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1,762 views, 0 by Jack


Danger of sawdust combustion?

While running the planer today the machine was loaded with static electricity because of the dry air. My dust collector has bag capacity of 5.4 cubic feet and of course it was on and swirling. I normally don’t empty the bag until it is about...

2,527 views, 1 by a1jim


Choozing a sliding compound chop saw

Depending on what kind of woodworking you do you may want a sliding compound chop saw.there are 10" models and 12" models because of their larger cutting capacity I have always used 12" models but if you don’t need the larger cutting capacity 10"...

1,411 views, 0 by MontyJ


Saw dust

Just curious…what do you do with yours? I don’t have DC yet, but it is coming in the spring. I spend a lot of time sweeping up the shop and dumping the stuff in a 55 gallon plastic barrel on the shop porch. I have a very large garden, so a lot of...

1,028 views, 0 by a1jim


Do as I say not as I do AKA Don't do this at home

Hi gang As I was cutting some wood on the table saw today the thought came to me that what I was doing is not something I would recommend to my woodworking students. My father’s words came back to me “do as I say not as I do”. Because I’m a 30...

1,277 views, 0 by Blackie


Lowering your Table Saw Blade

I have a couple questions on lowering your table saw blade. 1. How many of you lower your table saw blade beneath the table once you’re done working with it? 2. What is your reason for lowering the blade? This week I was working on a box,...

966 views, 0 by Brian


What kind of hand saw for this job?

I’m planning a cantilevered pergola for my backyard modeled after the one in the photo. I designed it and bought the materials yesterday. I have a good handle on how to get it assembled (figuring out how to get the rafters up by myself was the...

1,072 views, 0 by Wolf (& Rabbit!)

Wolf (& Rabbit!)


I saw this article today. I’m sure that Sawstop gear is excellent but this Gass guy needs a slapping. Good luck taking on Bosch, mind you, that takes balls. "":

2,224 views, 1 by Wolf (& Rabbit!)

Wolf (& Rabbit!)

hey! I gotta new band saw

Well it’s an old bandsaw…a sixties Coronet Imp built in Derby… so I tested it by making a box…it sucks, I know but it took no time at all and it’s made from a left over bit of pressure treated fence post. I had fun. Never owned a band saw...

1,063 views, 0 by Brian


Nice find today at a yard sale

Wife and I walked around the neighborhood today and found a yard sale. The guy was a woodworker, retired and moving closer to family soon. He sold most everything a long time ago but had a large coffee can full of hinges for $5 so I grabbed it....

1,040 views, 0 by Steve66


Panel saw blade screams

My saw blades by Leuco just scream while running.Leuco techs. told me years ago to spray foam around the blade in the throat.Ha,ha…not doing that. Does anyone have any recommendations for a quieter blade?This saw blade is 12"-14" with 30mm.bore.

1,155 views, 0 by MsDebbieP


TIPS: safety on the table saw

what are your TIPS for (safely) using the table saw

1,302 views, 0 by Glaros Studios

Glaros Studios

Sliding Table saws

I’m thinking of buying a sliding table (panel) saw. Anyone familiar with these? I haven’t used them before. There is a Grizzly saw for sale (grizzly G0623X3) for $3250 Cdn but comes with a roto phase so I can actually use it. New panel saws are...

750 views, 0 by Kelly

Prescription and Safety Glass Holder

Sometimes you just gotta goof off. So it was the other day. I was tired of chasing my various glasses around and just didn’t feel like being productive and tending one of the many projects that needed my attention. Put all the above together...

1,376 views, 0 by MontyJ


Table saw question

I have a Grizzly 1022z. Today I was going to use it to cut 45° miters on a box. Out of curosity, I decided to check the blade to miter slot parallelism. With the blade at 90° it’s within .001. When I tilted the blade and checked it it was out by...

1,206 views, 0 by MontyJ


band saw help

I was about to order a new band saw. I was all set to get the Grizzly G0555 and went online to order it, then noticed the G0513ANV is on sale. It’s actually cheaper than the G0555X right now (because of free shipping). I know the old adage “buy...

1,827 views, 0 by Jeff B

Jeff B

table saw blade flex

Hey, I’ve been noticing that when I’m cutting 45 degree beveled cuts on my table saw for glued miter joints that in the last few inches of the cut my table saw blade seems to be flexing a bit creating a concave surface on the beveled face of the...

886 views, 0 by Brian


Need a new circular saw

I’ve been working nights doing some carpentry and without my (relatively) luxurious and large tablesaw, I’ve come to the conclusion that my inexpensive skil circular saw is just not up to the task for practically anything. I have a nice finish...

1,086 views, 1 by christiebiscuit


band saw riser block question

Good morning all. I bought a used 14" band saw with a riser block last year and am wondering if I can take the riser block back off. It cuts nice and straight through thick or thin hardwood. Cutting curves seems to be the problem. I cannot get a...

1,371 views, 0 by Bill T

New Table saw

Starting to look around at upgrading my table saw ( the one I have is a old Beaver saw Its about 45 years old I remember my dad having it when I was a kid many moons ago) its a belt drive will take a 8" blade no guards of course and top is approx...

1,541 views, 0 by Shin


Porter Cable 5" Random Orbit Sander

Been wanting an electric orbital sander for a while, as I’ve been using my air powered auto body sander for years now. Has done a good job, but the small compressor, in the hangar, runs and runs. Figured I’ve spent as much on electricity as...