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    I went through the same journey: BT3100 and now...

    I went through the same journey: BT3100 and now have a SawStop PCS with 36" fence (with a Delta contractor's saw for several years between those two saws). As much as I love the PCS, even with...
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    It's a fair question. While I'm pleased with my...

    It's a fair question. While I'm pleased with my Triton, I haven't put it through heavy usage and have only had it about a year. I trust others with longer experience will be able to weigh in.

    For...
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    A correction to my post above: Street price of...

    A correction to my post above: Street price of the big Triton is about $250, not $350. Apologies for the typo.
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    I can't speak to anything substantive about...

    I can't speak to anything substantive about Hitachi, but thought I'd post this as a public service annoucement of sorts. Hitachi's parent is Metabo and they are rebranding Hitachi tools with the...
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    I have the TRA001. It is a beast (in the good...

    I have the TRA001. It is a beast (in the good sense). While beastliness might be a disadvantage for handheld use, for table use it is excellent. 3.25 Amps. Built-in lift with above-table control. It...
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    One other pulley question for anyone still paying...

    One other pulley question for anyone still paying attention: The shaft on my motor is 2.25". I'm looking at a step (pyramid) pulley that is 3" high. So, .75" would overhang the end of the shaft....
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    My old Delta contractor's saw had a mobile base...

    My old Delta contractor's saw had a mobile base like that (i.e., hook a lever handle in one end to raise and drag/push the unit). Likely because of the with of the saw base, which included the ~30"...
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    Dan--Yes, I did see your write-up. It was very...

    Dan--Yes, I did see your write-up. It was very helpful and one of the things that made me think this is a viable course of action. Thankfully, no splines on the quill. I'm more concerned with the...
  9. Sommerfeld router equipment: router table, bits, dovetail jig

    Background: I wanted to buy only a couple items from a local gentleman but he wanted to sell all his stuff in one package. He purchased these items several years ago and never used them. Below are...
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    Adding VFD to Drill Press

    As the title says, I'm adding a VFD to my drill press. For various reasons (with which I won't bore you), I need to replace the pulleys. This leads to the question of what size pulleys I should get....
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    Been wondering why no other manufacturer (at...

    Been wondering why no other manufacturer (at least that I'm aware of) makes a mobile base with 4 swivel casters. Most have 2 fixed and 2 swivel, which makes maneuvering the saw much more difficult. I...
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    SawStop long-term cost/reliability

    I'm looking for a new table saw and I want it to be the last table saw I buy. I'm looking hard at a SawStop for all the obvious reasons. I'm posting these musings and questions because I assume other...
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    Sticky: Please register me. Thank you

    Please register me. Thank you
  14. Thread: VFD Help

    by Jim Peck
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    I'm the last thing from a VFD expert, but have...

    I'm the last thing from a VFD expert, but have been doing a lot of reading lately on the topic. In terms of the whining sound, my understanding is that you should be able to adjust the parameters to...
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    I think you will find a contractor's saw (like...

    I think you will find a contractor's saw (like the Delta 36-670 you referenced above) to be extremely difficult to get in and out of an 8x12 shed even with a ramp. Plus, it will take up a huge amount...
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    Well, it's been a lot longer than I thought...

    Well, it's been a lot longer than I thought before I could get back to work on this project. I was finally able to tear it down on Saturday. There are a number of minor issues, but a couple of the...
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    Thanks to all for the comments, especially Bill...

    Thanks to all for the comments, especially Bill and Rob. I've downloaded the manual from the web--as you suggest, Rob, it certainly leaves a lot to be desired. Amazingly, the manual doesn't even...
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    Problem with Delta 17-990x Drill Press

    I bought a Delta 17-990x drill press last week at a fire-sale price because it wasn't working properly. Got it cheap enough that even if I can't get it to work it won't be a big deal.

    This model...
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    Thanks, shotgunn. That was my thought as well,...

    Thanks, shotgunn. That was my thought as well, just looking at the guts of the saw. But occasionally you hear people with real experience say that novices should stay away from something or other, so...
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    Delta TS Repair Question

    I have a Delta contractor's saw that I love.With the mobile base and unifence, it works great for me. Don't have the model number with me, but it's a pretty close cousin of the 36-444, 36-441, etc. ...
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    Delta 36-454 Contractor's Saw

    Newbie here (new both to serious woodworking and this forum). This is a great resource and I look forward to learning a lot--and, hopefully, being able to contribute something worthwhile eventually....
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