Chet

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  1. Upon further review and after some discussion with Eric and the fact that it doesn't cost that much more... I am going with the Incra table and LS Super system.
  2. I have been researching router tables and I think I am going to go with this one with the Porter Cable 7518. http://www.jessemdirect.com/Mast_R_Lift_II_Complete_Router_Table_Package_p/09422.htm But I thought I would post here to see if anyone has personal experience with this table setup. I am also trying to find out if it is possible to put casters on the table or if there is a reasonI I shouldn't even think about puttting casters on. I was also going to contact Jessem direct to get their take on the casters.
  3. Very True Mike. I read a book a number of years back called Cadillac Desert and the basic premiss was in its natural habitat California wasn't meant to be settled, especially the southern portion. We have shoe horned water into the area.
  4. Yea, our Wednesday morning ROMEO's (Really Old Men Eating Out) talk about the fact that its to bad there isn't a system of moving excess snow and water from places that have to much to places that don't have any. Part of the problem here is California is it is getting a bit crowded for our natural resources.
  5. Welcome to the forums Nemo. There is a wealth of information here, just ask and you will get your answers and then some
  6. Just when you think... And then they go a do something like this. Thats why we love 'em.
  7. Maybe some of them will chime in but I think there are some on the forum that are getting good results with the Ridgid saws. I think they are in the $500 area
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    Supermax 19-38

    I am a dope. I don't know what I was thinking, for some reason I had in my mind that they were $200 - $300 extra. I have no idea were that figure came from. But I was looking on their website and I see they are $99... decision made. I have no problem wasting money but I want to waste it on things I need, Not on things I don't need
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    Supermax 19-38

    Yea I not being a Cheapskate, it was more of a money wasted question And with them not folding out of the way when not in use, the larger footprint. But I guess it would be nice to have a place for coffee and beer with out it rusting.
  10. What Shaffer said. Radial Arm saws need to be re-adjusted during their use over time anyway, its just a fact of life. So even if it is dialed in "dead on" when you load it chances are you will have to re-adjust it when you get it to is final resting spot.
  11. I have never thought about doing someting with a live edge.. But after seeing this and with an up coming project I am planning, I just might need to put it into my thinking. Very nice Mel!
  12. I think I am going to purchase the 19-38 in the next month or so. I did have a couple of questions for those of you that already own one. First, do any of you have the table extensions or do you find them un-necessary. Second I noticed that the motor is 20 amp. Every outlet that I have in my garage is 20 amp but no 2 tools are on the same circuit. Will the sander be okay on a 20 amp circuit by itself or is the 20 amp that Supermax states at no load and I am probably going to need more.
  13. Also You can be a true professional but still have the restraints of the client's design and budget criteria.
  14. I can't answer that because I haven't used both. When I bought mine I was upgrading from a 20 + year old Delta contractor saw with 1HP that I had pretty well used up. It had a 32" fence and stamped wings. It served me well. For me the longer fence, the cast iron top, the 3/4 additional hp and the better dust collection capabilities were worth the extra money which I could afford to spend. Having said that The SawStop contractor looks like a great saw for the money. If I didn't have the money at the time I made my purchase, the contractor would have been on the list.
  15. I was like you Jeff, I only have 110 at my disposal. I have the saw that Mike linked but with the 36" fence I am real happy with it. And I treat it the same as I would any other table saw, with the upmost attention. The safety features are there in addition to not instead of you being mindful of the spinning blade
  16. Congrats on the carless garage Bushwacked... Oh and the house
  17. Darn you Shannon, I was thinking about getting the Supermax 19-38 drum sander, but now you have me thinking about these lights.
  18. Thats some nice work. Welcome to the forums
  19. Very impressive ! And all you got was and honorable mention?
  20. Welcome Kenwood, this is the place.
  21. I have used mine in the past for cutting dados and it wasn't my favorite thing to do. That climbing motion Tom mentioned gets multiplied for every additional blade you add. You need your wits about you.
  22. It was the first stationary power tool I purchased in the early 80's and used it for all cutting until I bought my first table saw in the mid 90's. Eric is right, it takes a little work to tune them up and it is easy for them to get out of whack. My Dad had one for as longs I can remember. Between the two of us we had one injury, my dad got the corner of his finger once but pretty minor compared to the stories out there. I think about getting rid of mine for the space but sentiment kicks in and I end up keeping it... unused.
  23. Yea, what Colin said!
  24. Sounds like she might need her own tools. Time to upgrade yours and give her the "hand me downs"
  25. Hopefully Brendon will see your post, he can give you several places to try.