Just Bob

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  1. I have used them on my table saw for about 2yrs now. They work well, but there are some limitations. If you place them as the instructions call for, just before and after the blade, it is impossible to use a bush block on stock about 2" or less. I space them further apart in that case, or don't use them at all. But overall I really like the way they pull the stock into the fence and prevent kick-back. Just last week I installed them on my router table fence.
  2. Welcome to the forum! I think you would be happy with any of your choices. I would lean towards the Grizzly models over the Rigid simply because the Grizzly fence is cast iron. I have an 8" Grizzly and it has served me well. I prefer the helical head, both my jointer and planer have one, simple to set up, better cut quality, and quieter to run are my reasons for switching.
  3. I use a Super dust deputy and vent outside. I can not see any airborne dust outside, regardless of the tool. The only downside, for your neighbors, is that you are also venting a large amount of noise. I don't have close neighbors, but I was curious and found that I could hear my DC from about a 1/4 mile away.
  4. I tested the startup vs running amps when I changed the impeller. Before: Startup amps, 14.27 Running 10.17 After: Startup 18.7, Running 12.7 I have mine on a 20a circuit, a 15a might trip every now and then.
  5. I don't know about static pressure, but it did double my cfm's (at the tool). I drill holes in my zero clearance inserts which seems to help with saw dust accumulation at the table saw. (above the blade) But table saws are so leaky I still get quite a bit of saw dust in the cabinet. I don't use the dc for small port machines, I just stick with a vacuum.
  6. We need to know a few things. What tools do you have? Do you have the space/shop area to build a fairly large piece? If my memory serves, which is debatable, a 5'x5' square will seat 8 comfortably. There are a number of options, gluing up lumber to size, veneered plywood, etc.. Another would be to purchase a butcher block like this top and then make the pedestal base. At one point Grizzly offered a 5x5, I don't know if the they still do. But two butcher block pieces could be joined fairly easily. Building a stable pedestal base for something that large would be a challenge.
  7. Can I ask why you needed to rotate the cutters? I have had my spiral cutter installed for close to 6yrs now and it still cuts like new. But as @wtnhighlander said the cutter has to be spotless for the cutters to seat correctly.
  8. I used that hardware a couple of times. For longer track lengths you can butt join the tracks in the groove.
  9. My bench is 7'x30" and I wanted a way to cut ply without trying to balance the cutoff. So I made detachable wings for the bench. The wings are made to be sacrificial, but usually use insulation board. Just depends on if I am being lazy that day.
  10. When I am grinding knives I hang a bucket of water underneath that catches most of the dust and sparks. I have never had the space to separate metal and wood, so I try to be very careful. For several years I was running a forge in my shop, that got a little dicey...
  11. How do you adjust the tracking?
  12. I took a class on these and then made several as gifts, a few years ago. I did not sand the interior, or if I did I don't remember sanding. I also don't remember there being an issue with the interior of the box. I gave all of them away so I don't have one to look at. But you could sand prior to glue up if you stay away from the mating surfaces. I attached the pdf from the article, it is a little more detailed than the video. bandsawbox.pdf
  13. Have you considered a panel saw? It would require some organization, but once in place it would not take up that much space, and 2k will buy a nice one or you could build it yourself. Seems to me to be a much simpler solution to the problem.
  14. Just Bob

    Lysol damage

    I looked up Lysol and the active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide in alcohol. Don't know what peroxide will do to shellac, but alcohol is the solvent in shellac and will certainly mess up a shellac based finish.