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    • That is really cool. I think you nailed it.
    • To answer this again. Yes. It does require a lot of cranking if you have a long bit. The offset wrenches that rockler sells look pretty nice they are defiantly durable and hefty looking. My router bits don't slide by themselves in the collet. Just the normal collet grip is enough to hold the bit where I want it while I tighten. I change bits in the vertical orientation now. You could probably do that with the lift that I bought if you wanted to.  It could be a good idea for the long flush triming router bits to save from 30 seconds of cranking. That 30 seconds feels like a lifetime though.
    • Fireninja You cut the inlet hole to 6”.  Did you use the 5” SDD or the 6” SDD XL? What about the outlet hole from your DC to the cyclone? Did you modify that to 6”? I would like to use the 6” SDD XL... Thanks
    • One of my other hobbies is collecting Coleman lanterns and stoves. Since I started collect I have wanted a Coleman parts rack. Since I have not found one in the last 12 years, I decided to make one. First step was to borrow a picture from the web an draw it up in Sketchup.  Then it was time to make same saw dust. The shelf is clear pine. The backer is maple plywood.       For the finish I used Orange General Finished Water Based Die Stain. I ended up doing 2 coats of stain to get a nice even rich orange. The I did a coat of shellac sanding sealer fo;;ed by 2 coats of satin polyurethane.      While the finished were drying, i made decals for my jars put them on.     Here is the finished product.     
    • My understanding is the interior cutter plates on the Forrest set have much less disc (plate) area allowing the SS to do its breaking function better. My personal thought was what is the chance that a body part would ever touch a blade on a dado cut but then I decided I bought the saw partially for the safety feature so I swapped mine out none the less.
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