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  0 Thread: Unicorn drill press?
Post: RE: Unicorn drill press?

You might look at Harbor Freight's DP's, most all $250 + models go down to around 220 RPM.   Not sure about which, if any, have a split quill adjust.   I bought a 13" floor model in '89 and its be...
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 6 628 07-26-2021, 07:28 AM
  0 Thread: Bandsaw
Post: RE: Bandsaw

Buy some new tires, and a narrow (1/4") blade for "normal" use of your saw.   AS for tracking, as you adjust tracking, moving the blades natural "running" position across the wheel/tire, you'll find...
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 9 831 07-26-2021, 07:19 AM
  Wink Thread: Precision crosscut sled plans and miter rail options
Post: RE: Precision crosscut sled plans and miter rail o...

Quote:...save your money and DIY!... Very good advise, PLUS, you get plenty of practice using your new tools and exercising your brain. Keep in mind however, your creations won't glisten quite a...
Mike in kc Woodworking 12 1,097 07-26-2021, 06:51 AM
  0 Thread: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?
Post: RE: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?

I use the 52" capacity occasionally, but I also built my shop air cleaner/sanding table into the addition as well.
Mike in kc Woodworking 52 3,069 07-26-2021, 06:34 AM
  0 Thread: Sliding CMS Recommendations
Post: RE: Sliding CMS Recommendations

I bought a Hitachi C12RSH 3 years ago and it has proven itself to be a good tool.   It has a laser which is easily put on either side of the blade.  It replaced a 20+ YO Makita 9".
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 16 1,626 06-13-2021, 10:11 PM
  0 Thread: Sliding miter saw or MFT?
Post: RE: Sliding miter saw or MFT?

I have both a Delta 10" RAS and a Hitachi 12" SCMS that take care of all my Xcut needs.   They are mounted 2' apart, and share a common fence, on a common dedicated crosscut bench.
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 13 1,331 05-27-2021, 05:51 AM
  0 Thread: Brad nailer or finish nailer, which should I buy?
Post: RE: Brad nailer or finish nailer, which should I b...

I too have a broad array of nailers/staplers, and the 18Ga is probably your best bet for a FIRST nailer.   I have several Harbor freight units as well as Porter Cable, and Senco products.  Honestly th...
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 18 1,830 04-26-2021, 08:36 AM
  0 Thread: The Spoon Mule
Post: RE: The Spoon Mule

Thank you for the link Jack, very interesting video. Mike
Mike in kc Woodworking Hand Tools 5 855 01-29-2021, 03:18 PM
  0 Thread: Sanding Table
Post: RE: Sanding Table

I use this area rug rubber coated under layment material from the home supply store.   It doesn't mark and it grips the work piece very well, and I don't worry about surfaces getting marred.   I bough...
Mike in kc Woodworking 6 870 01-27-2021, 06:38 PM
  0 Thread: Upgrading Drill Press - Suggestions
Post: RE: Upgrading Drill Press - Suggestions

Don't know if you're wanting a color coordinated machine or just a good DP for an excellent price.   I bought a floor model DP from THESE GUYS about 40 years ago and its been an excellent tool.
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 29 3,028 12-25-2020, 01:52 PM
  0 Thread: How do you set up two table saws in your small shop?
Post: RE: How do you set up two table saws in your small...

This is a good friend's shop. a 14" Delta in the foreground and a 10" in the far corner.   Makes for a very nice work area.   Maybe a bit of overkill in tight spaces but at least its a possible concep...
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 20 2,107 12-25-2020, 01:41 PM
  0 Thread: Poplar for Workbench base
Post: RE: Poplar for Workbench base

I've built several benches using poplar.    It does work nicely and is plenty strong.   HERE is a series of pics of one of the benches.  Although they weren't built specifically for woodworking, they ...
Mike in kc Woodworking 20 3,402 07-24-2020, 11:47 AM
  0 Thread: Bar clamp Rack
Post: RE: Bar clamp Rack

My bar clamp rack is pretty simple.
Mike in kc Woodworking 31 7,285 06-22-2020, 05:14 AM
  0 Thread: Trim router suggestions
Post: RE: Trim router suggestions

The little Bosch Colt is a nice little router.
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 22 6,144 06-07-2020, 09:49 PM
  0 Thread: Dust collection system
Post: RE: Dust collection system

My shop is a 2 car garage so space is precious, and I hung the DC and filters on the wall.   I built my meager DC about 20 years ago, based on plans from Wood Mag.   I use 6" ducts with 4" drops to th...
Mike in kc Woodworking 9 2,526 06-07-2020, 09:23 PM
  0 Thread: Your Biggest Tool Purchase Mistakes?
Post: RE: Your Biggest Tool Purchase Mistakes?

Guess I've been pretty lucky overall, but one tool I think was a waste of money was a PC-557 biscuit jointer.  Paid retail for the thing when they first came out.   Well made, but haven't used it onc...
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 86 28,472 05-28-2020, 09:09 AM
  0 Thread: dust extraction after installing zero clearance insert on table saw
Post: RE: dust extraction after installing zero clearanc...

Sharper blade, slower feed rate, and/or well pressed masking tape on the table side of the cut.
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 11 3,190 05-28-2020, 08:22 AM
  0 Thread: Quiet Air Compressor for Shop Blow Out
Post: RE: Quiet Air Compressor for Shop Blow Out

Anything that says maintenance free, is an oil less, direct drive  compressor, and they are all noisy.   Both the units you show are direct drive types.  Belt drive compressors run slower and are quie...
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 20 4,597 05-28-2020, 08:04 AM
  0 Thread: dust extraction after installing zero clearance insert on table saw
Post: RE: dust extraction after installing zero clearanc...

Quote:I got the DC, and I had no dust problem.  I put in the zero clearance insert, and I have a dust problem. If no dust problem, why change?  A ZC insert doesn't make the blade run more true, ...
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 11 3,190 05-28-2020, 06:04 AM
  0 Thread: Need model # for this P.C. sander
Post: RE: Need model # for this P.C. sander

I've had a 4" PC-363 for close to 20 years, and its been a real work horse.   I wanted a smaller belt sander and considered getting a 371 for years, and finally bought one about 3 years ago.   It's be...
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 7 2,202 04-05-2020, 07:32 AM

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