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    I have the HF, too. Works fine.

    I have the HF, too. Works fine.
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    I agree. Since I got the slider I retired the...

    I agree. Since I got the slider I retired the RAS and don't have a SCMS, so I break stock down on the slider. When crosscutting an 8 or 10 foot piece of lumber the support on the right/outboard...
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    I went from a vintage Delta 12/14" cabinet saw...

    I went from a vintage Delta 12/14" cabinet saw and a Powermatic 65 10" cabinet saw to a Minimax (SCM) SC4E, which is their basic 8.5 foot slider. I kept the Powermatic and installed it in the...
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    As Sam's Club, Costco and home centers have...

    As Sam's Club, Costco and home centers have gotten into the home appliance business it's become a race to to the bottom, and major appliances have become commodities to be replaced every few years. ...
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    I taught high school shop, and have done Pinewood...

    I taught high school shop, and have done Pinewood Derby cars with the local Scouts. I don't think I would want kindergarten kids even IN my shop unless there was a 1 to 1 adult/kid ratio, and...
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    I would use JB Weld (not Quick) and if it's too...

    I would use JB Weld (not Quick) and if it's too thin add a drop of two of acetone.
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    I think the picture doesn't show up because it's...

    I think the picture doesn't show up because it's a PDF, not a picture file. It does open if you click the link.

    I've built a couple of tables like that; it works fine. I've also built a large...
  8. My Airens had a cast iron gear case.

    My Airens had a cast iron gear case.
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    I want to know about the cat surgery station...

    I want to know about the cat surgery station...
  10. Thread: Gone metric?

    by Dave Cav
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    Yeah, measurement is the enemy of precision.

    Yeah, measurement is the enemy of precision.
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    Nice looking grinder. I bought anice 3 phase 7"...

    Nice looking grinder. I bought anice 3 phase 7" Stanley grinder and CI stand at an auction years ago, only to find out when I opened it up the windings were burnt out. The local motor shop wanted...
  12. Thread: Gone metric?

    by Dave Cav
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    Gone metric?

    Anyone converted most of their operations to metric? I'm really getting tired of dealing with fractions, and one millimeter equaling about 1/25" seems plenty accurate enough.
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    I got my slider last summer. It's an 8.5 foot...

    I got my slider last summer. It's an 8.5 foot Minimax SC4E. I'm still very much in the learning mode, and mostly work with solid lumber, not sheet goods. In fact, most of the sheet cutting I have...
  14. A 500 cc quad with a 48" blade. I have a 3...

    A 500 cc quad with a 48" blade.

    I have a 3 car garage that's actually about as wide as a 4 car, a shop that's as big as a 4 car garage with an apron in front of it, and about 75 feet or so of...
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    If it's an old three toed jointer, they can be...

    If it's an old three toed jointer, they can be tippy when on only one or two legs, and are very top heavy. It's also extremely easy to damage them if they are rigged incorrectly. I would look for...
  16. After using conventional cabinet saws for 25...

    After using conventional cabinet saws for 25 years I switched from a nicely restored Delta 12/14 cabinet saw to a MiniMax SC4E. I'm still learning all the tricks to using the saw, but generally I...
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    I have the Jess-Em with a PC 7518. I went from...

    I have the Jess-Em with a PC 7518. I went from hating (and seldom using) my router table to using it all the time. This winter I got a Saw Stop CI tabletop for it. not a perfect fit, but much...
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    Sliding table saw crosscut fence DRO

    I have a MM SC4E with the manual flip stops on the crosscut fences. I'm thinking about upgrading to a digital readout. The Pro Scale kit seems to be the one that comes up the most, but does anyone...
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    I have a Shop Fox Classic on my Powermatic 65;...

    I have a Shop Fox Classic on my Powermatic 65; it's just as good as an original Biesmeyer as far as I can tell, and I can recommend it. The current Biesmeyers made in China for Delta get horrible...
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    I had a Safety Speed Cut panel saw at school. We...

    I had a Safety Speed Cut panel saw at school. We had the wall space for it, and there was no way I was going to invest in a high dollar track setup in a high school shop environment. The SSC was...
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    I have a corded Ryobi that I use almost...

    I have a corded Ryobi that I use almost exclusively for blowing out my dust collector filters a couple of times a year. My wife wanted a reasonably inexpensive, LIGHT cordless blower for yard and...
  22. It may take a bit of digging but there are a...

    It may take a bit of digging but there are a couple of threads over at OWWM about relocating the motor on a PM 160 or 180. It seemed like a pretty straightforward process. I think one of the PMs...
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    When I had my 8" jointer I frequently wished I...

    When I had my 8" jointer I frequently wished I had something bigger. Now that I have a 12" I'm pretty happy with the size and seldom, if ever, wish I had something bigger.
  24. Thread: Shark guard?

    by Dave Cav
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    I want something with a larger dust port and that...

    I want something with a larger dust port and that doesn't have a clamp handle that's always in the way. I also like the idea that the Shark Guard is transparent.
  25. Thread: What is this?

    by Dave Cav
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    And it took a whole seven minutes for someone to...

    And it took a whole seven minutes for someone to identify it.
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