legenddc

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  1. I make one exception to this rule and that’s when I’m sanding for a long time but that’s it. Never to excess though and I won’t use anything else that night.
  2. My saw came with the WWII when I bought it and it works great. One thing I've learned as a beginner is I'm glad I have a combo blade. I find myself frequently going from rip to crosscut because I don't have enough experience to do all of one and then the other. It doesn't take long to switch blades, but I don't get much time in the shop either. As someone above already said, spending more but being able to get a blade sharpened will pay off over the long run compared to buying and throwing away cheap blades.
  3. I wonder if an ash vacuum would be better/easier to empty. I imagine it will take you a while to fill up 14 gallons of steel dust.
  4. I've noticed that too. I suspect they're trying to make up lost revenue from the tariffs. That's why they switched the 26" toolbox to be 22" deep instead of 18". I believe you can still get dust collector coupons but they seem to be harder to come by lately.
  5. I really don't need one right now. I just bought one 6 weeks ago, but I may have to buy this just to store until the next tool that needs it.
  6. Anyone seen or used one of these before? They look a lot like the Portamate one but it's currently on sale for $19. https://www.sears.com/craftsman-mobile-base/p-00916495000P?sellerId=SEARS&prdNo=43&blockNo=43&blockType=G43#
  7. The Ridgid has increased in price a lot the last couple of years. I think it used to be $550 but now it's showing $749 or $649 depending on the location at Home Depot.
  8. Set up a Craigslist alert in a web browser. I get notification anytime something pops up for whatever I've flagged. I've gotten a few deals simply because I was the first one in and the Craigslist ad was removed within the hour. A lot of stuff might be gone before you even see it. I'm not going to tell you to not buy a Sawstop but if you think your 4 year old will be using a table anytime soon you're crazy. My 4 year old can use a drill and a hammer but I don't think she can even see above the tablesaw. I don't know what age I will let her use the tablesaw, it obviously depends on maturity of the kids but I imagine I have another 10 years before I have to worry about it. Also, check out the Home Depot workshops for your kid. Usually on the first Saturday of the month and they're free.
  9. You can always upgrade your fence on your current table saw to save some money for the time being. I know the Vega fences fit older Craftsman saws but there are lots of other ones out there. Seems like you're lacking a router/router table and dust collection. Outside of that, I'd get working and buy what you need when you come across it. He's waited this long to get a job, get him in it already.
  10. Thank you for the explanation. I was just trying to figure out why you would use the table saw over the router bit. I understand not wanting to buy more tools for something you'll rarely use. At least with the Incra miter gauge it's easy to accurately adjust. This build is really crazy. With all the angles I'm pretty sure I'd mess something up!
  11. Would it be easier to use a chamfer router bit instead of adjusting the miter gauge to make sure the end is straight?
  12. You have the 4 wheel version where you have to flip the lever on both sides? https://www.manualslib.com/manual/878509/Ridgid-R4512.html If that doesn't work you could try to look for the Craftsman version of the saw, model #21833.
  13. I live by one of the richest areas in the US. It's funny what people do with money. Some like fancy cars, some it's golf, some it's nice clothes for their kids. Some buy Ikea and then have to hire someone to put it together. Others you have no idea they have money. I looked at Darrell Peart's furniture and gasped when I saw the price. Don't get me wrong, it's amazing craftsmanship but I couldn't believe what it cost. I'm not his target market so I doubt he cares.
  14. I've had multiple neighbors come over to see how I had to mount our baby gates. The one nice thing about our townhouse being 45 years old is I can blame it on the previous owners. The drywall work looks awful so as long as mine is slightly better, it's fine. Some of our doors are so out of square there's no way I'll replace them myself.