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  0 Thread: Bandsaw blade advice
Post: RE: Bandsaw blade advice

barryvabeach Wrote: (11-22-2022, 08:17 PM) -- +1 with John.   Though if the current blade is the one that came with the saw,  I would toss it.  The blade that came with my Grizzly was totatlly useles...
kurt18947 Woodworking Power Tools 12 456 11-30-2022, 12:16 PM
  0 Thread: Need to make a basic router table for a PC 690
Post: RE: Need to make a basic router table for a PC 690

zanemoseley Wrote: (11-16-2022, 08:44 PM) -- Well we stock some 2 side HPL laminated 3cm PB panels, being balanced and thick they should make a decent stable top. Guess I need to decide between a lif...
kurt18947 Woodworking Power Tools 11 571 11-21-2022, 09:04 AM
  0 Thread: Router died suddenly
Post: RE: Router died suddenly

jteneyck Wrote: (11-16-2022, 11:32 AM) -- I had an old PC router where one of the wires broke inside the cord.  A continuity check found the problem.  Replaced the cord and all was well again.  On an...
kurt18947 Woodworking Power Tools 12 800 11-17-2022, 10:18 AM
  0 Thread: Supermax 1632
Post: RE: Supermax 1632

+1 on the 'eraser', it lengthens sandpaper life. I had one other thought. Don't bother with real fine sandpaper e.g. 220 grit. 120 - 150 grit is as fine as probably makes sense. At least that's my exp...
kurt18947 Woodworking Power Tools 7 677 11-11-2022, 09:13 AM
  0 Thread: Trouble Tensioning BS Blade
Post: RE: Trouble Tensioning BS Blade

Yes I was referring to a steel spined saw vs. cast iron. I doubt I'd trust a 14" saw to run more than 1/2" blades, preferably thin like .025" so easier to tension adequately and less likely to break d...
kurt18947 Woodworking Power Tools 16 741 11-09-2022, 11:36 AM
  0 Thread: Trouble Tensioning BS Blade
Post: RE: Trouble Tensioning BS Blade

jteneyck Wrote: (11-08-2022, 10:35 AM) -- I've never understood why people use the Trimaster for cutting wood.  You are right that it was developed for cutting metal.  The Woodmaster CT is much che...
kurt18947 Woodworking Power Tools 16 741 11-09-2022, 07:09 AM
  0 Thread: Resurrecting my Dad's old Craftsman table saw
Post: RE: Resurrecting my Dad's old Craftsman table saw

Bill Wilson Wrote: (11-01-2022, 07:07 AM) -- Would it be fair to say that the direction the blade tilts has more to do with which side the fence is on than what hand the user is?  My saw tilts left, ...
kurt18947 Woodworking Power Tools 12 730 11-02-2022, 01:48 PM
  0 Thread: Worth milling red oak?
Post: RE: Worth milling red oak?

Air dry outside then bring it inside to finish. A kiln is nice but for a one off load, air drying has worked for many centuries, it just takes longer. If it were me I'd invest in a moisture meter. I d...
kurt18947 Woodworking 35 1,539 10-22-2022, 08:59 AM
  0 Thread: 6” or 7” ducting?
Post: RE: 6” or 7” ducting?

Cabinet Monkey Wrote: (09-14-2022, 11:26 AM) -- fred - you'd almost certainly be wrong:yes: If you'd look a bit more closely at LT's marketing fluff you'd see they also state the real world , or c...
kurt18947 Woodworking Power Tools 28 1,484 10-22-2022, 08:30 AM
  0 Thread: Cutting Brass
Post: RE: Cutting Brass

Not brass but I needed to cut some 1/4" aluminium plate. A local store had Irwin carbide tipped 7 1/4" blades for $2 each. I bought two, figuring if they got trashed no big loss and mounted them on a ...
kurt18947 Woodworking Power Tools 21 1,196 10-18-2022, 06:50 AM
  0 Thread: PC/DeWalt
Post: RE: PC/DeWalt

