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    The granite top Steel City table saw (35990G)...

    The granite top Steel City table saw (35990G) weighs 35 lbs more than the corresponding cast iron model (35990C).
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    This thread gives a glimpse into what it's like...

    This thread gives a glimpse into what it's like being a leftie in a right-handed world. :)
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    I've had the Craftsman version granite table saw,...

    I've had the Craftsman version granite table saw, and haven't had any problems with chipping or any other damage. That said, I've never dropped anything heavy on it, and I probably subconsciously...
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    With all respect, I have to disagree with some of...

    With all respect, I have to disagree with some of the previous comments. Rather than invoking Boyle's law, what gives a better answer to Ben's first question is the ideal gas equation: PV=nRT. n is...
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    You could order the plate for the Grizzly router...

    You could order the plate for the Grizzly router table (part PT10432047). It's phenolic and not predrilled, but it's also only $17.19
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    Repurpose the tables for a scary sharp setup, or...

    Repurpose the tables for a scary sharp setup, or any other situation where you need a flat surface (small assembly platform?)
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    When making a bevel cut, you want to keep the...

    When making a bevel cut, you want to keep the long side of your piece (which you're pushing on) on the top side of the bevel. If the long side is on bottom side of the blade, there's a greater chance...
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    Although the price sounds right, it's probably...

    Although the price sounds right, it's probably not worth your time and effort. For the few times you'll probably use it, you'll likely need a lot more time- sharpening and aligning blades- than you'd...
  9. Glycerine works great to soften/revive old and...

    Glycerine works great to soften/revive old and hardened rubber.
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    but isn't that the whole point of a Rube Goldberg...

    but isn't that the whole point of a Rube Goldberg machine :p ?
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    Sometimes moving companies will take on an extra...

    Sometimes moving companies will take on an extra piece, if they have a load going in the same area. Timing is slightly unpredictable, but the time we used it so ship a piano, the price was relatively...
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    If you have trouble finding parts, I'm pretty...

    If you have trouble finding parts, I'm pretty sure that my Craftsman 351.22116 is a rebadged twin; parts are available through Sears (for how long, anybody's guess!), or places like...
  13. Spoiler alert! White shows how to make a very...

    Spoiler alert! White shows how to make a very accurate straightedge from a length of mdf- read the book before springing for an expensive straightedge. :)
  14. Best advice I can give: buy, beg, borrow or steal...

    Best advice I can give: buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy of "Care and Repair of Shop Machines" by John White. He has practical, common sense, and economic procedures, clearly written, on...
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    The quality of workmanship on TOH took a nosedive...

    The quality of workmanship on TOH took a nosedive when Norm stepped back and Tom became the first stringer. The best I can say is that Tom represents what you could realistically expect when hiring...
  16. 1. An air cleaner is nice for picking up dust...

    1. An air cleaner is nice for picking up dust that is missed by a dust collector, but not essential. Better and cheaper is to get a decent respirator mask (not disposable). 3M makes good ones that...
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    Up cut (right hand thread) spiral bits are better...

    Up cut (right hand thread) spiral bits are better for cutting mortises, since they tend to pull the chips out of the cut (like a drill bit). Since they pull up, they also tend to cause more...
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    One more suggestion:...

    One more suggestion: http://www.rockler.com/soft-down-lid-support High quality, and very smooth, gentle closing- like a gas or hydraulic strut. It shouldn't have any problems keeping the lid open,...
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    I think the two major advantages of hybrid saws...

    I think the two major advantages of hybrid saws are better dust collection, due to the enclosed cabinet, and a riving knife. Since a riving knife follows the motion of the blade, it's less tempting...
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    Good advice already on defining your needs. That...

    Good advice already on defining your needs. That said, a couple of additional points to consider.

    If you're definite about a bench top saw, I'd definitely avoid three wheel designs- stick with two...
  21. Hands down, the table saw is the easiest way to...

    Hands down, the table saw is the easiest way to go. It shouldn't be too dangerous if you have infeed and outfeed support for your pieces. If you're getting burns regularly, you're blade might be dull...
  22. I've come across these, but haven't bought them...

    I've come across these, but haven't bought them myself yet: http://www.carbidedepot.com/Wood-Turning.aspx While the diagram makes it look as if the top surface is flat, according to carbide insert...
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    The weakest glue joint is end grain to end grain,...

    The weakest glue joint is end grain to end grain, and biscuits don't add much strength- they're mostly good for aligning glue-ups.

    I'm having a hard time picturing the scarf joint suggestion. If...
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    Please forgive me if these are obvious, or...

    Please forgive me if these are obvious, or already done:
    1) Do you get less vibration if running with no blade installed? If so, either bad blade or top wheel issue. If still vibration, top wheel...
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    A while ago I bought a mesh bag of assorted house...

    A while ago I bought a mesh bag of assorted house brand (HDX) plastic clamps at HD. Those were pretty cheap (price-wise and quality)- one of the big ones broke at the hinge, just by opening it all...
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