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  1. I have a laguna LT HD 4.5hp motor. Planning on ordering a Resaw king to replace the current blade. Currently I have a 1" blade. It says max width for blade is 1-1/4" however. Is there any reason I shouldn't go with the 1-1/4" since greater width traditionally implies better resaw results. Reason I ask is I notice (at least it seems to me) that many people go with the 1" width with their larger BS. Will I have problems tensioning it? The saw will only be for resawing btw. I have a 14" for curves.
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    Impact Driver

    If it was just for building / installing cabinets my preference would be an 12v installation drill. Basically a 12v drill with several heads which include a 90 degree and close close quarter heads. Great for getting into tight spaces. I have the Festool cxs and loved it but recently got the Milwaukee and like that one even more. I will echo the comments on going with a regular drill if this is your first one. An 18V and if possible one with a hammer function is a better all around solution. The larger voltage will help if you ever need to drive larger screws / lag bolts and hammer function if you need to go through masonry. Also one of the biggest downside of the impact driver is they're loud and (to me at least) get annoying real quick. However I have a different opinion on buying the same brand. If you're paying MSRP or close it, regardless of brand, then sure going with the one brand makes sense as it will allow you to save money on batteries. These days however manufacturers are bundling not just batteries but whole starter kits (ie charger + battery) and/or a free tool with them. So often for the same or similar price you can get the tool, charger, multiple batteries (sometimes larger aH) and free tool. I know that was the case for me a couple of months ago when I was looking to upgrade my impact driver. I was heavily invested in Dewalt but the deals Milwaukee was having made it a no brainer for me. So for me unless the prices were fairly comparable I would go with the better deal. This is assuming the brands are also comparable. ie A Harbor freight model will always be cheaper than a Milwaukee, Dewalt, Makita, etc. The only real downside I found is you will end up with multiple chargers and batteries that take up more space. Again this is contingent on you being able to access these deals. I'm not sure if they can be applied internationally. But if you're set on getting an impact driver I would highly recommend the surge model from Milwaukee. It's a hydraulic impact driver which results in a MUCH quieter action. The peak torque isn't as high as a traditional impact driver but it is more consistent meaning it will often drive screws faster. They come in both 12 and 18v but find the 12 to be more than capable in most situations I need it for. Other companies also make them. Makita and Ridgid I believe. They're also referred to as pulse drivers. Good luck with your choice.
  3. Didn't know they sold the attachment separately. Makes sense though. Unfortunately for me I switched over to a Mirka Deros a while back. I bought the pro 5 just because the deal was too good to pass up but quickly sold it after realizing how weak and slow it was. I think the benefit of the battery powered sander is in it's use with a bag. Don't have one but when I tried out the demo the dust collection was still pretty good. Also I think a sander would be better than a plane when working on end grain or live edge surfaces.
  4. This is a interesting new tool by Festool. Released in October in US. Basically a ROS with base that holds it 90 degrees to the surface. But can be adjusted to other angles. As a hobbyist I don't think I could justify the $564 price tag but could see how a pro might benefit from it.
  5. Being sold by woodpecker. $100 for a pair of 31" and 24". Never used the brand so no personal experience with them but seems like a decent price. https://www.woodpeck.com/bora-portamate-parallel-clamp-4-piece-set.html
  6. JohnG probably has the more accurate answer. But also because 1. Certain tools only come in certain voltages. The installation drill (aka Milwaukee CXS as some on FOG call it) only come in 12v and the router only in 18v. Also I think 18v installation drill would be too bulky / heavy and a 12V router might only be good for edge work (not that this would be necessarily a bad idea. Bosch makes a nice one) and I wanted a little more versatility. 2. A smaller tool is often more convenient for smaller tasks. I have 20V dewalt sawzall but I find it too bulky for things like cutting pipes for plumbing, pruning branches, etc. I borrowed a bosch 12v from a neighbor a while back and really enjoyed using it. In retrospect I think this Fuel version might still be a little too big. Only reason I got it is Milwaukee has been having some insanely good promos lately and couldn't resist. One big upside of Milwaukee is that most (all ?) of their 18V chargers will charge both 18 and 12 volt batteries. I actually ended up selling the 12v charger that came with the drill which made that deal all the better.
