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    This one is one that I have long wondered if it...

    This one is one that I have long wondered if it may be the achilles heel. The Amish are paying obscenely high costs for electricity. These plants are powered by massive diesel generators sitting...
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    A complete delusion on their part.

    A complete delusion on their part.
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    The national average cost of water is still often...

    The national average cost of water is still often pretty close to the same. On a private system its lumped into large single expenditures and projected gambles. On a public system its amortized out...
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    No vacation time, holidays, and health insurance,...

    No vacation time, holidays, and health insurance, is the way of the corporate world now. Thats nothing new to the Amish. Walmart has been holding its employees at just sub-benefits for years to keep...
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    There in lies the rub. Free/slave labor, no...

    There in lies the rub. Free/slave labor, no workers comp, no insurance. Then you add in miles of other little gains along the way and they can operate a facility with dozens or hundreds of people for...
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    One of the more refreshing pricing threads Ive...

    One of the more refreshing pricing threads Ive read. At least there is a notion of gathering YOUR material expenses, tallying the time it will take YOUR shop to build them, and pricing accordingly....
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    There have been numerous studies over the last 30...

    There have been numerous studies over the last 30 years that "flow" is a perceived reality. Hotels have been behind a lot of the studies in that so much of it depends on the flow pattern, the visual,...
  8. No argument that shuttling around between jobs or...

    No argument that shuttling around between jobs or on a large job site isnt wise. Thats a no brainer. Tramming any machine even a rubber tired hoe/tractor, much more than a few dozen machine lengths...
  9. Your location is specific to your cost of rent....

    Your location is specific to your cost of rent. We can rent mini excavators here for 600 a week delivered and picked up. That's a 7 day week with no hour limit. You have to watch the hours on rent as...
  10. My 0.02 based on owning and operating small and...

    My 0.02 based on owning and operating small and large equipment for 20+ years is that you will waste more time working on and keeping that machine running that it will ever save you and when your...
  11. Keep in mind as well that unless something has...

    Keep in mind as well that unless something has changed the Wixey's resolution is only .005. This would seem to be plenty accurate for woodworking, and likely is for a table saw fence, but is no where...
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    Our local roll back hauler (huge wrecker company...

    Our local roll back hauler (huge wrecker company that hauls trucks and cargo worth hundreds of thousands of dollars) charges $85 an hour. They will have a lambo on a roll back that will cost far more...
  13. Cant beat that for an increase in production. The...

    Cant beat that for an increase in production. The only small things that poke out would only shave seconds off your process. Second pass each vector as opposed to a complete second pass is far faster...
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    The Oetiker style clamps are pretty basic and I...

    The Oetiker style clamps are pretty basic and I wouldnt imagine any tool to have a ton of advantage over the others. I too have always used the copper crimp rings and numerous times have felt the...
  15. Ive beat this drum for years to no avail but in...

    Ive beat this drum for years to no avail but in my experience most all chased snipe, other than someone just learning/starting out letting the board drop on in and out feed, is actually caused by...
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    Yep. Thats when its time to cut it apart and...

    Yep. Thats when its time to cut it apart and start over ;-)
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    For sure,... Im a fan of spring joints myself but...

    For sure,... Im a fan of spring joints myself but when the glue up is a half a dozen or more boards wide in a single glue up that become quite a production and 6-10 cumulative spring joints will make...
  18. That works until the loose boards skew, slip,...

    That works until the loose boards skew, slip, feed at a slightly different rate than the others. This is especially true if you dont have segmented feed rolls. Its why most planers without segmented...
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    Would be handy for sure in tight spacing but my...

    Would be handy for sure in tight spacing but my guess is if people were able to apply much more torque than the supplied handles can provide the clamps and innards wouldnt last very long. Im sure...
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    I'm with Mike as well. "Parallel" clamps are not...

    I'm with Mike as well. "Parallel" clamps are not all they are cracked up to be in my opinion but have maintained traction since the new yankee workshop craze.
    "Parallel" is in quotes because they...
  21. I dont believe so but that is also delusional...

    I dont believe so but that is also delusional optimism on my part. I dont know if when I was young people didnt pull this crap because they were nicer, or it just wasnt an option, the retail policy...
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    Where does it say Jet, comatic, steff, 1hp? Maybe...

    Where does it say Jet, comatic, steff, 1hp? Maybe the subject or body was change/edited. I always just call western and give them my model number and forget about it. ;-)
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    Do yourself a favor and call your local rental...

    Do yourself a favor and call your local rental yard, Sunbelt or equivalent, and have them drop you a forklift for a day (they will often leave it for several days and not come pick it up til they...
  24. Capitalism at its core which I support. That...

    Capitalism at its core which I support. That said, no differnt than the walmart model, off the backs of maintaining a low wage workforce, crushing vendors and suppliers at any and every opportunity,...
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    The mid grade yellow will be what you want. They...

    The mid grade yellow will be what you want. They will tell you if you can just buy tires or you need wheels that are cast on a hub based on your model number. The first thing I do when we buy a new...
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