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  1. Thomas. That is basically the same planer...

    Thomas.

    That is basically the same planer Powermatic has been selling for 25 years or more. There's nothing exotic about it, other than the helical head. Parts are readily available, but I doubt...
  2. John I would say for the above reasons you...

    John

    I would say for the above reasons you stated and cost.
    Cast iron is relatively cheap compared to the grades of aluminum you have experience with.
    There is a huge third party aftermarket...
  3. I don't have a super expensive collection of...

    I don't have a super expensive collection of them, but I do have a quite a few.
    I keep mine in those plastic containers from the deli'. These are the ones that didn't come with nice protective...
  4. Uhmmm,,, pretty easy. I have a 20+ year old...

    Uhmmm,,, pretty easy.
    I have a 20+ year old Jet, which has the same fence as the Powermatic, and I haven't seen that fence in probably 20 years. I also haven't had a fence on my bandsaw for at...
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    Tim For a home shop? No, I wouldn't worry...

    Tim

    For a home shop? No, I wouldn't worry about it.
    ClearVue makes an excellent product that has had great reviews for years.
    There are many, many, dust collectors and cyclones out there that...
  6. Kevin I have used acetone with success, when...

    Kevin

    I have used acetone with success, when working with epoxies, for a long time now. 30+ years. That's how we cleaned it up in the boat yard.
    I don't wait for the epoxy to cure, just start to...
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    Adam I am not familiar with that model, but for...

    Adam
    I am not familiar with that model, but for $70.00, it's kinda hard to see how you could go wrong.
    I think resaw is probably very limited.
  8. The benefit to epoxy is longer open/working...

    The benefit to epoxy is longer open/working time,and less clamping pressure. With traditional PVA's you need a lot of clamping pressure. With epoxy you only need enough to bring the joint together in...
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    Jim I do not own a SawStop, so I have no horse...

    Jim

    I do not own a SawStop, so I have no horse in this race.

    Without seeing the actual circuit boards, I will make some assumptions.
    If they are well designed, the life of the board, barring...
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    No, there is no compelling reason not to buy...

    No, there is no compelling reason not to buy used, as long as you have a little mechanical inclination and patience. If you buy a 14" Delta, or one of it's clones, there is no shortage of parts...
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    Jim My "portable" generator has multiple...

    Jim
    My "portable" generator has multiple outlets, of differing voltages, and amperage ratings. I have a Generac GP-17.5KW, generator.
    I have a 240/50amp, 240/30 amp. 120/20 amps, both GFCI...
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    Jim Air friction losses and differential...

    Jim

    Air friction losses and differential pressure drop across the actual hose itself.
    If you were to put a gauge at both ends of an air hose, you would see that they both have the same pressure...
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    Steve What type of generator do you have? Is it...

    Steve
    What type of generator do you have? Is it a "Bonded Neutral to Frame", or unbonded. Regardless of plastic box or not, the ground still has to be carried through your "system". When using...
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    See if you can find a "vintage", US made,...

    See if you can find a "vintage", US made, Delta/Rockwell, 14" band saw. With, or without, a riser block.
    Virtually every manufacturer of band saws has copied the design of the Delta, 14".
    It's a...
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    Robert I think you'll be just fine. None of...

    Robert

    I think you'll be just fine. None of your runs are very long.
    A 5HP air compressor is a good sized compressor in a home shop, but in reality is still a very small compressor. A.0625"...
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    I have only made one exception, and that was when...

    I have only made one exception, and that was when I was working with Wenge.
    To quote my 1st shop teacher;
    "No rings, watches, jewelry, loose shirts, or long hair around machinery.
    And no...
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    Art Yes, I understand that. I was referring...

    Art
    Yes, I understand that.
    I was referring to a dead stopped turbine, not one that was continuously spinning and only had to have the generator engaged and sync's to the grid.
    I helped...
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    Jim I grew up in Southern California in the...

    Jim

    I grew up in Southern California in the 60's and 70's. I sure don't miss that smog at all.
  19. Steve I have owned that band saw for many...

    Steve

    I have owned that band saw for many years now. It's a fine machine as long as it is used within it's capabilities. I also have a Rikon 18" band saw.
    A nice clean band saw and dust...
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    Yes, other utilities, in other states, have...

    Yes, other utilities, in other states, have decided to lower generation output to California specifically.They specifically accomplished it by buying up instate generation stations, then idling them....
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    Lately it's been my track saw due to all the...

    Lately it's been my track saw due to all the house projects I've been doing.
    When I'm in the "shop mode", the biggest time saver for me, that might be considered an extravagance, is my dual drum...
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    Adam How are you preparing the edges? Any...

    Adam
    How are you preparing the edges? Any deviation from 90 degrees to the face is going to cause issues. A tried and true technique irsto run them through a jointer, and alternate the face of the...
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    I think your machine is woefully out of tune, and...

    I think your machine is woefully out of tune, and you're asking maybe to much from it. It's never going to be commercial sander, but some very fine work can be done with it. You don't need backing on...
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    Put two boards together, edge to edge, with...

    Put two boards together, edge to edge, with double sided sticky tape. They both move together as a single, wider, board.
    Of course this only works if they're the same thickness.
    I ripped a bunch...
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    Mark Not so much humidity, but condensation. ...

    Mark
    Not so much humidity, but condensation.
    Warm, moist, bathroom air, venting into an attic, that is below freezing, is going to be a problem after time. Might take twenty, or thirty years,...
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