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    Furniture, picture frames, and generally spending time in the garage with tools.

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  1. I have the Ridgid 4512, the predecessor to the 4520. When it was a couple hundred cheaper it was worth it, but I can't really recommend buying it since it's gotten so expensive in the US. I'd agree with @RichardA on the grizzly. Not that the Ridgid isn't a decent saw, but it isn't the same value for money.
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    Drill bits

    I'm a big fan of the Lee Valley brad point bits (the nicer ones, not the utility ones, although those work too). They're much better than cheap bits that I had previously. I've got the set of 7 from 1/8" to 1/2", along with the full set of sizes below 1/4". It takes me about 1/3 the amount of time to use the 3/8" bit with my dowel jig compared to the cheap brad point bit it came with.
  3. Very cool, Mick. This is one of those tools I'd love to have. It holds more appeal for me than something like the domino, just because it seems so versatile.
  4. I have a 10 gallon California Air tools one I'm quite happy with. It's far quieter than my previous oil filled 5 gallon no name one was. It's not going to have the same air flow as a bigger unit, but I'm pretty sure they also make bigger sizes these days.
  5. It certainly can. There are optional machine screws that you can install in the corners to go into the levellers. I put them in because I found it helped completely avoid having any sort of lip at the edge of the plate. I hadn't thought about just taking advantage of it not being perfect underneath - I was going to try to find something that could go against the laminate. But then I was also going to end up adding a vent. I might just mock it up with a cardboard box. I think I had an Amazon order coming today...
  6. Ok, here's my current setup in the wing of my table saw. It's a PC690 router with a Kreg plate in a shop made table. You can see my fence here. It actually does pretty well if the dust is at the edge. The table surface is 1" of glued up BB ply with laminate. Finally, here's the space underneath to work with for putting something over the router. My thought was to find something that went right over the router and plate, mounting to the table around it. Because there's no lift, I need to be able to remove the router to change bits, and height adjustment is a bit crude.
  7. It does, there's a port that fits my shop vac. I really need to just post a picture of my current setup. My problem is when I'm using a bearing guided bit on the inside of a glued up frame, as well as routing grooves and dados.
  8. Sorry if I wasn't clear above. The plan is to run the dust collector with the bucket, and maybe add an adjustable vent for cross air flow. If I do it, I'm going to put a 4 inch port on it. I probably won't bother with the bucket at all for cuts where I can collect everything at the fence, like outside edge treatments. I like the magnet idea to make it really easy to take on and off. I know me, and I'll get lazy and not use it if it takes more than a few seconds to put on. Knobs and threaded inserts or something would also work.
  9. Hey guys, I've been very slowly finishing up some picture frames for my house. One of the steps that was truly awful was routing out the rabbets for the glass. I'll post pictures when they're done, but I used half lap construction so I couldn't collect dust with the fence. My router table is in my table saw wing, so there's currently nowhere to connect my dust collector, and my shop vac only connects to the fence port. I've thought before about putting a dust collection box underneath, but I don't think the commercial offerings quite work for me. I want something light and easily removable, given that my router is just in the fixed base and I frequently take it out. I'm thinking of just fastening a clear plastic container to the underside with magnets, with a fitting for the dust collector. Has anyone tried something like this? It seems like a cheap experiment if I can find a likely bucket.
  10. Yes, I just saw this too. The banner ads are fine, but having pop up ads is a lot more annoying.
  11. Yes, this. I had a couple of spots on the tool cabinet where I misjudged the screw length and had this happen. Using a smooth metal or plastic object (I used a rounded ball peen hammer head) you can burnish the veneer surface to get it smooth again. Obviously you need to be careful, but I got an invisible repair in the three places I had to do this.
  12. Yes, what the other guys said. The jet looks nice, but you'll probably want to buy or make a table to go on top either way. I just have a little 9" drill press in my shop, and it usually is sufficient. There have only been a few times I've wished for bigger (Roubo comes to mind) but I think the 14" grizzly would have covered that. I'd only upgrade it if you repeatedly run into limitations (and you actually use it).
  13. I think that answers your question then. You might as well try it with the 90, and use whatever routing gives you the least bends in the pipe. At least with a shop vac, it's got higher suction (with lower airflow) so it can cope with a few more bends.
  14. I don't think it would be a waste. Oneida is a solid company, and this looks like an innovative unit. If anything, I would expect that it would collect a lot more dust from a 4" port than most standard dust collectors would. I personally really like the look of it.
  15. I like the Dimar woodpecker blades, if you're looking for thin kerf. They're just thick enough that they still work with a standard riving knife, give a decent cut, and they're pretty reasonable. I standardized on them for my rip, combo, and cross cut blade since then my fence measurement and my cross cut sled work with them.