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  0 Thread: Recommend a Small Compressor Please.
Post: RE: Recommend a Small Compressor Please.

I suggest picking the California Air Tools compressor that meets your volume needs.  They are hard to beat for the money and produce very little noise.
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 21 6,467 01-04-2019, 05:46 PM
  0 Thread: What do you think about palm sanders?
Post: RE: What do you think about palm sanders?

For years (actually decades) I hated pam sanders, they were slow and transferred far too much vibration.  I then got a Festool DTS and later a RTS and was amazed at how well they worked and how little...
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 19 5,396 01-03-2019, 12:12 PM
  0 Thread: Overhead drum sanders
Post: RE: Overhead drum sanders

DaveBozeman Wrote: (12-29-2018, 11:48 AM) -- there's a way to use hook and loop on the drums? -- As mentioned there are conversions kits but you should also look at Woodmaster sanders. They are the...
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 10 3,445 12-31-2018, 07:50 AM
  0 Thread: All you need to know about CBN wheels
Post: RE: All you need to know about CBN wheels

Even more, info to help the descent into the rabbit hole that is CBN. This is from Reed Gray aka robohippy CBN wheel info (https://www.robohippy.net/featured-article/)
Huxleywood Woodworking Hand Tools 8 4,213 12-31-2018, 12:15 AM
  0 Thread: Spindel Sander
Post: RE: Spindel Sander

AgGEM Wrote: (12-29-2018, 07:10 PM) -- Twas just over at the HD and noticed the SS @ $249-. I could be wrong but I thought it was $199- for the longest time. A $50 jump overnight. Perhaps all this go...
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 22 8,193 12-30-2018, 10:10 AM
  0 Thread: Grizzly 10" Wet Grinder Kit versus Tormek
Post: RE: Grizzly 10" Wet Grinder Kit versus Tormek

The bottom line here is the Grizzly copy is not in the same class as the Tormek, however, you can expect that from a machine that is less than 20% of the price of another.  If your expectations are in...
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 22 12,768 12-25-2018, 11:43 PM
  0 Thread: Woodsmith's edge sander plans!
Post: RE: Woodsmith's edge sander plans!

Wood Wrote: (12-23-2018, 12:25 AM) -- I modified my PM edge sander to tilt the table and to provide a positive lock when tilted.  I believe the Jet and the PM are the same machine only painted differ...
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 25 9,701 12-23-2018, 07:05 PM
  0 Thread: Grizzly 10" Wet Grinder Kit versus Tormek
Post: RE: Grizzly 10" Wet Grinder Kit versus Tormek

If you are willing to spend the money on a Tormek don't even consider the options.  The Tormek precision and build quality is in another league.  The low-end Sheppachs that Grizzly and Wen sell are ri...
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 22 12,768 12-18-2018, 06:03 PM
  0 Thread: Woodsmith's edge sander plans!
Post: RE: Woodsmith's edge sander plans!

®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: (12-17-2018, 11:10 AM) -- Ah.  That makes sense.  Thanks! -- https://www.southern-tool.com/store/cms//208.jpeg Edge sanders that don't oscillate (and even some that do) allow yo...
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 25 9,701 12-17-2018, 04:02 PM
  0 Thread: advice and maybe a small gloat
Post: RE: advice and maybe a small gloat

daddo Wrote: (12-03-2018, 03:32 PM) -- Wonder if Powermatic makes a single phase motor that would fit right on there? -- The Powermatic is made by Comatic which makes feeders for almost all the com...
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 16 5,302 12-03-2018, 05:03 PM
  0 Thread: advice and maybe a small gloat
Post: RE: advice and maybe a small gloat

One thing I forget to address is exactly how small is your shaper?  I tend to think of a small shaper as 3hp but if you have one of the really tiny shapers a 1hp feeder may make it unstable when spun ...
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 16 5,302 12-03-2018, 12:16 PM
  0 Thread: advice and maybe a small gloat
Post: RE: advice and maybe a small gloat

The other benefit to running a feeder via a VFD is variable speed that lets you really dial in knife marks/chip load.
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 16 5,302 12-02-2018, 11:48 PM
  0 Thread: advice and maybe a small gloat
Post: RE: advice and maybe a small gloat

VFD is your answer, how you pay for it is up to you.
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 16 5,302 12-02-2018, 07:04 PM
  0 Thread: Which router bit for flattening slabs?
Post: RE: Which router bit for flattening slabs?

EricU Wrote: (11-29-2018, 10:10 AM) --  but in a hand-held router, I think I would be a bit concerned that brain freeze would get me -- That is where a good sled and the discipline not to take too ...
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 12 6,312 11-29-2018, 05:36 PM
  0 Thread: Which router bit for flattening slabs?
Post: RE: Which router bit for flattening slabs?

fishhh4 Wrote: (11-28-2018, 09:42 AM) -- https://www.woodpeck.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/m/a/main_rc-2250.jpg -- That is an insert cutter spoil board...
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 12 6,312 11-28-2018, 05:27 PM
  0 Thread: Which router bit for flattening slabs?
Post: RE: Which router bit for flattening slabs?

Gregory of Sherwood Forest Wrote: (11-27-2018, 03:41 PM) -- I've been using a 3/4" straight bit for flattening the smaller slabs I've been doing so far, but it's time to move up in size. I'm using a...
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 12 6,312 11-27-2018, 04:18 PM
  0 Thread: Craftsman pushing out Kobalt at Lowes
Post: RE: Craftsman pushing out Kobalt at Lowes

The problem for the Craftsman brand (which has repatriated some production to the US) is whether or not it can support the US made prices now that the perceived quality has suffered so much in the las...
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 29 14,543 11-23-2018, 10:34 AM
  0 Thread: Apologize if you have seen this, but what a saw!
Post: RE: Apologize if you have seen this, but what a sa...

Handplanesandmore Wrote: (11-17-2018, 08:10 PM) --  Anyone who has watched Rough Cut (Fine Woodworking) knows Tommy (the new one) could produce the same quality results even if he were not using the ...
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 10 4,898 11-17-2018, 10:27 PM
  0 Thread: Opinions on Grizzly G1183 Combo Sander
Post: RE: Opinions on Grizzly G1183 Combo Sander

While you are thinking about the Grizzly you might want to keep your eyes open for a good Powermatic 30a.  You will likely see some priced higher than the Grizzly but you might get lucky.
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 13 7,585 11-16-2018, 02:20 AM
  0 Thread: Picked up a Domino 700
Post: RE: Picked up a Domino 700

Cabinet Monkey Wrote: (11-10-2018, 09:47 AM) -- And why did they get their hand slapped ??? BECAUSE OF POSTS JUST LIKE THIS  :rolleyes: Festool is not stupid or meek.  If you blatantly and publ...
Huxleywood Woodworking Power Tools 33 15,039 11-10-2018, 06:44 PM

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