KC Wrote: (10-11-2022, 06:42 AM) -- I don't know what 'grade' my old DeWalt ROS was/is, but the new PC is exactly the same, from everyhing I can see.  I expect the Dewalt was 15 years old, maybe more...
kurt18947 Woodworking Power Tools 16 1,279 10-15-2022, 04:28 PM
  0 Thread: PC/DeWalt
Post: RE: PC/DeWalt

lincmercguy Wrote: (10-04-2022, 07:25 PM) -- "killed off all their routers too. they might not have been the fanciest routers out there, but they ran forever. I have a couple that are 20 years old ...
kurt18947 Woodworking Power Tools 16 1,279 10-06-2022, 08:56 AM
  0 Thread: PC/DeWalt
Post: RE: PC/DeWalt

EdL Wrote: (09-26-2022, 08:53 PM) -- Stanley-Bleak & Darker ruined Porter Cable, what were pro grade tools are now homeowner grade. Ed -- I think that was the plan. DeWalt is intended to be "pro gr...
kurt18947 Woodworking Power Tools 16 1,279 10-03-2022, 09:50 AM
  0 Thread: Dual drum sander or single drum such as 25/50?
Post: RE: Dual drum sander or single drum such as 25/50?

dfess1 Wrote: (09-22-2022, 01:29 PM) -- Is dust collection a requirement to run a drum sander? Or is it a nice to have? Like, can I run this in my driveway for now, or will I be packing the drum full...
kurt18947 Woodworking Power Tools 18 812 09-26-2022, 02:21 PM
  0 Thread: Supermax 1632
Post: RE: Supermax 1632

Brent has a good idea. I have the older version and one of the first lessons I learned is that it is not an abrasive planer, take light passes. I imagine your machine has 'smart sand' or something lik...
kurt18947 Woodworking Power Tools 7 677 09-26-2022, 02:15 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 ...

joe1086 Wrote: (09-21-2022, 12:31 PM) -- If I think the cordless will do the job, that's the one I take. For handheld tools I do cordless 90% of the time. Batteries have gotten so much better over th...
kurt18947 Woodworking Power Tools 40 1,969 09-22-2022, 07:10 PM
  0 Thread: LuxCut III Replacement Helical Spiral Cutter Head
Post: RE: LuxCut III Replacement Helical Spiral Cutter H...

Brian in sunny FL Wrote: (09-13-2022, 12:47 PM) -- That is definitely not true. -- I didn't think so but that's what the banner ad in the top left of the page said. I don't see it today, perhaps th...
kurt18947 Woodworking Power Tools 7 683 09-15-2022, 10:46 AM
  0 Thread: Prefinished plywood
Post: RE: Prefinished plywood

ed kerns Wrote: (09-06-2022, 09:27 PM) -- 20/20 hindsight, I think a router may have been the way to go. Somebody smart once said "the larger the work piece the bigger the advantage of bringing the t...
kurt18947 Woodworking 18 1,083 09-12-2022, 05:18 PM
  0 Thread: Problem with Freud 99-764 stub tenon thickness
Post: RE: Problem with Freud 99-764 stub tenon thickness

davco Wrote: (09-10-2022, 06:44 PM) -- You were right! Swapping the blades gave a 7/32" slot.  My calipers measure the slot at 7/32", unfortunately, the plywood is 3/16" oh well, maybe a touch of sil...
kurt18947 Woodworking 8 519 09-12-2022, 05:01 PM
  0 Thread: LuxCut III Replacement Helical Spiral Cutter Head
Post: RE: LuxCut III Replacement Helical Spiral Cutter H...

That company doesn't make a cutterhead for my machine but I did learn something. It appears that Shelix Heads by Byrd Tool is a division of mywoodcutters.com.
kurt18947 Woodworking Power Tools 7 683 09-11-2022, 09:39 AM

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