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  1. Thread update. I ended up with TSO and I opted for the one that’s $20 more than the base model that allows you to use it on both sides if the need arises.
  2. As I build out my wood shop, my father has offered to buy me a dedicated air compressor for the shop. Although just a hobby now, I want to future proof myself a little bit for retirement when I plan on actually making money on this hobby. I would like an upright model, probably 60 gallon. Was wondering what some of you have in your shop. I have several portables, but I'm looking for something that will serve me today and in the future as my hobby turns professional in the next few years. One requirement, low noise. My warehouse has an apartment built into it that has a tenant and I try to be respectful of them. I know California Air Tools make some quiet compressors (I have a small portable), but if you have something you're pleased with on the noise front, let me know.
  3. Any of you use any of those accessories with the TSO? Or just the basic product is good enough?
  4. Thank you, I like that price too of $169
  5. I will soon be the owner of the track saw with a 55” rail and two Festool clamps for the rail. My question is for those of you that have one and if you believe that the purchase of a rail square is nice to have. Weather it be Woodpeckers or Festools or another brand, what do you think about its usefulness? Any recommendations?
  6. This actually gives me the opportunity to ask a question about my recent Dado build. I made this cabinet for work and it holds several of two different items, one is one size and the other is smaller. I'll post a picture later, but for now picture two columns and several rows down those two columns. I had 3 uprights to hold these rows, one on the left and right side and one in the middle. Each upright is 48" and each row has 4 dado cuts. One on the left and the right and two in the middle. In setting up for the dados, the best I could do was use a pencil to mark where each dado was going to be cut and then eye ball it on the table saw from there. Because of the length, I didn't feel like a large jig was an option. It turned out "ok" but the dados are not perfect especially on the middle upright where there are two dados right next to each other. If I were to build this again how can I set up so that the dados are in the EXACT same spot for each cut? Will post a picture in a bit.
  7. I do have 3 blast gates. May need one for the table saw line. The other miter saw run wasn’t even hooked up yet.
  8. Well. damn it. That $6 Amazon adapter is way to large on both sides, even when compressed. So the work around was to use a short length of the flexible 4" to make the transition. By the time I hooked up one port to my table saw, the second port to the miter saw wall, and the third to FastCaps shop vac reel/hose, I realized that I need a larger DC. The suction is mediocre. Just enough to suck up, but not enough to raise my eyebrows. It will do for now, but I'll need something larger soon.
  9. Got a returned one off Amazon for $5.84 to my door!
  10. Nice! Not my local HD but I can order it in. Let me check Amazon.
  11. I guess I can leave it in-tact and use short length of hose or during to make it work. That will give me 4 outlets in total.
  12. I’ll take the fittings up to my local hardware store and see if I can get lucky.
  13. That dimension is with the Y removed and is one the unit itself. The Y themselves is 4” and accepts 4” flex hose.
  14. It’s neither. The fitting is smaller than the port. I suppose duct tape would do it, but there has to be a solution. It’s meant to fit directly into 4” ducting or flex hose I guess.
  15. Ran into a snafu as I'm closing in on finishing this. I am replacing the forked fitting that came with the HF DC with Rockler's "trifecta" fitting, giving me three 4 inch connections. The fitting doesn't fit onto the harbor freight directly. I'm sure someone out there has done exactly what I'm doing. How'd you solve it? The OD on the DC itself is 4 7/8th. Maybe on of those flex seal fittings with the hose clamp? A quick check at Rockler and nothing jumped out at me except the adapter that flexes a little.