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About oldgrowth

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  1. Hi all, I am selling my Minimax Slider combo in hopes that I will be able to expand and to fund some larger equipment. This is a serious machine and there is next to nothing it can not do in the shop Here is the jist of what it does: 1- Sliding table saw with scoring unit: 12" blade capacity with standard 5/8" arbor, 3/4" dado capability, 5 1/2' cutting capacity, 1 large table and 1 small table both capable of mitering, 30" rip capasity and high low rip fence, and 4 flip stops and more... 2- Shaper: 5Hp shaper complete with 1 1/14" spindle independent fence and hold downs. It works i
  2. I have used the Wood Slicer blades for years now and never had a complaint, really nice blades. Recently I switched to PS Wood Machines Timber Wolf blade and I have to say, I like them better. I use the 4tpi I/2" blade and it cuts like a dream and is pretty smooth too. My saw has a 2 hp Leeson which powers through most of what I throw at it, but you might want to try their 3tpi with a lower powered machine. Hope that helps, Charlie
  3. Thanks guy's, good one Vic ;-0 I have never used a gravity fed gun and now that I have a choice I wondered if there is any advantages? I have seen them a lot in the automotive industry and with some pro finishers any one who has one, what do like about it?
  4. Hi all! I have a nice HVLP set up but I am looking to start spraying water born finishes and I plan on doing so with a new gun. My dilemma is should I buy the the gravity feed cup or the siphon cup? I am not sure of the advantages of the gravity fed one as I have only used the siphon cup versions, any help in this would be great, Thanks!
  5. My first DC came from Penn State and I ran the heck out of it and it never complained once, great company. I recently swapped it out to a JDS cyclone, highly recommended if you ever want to upgrade in the future, another great company. Grizzly seems like the better choice, when it comes to fit and finish, they are pretty nice. Here is a link to the Penn State equivalent http://www.pennstateind.com/store/DC2000BCF.html Cheers, Charlie
  6. Thanks Thomas for a positive side, my experience finally turned for the better a couple of days ago. The actual owner of the company called me to see if he could lend some assistance. I received and installed my new parts yesterday and all is good. I am really hoping that this was just some sort of SNAFU or missed communication on there part. I like there products, but with out support...well, not so great. I think I might give them another shake in the future, but we'll see. Thanks to everyone who commented, Cheers
  7. So...A really crazy funny update to my plight with Laguna's not so hot CS department. I logged into FB this morning and guess who wanted to be friends with me? START RANT: Man, that is rich! What the heck?!! I was just going to ignore it and then I thought, "give them a piece of your mind". So I did...short story longer, I received an e-mail saying that they were pulling the parts off of another machine and sending them next day air and that the problem was with there supplier and not them, kindda lame passing blame and all and this is also the fist I had heard of this and... let me see...
  8. Cool! I have been wanting to buy one for some time, but hopefully they have beefed up there packaging, I would hate to have to go through my current situation again. Thanks
  9. I could not agree more! Laguna seems to have a really nice product, but and a BIG but, there CS is almost nonexistent. As Far as MM goes I have MM CU300 Smart combo and when I needed a few parts they bent over backwards for me. A true model of CS. Before I even bought the machine I got the nickle tour of the facility, a hands on demo of the machine I was looking to purchase and even met most of the CS staff, nice people FYI I found out that if a part is back ordered around Christmas or August, for what ever reason, it might be awhile. Apparently the Italians love their holidays and pretty
  10. I thought about buying that fence, what problems are you having?
  11. @ Mike, I too have been hearing that more and more, very sad. Seems like there internal communication and organizational skills could use a big overhaul. @Pete, thanks for your feedback, I am really getting to my wits end with these guy's. Not too long after I posted one of the parts guy's calls me and says that he doesn't "recall" my request and if I could "refresh" his memory. I couldn't believe what I was hearing, I almost lost it...okay! Count to 10... So I took him to task "refreshing" his memory. He gave me some hooie about a new computer system they installed and going on about
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    After commenting on another topic about Laguna tools and after a little consideration I thought I might ask you all here. I am not one to throw any one, companies included, under the proverbial bus (I'd at least honk the horn first LOL!) but I have not had the best customer experience with them at all. Here, hopefully , the short of it: I bought a bandsaw from them about this time last year, the new 14" 3000 series, nice saw btw. When it arrived I set it up and started using it, pretty easy. One day while adjusting the upper guide height back down from resawing to make a thin cut I was
  13. I have had nothing but good experience's with any of my Grizzly machines over the years. The customer service is pretty darn good as well. I bought a Laguna bandsaw last year and it is pretty nice, but when I tried to order some extra parts for it, now almost a year ago, their customer service fell over the deep end. I am still waiting for those parts and now I can not even get them to call me back. I shutter to think if I had a problem with the machine whether or not I would even be able to get any support. I will think long and hard before purchasing from them again. Good luck
  14. I started out with a low angle block, an old Stanley no.2 and no.4 that I tuned up and they have done fine by me. Shannon seems to be on to something in regards to your current large surfacing equipment. Maybe you should look into a nice low angle block or rabbit block (60 1/2 or 60 1/2R) a nice med. shoulder plane and a no 4 or 4 1/2, bevel up or down could work and maybe adding a nice router plane later on. Of course the most important thing to have of all of these tools is the ability to sharpen and tune them. Cheers
  15. Update, but first a correction...I am seeing the deluxe kit going for $250. I got mine at IWF for $190, guess it was a half decent deal...maybe. Well as it turns out the higher price, I bought my Makita 2 1/4hp kit for the same price with dust coll. and edge guide incl., is the only real downside to the router. It is fairly light weight and has great power in a small package. As far as size goes, it is somewhere between a trim router and 2hp, but closer to the trim router. The bases are very easy to change between and the LED on the motor are a god send, very bright. The bit visibility is pr