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  1. The cheap(est) route is 2 C-clamps and an "L" shaped fence made from a couple of scraps.
  2. As a follow up to my voucher timing the first one came back in about 5 weeks (during the holidays) the next 2 came back in about 4 weeks (I uploaded them at the same time and they came as 1 check) and I am still waiting on the 4th which was sent 2 weeks ago.
  3. Imagine when he needs sanding discs in the Systainer 3rd from the bottom... BTW pics like in the OP are almost all glamour shots and people store them in a completely different fashion.
  4. That is what I meant by your real budget, what do you feel is reasonable for your use, some people will buy a Kapex to cut one board a year, some will search CL for a $25 saw because they won't pop for even a Harbor Freight miter saw even though they would use it daily. Most non-sliding 12" miter saws will cut crosscut 2x10s @ 90* and 2x8s at 45* so for your 8" 8/4 cuts you will be fine at 90*.
  5. The Kapex was designed as a site saw just like all the rest. To the OP the first questions I think you need to answer is how wide of a cross cut (and in what thickness) do you want the ability to cut and second what is your "real" budget.
  6. Harbor Freight is great for all manner of tools you plan to use once or on rare occasions. They are also good for things that are hard to screw up like say moving blankets or cheap tarps. The key is either knowing what is a gem or not prior to walking in. I have bought quite a few items there over the years and not one has failed to live up to my admittedly lowered standards for items bought at HF. In fact I can't think of anything bought there that actually failed, but again I research the gems and only use their tools for odd jobs vs constant use. I do have 40 or so of their 6" F clamps but only use them for bent lamination glue ups where numbers are more important than actual clamping pressure. Other than that they are the last clamp I would reach for, but they are functional just not what I would consider a pleasure to use.
  7. As noted the hammer action will not transfer through the 90 degree attachment. When I wired our lake house I bought a Milescraft similar to this (which had a side handle that I liked) to avoid buying a $200+ right angle drill. It worked well but by the time I finished roughing in the electrical (1900sq ft all electric house so a lot of drilling with spade bits) it was pretty much shot. So while it didn't last like a real right angle drill (like a Milwaukee) for one serious job or likely a lifetime of DIY work it worked well and as a bargain. I have actually looked at these recently since it will soon be time to wire my new shop, I decided I really prefer the side handle and will probably buy another Milescraft but Milwaukee makes one that "looks" heavier duty for a few more bucks.
  8. Usually I only use 1 grit (100 or 120) but since I have hook and loop drums I can have one grit on each end of the drum if I don't need wider than 24-25". When I had a smaller cantilever sander I almost never changed the grit.
  9. Funny when I looked at the site a few minutes ago the CFlux1.5hp can be run on 120 or 240 but the PFlux 1.5hp is only 120v.
  10. That is going to knock out a lot if not most TK blades as they tend to run from .09 to .1". A lot of TK blades made on metric standards are .091 and ones on imperial standards are 3/32" or ~.094". Sometimes the kerf of a blade is wider than a single tooth, it depends on the geometry.
  11. I didn't look it up but I would guess the FLA of the motor is between 15 and 19 amps on 120v so on a standard 20 amp circuit there is almost no room for much else. DC really needs a dedicated outlet but that is complicated on a portable DC.
  12. Does Grizzly not make thin kerf riving knives?
  13. With todays complex modern blade geometry the days of the old guy sharpening blades from a small shop are basically gone. You want to see machines like in the link below being used. Depending on where you live there may be an excellent saw service near you if not there are plenty of mail order services avaiable such as Cooks, Ridge, Forrest and many more. Cost varies by several factors and I will include a link to give you an idea, it also varies from shop to shop and region to region.
  14. Most any saw sharpener can replace teeth, it is a normal process but the blade will have to be resharpened at the time. I am surprised a single tooth caused any vibration I have run blades with 2-3 teeth in a row missing and never had any noticable vibration, it is possible the plate is slightly bent also. Even if that is the case a good sharpener will take care of that as well.
  15. Keep in mind drum sanders and wide belt sanders produce a lot of dust and almost all of it is the hard to separate fines which is just what causes filter loading issues with the shorter cyclones. If money is an issue you could look at the Oneida V series cyclones.