  7. The router came in the mail but the drill and hackzall I picked up at HD. I thought I was done with the cool aid after I bought the last festool on my wish list. Turns I just changed flavors from lime to cherry. lol
  8. In my area Home Depot truck rentals are 75 mins. Is it different where you live? Before I bought my truck I was fortunate enough to have a good neighbor who let me borrow his truck when I needed.
  9. Thanks for the links. I don’t have any plans on doing marquetry any time soon but for $5 it’s definitely worth watching.
  10. Well done. I have the kreg jig which works well for me since I’m a hobbies and I don’t do too much beaded ff. But If I was a pro I I could see the huge time savings.
  11. I suggest adding a pulley system to replicate cable machine. Working out at home last few months it’s definitely the machine I miss from the gym.
  12. Festool HKC 55 eb battery operated track saw. Great saw for cutting timber as well as plywood. In combination with fsk rails makes quick and repeatable cuts. Includes saw, blade, systainer and charger. Asking $300. I can include one battery for $330 Local Pick up in Los Angeles area
  13. Anyone in socal area there Toolswapmeet this saturday. No affiliation Here is a list of their schedule https://www.andersonplywood.com/old-tool-swap-meet/ August 17th. is the next Anderson Plywood Old Tool Swap Meet from 6:00 AM until Noon. The address is 4020 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230. We start setting up at 4:30AM. If you are new, wait until LAURA or JOHN get there because some areas are restricted. Please DO NOT BRING trailers or oversized moving trucks. Most of the spaces can handle normal size pick-up trucks or vans. There are several new spots that require unloading your tools and then parking your vehicle in the Elks parking lot. If you only have a few tools, you can put them in Laura's. There will be Old Tools, Antique Tools, Good Quality User Tools plus Many Miscellaneous Items including some small general antiques and collectibles. Please bring at least 75% old tools or tool related items.
  14. https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/tls/d/old-tool-swap-meet/6745942990.html November 17th. is the next Anderson Plywood Old Tool Swap Meet from 6:00 AM until Noon. The address is 4020 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230. We start setting up at 4:30AM. If you are new, wait until LAURA or JOHN get there because some areas are restricted. Please DO NOT BRING trailers or oversized moving trucks. Most of the spaces can handle normal size pick-up trucks or vans. There are several spots that require unloading your tools and then parking your vehicle in the Elks parking lot. If you only have a few tools, you can put them in Laura's space. There will be Old Tools, Antique Tools, Good Quality User Tools plus Many Miscellaneous Items including some small general antiques and collectibles. Please you have at least 50% to 75% old tools or tool related items.
  15. Does it have sandsmart feature. It’s not a deal breaker if it doesn’t but you could use it as a way to explain why you’re asking for a lower price. If you don’t know what it is look for an led near the switch When i upgraged to 22-44 I sold my 16-32 for around what they’re asking.
  16. I got mine (like most things for me) on craigslist and love it. One thing to keep in mind is to check if it will fit through the opening of your shop. If you have low openings like me it could be a problem. I actually have to cut mine down to make it fit.
  17. This would have been the exact response I would have gotten from my dad. Love the profile on the pictured table. Looking forward to the build.
  18. Install a CL app on your phone and have it send you alerts when a lathe pops up. I'm in the same area and haven't been actively looking for a lathe but I have seen a couple of good deals in the last few months. Granted many of them are mini lathes though. If you're not in a hurry I'd say keep on looking. 75% of my shop is from CL and most of the brands are high end that I would never be able to afford if I bought them new. Good Luck. Oh, and if you have time check out swapmeet at Anderson plywood this saturday. It's definitely a long shot but people do bring large tools occassionaly.
