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  1. There have been several YouTube videos comparing sandpaper, but this one really breaks it down.
  2. Drew, that's a great spreadsheet. Where did you get it? I'd like to plug in my numbers and play with it a little bit. I have the HF DC and connect a 4" hose to a 4>2" adapter at some of the tools and it seems to work fine. Others I use a shop vac.
  3. Yes, the Olshun 8" is ~$120, while the SD208 is ~$90 (but discontinued). From what I can tell, the Olshun also has a lot more chippers (16), therefore more options, than the Freud with 5 total. There are a lot of old reviews and comparisons on the two. Like most things, everyone has their unique opinion, but these two rise to the top of every review. I have an old Delta contractor with a 1½ hp that does fine on hardwood as long as I take it slow and easy. I also use a sled for a lot of things, including dados, so I wanted the 8 over the 6 just in case. I've also used it for a bunch of bri
  4. I've had an Oshlun set for years and really like it. It's outside blades have 42 teeth instead of 12 and the inside chippers have 6 instead of 2 and are full body. It makes really smooth cuts and is a lot cheaper.
  5. Chestnut, don't know if you're aware, but the Rockler lift is a different size than normal. It's width is an inch shorter (8 1/4 x 11 3/4 vs 9 1/4 x 11 3/4) . I have a Rockler table and looked at both the Rockler Pro and Incra Master Lift side-by-side. I chose the Incra over the Rockler because of the lock. The fast raise option wasn't as appealing.
  6. First, welcome to the forum. You'll find a lot of help here. Next, what kind of tools are you looking for? That would help narrow down the scope.
  7. I'm trying to look closely at the infeed & outfeed tables to figure out how they adjust.
  8. I've never dealt with them, but watch YouTube videos from Woodworkers Source They have stores in Phoenix & Tempe as well as ship.
  9. Apparently, looking at his post history, one of his first posts included "If you like the video, you can help out by leaving a comment on YouTube - this will move the video up in YouTube searches".
  10. I've had the GO555 for a long time and it's a great general purpose saw, especially for the price point. I don't have the riser, but have heard that it causes problems when trying to tension the blade enough for resawing by flexing some. If you plan on doing a lot of resawing on taller pieces, I would look into the saws (like the General) that come already tall and made out of steel.
  11. Man, I am following this thread because I got the Mast-R-Lift a few months ago. I put one of my PC 890 motors in it and love it. I was thinking about upgrading to a 3 1/2 hp motor, but prices are ridiculous ($5-600, when you can find one) for the major brands. I'll probably just keep my PC in there until I hit the lotto or my inheritance comes in. Sure would have liked that Jessem PowRTek setup.
  12. I've had multiple sanders for a long time to make a job I hate go a little easier. I have my Ridgid OS on one side of a flip cart and a 1x30, 4x36 & 12" sanders on the other. My little 1x30 is used almost as much as my Ridgid OS. I use it for smaller pieces and also bought some stuff from Pro Sharpening that are great for touching up knives.
  13. I like his explanations and tips. I've struggled with spraying, so I've bookmarked his channel to go back through closer. Thanks for the link. - Chris
  14. I don't think Harbor Freight sold it for that much brand new.