Jim DaddyO

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  1. Stumpy Nubs (James Hamilton) loves their band saws.
  2. I guess @HarveyM more or less answered the question. If his numbers are quoted from the manufacturer and it looks like it should. Most hobby weight machinery has no more point load than the 4 little feet under a large refrigerator. If in doubt you could put some wider pads under the machinery to spread the load a bit. It doesn't look like there are any large spans under the dri-core anyway. It would also be a good platform for future finished floor on top of it too. Spread the expense over time if you choose to go that route. Personally, I'd just paint it. I have painted plywood floor
  3. You can get a product called Dri core that is meant for basements. It has a plastic on the bottom and particle board on top. The plastic keeps the wood from direct contact with the floor and has channels that let moisture move to drains, etc. It is T&G I think so it locks together. A couple of coats of varithane or paint and done.
  4. I was remiss in mentioning that both routers I have do have both fixed and plunge bases.
  5. I have both. I prefer the MR23. Nicer handles, nicer trigger (the 1617 switch is really cheezy and clogs with dust), and has an LED light for the work. The slight power difference is not a factor at all. The minimal increase with the MR 23 is not really noticable.
  6. At just over 1500 subscribers and 250 videos my channel is monetized. I get about 10,000 views per month. I get about $40 a month for that.
  7. I am not much of a router guy, but I have a couple of them. If you are looking at the Bosch the MR23 is nicer than the 1617 set. I have both and I found that the unsheilded switch on the 1617 filled with sawdust and had to be taken apart and cleaned out in a short time. The switch on the MR23 is in the handle, which is nicer, plus it has the LED light on the workpiece. Other than the mentioned switch problem the 1617 is a pretty fine machine though.
  8. I am invested in the Bosch line up of 18V tools. 2 drills, a socket ready driver, jig saw, light, radio. They do not have a router in the battery line up, nor an 18 ga nail gun which I would like to see. I haven't got any of the new Core batteries yet, but from what I see it is one heck of a good upgrade and can be used in the older system (except the older circular saw, which there is a new housing available, the new one already has it). I have a lot of their corded models too. 2 routers, Glide Mitre saw, OMT plus an 18 ga nail gun to hook to the compressor. Pretty good tools, the only
  9. Does Mil and DeWalt have a router in their line ups? I believe that was one of the tools the OP was looking for. I think DeWalt has a small router, but I am not sure.
  10. As said, all are probably a good choice. Makita has the largest range of tools going, including lawn and garden, that run off the same platform. If I am not mistaken they are coming out with a new generation of batteries too, so a wait and see attitude won't hurt for a little while on that front. DeWalt are readily avalible as noted too. I can't comment on the Mil brand due to lack of knowledge.
  11. Thanks, I could not think of the proper term for the inefficiencies, still can't lol, and never thought of using the term inefficeincy also (aging gracefully is a myth). That's why I mentioned that 2 hp is prbabably pushing the limit. I think the European standard for motors is just to list wattage. I will leave that open to be corrected also.
  12. @RichardAis correct. It's all marketing wank by the manufacturer, like my 6hp Rigid vac. They are measuring the split second inrush current and probably not using rms readings. Probably using peak to peak readings. 1 hp = 745 Watts. Watts = Volts x Amps. Full stop. 120V x 15A is 1800 Watts. Divide that by 745 and you get 2.46 hp, which is not acheivable because there are safety margins involved. If you are getting 2 hp from a 15A cct, you are right about the maximun capacity of the cct.
  13. Congrats, that is a beauty. It shouldn't need replacing for at least 20 years.
  14. Not in Canada. Reattaching a finger would be covered. But the saw would be closer to $50K in Canadian Kopeks.
  15. Not sure, but I wouldn't stick my weiner in it as a test.
  16. Sawstops patents start to expire in August 2021. There is a possibility of them being extended to 2024. There are about 100 of them. They are written in the vaguest lawyer gobbily gook so as to cover the most area. Still, it's only a matter of time. I notice that Felder uses the term "reacts at light speed". SS patents include a reaction time for the mechanism, so that is probably the reason. They have tried to wrap up "flesh sensing technology" within their patents too. So Felder may be challenged on that point.
  17. Oh, you can bet Gass (inventor of SS) is working on how it infringes on SS technology. He is a patent lawyer after all.
  18. I have been subscribed to him for quite a while. My taste in style is not in the realm of what he builds, but his builds are executed so well that it is a joy to watch. The man is an artist.
  19. Doing a boring job. Drilling holes in concrete board.
  20. Vacuum the shop? Heck, I even vacuum the vacuum. In which case I literally become a vacuum cleaner.
  21. I'm hoping to beat the heck out of it. I did stray from tradition on joining the long stretchers to the legs.
  22. A year and a half ago I milled up an ash log. Today I completed the build.
  23. I think you did a great job and the bench is quite the accomplishment. Congrats and enjoy it for many years.
  24. I painted the OSB on my shop walls. I love how it brightens it up. I used a thick nap roller and bought a cheap 5 gallon bucket of white paint at WalMart. Shows the dust more but easier to clean too.
  25. Another +1 for the Gramercy. I got mine from Lee Valley also.