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    I just used mine again this afternoon to lift the...

    I just used mine again this afternoon to lift the cast iron top of an Oliver 232 table saw into place. My wife, who is currently pregnant and canít help me, commented how the FAT300 is the best tool...
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    Hmm, i remember it taking 10-15 mins tops to swap...

    Hmm, i remember it taking 10-15 mins tops to swap the blades on my 12" griz. It depends on the design of the cutterhead, if you dont have jack screw adjustments, then setting knives becomes a finicky...
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    Sounds about right, i empirically apply about...

    Sounds about right, i empirically apply about once a year for small pro shops and upwards of 4-5 for hobbyists. I rotated my cutters after a year of usage, and immediately asked myself, "why?" after...
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    I remember that guy and his shop too, JohnI think...

    I remember that guy and his shop too, JohnI think he was in Troy, PA south of Elmira.

    To the OP, I love used machines, and this is probably the worst kind of used machine to buy, in my opinion....
  5. WTB: 12" table saw blade and 10"+ dado set

    Hello,

    I am about to finalize an Oliver 232 restoration, and i need blades for it. Let me know if you have an unwanted/used 12" blade with a 1" bore, or a 10-12" dado set with a 1" bore.
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    I have a 48" starrett that is oxidized like...

    I have a 48" starrett that is oxidized like yours. I rarely use it as a rule, its more of straight edge to me, but i would give bar keepers friend a shot with a scotchbrite pad. Bon amie is another...
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    Because of these stories, i always think about my...

    Because of these stories, i always think about my trailing hand's fingers and where they are when face/edge jointing. I can think of atleast 3 youtubers and other folks on forums that took off a...
  8. Haha, yes! Fort Pitt Bridge heading into the...

    Haha, yes! Fort Pitt Bridge heading into the tunnels is definitely a moment of tightening down the chin strap. That is one of my commuting routes, and its best to hit it with a bit of speed and...
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    I dont know if the Yako steppers and drives are...

    I dont know if the Yako steppers and drives are standard or not. The controller appears to be a Weihong NK105 DSP Controller.

    I think they use Vectric currently. They arent including the...
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    Yes, the only good part of owning the NWA Shark...

    Yes, the only good part of owning the NWA Shark was buying it for $750-800 and selling it for $2,500 a month later. Absolutely crazy story of buying it too. It involved the seller playing the...
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    CanCam CNC

    In my never ending search for the right single phase 4x4 used CNC in my budget, i have the opportunity to look at a local 4x4 CanCam. There is very little information on this manufacturer or the...
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    Take this with a grain of salt, because i had a...

    Take this with a grain of salt, because i had a basic level CNC for about a month and a half before i became frustrated with its abilities. In a way, i suppose my experience does answer some of your...
  13. Very cool. Is it possible to make it act more...

    Very cool. Is it possible to make it act more like a tigerfence where you input a value, 11.25" for example, and it automatically sets itself to that value?
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    How wide is the base of the piece? Id run it over...

    How wide is the base of the piece? Id run it over my jointer. If your jointer isnt wide enough, take the guard off and run it over the bed to create a lip, then hand plane that lip flush with the...
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    Ha, yes, i was embarrassed to admit the "multiple...

    Ha, yes, i was embarrassed to admit the "multiple projects" thing too. Inevitably, i will be working on a piece of furniture for my wife and i and someone will contact me out of the blue asking for...
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    Agreed, seasonal temperature doesnt have too much...

    Agreed, seasonal temperature doesnt have too much to do with things. I would make sure it cant get rained on. Direct exposure to rain/snow will do a number on the wood top.

    One thing to keep in...
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    I didnt connect the name, but you are on the FOG...

    I didnt connect the name, but you are on the FOG as well. Very nice shop. Laid out well, but even better equipped! I meant to ask you on FOG, but how is it actually working in that space? All the...
  18. Ive decided to go with the 3mm stroke, but now i...

    Ive decided to go with the 3mm stroke, but now i have to find the dang sander!! I foolishly didnt realize Festool was out of stock across the country.
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    Grrr, my regret only grows! What do you like so...

    Grrr, my regret only grows! What do you like so much about it? Is the slider a more refined design?
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    I am as confused as I was when i started, ha! Thankfully, i dont think there is a bad choice. I think im going to go see if i can use both with 220-320 grit and see if i can discern a difference.
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    Nice, i will watch these for sure. The Martin was...

    Nice, i will watch these for sure. The Martin was a great build.

    Argh, im still a little salty with myself for not buying the Robinson ETE at auction 2 hours north of me. Ended up selling last...
  22. Yes, good point, i can get the 125/3, buy the 150...

    Yes, good point, i can get the 125/3, buy the 150 pad, and save like $50 overall. They dont sell a 125/5, which is a little strange. I have a variety of hard and soft pads for the ETS 150 that will...
  23. I read a few threads and one guy made this...

    I read a few threads and one guy made this comment. He said unless you are working with metals, plastics, or something else, then stick to 5mm stroke for wood. This kind of stuck with me, because i...
  24. Festool ETS EC Decision 5mm versus 3mm stroke

    I realize this question is very much in the weeds, but i plan on selling my ETS 150/5 and going with the new ETS EC 150. I want the newer design mostly for the height difference, but being new and...
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    I dont think a "right" choice of lumber exists. I...

    I dont think a "right" choice of lumber exists. I used 17' 8/4 poplar from a condemned slovak club that was about to be torn down. I have no idea why the lumber was stored in the building, but it...
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