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    Unless it’s direct drive he’s going to be slowing...

    Unless it’s direct drive he’s going to be slowing it down considerably with the belt drive pulley ratio.
  2. Metrology For the Cabinermaker - II

    This thread is a continuation of Metrology for the cabinetmaker.

    Please don't mistake the level of detail and effort as dissatisfaction, I'm very happy with this machine, it cuts a good mortise...
  3. I don’t use them very often for woodworking, but...

    I don’t use them very often for woodworking, but when you need one they’re nice to have.

    95% of the mortises I cut are square, but that last 5% require either time to be spent making jigs, a lot...
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    By cold scraped I assume you're referring to the...

    By cold scraped I assume you're referring to the the surface left by a metal planer?

    Planed:
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  5. I think cnc probably drives a lot of people in...

    I think cnc probably drives a lot of people in that direction. Woodworkers are surprisingly resistant to the idea of precision but from my perspective it makes things much quicker. In the machine...
  6. Setup blocks need to be accurate so that the...

    Setup blocks need to be accurate so that the setup is accurate. Same applies to machining metal, Knee mills are not really accurate to under .001” but it’s not unusual at all to have setup equipment...
  7. I use setup blocks and parallels commonly in...

    I use setup blocks and parallels commonly in machine work. They’re required for sine plates and they make quick work of making an offset from a stopped position. If you need to offset something a...
  8. After trying multiple sources I now use CT Saw...

    After trying multiple sources I now use CT Saw who has Lenox do the welding for those blades.
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    I make furniture and I don’t use drawer slides. ...

    I make furniture and I don’t use drawer slides.

    My desk is pretty high use, so I made Teflon runners for it. In nine years of daily use I’ve yet to notice a difference or any drooping.
  10. I like Bormax, they're clean cutting and seem to...

    I like Bormax, they're clean cutting and seem to have a fairly long life. I resharpen mine with a file.
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    Before you adjust the tables by tilting them,...

    Before you adjust the tables by tilting them, make sure the cutter is just a touch proud of the outfeed. I like to adjust it until it just barely begins to grab a piece of wood resting on the...
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    I would want the straight edge at least as long...

    I would want the straight edge at least as long as one table, use it to check each table for flatness. If they’re flat then adjust them according the available length.

    Trouble is when the tables...
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    Beautiful find!

    Beautiful find!
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    Pretty sure Northfeild still offers replacement...

    Pretty sure Northfeild still offers replacement parts for older machines.
  15. Donn, While I complain about them, I generally...

    Donn,

    While I complain about them, I generally like my Festool's, especially the router and sanders. I had a poor experience with the Kapex and I think the tracksaw is underpowered even though I...
  16. It depends for me entirely on the process at...

    It depends for me entirely on the process at hand. I’m not impatient with my tools, I don’t abuse them and I don’t overwork them. What I expect from a circular saw has no bearing on how I operate a...
  17. It’s very hard to draw a conclusion on the tools....

    It’s very hard to draw a conclusion on the tools. Personally I’ve not been able to find any information about what may or may not have been available to the master craftsmen of the Ming Dynasty, as...
  18. Mark, If that is true it certainly seems to run...

    Mark, If that is true it certainly seems to run contrary to their machine building style which is typically extremely robust and powerful machinery.

    In running mills I learned about ‘feeds and...
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    The collets are in, I had these made for me. If...

    The collets are in, I had these made for me. If anyone needs a set, please send me a PM, I will be making no profit just a referral to the maker.
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  20. A question I ponder as well. I have been using...

    A question I ponder as well. I have been using the OF1400 router pretty routinely for about 9 years, track saw is probably 6-7 years old. Kapex didn't make it a 2 years.
  21. I feel we're in complete agreement there, I am...

    I feel we're in complete agreement there, I am the same way in that I dont mind paying upfront for implied quality but I prefer the product to live up to a moderate expectation of use. I'm pretty...
  22. The pricing is moderate for tools in a similar...

    The pricing is moderate for tools in a similar class but 'expensive' by comparison the Big box stool stools. When you look at drills, as example, if you compare to Hilti and Metabo than Festool...
  23. I have the same complaint as Peter, I use the...

    I have the same complaint as Peter, I use the routers and have otherwise greatly reduced the amount of Festool stuff I use. I have such little patience for the track saw anymore that I’d rather draw...
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    Easier to mount an magnetic indicator holder on...

    Easier to mount an magnetic indicator holder on the side of the spindle and just position the indicator to read the table.

    Better still; an Indicol which clamps onto the spindle and holds a test...
  25. The four cylinders method is one way. Another...

    The four cylinders method is one way. Another way is to check using a reference plate (surface plate) and a known square reference.

    I like Starrett and Mitutoyo for squares, best to get one with...
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