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    I saw this somewhere else on the interwebs and don't know how accurate it is. They said that the automakers used to order their chips on an older generation of chip fabrication processing. Electronic device manufacturers tend to want to use the latest generation. So the automakers were the main customer on the older generation machines. Expecting a drop in demand for cars, the automakers cancelled their orders for chips. Now apparently these chip fabrication machines have to keep running close to full usage. If they shut down and cool down completely it damages them. Having lost their main customers for those products, the chip manufacturers scrapped those machines. So now when the car manufacturers came back to order their chips the chip manufacturers told them to pound sand, redesign their chips for the newer machines and get in line behind everybody else. Meanwhile demand for the chips using the new process was already outstripping production capacity even before the car manufacturers got in line. Now presumably the chip manufacturers scrapped those machines in order to replace them with current ones, but until those new machines got online all of the capacity that the car manufactures were using simply ceased to exist. TL;DR: The car manufacturers shot themselves in the foot because they are cheap and didn't understand their relationship with their suppliers.
  2. I have the little M12 screwdriver, your second link. Have barely touched my M18 impact since getting it. I also like the M12 drill/driver . The screwdriver is too slow to drill with. I thought it would be okay for occasional use but 3 seconds with it will tell you no, it's just not made for that. The only slight annoyance with the two M12 stuff I have is they make an annoying high pitch tone in use. You don't really hear it over the drilling/driving but the tone starts before the tool does so every time you press the trigger it's beep drill... beep drill... beep drill.
  3. Dave at Engel's Coach Shop says you can bend kiln dried just fine and that's generally the only kind of wood he's able to get so that's what he uses and he's a pro at this.
  4. It sounds like you want a trim router with a plunge base. Makita makes a 1-1/4 hp router that you can get with a plunge base. You'll need a collet adapter to go from the 1/4" collet to the 1/8" of a Dremel. Wouldn't really recommend dropping it on the floor though. If you can get by without a plunge base, I might go for a cordless router of whatever brand from your other cordless tools. I have a Foredom and not really a fan of it. A Dremel is easier to maneuver for light work and it's too easy to break the flex shaft for heavier work. Though I have dropped the handpiece on the concrete many times and there just isn't anything in there to break. That's just not the weak link.
  5. The reason you would want a 1" belt instead of a 6" is to fit somewhere the 6" won't. But the 6x48 sander is going to have a 6" wide platen behind it so that's not going to help you. A 1" sander usually doesn't have all that structure behind it so you can do some slack belt kind of work without a platen. Putting a 1" belt on a 6" sander isn't going to make it a 1" sander.
  6. I did a test where I glued up 3" of solid maple, cherry, baltic birch, and MDF and measured it with calipers in summer and winter. The MDF changed the most, followed by the baltic birch.
  7. Plywood does expand and contract in thickness just as much as solid wood.
  8. If you have an edge guide for the router, I use something along the lines of this
  9. Also keep in mind that a wide slab has to come from a much older tree. Even buying regular lumber you can start paying a premium when the boards get over even 8" wide. All board feet of lumber are not equal.
  10. I'm not sure what you mean by offset gap, but you would be essentially scribing the extension to match whatever is there when it's expanded. As long as you only make the adjustment to the extension then you aren't going to alter anything about how it meets up without the extension. I would say run the track saw through the gap with it closed first and then see what that does to how the extension fits. Maybe you won't even have to do anything to it.
  11. To fudge it to make it work, first get the two edges of the table to meet perfectly without the extension. I would probably cut through the seam with my track saw. Then adjust only the extension to meet with the table.
  12. Router bearings are removable. If you're going to try it, at least get the right size bearing.
  13. Yes you can just reduce from the 8" to 6". You don't harm a dust collector by restricting the airflow. It's counter-intuitive but the more restricted it is the less power it draws. In fact if you just completely close off the inlet that is when it will draw the least power as it's not doing much work.
  14. In the 5" range, I'll take my Bosch over the Festool and especially around Black Friday you can just about buy the whole Bosch for the cost of a replacement pad for the Festool.
  15. has some glues especially for veneer work. I got some Ultra-CAT for some bent lamination work so I have also been using that for veneering as I have it, but it's a powder you have to mix every time. I would try some of their Better Bond glues as an alternative to the TB cold press, but haven't tried it myself yet.