  19. https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/sawstop-inline-router-table-attachment.aspx I agree that it doesn't look like it has any improvements over what's currently available. I thought they would have utilized the ts fence somehow by adding an attachment to it. The Incra / Jessem lifts with the slotted inserts also seem to offer better dc.
  20. This is cut from an reminder email the organizers send out. But I'll probably be selling some stuff there this time. Just a note to remind you that May 19 is the next Anderson Plywood Old Tool Swap Meet from 6AM-Noon. The address is 4020 Sepulveda Blvd in Culver City, CA 90230. We start setting up at 4:30AM. If you are new, wait until LAURA or JOHN get there because some areas are restricted. Please respect Laura as the authority until John or a store rep arrives. The Swap Meet will be held Rain or Shine. If it is raining, we set up inside Anderson Plywood. Please DO NOT BRING trailers or oversized moving trucks. Most of the spaces can handle normal size pick up trucks or vans. There are several new spots that require unloading your tools and then parking your vehicle in the Elks parking lot. If you only have a few tools, you can put them in my space. There will be Old Tools, Antique Tools, Good Quality User Tools plus Much Misc including some small general antiques and collectibles. Please bring at least 50 to 75% old tools or tool related items if you want to sell at Anderson Plywood. Dealers watch your tools. If you leave your space, have a neighbor watch your tools. If you have small valuable items, put them in a locked case. Shoplifters are not welcome at any of our events. Anderson Plywood is really more of a HOBBY Old Tool Swap Meet. A lot of our sellers are cleaning out their Woodworking or Machinist Workshops or selling duplicates and excess from their hand tool collections. We only have a few full time tool dealers who fit us in to their regular selling ventures. If you have oversized loads of tools, you need to take your load to the Long Beach Car Show (or the Antique Show) where they allow big vehicles and welcome a wider assortment of new and old tool stuff to be sold as well as car parts. See you May 19 at Anderson Plywood
  21. I got the workbench set for my assembly table and a few of the 2” ones for rolling cabinets that go under my assembly table. Timing is great as I was in the market for both.
  22. FYI for those in Socal area. No association besides being an occasional seller and frequent buyer. https://www.andersonplywood.com/572/old-tool-swap-meet/ February 17th. is the next Anderson Plywood Old Tool Swap Meet from 6:00 AM until Noon. The address is 4020 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230. We start setting up at 4:30 AM. If you are new, wait until LAURA or JOHN get there because some areas are restricted. Please respect Laura as the authority until John or a store rep arrives. The Swap Meet will be held Rain or Shine. If it is raining, we set up inside Anderson Plywood. Please DO NOT BRING trailers or over-sized moving trucks. Most of the spaces can handle normal size pick-up trucks or vans. There are several new spots that require unloading your tools and then parking your vehicle in the Elks parking lot. If you only have a few tools, you can put them in Laura's space. For more information, call 951-686-5825. Please be sure that at least 50% to 75% of what you have to sell is old tools or tool related items. There will be Old Tools, Antique Tools, Good Quality User Tools plus Many Miscellaneous items including some small general antiques and collectibles.
  23. It’s a laguna lt 16hd. Also for clarification when I say it doesn’t make contact I mean the wheel is no longer under the blade anymore. That portion of the blade that is. Not that the crown of the wheel is pushing the blade up so it doesn’t make contact. Ill take a pic of it and post. Thanks
  24. I was watching Marc's video with Alex Snodgras on bs setup and he puts the blade so that the gullet is on the center of the wheel. I have a 16" bs with a 1" blade and if I do it that way a large portion of the blade is no longer on the wheel. Didn't measure but I'd say 1/4" is off the wheel. Is that normal / safe?
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    Shop Tour

    Awesome shop. Where did you get the ducting? Was it significantly cheaper than nordfab?