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  0 Thread: Pancake Air Compressor?
Post: RE: Pancake Air Compressor?

Tiny compressors are usually pretty noisy so you might want to get some ear plugs.     If you can swing it, get a 10+ SCFM upright compressor, you can do so much more with a bigger compressor, and the...
Mike in kc Woodworking 15 1,215 10-22-2022, 10:36 PM
  0 Thread: PC/DeWalt
Post: RE: PC/DeWalt

I have A LOT of PC tools, all bought before 2005 or so, and they all seem to have passed the test of time, reliability and durability.    I have Bosch, Hitachi, Milwaukee and other brands as well but ...
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 16 1,276 10-16-2022, 08:27 PM
  0 Thread: Still using your corded tools if you have the same cordless one?
Post: RE: Still using your corded tools if you have the ...

For the most part I consider battery tools "toy tools", the ones with the tail will work as hard and as long as you want with no compromises.   Same for weed eaters, chain saws, hedge trimmers,and law...
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 40 1,967 09-27-2022, 12:37 AM
  0 Thread: 6” or 7” ducting?
Post: RE: 6” or 7” ducting?

Industry sources suggest Sawdust, small wood blocks, and sand blast dust, should have a velocity of on the order of 4500 FPM, or 50MPH to remain suspended in the air flow.   An 8" duct moving 2700 CFM...
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 28 1,478 09-27-2022, 12:15 AM
  0 Thread: Reasonably priced router lift?
Post: RE: Reasonably priced router lift?

I bought the original, a Woodpecker PRL many years ago and its worked very well.   If I needed to buy another lift today, it would be a woodpecker.
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 16 1,416 05-22-2022, 12:51 AM
  0 Thread: Goodbye, Norm!
Post: RE: Goodbye, Norm!

I, and I'm sure thousands of others, was motivated by Norm's projects, his well organized processes and easy going style.   I recorded nearly two hundred episodes, and still watch an episode occasiona...
Mike in kc Woodworking 31 4,064 05-21-2022, 10:39 PM
  0 Thread: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?
Post: RE: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?

I built an extension table and have 54" cut capability.   I also installed a down draft air cleaner/sanding table into the extension as well, the router is on the other side of the TS table.
Mike in kc Woodworking 65 10,906 12-10-2021, 05:50 PM
  0 Thread: Shop lights
Post: RE: Shop lights

I replaced all the lamps in both the wood shop and the basement electronics/ham radio shop, 64 bulbs in all.    What a difference it made.   Both shops are at least half again as bright as before.    ...
Mike in kc Woodworking 12 1,346 12-10-2021, 05:37 PM
  0 Thread: Bandsaw Rebuild or Trash
Post: RE: Bandsaw Rebuild or Trash

That looks very much like the HF saw. I would recommend you go on line and down load HF's manual for their 14" saw.  If the break down parts drawings look similar, go to an HF store and spend some t...
Mike in kc Woodworking 23 3,907 10-24-2021, 08:40 AM
  Shocked Thread: My take on clamp storage
Post: RE: My take on clamp storage

I built a rack for all the bar clamps, and the pipe clamps and extender pieces of pipe are just stacked/standing in the corner next to the dust collector. https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-WPDqkDj/...
Mike in kc Woodworking 26 3,481 10-24-2021, 07:13 AM
  0 Thread: Lid-less parts container. A source?
Post: RE: Lid-less parts container. A source?

I have a number of money pits (AKA hobbies), and for small electronic parts I did this to a couple 3' wide shallow drawers.   Easy to do, not unlike making half lap joints. https://photos.smugmug.c...
Mike in kc Woodworking 14 2,182 09-19-2021, 07:24 AM
  0 Thread: Just another shop cabinet? Maybe.
Post: RE: Just another shop cabinet? Maybe.

Nice looking cabinet, for sure, but if you really intend to use it for hardware, I hope your castors have cast Iron wheels, for a couple reasons.   With hardware and other misc metal "junque" you'll q...
Mike in kc Woodworking 10 2,266 09-19-2021, 07:13 AM
  0 Thread: Chop Saw inquiry
Post: RE: Chop Saw inquiry

I bought this 12" Hitachi slider 3 years ago, and its given me excellent, repeatable results. https://photos.smugmug.com/WOOD/MITER-SAWS/i-GqnmTsV/0/e9b084f5/L/P1010006-L.jpg
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 14 2,225 08-05-2021, 07:26 AM
  0 Thread: Miter saw dust hood
Post: RE: Miter saw dust hood

I put a hood over both saws on my X-Cut bench, with a hose to the dust collector at bottom center on the rear.   There's some residual dust but it works pretty well over all. https://photos.smugmug...
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 5 1,331 08-05-2021, 07:13 AM
  0 Thread: What're some options for holding a small drill bit securely
Post: RE: What're some options for holding a small drill...

Use your lathe and put a chuck in the tail stock.   Easy.
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 9 1,641 08-05-2021, 06:59 AM
  0 Thread: 1975 Delta 28-3CO
Post: RE: 1975 Delta 28-3CO

I put a 3 horse and riser block on my saw about 8 years ago so I could re-saw wide panels, and its never shown any sign of adverse wear and tear.
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 10 2,068 08-05-2021, 06:56 AM
  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 been w...
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 6 1,640 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 fi...
Mike in kc Woodworking Power Tools 9 1,912 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 glis...
Mike in kc Woodworking 12 2,274 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. https://photos.smugmug.com/WOOD/AIR-CLEANER/i-6qPcCVb/0/f825698b/M/air15-M.jpg (ht...
Mike in kc Woodworking 65 10,906 07-26-2021, 06:34 AM

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