Jim DaddyO

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  1. 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.
  2. 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 issue I have is the cheezy switch on the 1617 router (the MR 23 router with the switch on the handle is genius though). There may be a couple I have not mentioned, old guys memory here. I really don't want a variety of chargers hanging on the wall, so I will stick with one brand. I am also hoping that they will expand their line up of tools, but they seem to be slow at bringing more to market. I suppose they concentrate on other trades. Just added that for perspective. I don't know if one top tier brand is any "better" than any other. I suppose they all have their stong and weak points.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. @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.
  7. Congrats, that is a beauty. It shouldn't need replacing for at least 20 years.
  8. Not in Canada. Reattaching a finger would be covered. But the saw would be closer to $50K in Canadian Kopeks.
  9. Not sure, but I wouldn't stick my weiner in it as a test.
  10. 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.
  11. Oh, you can bet Gass (inventor of SS) is working on how it infringes on SS technology. He is a patent lawyer after all.
  12. 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.
  13. Doing a boring job. Drilling holes in concrete board.
  14. Vacuum the shop? Heck, I even vacuum the vacuum. In which case I literally become a vacuum cleaner.
  15. I'm hoping to beat the heck out of it. I did stray from tradition on joining the long stretchers to the legs.
  16. A year and a half ago I milled up an ash log. Today I completed the build.
  17. I think you did a great job and the bench is quite the accomplishment. Congrats and enjoy it for many years.
  18. 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.
  19. Another +1 for the Gramercy. I got mine from Lee Valley also.
  20. Just to clarify a bit. The Benchcrafted tail vise is specified for a 4" thick top. It can be put in a thinner top by shimming, or a thicker top by recessing. Or, not use one at all and make the thickness anything you want.
  21. A typical hold fast like the Grammercy has a minimum top thickness listed at 1 3/4". After around 4" they seem to loose effectiveness and the bottom of the bores need to be counter bored. The top I have built is under 4". I can't remember the exact number. I haven't used it yet as I am still building.
  22. I once moved a whole wooden 10 x 10 shed on to a trailer using nothing but some 3/4" pipe, a car jack, a come along, and some boards. Being stubborn is a good thing some days.
  23. I have a couple with corrugated soles. It's not necessary for anything, it doesn't hurt any thing either. It was just marketing wank of the day claiming they glide better because of less friction. I haven't noticed any difference. It is marginally easier to flatten the soles on them though.
  24. It does not have to be a pressure vessel. If you use an inert gas, like argon, it is heavier than air and will "pour" into a tub. This will displace the air, and thus give you an oxygen free environment to bake your wood at. At least that is my theory. Nice thing is that argon can be had at any welding supply place. CO2 is also heavier than air, but not as heavy as argon, so more prone to be displaced by vibration and such, thus perhaps allowing oxygen (air) to come into contact with the wood.
  25. My glide mitre was just about dead on when I got it. Despite the fact that it looked like UPS brought the box out to the field for a game of "forklift soccer".