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  0 Thread: Need a new cordless drill...recommendations?
Post: RE: Need a new cordless drill...recommendations?

You're going to get lots of opinions here. Everyone has a favorite color. Mine happens to be Dewalt yellow. I bought my first cordless drill back in 1995. In those days they were powered by an 18 ...
dg152 Woodworking Power Tools 33 2,292 11-21-2022, 04:04 PM
  0 Thread: Moving to Florida
Post: RE: Moving to Florida

Here's an update to my original post. We made the move to Florida. I prepped all my cast iron stuff by putting a coat of Boshield on it then covering it in cardboard cut to size. My thought with th...
dg152 Woodworking Power Tools 23 7,570 04-01-2022, 10:26 PM
  0 Thread: Which palm / trim router? Corded or cordless?
Post: RE: Which palm / trim router? Corded or cordless?

Isn't a palm router smaller than a regular hand-held router?  A "palm" router suggests to me the need for portability rather than heavy duty work.  And, (I'm guessing here), don't most palm routers us...
dg152 Woodworking Power Tools 26 5,556 12-20-2021, 06:04 PM
  0 Thread: Home Inspections: Slate Roof? Knob and Tube Wiring
Post: RE: Home Inspections: Slate Roof? Knob and Tube Wi...

Cooler Wrote: (08-02-2021, 08:07 AM) -- An anecdotal story.  My electrician said he went to work on a house that was built in the 1970s.  All the outlets had copper wire.  But when he delved furt...
dg152 Home Improvement 13 2,204 08-03-2021, 05:25 PM
  0 Thread: (Update) Bench top oscillating edge sander utility?
Post: RE: Bench top oscillating edge sander utility?

I've had the Ridgid for several years and like it especially for smaller projects. (For larger projects I've got a Craftsman disk/belt sander.) I appreciate the design of the Ridgid. It goes easily...
dg152 Woodworking Power Tools 26 4,058 08-03-2021, 05:18 PM
  0 Thread: cooling a greenhouse
Post: RE: cooling a greenhouse

Do micro greens require a specific temperature and growing conditions? I've toured a bunch of greenhouses in my time as part of my job. I've never seen an air conditioner in any of them. But, none o...
dg152 Home Improvement 19 2,396 06-23-2021, 05:28 PM
  0 Thread: Sawstop contractor vs Unisaw
Post: RE: Sawstop contractor vs Unisaw

WT, first I'm glad to hear you didn't suffer worse injuries. As you discovered, a table saw can quickly nibble away your flesh before you even know what happened. Second, my fingers are valuable. ...
dg152 Woodworking Power Tools 24 4,543 05-08-2021, 08:00 PM
  0 Thread: What's the best way to move a gun safe?
Post: RE: What's the best way to move a gun safe?

fredhargis, we have indeed moved it - twice! Since that initial post we moved to Florida. This time we had 3 burley guys, me, a dolly and an enclosed low riding trailer. It was the first thing we p...
dg152 Home Improvement 44 26,237 03-28-2021, 01:28 PM
  0 Thread: Contemplating SawStop, basic questions...
Post: RE: Contemplating SawStop, basic questions...

Aram Wrote: (03-15-2021, 01:13 PM) -- Hi all, I am contemplating replacing my 1980s PM66 with a SawStop. I gather that for a serious hobbyist, the pro version is plenty of saw (I don't care about ...
dg152 Woodworking Power Tools 23 4,421 03-17-2021, 09:54 PM
  0 Thread: zero clearance troat plate
Post: RE: zero clearance troat plate

I think the word Bill is looking for is "phenolic". It's a hard, slick plastic that might work for you. Like you, I had a Craftsman table saw but I can't remember the thickness of the insert. Measu...
dg152 Woodworking Power Tools 20 4,181 01-24-2021, 04:47 PM
  0 Thread: Question for Saw Stop guys
Post: RE: Question for Saw Stop guys

You are correct in your concern over your grandson. In my never-to-be-humble opinion a 4-year old does not belong in your wood shop unless 100% of your focus is on him and what you and he are working...
dg152 Woodworking Power Tools 25 4,595 01-23-2021, 03:47 PM
  0 Thread: To those with short cyclones
Post: RE: To those with short cyclones

I don't pretend to be an expert in dust collection. I just knew that with a 15" planer, an 8" jointer, a 19" bandsaw and a SawStop I needed a bigger dust collector that would physically fit in my sho...
dg152 Woodworking Power Tools 9 1,943 01-23-2021, 03:32 PM
  0 Thread: Gas Logs
Post: RE: Gas Logs

As has been said there are 2 types of gas logs, vented and unvented. Both are quite legal in new and existing construction. Both should be installed by professionals. In our last house we had an un...
dg152 Home Improvement 6 1,062 01-16-2021, 05:47 PM
  0 Thread: Purchase advice
Post: RE: Purchase advice

TroutVictor Wrote: (12-28-2020, 05:30 PM) -- Hi. After RVing full time for several years, we bought a house and I am setting up a shop. I'm fixing to pull the trigger on a table saw, bandsaw, jointer...
dg152 Woodworking Power Tools 46 7,612 01-16-2021, 05:24 PM
  0 Thread: Jet air cleaner woes
Post: RE: Jet air cleaner woes

A few years ago mine did the same thing. I pushed the start button and zip, zero, nada. Rather than try working on the board I got a new one for about a 100 bucks. Not cheap, but it works. I saved...
dg152 Woodworking Power Tools 16 2,472 01-09-2021, 07:09 PM
  0 Thread: Ordering new Saw Stop
Post: RE: Ordering new Saw Stop

Here's what I bought with my SS: An extra cartridge, a dado cartridge, an extra insert and a mobile base (the cheaper one). I already had a Freud dado blade set and a work bench to be used as an outf...
dg152 Woodworking Power Tools 34 6,008 01-07-2021, 07:58 PM
  0 Thread: Oscillating Sander
Post: RE: Oscillating Sander

Are you talking about this one: According to the HD website it's still available. It's gone up in pr...
dg152 Woodworking Power Tools 8 1,255 01-04-2021, 06:05 PM
  0 Thread: Need new ROS - suggestions?
Post: RE: Need new ROS - suggestions?

You might try a cordless ROS. There's no cord to get in your way. And, as near as I can tell my DeWalt 20v has about the same amount of power as my corded Porter Cable. The downside is you need mor...
dg152 Woodworking Power Tools 10 1,982 01-04-2021, 06:00 PM
  0 Thread: Psychological help needed
Post: RE: Psychological help needed

Sometimes our hobbies last for a lifetime, other times they last for a season. I've done photography both as a hobby and commercially for most of my life. But there was a time I didn't want to pick ...
dg152 Woodworking 37 7,944 11-27-2020, 07:31 PM
  0 Thread: Dado blades for a Sawstop
Post: RE: Dado blades for a Sawstop

I've got the SD208 and have used it without any problems on my SawStop. However, I tried to upgrade to the Freud SD508 and was told by SawStop technical services not to use that model. The SD508 use...
dg152 Woodworking Power Tools 15 6,160 11-16-2020, 04:42 PM

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