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  1. So, I see that Freud and Oshlun are both good. What do you think for the Ridgid that is a 1.5 HP? I suspect that more teeth create a better dado cut. Question is: will that impact the performance? I mean a six inch verses an 8 inch stack. I don't plan on going deeper than 1 inch. Thanks
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    Chop saw

    It is not the bevel, but the side to side. I just watched a video where they replaced the travel ring under the motor mechanism. Probably what I will do as it seems pretty easy to do. Thoughts?
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    Chop saw

    I have a Dewalt 12" chop saw that sticks when moving it to one of the 45 degree angles. Thoughts on how to make it move smoothly? Any videos you recommend?
  4. Excellent point! At first I was thinking 1/2 inch for the weight factor but you made me realize that I do want to add some T-track which requires a 3/8 inch depth. Glad I asked before I bought the plywood. Thanks.
  5. Should I use plastic 3/4 x 3/8 UHMW bars or aluminum ones for the bottom of the sled I want to make? Also, should I use 1/2 or 3/4 inch smooth plywood for the base? Thanks
  6. Thank you for the information. I looked at the Whiteside site and may buy a bit or two. Expensive and perfect if it is a tool of the trade. For me, well, I'm an amateur. Is there a 'universal' size for a rabbet bit? I've seen some with multiple bearings. Should I stay away from those? I have a Dewalt plunge router.
  7. I used a 1/2 inch Craftsman and it didn't cooperate. I just bought a Bosch 3/4 inch and it cut like butter. Any other suggestions?
  8. I used the router going from front to back which is left to right. Is that correct?
  9. I was trying to cut a 3/4 inch T-channel into my work bench starting with a 1/2 inch straight bit. The bench has a 1/4 inch layer of the same material as pegboards are made of with 3/4 ply underneath as the bench top. I'm going to buy a good 3/4 inch bit but don't know what speed to use on my plunge router (Dewalt) so as not to cause it to smoke while cutting it. I think I should make several passes at various depths until I get to the 3/8 ths depth. Thoughts? Thanks
  10. I have a Ridgid TS2424 table saw and want to buy a dado set. I have something in mind but could use your input as some of you have tried several kinds and settled on one. Any input is good input, and thanks in advance.
  11. I thought I would have to end up doing that. I saw an 8# by 3/8" plate on Amazon, but it may be too narrow. I will learn something in the process of making my own out of ply. Thanks.
  12. Thanks for the info, guys. I am thinking of a Freud 8" stack for my saw. I'll ask for it as a birthday gift. Thoughts? Also, I need a dado throat plate for my Ridgid 2424 saw, but the parts are obsolete. I will call Ridgid tomorrow for their input .
  13. Me too! I earned every one of these gray hairs. I do plan on cutting something tomorrow. I want to get a dado stack. Do you recommend a 6 or 8 inch stack? Any particular brand?
  14. I'm a newbie to woodworking at 74 and just bought a Ridgid TS2424 contractors table saw. I had some rust and a lot of black coating on the table and extension arms. I lubricated the gears and then I used WD-40 and a combination of gray pad, 150 grit, 220 grit, and 600 grit followed by wiping down with Naptha to clean it up. I spent hours on it but it still has a fair amount of black stains that i will attribute to character. The surface feels smooth and I applied two coats of Johnson's paste wax. Did I do it correctly and do I have to worry about the dark stains? I have yet to c