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    Michael,excellent deal .We share the same story...

    Michael,excellent deal .We share the same story about building our shops with used machines. There is no better feeling in the world than when you finally obtain that machine you have been waiting...
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    Jon I have the exact same setup you are asking...

    Jon I have the exact same setup you are asking about. I have my Unisaw "in the corner " behind my Felder k700 slider. I kept my original 52'' fence and purchased a used 32'' Unifence rail on Ebay...
  3. I have never seen a Laguna jointer /planer. With...

    I have never seen a Laguna jointer /planer. With that said I agree with David that you have an oppurtunity to check this machine out versus getting what comes with the Grizzly. 20 mile drive or...
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    The stated intention of the Op is resawing . This...

    The stated intention of the Op is resawing . This is an application where higher tension is desired/needed more that any other time. I own a Centauro CO 600,so my vote is for Minimax .
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    Ole if it makes you feel any better I would...

    Ole if it makes you feel any better I would probably have PAID for that pile.
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    I agree with both Matt and Andrew on this...

    I agree with both Matt and Andrew on this one,look for an 8 inch machine and buy used. One thing that seems to trip up people looking for their first jointer is not understanding completely what this...
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    Steve ,now at least you get why I like to buy...

    Steve ,now at least you get why I like to buy used. That is a great looking saw you will not regret that. Definitely a very good deal. The routers are just icing on the cake,well done.
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    Poll: To me tool boxes are supposed to be RED. However...

    To me tool boxes are supposed to be RED. However that blue one looks real good.
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    My favorite one is "It's a write-off" . Probably...

    My favorite one is "It's a write-off" . Probably one of the best things about having your own business.
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    What does that word mean ?:rolleyes:

    What does that word mean ?:rolleyes:
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    If that headboard was built 60 years ago it was...

    If that headboard was built 60 years ago it was definitely attached with contact adhesive. It also would be the 'real deal' not the water based stuff sold now. To reglue it will only need a very thin...
  12. Thread: Jointer

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    Ed ,others here have good advice. I would...

    Ed ,others here have good advice. I would recommend buying used. My reason is as Matt stated you will probably outgrow this machine if you stick with this hobby.It is far easier to sell and recoup...
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    My first router was a Makita that had a 1/2''...

    My first router was a Makita that had a 1/2'' collet and came with a reducer. I happily used it for years until I got my first Porter Cable router with two collets. The one I had from Makita had...
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    Roger can you contact the guy you bought it from...

    Roger can you contact the guy you bought it from ?Have you been able to power it up yet ? I have a Minimax shaper and the switch is kind of a two step thing. There is a master "on" and "off" that...
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    Dave at one point I had two Unisaws set-up back...

    Dave at one point I had two Unisaws set-up back to back with a 4' wide extension table in between them. I had a Excalibur sliding table on one of the saws. The saws need to be offset sideways enough...
  16. Tom ,what Tom says. :D I should have looked up...

    Tom ,what Tom says. :D I should have looked up the model you mentioned ,sorry about that.
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    Steve just reread your first post. You will not...

    Steve just reread your first post. You will not have to upgrade stuff later if you buy the right used tools the first time. For a table saw I will echo most of the posts here and say go straight to a...
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    Zero issues with my Grizzly GO 442 in about 5 years of use. Worst problem I have had was finding a local source for inexpensive bags for my collection drum.
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    John,you have received a lot of good advice in...

    John,you have received a lot of good advice in this thread .At some point you will just have to make a decision on what you buy. I sincerely hope you are happy with whatever you end up with. If not...
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    Rob look in the forum sticky threads at top of...

    Rob look in the forum sticky threads at top of page. There is a thread by Van Huskey on bandsaw blades that will tell you everything you will ever need to know on this subject.
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    Drywall screws work real well for drywall. I end up using square drive yellow deck screws for a lot of these type applications.
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    Steve ,many many moons ago my first t.s. was a...

    Steve ,many many moons ago my first t.s. was a Craftsman. I upgraded the motor and was looking at fences. Fortunately I found a Delta contractor saw with a Unifence used and bought it. Everything on...
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    John one thing that I have found if you want good...

    John one thing that I have found if you want good used tools you have to be willing to travel. Expand your radius to like 2-300 miles. Most of my used tools have come from Calgary,this is about 300...
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    John not trying to sway you one way or the...

    John not trying to sway you one way or the other,only you can decide how to spend your money. My experience was I bought a 6" Delta jointer and a 12'' potable planer new,cost me about $1100 twenty...
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    John if you are looking to buy tools on a budget...

    John if you are looking to buy tools on a budget ,look used. There are tons of 14"Delta bandsaws around. Also not sure if the jointer you are looking at is 6" wide but if it is,they are the easiest...
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