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  1. Thanks based on the reviews on LJ and fog I'll give it try.
  2. Anyone try it? How does it compare to other brands you've used and specifically does it last significantly longer? Currently use a mix of Festool and Abranet. I need to restock on certain grits and was thinking of giving the cubitron a try.
  3. You may also check out the used market. With the savings you could add a helical head and pay less than a new straight knife. I just finished putting on a Byrd head to a used Delta DJ-20 8" jointer I got a while back. The head cost 3x as much as what I paid for the Jointer itself. And this jointer is replacing a 6" PM jointer I also got used and had put in a byrd head. If you have your mind set on getting new I would give Grizzly a consideration. Cremona has a 12(?) inch Grizzly and I believe he has commented on woodtalk about how much he likes it.
  4. One advantage I’ve found with all my stationary tools when going 220 is the amperage draw. When I had my dewalt “lunchbox” (it was one heavy lunchbox) planer it would frequently trip my breaker especially if I took off too much. Went away completely when I got my 220v floor model shopfox. One side note about DCs (which you may already know) is to be careful how often you start and stop it. The start up requires a much higher current draw and puts more strain on the motor. I don’t think this as big an issue on the smaller 1.5 hp DCs because the impeller is relatively small but the bigger 3hp and especially 5hp DC actually have warnings in the manual on how often you can start it within a given time period (1 hour I think)
  5. For nicer projects I agree. But a majority of times for me edge banding comes In the form of shelving, shop cabinets, etc. For those times I would be great to have a conturo. But the entry price is ridiculous for someone in my situation. I have been eyeing those edge banding machines with table and built in heat gun. Freud makes one. Reviews seem to be mixed however so I’m hesitant.
  6. For me it would be the jointer for sure. Being able to mill my own lumber profoundly changed my woodworking. Ymmv obviously. Being able to use rough lumber and milling it down to my desired thickness was a game changer for me. Not to mention a big savings for and often times the stock was better quality. If you’re using a lot of hand tools I would go with a bench next. If not then a bs would be 2nd for me. Initially I used only power tools and was more than satisfied with my wood whisperer inspired assembly / extension table / workbench.
  7. I would say yes but I think I've gotten every tool that I need. Well there's the Conturo but even at recon price it's still waaaay out of my price range.
  8. Latest festool recon tool. First time using a cordless ros. Hopefully it’s not lacking in power. They make a pretty cool right angle attachment I may get in the future.
  9. Well done! Any plans on putting dc at the fence?
  10. I've bought some these before. Use them for cleaning up glue squeeze out, rough carpentry (especially when there's a decent chance I could hit a nail or screw), etc https://www.acehardware.com/departments/tools/hand-tools/chisels/2107738?irclickid=07lRUqRQxxyLUcf0RHQK3XRkUkEXKazF0R1QWI0&irgwc=1&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=Impact&utm_campaign=10451&utm_keyword=664353
  11. No expert here but I would think a blade with more teeth will result in a better (but slower) cut. With thin stock I find having a zctp (zero clearance throat plate) important If you don’t have one you can run a piece of scrap half way through and then clamp it down.
  12. Really love my local Woodcraft. As noted they are independently owned. The owner of the one near me is super helpful.
  13. Will do Mick. Played around with it a little yesterday afternoon and I really like it so far but I will definitely end up picking the smallest head for narrower (width wise) stock. But even with that head the stock still has to be the same length. Wish they made a head that was shorter in length as well. Cool. Planning on doing the same thing. Do you have it so when the head is flipped up it's about flush with the mft top? Do you know if they have dimensions for that jig? I saw a few people make carts for it and am contemplating on whether I want to do that as well.
  14. I’ve been eyeing the festool vac sys for a few years now but I really couldn’t justify the cost for a new one. The full set cost more than what I paid for my used pm2k. I would check the used market and even set up a couple of alerts on my phone but after a couple of years I never really had high hopes. Well yesterday guess what shows up on CL. Nearly spilled my coffee trying to hit the reply button. Agreed to meet early the next day and frankly I was still not convinced I was going to get it. Been burned more than a few times by Craigslist posters who agree on a price and time to meet then decide later they got more responses than they thought and want to start a bidding war. Thankfully the seller was a straight up honest guy and am happy to have the vac sys set in my shop. Next project will have to be making a little cart with good cord organization. All the hoses are a little unwieldy.
  15. Craigslist is my go to for tools. There are many apps that can give you alerts for specific tools. But I also have good luck with forums classified section. Check out smc and woodnet specifically since they have a really large user base. And fog if you’ve been bitten by the green bug. If you don’t mind doing a little leg work you can get some amazing deals at estate sales. Only problem with them is you won’t know the price until you get there and there could be lots of competition. But I’ve gotten some great deals on large machinery from there. good luck with your search. Edit: If you want to try estate sales check out estatesales.net
  16. Shows how much of a green koolaid drinker I am that I kept on wondering what the festool of1400 has to do with the pantorouter. Lol. congrats on the purchase. I’m looking forward to the review
  17. Well done. Love both my rt and ts Jessem stock guides
  18. Ended up ordering the SKF and saved a few bucks. More importantly will get it much sooner. Thanks
  19. I decided to get new bearings when I install my shelix head. No clue about bearings including brands. The place I got it from suggested Timken or Nachi. I called a few places locally and they have the Timkens for around $40 a piece. ouch. I checked online for similar sizes but different brands and found much cheaper options but I'm guessing inferior brand. Not really sure as I don't know any of the brands names. They also don't have the Timkens in stock would take a week. One guy said he could get a SKF the next day and said they were just as good. Anyone have any insight on this and if it's worth the extra expense to go with higher end but much more expensive brand. Thanks
  20. Didn’t arrive in the mail but I picked up the 2 in Craigslist. I watched a couple videos about the benches and they all say to be careful about the pinch points on the bench. But guess what happened when I was taking them down from my truck. So far I really like them except for that little annoyance.
  21. Another thing I found out is that you have to pair the battery with vac every time you unplug either the vac or battery. Not a big deal since once you do it's paired until you need to recharge the battery. The remote on the other seems to be always paired.
  22. Thanks for the replies guys. You’re I didn’t realize there was a difference between pipe and nut / bolt treads. And rainjer might be right that it is metric treads.
  23. Because the nut does partially go in the bolt. About an inch in however it gets stuck. Plus I actually counted the treads.