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  1. +1 Of all the vendors i deal with ( Rockler, Woodcraft, Woodpeckers, Taytools, etc) i found i like the support team at Lee Valley the best. Consequently i look to purchase from them first. i bought one of their chisels and had questions about the primary grind angle. They sent me back a long dissertation about the angles, reasons etc, it was very informative and useful. A few years ago they had computer problems during the “seconds” sale. To make up for it they extended the sale and sold “firsts” when they ran out of seconds.
  2. I just purchased some holly stringing from: https://www.inlaybanding.com/hollystringing.html I am not associated with them, except having made a one time ( so far) purchase from them. In addition to other items they have pre-sized holly stringing strips. For my needs i found them cheaper than purchasing Holly boards from my local lumber supplier. i was happy with quality and service.
  3. I ordered a cabinet saw, DC, and 6” jointer from grizzly. Found all 3 truck drivers were great. As “Steve in NH” said have cash on hand. I cant remember if grizzly is one of them but some vendors/ truckers offer “white glove” service… that means they take it off the truck and if no stairs will roll it to your location. Expensive but in the ballpark of renting a pallet hack and all the hassle.
  4. I also have had problems ordering from the web site. Don’t even try to order from it anymore. I call to place my orders. All of their people have been acceptable, some have been excellent. Stephanie B was extremely good but i believe she was promoted out of day-day customer interaction, did i mention she was very good.
  5. There is a recent posting at this location about cubitron. https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/314210
  6. Don’t remember where I saw it but one article suggested a 3/4” down cut carbide router bit. Make a “clampable” base for your router. Set and clamp your plunge router over the desired hole location then simply push down. I used this technique on my last Douglas fir workbench. Worked great. I intend to use it for the maple bench I am currently building. The router bit has proven to be useful for a lot of other routing
  7. The numbers refer to a parts call out from ereplacementparts.com. https://www.ereplacementparts.com/hitachi-c12rsh-sliding-dual-compound-miter-saw-parts-c-7927_13297_13307.html I have the older version, C12RSH. I also didn’t see anything that would easily account for a 1/4” shift. Looks like you have already adjusted the green plastic table inserts (61, 62) as much as possible. The two parts that hold the slide pipes (149, 166) are pretty solid. It would be possible some part cracked and slid out of the hinge (173), unlikely but possible. my best guess, hope, is that you changed the blade and did not replace The inside blade washer (285, 287) When u find it please let us know what u found.
  8. Love it! Brought a smile to my face. I bet your grandson loves it
  9. 2 or 300 years ago i had a craftsman drill press with just the clamp. Sears sold a gear mechanism update for it. Simply clamp the gear to the post. Cant remember how the crank handle attached. It actually worked great and was easy to attach. Point is there may be information and parts available. Possibly craigs list or the other usual suspects.
  10. I have had PEC squares for several years. Was happy with it until I dropped one of them once too often. Since this one had some sentimental value I thought I would buy the broken part. After calling PEC they, promised to send me the part (this happened several times), gave me the phone # for a part supplier, who never answered the phone and never returned several calls. Etc etc. i finally bought a new square from Harry Epstein, used parts from that to put into the sentimental square. Simply put PEC has a good product but terrible customer service.
  11. I have used Rocklers dust rite connectors, combined with their small tool dust accessories. I have had great luck with them. I have used them for 2 years now, no breakage, no hoses falling out. They fit all of my round dust collection ports (except my hitachi miter saw). To adapt the small tool accessories to my vacuum I need the plumbing adapter shown by higtron. I had tried the fazlok system from Woodworkers supply. Liked the quality better than Rocklers but the fazlok “system” is very incomplete, very few of my machines fit it. With regards to that garbage can lid, I bought a similar thing from Grizzly, same issue you had, took tons of tape to stop the air leaks. Don’t know why it is so hard to make a garbage can lid that doesn't leak air.