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    I never thought to ask but are you just looking...

    I never thought to ask but are you just looking for the rotary to turn at a slow speed vs using a cordless drill? If so you could just use a signal generator ($15) going to a stepper driver...
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    USPS doesn't seem to update their computers as...

    USPS doesn't seem to update their computers as often as the big two. Often it'll take a day or two for a shipment go from number created to actually in transit. Often the day USPS says it'll show...
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    Decades ago I was in a trade where you had...

    Decades ago I was in a trade where you had traidemen and apprentences. It took years to move up. When we brought in someone new we always taught them that being a professional was more than doing...
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    It doesn't bother me a bit. We all know prices...

    It doesn't bother me a bit. We all know prices are going up. You can't raise wages as fast as they have been and not expect it. You can't have crazy inflation like we've seen over the last couple...
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    I was just going to use a manual toggle switch. ...

    I was just going to use a manual toggle switch. I've seen people say you shouldn't disconnect a stepper motor when it has holding current on it but we do it all the time where i work and have never...
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    I've thought about adding one but haven't fully...

    I've thought about adding one but haven't fully decided how to do it. I've upgraded my steppers to the "pro" version with one of the steppers with a brake. I had to order the stepper with the brake...
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    I have a Bauer 4x24 belt sander and jigsaw. ...

    I have a Bauer 4x24 belt sander and jigsaw. Neither get a lot of use. However they both have done exactly what they should. No complaints. I don't have any cordless tools from HF just because I'm...
  8. I picked up some cheap aluminum blocks off of...

    I picked up some cheap aluminum blocks off of ebay to raise my 1F up about 2 1/2" inches. I know people put a spacer where the X axis mounts to the Y axis but I didn't want to fool around trying to...
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    Both are made in the same Taiwanese factory. ...

    Both are made in the same Taiwanese factory. It's also the factory that builds other brands like Powermatic. I don't think you can just look at a picture and say "they are the same". The...
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    An old Canadian neighbor taught me a trick. He...

    An old Canadian neighbor taught me a trick. He gave me an old igniter coil from a furnace. He wired up a plug on the wires so it could be plugged in and create an arc. The trick is, BEFORE...
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    I have all Maytag in my kitchen (Whirlpool) and I...

    I have all Maytag in my kitchen (Whirlpool) and I don't think I would buy Whirlpool again. The oven has been a POS, can't count the number of times I fixed it. The dishwasher has been a bit better...
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    The expensive ones are expensive for a reason. I...

    The expensive ones are expensive for a reason. I use to do magnetic particle inspection. It uses a strong electro magnet to magnetize metal. You then put iron filings on the metal. If there's a...
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    I would contact Rigid again and explain the...

    I would contact Rigid again and explain the switch didn't fix the problem. Is there a repair center near you that Rigid could have look at the saw? If so I would request having that place identify...
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    I spoil my big puppy. She's a rescue large breed...

    I spoil my big puppy. She's a rescue large breed mix. I mostly give her beef (since it's the only way to sneak her meds into her). But I also feed her a mixture of 4Health and Diamond Naturals...
  15. Circular saws are cheap. So if you are thinking...

    Circular saws are cheap. So if you are thinking about a track saw you can always make one. I use a Lufkin 8' straight edge and clamp it to the work piece It's not as convenient as a track saw but...
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    I was 20 something when I got a 3x21 Craftsman...

    I was 20 something when I got a 3x21 Craftsman belt sander. I didn't use it that often but it was always there when needed. It didn't take long before I gouged my first piece of wood and learned...
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    I think Amazon uses a computer program to decide...

    I think Amazon uses a computer program to decide what size box to use and how much packing material. I would even expect at this point to have a portion done by machine vs a human. Since I get so...
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    I had the same thing happen to my Dolmar. Ran...

    I had the same thing happen to my Dolmar. Ran great for almost an hour and then the power went. I could pull it over but it was hard. I ended up replacing the piston and cylinder. My saw was a...
  19. I think you'll like that saw. I have it's...

    I think you'll like that saw. I have it's slightly bigger brother, the 19" version, and it's done everything I've asked of it. I think it'll be the last bandsaw you'll ever buy.
  20. If you're not careful you're not going to be even...

    If you're not careful you're not going to be even close to your budget. There's always going to be a model priced a little higher. Lots of woodworkers get by with a Delta clone 14" cast iron...
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    Who makes the Table saws for Sawstop? Harvey,...

    Who makes the Table saws for Sawstop? Harvey, Geetech, someone else? If it's not Sawstop you can bet that once the patents run out it'll take no time for that company to start painting them every...
  22. I used the one that came with my 19" Grizzly to...

    I used the one that came with my 19" Grizzly to identify the urethane tires were bad. I removed the tires and put the blade on the cast wheels and the vibration was gone. I got a set of Blue Max...
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    I've used bits as small as .030" I bought from...

    I've used bits as small as .030" I bought from ebay. I think they were used for making holes in circuit boards. I have yet to break one. But I have a spindle, not a router. I usually use what...
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    I'm also a Vine reviewer and I often update my...

    I'm also a Vine reviewer and I often update my reviews down the road. I think Amazon wants us to review things within 30 days of ordering it (which isn't always practical). Sometimes I'll rate...
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    From what I understand if something becomes...

    From what I understand if something becomes mandatory then the patent owning company is restricted on how much they can get in licensing fees. With them expiring it probably doesn't matter. My...
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