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    I have recently purchased cutters from "Tools...

    I have recently purchased cutters from "Tools Today".They sell Amana cutters, good prices and next day delivery which I found real surprising consider I live in Canada and they ship from Long Island,...
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    I do a lot of half blind dovetails with the help...

    I do a lot of half blind dovetails with the help of Mr Leigh. Never have clamped a drawer box yet. I measure diagonally and call it a day.

    Brian
  3. We all approach renos differently. I am a...

    We all approach renos differently. I am a contractor and have always removed the cabinets to install new flooring. The final decision is made by the homeowner as it does cost more.re and re base...
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    Thanks for the post. Very interesting to see how...

    Thanks for the post. Very interesting to see how people in other parts of the world think.

    Brian
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    I build kitchens and use the same slides. I only...

    I build kitchens and use the same slides. I only do 3 a year but have never used the jigs that are available. I always have plywood scraps and cut one to the length that I need to support the slide....
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    I build kitchens and use the same slides. I only...

    I build kitchens and use the same slides. I only do 3 a year but have never used the jigs that are available. I always have plywood scraps and cut one to the length that I need to support the slide....
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    I hope you are using a set of knives that is...

    I hope you are using a set of knives that is designed for flooring as opposed to a standard set of T & G knives. Flooring knives have the lower part of the grove shorter than the top part. With...
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    I have a 37 in, single head , SCM sanya. Bought...

    I have a 37 in, single head , SCM sanya. Bought it used approx 10 years ago. I couldn't be without one. It has a 20 hp main and 1 hp belt drive. I had a 20 hp RPC in my shop but had to buy a second...
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    Speaking of Blum Tandems in general. I started...

    Speaking of Blum Tandems in general. I started using the Tandems years ago and switched to Blum Movento when they came out. Both are great slides but the Movento has more adjustment in the clips....
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    Thanks for the pic of the bike. Brian

    Thanks for the pic of the bike.

    Brian
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    Keep an eye on Woodweb as occasionally the...

    Keep an eye on Woodweb as occasionally the smaller European ones do appear.

    Brian
  12. I am a big fan of American Rotary. Excellent...

    I am a big fan of American Rotary. Excellent product and true 24/7 service. This comes into play if you get an electrician that does not understand how they work. I have two 20 hp units in my shop...
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    Fantastic job. Brian

    Fantastic job.

    Brian
  14. I use 5/8 with a 3/8 Baltic Birch bottom. Just...

    I use 5/8 with a 3/8 Baltic Birch bottom. Just finished a job for a client that included a kitchen and 3 vanities. A total of 29 drawers, a big thank you to Mr Leigh.

    Brian
  15. I have the same model as Glen. I did buy the cast...

    I have the same model as Glen. I did buy the cast iron trunnions and it made no difference not that I was expecting it to. I do have a carbide blade on mine and it is a little easier to cut with. Not...
  16. I second the harness shops it you have any in...

    I second the harness shops it you have any in your area. Stopped at a harness shop in Ohio where a lot of the Amish live. 2 pieces 1/4 inch thick 8 x 16 for $10.
    Brian
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    I build kitchens but on top of a few home renos...

    I build kitchens but on top of a few home renos every year. Will only do three kitchens this year. One thing to consider is your local building code if building for customers. Living in Ontario we...
  18. I have 3 of these. Bought my first one about 25...

    I have 3 of these. Bought my first one about 25 years ago and the last one about 6 mos ago. They are an excellent joiner. All 3 work as good today as when I bought my first one new. The last two of...
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    Thanks for sharing your experience as it relates...

    Thanks for sharing your experience as it relates to glue ups. I have a Byrd head in my planer but was concerned about having one in my jointer. Mt big concern was the ridges and your explanation does...
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    I fabricate solid surface counter tops using a...

    I fabricate solid surface counter tops using a comparable product and there are numerous manufacturers of solid surface material. Corian was the first and for a long time had the market cornered. If...
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    I use maple for my boxes and a 3/8 Baltic birch...

    I use maple for my boxes and a 3/8 Baltic birch for the bottoms.I Use a leigh jig and with a snug fir just apply glue to the tails and tap them together.I do not apply glue in the sockets as it can...
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    I have an early model of the 514x and my only...

    I have an early model of the 514x and my only regret is no brake. It takes a long time to slow down and is so quite a friend released the blade tension not realizing the saw was still turning....
  23. Excellent answer, the quality is there for all...

    Excellent answer, the quality is there for all three.

    Brian
  24. I have a 3 x24 Makita that I have had for years....

    I have a 3 x24 Makita that I have had for years. My thoughts are that the longer the belt gives a longer platen which gives you a better opportunity to get a flatter finish if that is what you are...
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    Keith.. I have a 3 wheel 1/4 hp mounted on my...

    Keith.. I have a 3 wheel 1/4 hp mounted on my router table and I think it would be more than capable for your requirements. I also have a 4 wheel 1 hp model that would be overkill. I am confused...
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