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    I have a feeling the reviews your reading with...

    I have a feeling the reviews your reading with regards to "aligning" inserts are coming from people who really dont have a clue or are over-thinking. There is no "aligning" of an insert. It registers...
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    You had a local mill in TX with western red cedar...

    You had a local mill in TX with western red cedar logs?
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    Your location is going to be the issue. 2.50/lf...

    Your location is going to be the issue. 2.50/lf (your $5/bf) wouldnt be unreasonable for clear western red cedar here in mid-atlantic but elsewhere it would be a buck or so high for 4/4 T&G...
  4. Of course manufacturers have to allow a massive...

    Of course manufacturers have to allow a massive safety factor for anything from poorly acclimated/not acclimated materials, tropical climates, and 300 miles of other variables they are trying to...
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    Yes. I am not familiar with the shopfox but have...

    Yes. I am not familiar with the shopfox but have been told it doesnt not allow depth of cut or something with regards to knives as a W&H.

    The VS option for the W&H is handy like Warren mentioned...
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    I pay $1220/MBF for #1 Common white hard maple...

    I pay $1220/MBF for #1 Common white hard maple (all color graded out and KD of course) and another $0.35/BF for S2S to whatever oversize I spec and straight line ripped one edge. Full packs, but none...
  7. Its really just customer preference but the norm...

    Its really just customer preference but the norm in my world is half shelves in bases unless otherwise specified. That said I almost never see shelves in base cabs anymore as the move has switched to...
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    Hogging out some of the material is handy but...

    Hogging out some of the material is handy but multi passing is pretty much the default for me other than on rare occasion. There is enough chatter and risk of tearout (pretty small cutting diameter)...
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    Keep in mind that Gene's comments are most often...

    Keep in mind that Gene's comments are most often related directly to commercial operations. i.e. air drying your material for more than 60 days before going into the kiln is #1 wasting time ($$) and...
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    1 year per inch is a wives tale. Stickered inch...

    1 year per inch is a wives tale. Stickered inch lumber will effectively lose all its going to lose in 4-6 mos. It may pull down a half percent or percent more with long term stickering but without...
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    The standard configuration for the belt tension...

    The standard configuration for the belt tension is the motor is mounted to a large hinged plate and the weight of the motor (gravity) is your tension throughout the range of travel of the head. Thats...
  12. No doubt. I lived most of my life in an...

    No doubt. I lived most of my life in an unconditioned home with wood auxiliary heat in the winter. Brutally dry, no active humidification (occupants, showers, farts, burps, cooking and bathing)....
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    Maybe these? They have small and large. Had this...

    Maybe these? They have small and large. Had this site bookmarked for a keyboard case we were going to make.

    https://www.shopmusicare.com/collections/parts/products/a614
  14. Agreed on setting the pitch. Without setting the...

    Agreed on setting the pitch. Without setting the pitch that could wind up being a sticky mess for an eternity.
  15. The expansion issues common now are basically a...

    The expansion issues common now are basically a CYA for the industry that are now fast-tracking materials and installers needs to go fast. Hardwood floors have been installed for decades in homes...
  16. Its not unwise on any belt driven saw to keep a...

    Its not unwise on any belt driven saw to keep a spare belt. I always keep one spare on hand for the two bosch sliders we have. On the bosch's they are a cogged belt and Ive had them get loose and...
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    Your main advantage with the DC40 style feeder is...

    Your main advantage with the DC40 style feeder is complete variable speed across its range (down to like 7fpm). The ability to stop/start the feeder/change direction, change feed speed on-the-fly,...
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    Ditch the puck lights and run LED strip lighting....

    Ditch the puck lights and run LED strip lighting. Way more cost effective, less expensive, easier to install. Puck lighting is kinda 15 years old. You can buy 16m rolls of LED tape in pretty much any...
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    That was true even with the Comatic DC40s at...

    That was true even with the Comatic DC40s at least when I ordered but that was some time ago. I ordered a set of western roller wheels and a couple half wheels the same day the feeder was ordered and...
  20. Run a lot of plastic here. Cast/extruded acrylic,...

    Run a lot of plastic here. Cast/extruded acrylic, solid surface, HDPE,.. my advice is to have a spare tool and start at the extreme high end of you chipload/feed/speed calc. Dial your plunge/ramp...
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    They are beasts (the stand). The horizontal...

    They are beasts (the stand). The horizontal vertical swap, and then swing to a fixed lock postion is handy. But its a spendy adder. I wish I'd gone with a DC40 and a DC70 but it is what it is. Im not...
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    We have two of the Comatic DC40's with smart...

    We have two of the Comatic DC40's with smart stands. They are the bomb but they hurt real bad on the wallet region. The gain in horizontal/vertical swap over time and the variable speed is hard to...
  23. Dont order any sets. Period. Tooling is a daily...

    Dont order any sets. Period. Tooling is a daily issue and you can have the exact tooling you need in-house the following day if not two days free. Set's suck. You will have tooling you may never...
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    Ive always kept mine similar to Brian and Jay's,...

    Ive always kept mine similar to Brian and Jay's, but your solution is far better. Mine are stored on a vertical bar and they have to be tightened to the bar. Your option is going on the wall shortly....
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    Thats why I switched to the Milwaukee quick-lok...

    Thats why I switched to the Milwaukee quick-lok cord. I dont have the issue of swapping a cord out, in fact on most tools as soon as any cord shows a little wear swap out the factory cord for a nice...
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