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    Powermatic PM2200 Cyclone Vacuum

    Can anyone that has purchased/used this new vacuum provide any comments on it? Thanks
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    Thanks Mike. Do you mind taking some pics and...

    Thanks Mike. Do you mind taking some pics and sending to me - pm if you prefer. I'm also interested in knowing to what extent you can move, fold down or otherwise reduce the depth of the footprint...
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    Vega EBS-6 OES

    I am looking at the Vega and would like opinions from anyone who has or used one. I don't find much info out there other than spec info from their website. I am a hobbyist.

    It needs to be...
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    DRO for Minimax SC4 Elite Slider

    Has anyone added a DRO to a Minimax SC4 Elite? What product did you use and how did you affix them to the cross cut extrusion? Pictures would be great.

    Thanks.
  5. David, I ended up going with the MM FS41 Elite. ...

    David, I ended up going with the MM FS41 Elite. Do you mind explaining further how you turned your planer bed crank into the automated thing with the drill and motor coupler. I am not too...
  6. Ok that makes sense. I never had the curiosity...

    Ok that makes sense. I never had the curiosity to try one plug in a different tool - who knows whether i've actually been doing that and not even known it.

    On another point, what size flex have...
  7. I have what perhaps may turn out to be a really...

    I have what perhaps may turn out to be a really dumb question, but... So, i have a number of Festool tools and of course some have cords with different plug. I haven't stopped to figure out how...
  8. Well, thanks to everyone for the posts especially...

    Well, thanks to everyone for the posts especially the referral to Sam Blasco. He was extremely helpful and I would highly recommend him for the Minimax line. I ended up going with the FS41 Elite...
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    Malcolm, coincidentally after responding to you,...

    Malcolm, coincidentally after responding to you, I did the exact same thing.... removed the board from the opposite workpiece side and clamped that side down tighter and left the workpiece side clamp...
  10. David, do you mind posting a pic of this? I'm...

    David, do you mind posting a pic of this? I'm apparently a visual learner. Tks
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    Thanks Malcolm. the unit is brand new and...

    Thanks Malcolm. the unit is brand new and nothing is in the grooves. Was dealing with 3.5" wide boards when I started having the problem. Have included/excluded a board clamped opposite the...
  12. My leaning is toward the MM Elite, but am having...

    My leaning is toward the MM Elite, but am having an issue with the helical thing. Probably nonsense but that's really all I know.

    Anyhow, can you send me a pic of the mechanical digital thing? ...
  13. can you share a pic of your dolly you made?

    can you share a pic of your dolly you made?
  14. Anything you can share about making your own?

    Anything you can share about making your own?
  15. David, how was installing the dro? Where did you...

    David, how was installing the dro? Where did you buy it and have good instructions/video?
  16. Brian, thanks for the reply. I suspect...

    Brian, thanks for the reply.

    I suspect you're right on the classic v elite, but I've already got a drum sander :). From what I've been able to tell, the Elite gets you a longer bed (8"), center...
  17. Minimax FS41 Classic v. Hammer A3-41 v. Minimax FS41 Elite

    I have become practically paralyzed (over)analyzing the purchase of one of these 3 machines. I am a hobbyist with a desk job and currently have a 6" Powermatic jointer and 13" dewalt lunchbox...
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    Leigh D4R Pro pin board slippage problem

    I recently purchased a Leigh D4R Pro jig. Have been trying to get it calibrated to run variably spaced half blind dovetails in 3/4" soft maple stock. I first ran the tail board as instructed in the...
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