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  1. Thanks Mike! I think you're right. Going to dig...

    Thanks Mike! I think you're right. Going to dig out the owner's manual today and figure out how to remove/replace. Some youtubing shows me this shouldn't be terribly difficult as compared to...
  2. miter saw whirring sound, blade vibration, and loosening arbor nut

    Hello,
    Looking for confirmation or new ideas..

    Delta 12" miter saw has served me well for 20 years with basically zero maintenance ever.

    Recently, swapped in a new blade (same brand/style as...
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    I didn’t read all posts but wonder if testing...

    I didn’t read all posts but wonder if testing with a sled would be worthwhile.... would eliminate fence and table from equation
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    Finished doctoring up HF clamps (inserted wood to...

    Finished doctoring up HF clamps (inserted wood to each) and mish mash (cut to length, cleaned, threaded). Also built storage from scraps.
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    I ended up building this simple contraption to...

    I ended up building this simple contraption to hold clamps steady, parallel, and on a common plane. Certainly not a new idea, but I took the time to build it nicely.

    Either 3/4 pipe clamp or...
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    MY 6" pipe was Sewer/Drain (aka thin wall) so...

    MY 6" pipe was Sewer/Drain (aka thin wall) so perhaps not quite the same as cutting thicker material. In my case, I cut many pieces on my miter saw without any issues ever - slowly cut as deep as...
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    Thanks again for the helpful replies! (and...

    Thanks again for the helpful replies!

    (and thanks to those that are very concerned with my time spent 'over thinking', very thoughtful of you to help me watch after the 23 minutes I've spent on...
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    Thanks for the confirmation that coupling is a...

    Thanks for the confirmation that coupling is a good approach!

    Interested around the angled steel plates to grip the pipe... A couple of my clamps are like this, so combined with deteriorating...
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    LOL... I'm spending plenty of time woodworking...

    LOL... I'm spending plenty of time woodworking (running out of wood in fact!) and don't mind a few minutes researching how to best upgrade from old, dust (zinc oxide?) pipes that aren't working well...
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    Smart!! I hadn't considered what specific...

    Smart!! I hadn't considered what specific lengths I would want yet, but this will be part of the consideration.
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    Good point of reference, and I agree. A slight...

    Good point of reference, and I agree. A slight bit of bend on infrequent instances of needing to go really long is worth it compared to keeping mega-clamps around the shop.
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    Good tip! I'll check there for sure. Thank you!

    Good tip! I'll check there for sure. Thank you!
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    Thanks, very helpful! lol The original post...

    Thanks, very helpful! lol

    The original post clearly states that pipe clamp hardware can slip on hot dip galvanized pipe. Soo..... looking to solve for that.

    Second issue noted is that...
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    pipe for clamps

    Hi!
    I'm re-working my clamps situation, and need some advice on pipe. I've searched an searched and read and read... not a lot of consensus out there on a seemingly simple topic.

    I saw a youtube...
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    I found that bike wrenches come in thin enough...

    I found that bike wrenches come in thin enough dimensions. Or grind down an unwanted wrench
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    Thanks everyone for the thoughtful additions to...

    Thanks everyone for the thoughtful additions to the safety list! I definitely picked up a few pointers that I will begin to employ right away. Thanks!!
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    how to safely use a table saw

    In the other recent thread around table saw accidents, I asked what specific activities people are doing on their table saws that put their fingers close to the blades in the first place... but that...
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    Perhaps I'm not being fussy enough, but I just...

    Perhaps I'm not being fussy enough, but I just went out to the shop to look at a large pile of boards that I ripped recently to check myself... I cannot see saw marks on any of the boards, nor have I...
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    I'm honestly curious how, if following safe...

    I'm honestly curious how, if following safe practices, the injuries occur?

    Jeffrey Lohr taught us years ago... splitter or riving knife for all possible cuts, guard in place for all possible cuts,...
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    I’d sooner invest in clear Rubbermaid style totes...

    I’d sooner invest in clear Rubbermaid style totes with lids. I think the rolls will work less than you hope and will be generally frustrating
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    I can give you a direct data point in case it's...

    I can give you a direct data point in case it's useful...

    I went through all of this already. To be honest, I ignored all the advice I received, figuring I'd already invested some $$ in the HF...
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    Sorry for delay in replying with a thanks for the...

    Sorry for delay in replying with a thanks for the ideas! But, thanks!!

    The "hold me over until I can justify better clamps" clamps are on the way. I'll have 4 @ 24", 6 @ 36", and 4 @ 60". All...
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    Thanks for all the replies! Lots of good tricks...

    Thanks for all the replies! Lots of good tricks and tips that I will definitely steal. :-)

    For parts that I can handle more easily, I really like using the table saw with a dado stack installed....
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    tenons on long parts

    Hi,
    I'm building a double dog crate to make the boss (wife) happy and to dress up the back corner of our living room a bit where the two ugly metal crates currently live. This is also a good chance...
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    If you swing out, be aware of what a gust of wind...

    If you swing out, be aware of what a gust of wind can do to a door. Back in my construction sales days I saw two man doors ripped right off the hinges and thrown across the yard.
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