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About peterelli

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  1. That was my intended point... A mid to low end user can buy a 18"/19" BS from Asia for less than 1/2 of the PM 18" BS. or for about $1K less you can look at the Euro BS that are the same quality if not better. The only issue I see buying Euro is they are not advertised as much and people don't know where to get them. And where is the PM1800 made?
  2. PM4224 Lathe will be replaced by "something". Current inventory is zero and a few leaks about a slinding headstock. I would expect more than just a sliding headstock as far as "new features go".. PM just released the new 18" Bandsaw, so I doubt that is it. At $4k, I don't know who is buying them? Well, over double the price of it's foreign made competition. Interesting ideas about getting exculsive with for a saw-stop technology or another company we haven't heard about yet? Who knows, maybe someone invented another type and went to PM.. Remember when Sawstop did and they were t
  3. Slap - across the cheak - now listen! (ok, in theory) Listen, don't get wrapped up in all the wiz bang tools, follow this blog guy or that website hooplah. No, you don't need all those tools. The App.Hand gave some good advice. I would emphasize on the USED TOOL marke. Craigslist, Ebay and online woodworking forums are the best resource for buying used tools. I prefer to buy on woodworking forums that you a regular on. Just seems safe and you get some good deals. Sell the tools you don't need or use anymore and turn that cash into tools you DO need. Hand tools are an easy sc
  4. Chris Schwarz moving on.. Can't say "wow"... editors come and go. He had a great run and did a great job with the Mag.
  5. Keggers, Happy you got it to work for you. Most importantly it finished the job to your expectations.. which in the end is all that matters. Glad it worked. -Peter
  6. Mag articles are just another opinion! so I really don't count on them as 100% right. If the engineer that designed the tool said so, I'd have more faith. But won't argue this topic, it's up to the reader to choose. No, it's not what I said. My point was with Festool orbit sander. I have several others and have used most of the common brands without this issue. And yes, about 1 second per inch or so worked just fine with my last dewalt and bosch orbits. I went for the Festool because of all the high marks it got from people using it. Complete opposite has happen with me. I never
  7. sanding cherry, this shouldn't happen... It appears you did all the right steps too. Any slight pressure to the outside of the pad, pigtails will happen. At least with my festool. Mine maybe on sale as well. Best of luck! Peter
  8. Freddy, unfortunately I found complete opposite with this problem/sander. Anything other sander, I agree..and my other orbits work this way as well.
  9. 80grit is good to start at if your using a hard wood like maple. 100/120 seems a bit too fine to get planer marks out for me. Popular on the other hand could possible start at 100. Also depends on the paper. I used Rubin up to 180. Brilliant 220 up I have had the same issues and quite frankly it really pi**es me off. I have a ETS125 and if I don't keep the sander moving at a faster pace than any other random orbit sander (prob 6+ different models) it leaves those pigtails. This is on Maple, soft or hard which I use everyday in my shop. ETS 125 has a 2mm stroke which in theory is supp
  10. Good Job! from the pic, it looks like good overall color which is not easy to do. I would have incorporated a toe kick for a bath vanity. The decorated scroll is good and a larger one would have also needed a taller front stretcher. What I would have added is a 90-degree scroll in each corner to tie the eye into the entire front stretcher. Which you still can do! Again, good job! I give it an A -Peter
  11. I wear something similar to those Nik. Made by Redback Boots out of Australia. I buy them direct from a guy down under for about $100. Very well made, tough and comfortable. But I would still wear my crocs in the woodshop. But if your looking for more protection, this is a great boot! The only issue to overcome is the UK sizing but they give US equivalent. I wear a 11US shoe and a 10UK Redback shoe
  12. Can't believe no mention these? Croc's! Yep.. by far the best thing I did for my feet in my woodshop/concrete floors. I spend hours on end some days (10-12)in my shop and for the longest time, nothing helped. Tried boots, sneakers, low cut hiking shoes, etc. What I found best were Mens Crocs with a wool sock. It's like a slice of heaven! The model is full covered top and sides so no sawdust get's it. The model I got was "Specialist", $29 and sometimes on sale with a coupon code. In the summer, I drop the wool socks and just plain ankle socks.. No, it's not steel to