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    I went to Lowes to get the Bosch and ended up...

    I went to Lowes to get the Bosch and ended up leaving with the Dewalt because I felt like the Bosch's plunge mechanism was too stiff. We'll see how it goes.
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    A while ago I bought a couple of the Narex...

    A while ago I bought a couple of the Narex chisels to have as utility chisels (My regular chisels are veritas, Lie-Nielsen and Blue Spruce) and they were all terribly out of flat. I got them there...
  3. As a European transplant I can tell you to be...

    As a European transplant I can tell you to be prepared to be awed by the vastness of the American West. From SLC to LA you can drive for hours and hours and barely see any kind of settlement. I...
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    I don't plan on using the fixed base. I have a...

    I don't plan on using the fixed base. I have a Freud in that power range that I like well enough that is fixed base.
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    I want to have one to use this weekend, so I...

    I want to have one to use this weekend, so I think I am going to just go to lowes and look at the dewalt, Bosch and Metabo kits they have and decide which one feels best. I looked last time i was...
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    Is the 621 just a scaled down 625? It looks like...

    Is the 621 just a scaled down 625? It looks like it from the pictures.
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    Best mid-sized plunge router

    I have a plunge base for my Bosch Colt and I have a big Dewalt 625 that has served me faithfully for about 15 years, but sometimes I need more power than the Bosch has but want a machine smaller and...
  8. Thank you. This is incredible. Incredible...

    Thank you. This is incredible. Incredible instruction and workmanship.
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    When I use it I fill the knots with tinted epoxy....

    When I use it I fill the knots with tinted epoxy. I love finishing it with waterlox. I've never stained it. As it ages it gets a nice amber hue. Out west here it is pretty popular in kitchens. I...
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    That was my rationale. I ordered the part. I...

    That was my rationale. I ordered the part. I have a back injury right now and cannot do the larger projects I want to be doing, so fixing the router will give me something fun to do with no...
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    It did a terrible job on the aluminum. I ended...

    It did a terrible job on the aluminum. I ended up scrapping the work piece. The cut was rough. I was using a straight two-flute carbide bit. The bit actually held up well. I suspect a spiral but...
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    I plugged it back in and when I adjust the speed...

    I plugged it back in and when I adjust the speed control to the highest setting it brienfly reaches what sounds like full speed then flutters a big and goes back to low speed. Should I get the...
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    I was wondering if you need some fiber. Little...

    I was wondering if you need some fiber.

    Little bit of levity is all.
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    Best day of college was taking final math class...

    Best day of college was taking final math class and listing that thing on ebay.
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    Fences, maybe?

    Fences, maybe?
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    Did I fry my Bosch colt?

    I was using my Bosch colt to route aluminum, which was probably not one of my better decisions. I was taking very light passes, using lubricant, and turning it off for a minute between each pass. ...
  17. Everyone, thank you for the ideas and kind offers...

    Everyone, thank you for the ideas and kind offers of help. I believe I have found a solution. It is somewhat crude, but it works well and I think I am fairly satisfied with it for now,

    I removed...
  18. Unless I am misunderstanding what you propose I'm...

    Unless I am misunderstanding what you propose I'm not sure what I would gain by doing this. I would still need to attach it to the slider, which would require tapping more holes.
  19. David, I really appreciate you offer. However,...

    David, I really appreciate you offer. However, the thing I have run into is that there is what appears to be a sealed bearing within the miter bar.

    I believe I have found a good solution. I...
  20. I finally got a chance to unbox the miter gauge...

    I finally got a chance to unbox the miter gauge today and it is a finely engineered and machined instrument. I appreciate all the various suggestions, but at this point I am only looking to adapt...
  21. Thanks fro the great info. So on some of my dog...

    Thanks fro the great info. So on some of my dog holes I can just push down and get a satisfactory grip for anything other than banging out mortices, but on most I can't. I've never really figured...
  22. I just remind myself of the money I used to spend...

    I just remind myself of the money I used to spend on booze and pills and weed and coke, then suddenly woodworking seems cheap and sobriety seems even more pleasant
  23. hitting holdfasts with metal hammer

    Is this an ok practice? I have the gramercy holdfasts and the crucible lump hammer. If I use my weighted rubber mallet I have to really pound on it to get a tight hold. I suspect this has to do...
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    Also...anyone want some aluminum?

    Also...anyone want some aluminum?
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    Ok, you guys and your common sense. I ordered...

    Ok, you guys and your common sense. I ordered the MLCS plate. This is because I am a sane man who never wastes time or money on ridiculous ideas.
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