Just Bob

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  1. Just Bob

    Best blade for the TS75

    I have a local saw sharpening service that I really like. After I had taken my Festool blade to him for sharpening a couple of times, he recommended that I try this Oshlun blade, https://www.amazon.com/Oshlun-SBFT-210052-FesPro-Crosscut-Festool/dp/B004IYJKV4/ref=sr_1_10?hvadid=177807438175&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9033402&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=5870734405165668648&hvtargid=aud-647006051489%3Akwd-6920643461&keywords=oshlun+blade&qid=1555186381&s=gateway&sr=8-10 . I have been using it for a couple of years now and cannot see a difference in the cut quality from my Festool blade. It has held up very nicely, and at $36.00 you can't beat the price.
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    Dewalt 735 helical cutter

    I have had mine for about 4yrs, and have never rotated the cutters. I replaced the blades 8 times in the 6yrs prior. (A little under $500.00). I wish I had made the change sooner.
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    Easiest plunge router

    I have the Triton in my router table, the DC is outstanding, but it is very awkward hand held. I have a Bosch plunge/fixed base combo with the handle mounted trigger and it is a nice router, but there is no DC. I think there may be an add on for DC but not sure. But I am really a fan of the FT 1400 and FT1010. They are simply the best handheld routers I have ever used. They both have outstanding DC, are easy to control and the plunge mechanism is very smooth. If I were to have only one hand held it would be the 1400.
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    Harbor Freight DC with mods vs Grizzly G0548ZP

    I have owned the HF DC for over 10yrs, and over that span I have tried every mod I know of. As it sits now it is on a SSD cyclone with the Rikon impellor, and ducted outside. I run 5" duct to my machines and it works. With hindsight being 20/20, I would have put my money into a 3hp+ system, and let it be a buy once cry once purchase. I would much rather put my time and money into woodworking than modifying my machines to be slightly better. DC is important and if you can financially swing it, buy a DC that you can grow into, not the other way around.
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    Tormek shipping question

    The shaft is 12mm at the grinding wheel.
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    domino joiner

    Check youtube for Half Inch Shy he has some great videos on using the domino. He used to be a member here but I haven't seen any posts from him in quite awhile.
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    My crappy little shop

    I really like how you set up your shop, it makes sense. I separated the motor from the impellor housing it made hanging it from wall much easier. Then I just put it back together.
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    good miter gauges that aren't Incra?

    Another vote for the Osbourne EB3. I replaced my Incra and never regretted the decision.
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    New project with crazy angles

    Here is a previous discussion.
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    Miter Bench for the New Shop

    Man I really wish you would stop this...makes me feel inadequate! Another great video, and I really need to redo my festool organization.
  11. Just Bob

    Marking Knife Suggestions

    I made my own, using @derekcoheninstructions: https://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/A Knife for Marking Dovetails.html easy and fun to make.
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    jet drum sander---- sandpaper

    I have seen repairs done to sanding belts where the joint has failed but not repairing the belt itself. Personally I would cut it up and save it for hand sanding. I buy rolls of paper, and cut my own primarily because I changed my drum sander to a hook and loop system which means I can not use precut belts.
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    Controlling epoxy while it cures

    Very Cool. What engine? Looking at the exhaust its not original! You can try a product made by Abatron https://www.abatron.com/product-category/wood-restoration-maintenance/ Their Wood Epox and Liquid Wood mix very well, to any consistency you want. It is a great product for restoring and repairing old wood. I like the orange wheels!
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    Jessem Mast-R-Lift 2?

    I have had the Triton in my table for about 4yrs, I started with the smaller router and after 6 months "donated" that one to my son and picked up the 001 for my table. It has been a joy to use. The DC is outstanding, I have never bogged it down, and the above table bit changes are great on my poor knees. There are complaints about the router not maintaining its set bit height, but I am convinced those users don't lock the router in place before they use it. Some people also complain about having to lock the power switch before raising the bit, to me this is just makes the router safe, and eliminates the possibility of an accidental start when changing the bit. I have a cast iron table from Grizzly, and putting a lift in was not an option, (I took it to a machinist to see if they could cut in space for a plate, the answer was no.) I get a little envious of the fancy lifts out there, but then I look at the money saved and feel better. Here is how I have mine mounted. Lower DC
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    Un Safest Tool In a Woodworking Shop

    Hard lesson to learn. One Christmas Eve many years ago, I came home from a long days work and had to finish a jewelry box for my 12yr old daughter. I was cutting a piece of spalted maple on my underpowered Ryobi table saw. I pushed to hard, wood slipped, ripped cut my left thumb. Spent all of the 24th and most of the 25th in the ER (it is always a busy time of year for those folks). Daughter didn't get her jewelry box, I missed Christmas dinner, wife was extremely pissed. This could have easily cost me my real job, need two good hands for police work, but I did heal up. Left the blood on the ceiling as a reminder of "stupid is as stupid does" To answer Coop's question, table saw.