replaced my windows in CA my house was reassessed and the taxes went up the cost of the windows, not the installation. Took 4 years for the town to catch up with me but they did and charged...
  15. Maybe you could fashion a fence out of a piece of...

    Maybe you could fashion a fence out of a piece of aluminum extrusion.
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    Some options I know of. Just buy a replacement...

    Some options I know of. Just buy a replacement MFT top from festool ($150). Parf guide system ($200+). I just saw a thing called a Dominofix template for $130. It kinda depends on what you want...
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    Same here, as all my woodcraft red heavy duty...

    Same here, as all my woodcraft red heavy duty casters failed. Maybe a dozen or so. Lasted 5-10 years.
  18. Brett, my cartridge filter doesn't have a hole in...

    Brett, my cartridge filter doesn't have a hole in the bottom so no place to mount the cleanout bag which is useless on the top. It was just easier to go back to the other format than to close off...
  19. I've mounted the filter on the top and the...

    I've mounted the filter on the top and the bottom. My new shop ceiling was lower so I tried mounting below initially. It worked fine but I didnt like it so I shortened the posts, and removed the...
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    I also have the jessem slider which I love. Its...

    I also have the jessem slider which I love. Its for cross cutting only and replaces a sled and a miter gauge. I still use my miter gauge for angled cuts. Cutting 8 inches off the rail never...
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    Brian, I have a PM54a which is a 6 in jointer...

    Brian, I have a PM54a which is a 6 in jointer with long beds. After intsalling my byrd head I used a dial indicator to measure the height of the cutter across the width and found that the head...
  22. The battery in my remote leaked and ruined the...

    The battery in my remote leaked and ruined the contacts. I contacted them years ago via email and they said a generic was available but I never called to get the details because I was able to fix my...
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    Bought a new house, and previous owner left a...

    Bought a new house, and previous owner left a really nice high end Samsung refrigerator. So far so good, but I've read we might have issues down the line.
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    I just bought two from the 60's on Ebay. One has...

    I just bought two from the 60's on Ebay. One has a key lock and one has a combination. There are tons of them on that site of all vintages.
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    I use a 3M airstream 400 helmet. Battery sits on...

    I use a 3M airstream 400 helmet. Battery sits on your belt. I found the battery heavy and the cord annoying so I replaced it with an external 5v/2amp usb battery which slips into the helmet. ...
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