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    +1 on the Portamate 3500 & 3550. Also, the...

    +1 on the Portamate 3500 & 3550. Also, the Grizzly Papa Bear heavy duty series is about equal to the 3500 but at a better price point.
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    Yes, But, I am old enough & wise enough to know...

    Yes, But, I am old enough & wise enough to know that some people should not attempt things that they are not comfortable with. Some are naturals at somethings. Others are not. Some rise to the...
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    At the end of some days, I do feel as if I had...

    At the end of some days, I do feel as if I had been dragging around pyramid sized stones.
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    Over the years I have been lucky enough to have...

    Over the years I have been lucky enough to have been involved in a few house lifting & moving operations, some heavy overhead rigging operations, and rigged few machines overhead solo. Agreed that...
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    Matt offers sage counsel. Too many times I have...

    Matt offers sage counsel. Too many times I have hesitated going to get a tool that I wanted & was a fair price only to find that once I was ready to commit, someone less had already purchased it. ...
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    I am with Pete on this one. Machinery has been...

    I am with Pete on this one. Machinery has been out doors in various applications & uses for a long, long time. If you need & want one, buy one. Why wait until you have a palace to house it? ...
  7. http://go.rockler.com/tech/Laguna-Tools-Italian-LT...

    http://go.rockler.com/tech/Laguna-Tools-Italian-LT18-Bandsaw-Manual.pdf

    Schematics start on page page 58. Trouble shooting page 54.

    My 02 LT18 in appears to be wired as per the page 59...
  8. I will take a look at the circuit on my LT18 when...

    I will take a look at the circuit on my LT18 when I go back up to the shop in a bit & then get back to you.
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    Hopefully, these follow-up question is not too...

    Hopefully, these follow-up question is not too far off track:
    1. When sizing for multiple motors, is is sufficient to size for the larger? Or does one size for the combined? (Understood that in...
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    I did not realize that a VFD could simultaneously...

    I did not realize that a VFD could simultaneously run 2 motors of different ratings (per the Newton brochure 3 hp for the sander & 1/3 hp for the oscillating mech.). Can all VFDs do that, or does it...
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    The Festool line has always "felt" a bit fragile...

    The Festool line has always "felt" a bit fragile to me, especially for the price. Jerome mentioned Metabo (Hitachi). My experience with the the Hitachi line was been excellent. I have & still use...
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    Until your post, I was unfamiliar with this...

    Until your post, I was unfamiliar with this sander. In looking at the sales brochure PDF, it has great features. About the only negatives appear to be" 1) the relatively short platen length & 2)...
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    In addition to the above mentioned actions, about...

    In addition to the above mentioned actions, about a year ago, I ended up with some excess interlocking floor mats. I had always worried that the cardboard I uses to cover the machine surfaces when...
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    On the other hand, IMHO, the advantage of Grizzly...

    On the other hand, IMHO, the advantage of Grizzly is the reasonable price & availability of Grizzly spare parts.
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    Thanks for the double check. I will check mine...

    Thanks for the double check. I will check mine tomorrow. Certainly, it will not be the first time a manual was wrong.
  16. On Dan's original question on the particle board....

    On Dan's original question on the particle board. A couple questions come to mind.
    1. What is the spacing of the floor joists? What is their depth & span? How do the compare with current code for...
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    Wow. Great price on your saw. I recently picked...

    Wow. Great price on your saw. I recently picked up a sister saw. Its was in pretty good condition (albeit with a loose ground wire which was an easy fix.). Unfortunately, I did not get the killer...
  18. Used machinery electoral & safety caution reminder.

    I am in the slow steady process of tool/machinery updating & quality improvement. In the past several months, I purchased in the used tool realm (auctions, CL & etc.) three very nice upper end...
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    Sticky: I would appreciate it if you could also add me to...

    I would appreciate it if you could also add me to the registration. Thanks in advance.
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    I share Mile's opinion. I like my Unifence. The...

    I share Mile's opinion. I like my Unifence. The cursor inserts are readily available.
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    Thanks for posting the Super Grit info. I was...

    Thanks for posting the Super Grit info. I was not previously aware of them & need some sleeves for a new to me Max OSS.
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    My compliments on your saw's appearance. It...

    My compliments on your saw's appearance. It looks to be in excellent shape for its' age.

    I have 2 similar saws. The one for wood is the same era as yours, with the bolted stand. The...
  23. +1 on the Portamate 3500 & 3550 depending upon...

    +1 on the Portamate 3500 & 3550 depending upon how many wheels you want to pivot. I have several & all work wonderfully. I am on my 1st Grizzly Bear Crawl HD "Papa Bear". It appears to be an...
  24. That bites! Sorry to read your update. I...

    That bites! Sorry to read your update.

    I was using my 990X this evening & was reminder how much I like the ease & simplicity of quickly changing the speeds. Given your update, one day soon, I...
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    I have a number of different brand and era tools....

    I have a number of different brand and era tools. The old "vintage" ones never disappoint me. The Grizzlys are a close second & I am always pleasantly surprised whenever I need support or...
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