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    458906 458907 458908 Ash is a terrific wood to...

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    Ash is a terrific wood to work with! It mills well and looks terrific. It looks somewhat similar to oak and is often used as an oak substitute in the furniture industry but I...
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    I actually agree with both sides if thatís...

    I actually agree with both sides if thatís possible. But Iíll throw in another factor that amazed me and thatís the table saw itself.
    Iím a hobbyist and used an old Craftsman contractor saw (1.5-2...
  3. Thanks Fred! And still a great tip! I may get a...

    Thanks Fred! And still a great tip!
    I may get a fish tank cleaning magnet pair and give that a try.
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    Thanks Jim! Yes, exactly! My wording was...

    Thanks Jim! Yes, exactly!

    My wording was poor but yes only make the one connection where your mains come into your main panel. From that point forward make sure the ground remains separate...
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    That's a terrific video/tutorial/tip on the...

    That's a terrific video/tutorial/tip on the centrifugal switch!

    I bought a 5 hp unisaw which I originally had a long cord connected to it. It would start and run with no problem. As soon as I...
  6. Great tip!! I'll be adding a window and a magnet...

    Great tip!! I'll be adding a window and a magnet to my setup. Thanks Fred!
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    Bob the purpose of a ground rod is often...

    Bob the purpose of a ground rod is often misunderstood. Your electrical system doesn't need the ground rod at all to function or even to have the breaker trip. If you draw the circuit out you will...
  8. I bought the cordless Makita palm router after...

    I bought the cordless Makita palm router after buying my cordless Makita track saw and it is terrific!! I had an old corded Ryobi palm router that I used a lot and just gave it away since it no...
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    I have acquired various things for my sharpening...

    I have acquired various things for my sharpening setup. However, I have not had time to get everything working due to my daughterís wedding and a vacation. Hopefully I can give the unicorn method a...
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    I'm very happy with my Makita cordless track saw....

    I'm very happy with my Makita cordless track saw. It's a terrific tool and has given great results.
    I haven't taken the Domino plunge yet.

    These delays for everything are crazy!

    At work all...
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    What is the auction site you mentioned earlier?

    What is the auction site you mentioned earlier?
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    I understand this can happen with various items...

    I understand this can happen with various items that produce heat during cure (exothermic reaction for the full nerd term).
    However, I'm curious what specifically this paint/oil was. I expect it...
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    The ďUnicorn Sharpening MethodĒ looks like a real...

    The ďUnicorn Sharpening MethodĒ looks like a real game changer!

    I only have a dremel buffing wheel and quickly tried it with incredible results! I have a buffing wheel on order now.

    While it...
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    Are adapters available for this? I have a 1-1/4...

    Are adapters available for this? I have a 1-1/4 inch threaded spindle.
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    Tom I did just order the new Veritas side clamp...

    Tom I did just order the new Veritas side clamp guide. I hope it performs ok with my plane irons. I have lower end chisels. I am looking to buy a couple of the Veritas chisels as well.

    I...
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    I went with a remote operated switch wired into a...

    I went with a remote operated switch wired into a contactor which works great for me. Iím a hobbyist with a smaller shop in part of my basement (~700 ft^2). I have 2 remotes (RF) that are magnetic. ...
  17. My favorite is the Ridge Carbide blades. Theyíve...

    My favorite is the Ridge Carbide blades. Theyíve gotten very favorable reviews in head to head comparisons from what Iíve found online. My blades leave amazing cuts and they cut the hardest...
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    Thanks for the input all! I was a bit...

    Thanks for the input all!

    I was a bit surprised so many agree on water stones. I have a very nice set of stones and I have been able to get my chisels and plane irons the sharpest with it.

    It...
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    There are different ways to mitigate such a risk....

    There are different ways to mitigate such a risk.
    There is little risk in an explosion from the compressor itself imposed on the tank. However, one of the easiest mitigations for this is a safety...
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    Which tool sharpening system?

    I'm interested in a tool sharpening system that is efficient and provides repeatable sharp edges. It is for plane iron blades, chisels and wood turning tools.
    As a bonus it would be great if it...
  21. That's a great price for a transformer that size!...

    That's a great price for a transformer that size! I'm glad you found what you needed!

    I live in Knoxville, Tn and I'm curious what shop you found it at? Small world!
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    I have the DigiFence on my Unisaw which is a very...

    I have the DigiFence on my Unisaw which is a very similar mounting. I see you have a micro adjuster and I understand that you already have it and want to make use of it. However, I can set my fence...
  23. Phillip, That transformer definitely would work....

    Phillip,
    That transformer definitely would work. It appears to be a 4 kVA and well oversized for what you need but if the price is good for you then it looks like you're set.
  24. Phillip - If there is protection available it...

    Phillip - If there is protection available it will likely be very obvious.

    Most transformers of this don't have anything built in.

    The 2 types of protection are an Overcurrent Protective...
  25. The motor rating of 440 VAC / 2 amps 3 phase is...

    The motor rating of 440 VAC / 2 amps 3 phase is slightly over 1.5 kVA load {P (apparent power) = sqrt(3) * V * I}. So yes, a 2.5 kVA transformer would handle that load.

    Unfortunately, 3 phase...
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