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  1. Can we go through it again?
  2. It's okay. There are far worse things you could be spending money on. Tools are diamonds. Except tools are actually useful. I usually rationalize tool purchases with a simple slogan..."With this tool I will build a special gift for someone I love." That alleviates the guilt long enough to get the new toy home, and then I proceed to build something special for myself.
  3. I think that's the one I'm gonna get, too. I should have mine in less than a month and I'll post my report card if you haven't bought yours yet. This forum rocks!
  4. That's a parallelogram bed? How can you tell? The page didn't say so explicitly. I'm in the same boat needing to choose one luxury or the other, but I'd sure like to swing both.
  5. Definitely black...and there's no way I'd be cutting them down if they were in my backyard.
  6. Maybe you have some schmutz wedged somewhere in your trunnion that causes the blade to kick out of 90 when you lower it...? Or a loose bolt?
  7. What do you guys normally use for that?
  8. That chainsaw jig is awesome! Thanks for the ideas and videos guys. I'll definitely be making one of those.
  9. I did a little searching for this info, but I couldn't find the answers (probably didn't look hard enough, but I'll ask anyway). I have a few customers in Ferguson, MO who were hit with a tornado several weeks ago. There are still LOTS of trees laying around, and I was eyeballing a big 'ol white oak today that was cut up in 4-6 foot sections...BIG logs, up to 2 foot in diameter. I've been wanting to build a new bench and I figure it'd be a perfect way to get a bunch of lumber for the project. I know it'd have to dry for quite some time...I have time. How would I go about rough cutting
  10. Hey Keggers, do you know how often Grizzly has these sales? I have the same problem as vacation so I'll be at Lake of the Ozarks that weekend. I'd really like to snatch up a piece or two with some dents on them. Is it like Black Friday when all the idiots trample each other when the stores open to get the newest iphone?
  11. Eric.

    Upside Down DC?

    I'll post pics when I get it installed...eventually. I've got some other pieces of equipment higher on the priority list. I haven't given it any more thought than "yeah I can rig something to mount it," and I'm sure I can do it in a way that provides adequate support (I'm known for overkill when it comes to stuff like that ). It's going in a corner of the garage, so I'll mount some heavy-duty brackets or build a 2x4 structure to bolt it to upside-down. Should be fun!
  12. Eric.

    Upside Down DC?

    Exactly! My opinion is that all DC's designs are inherently flawed by placing the inlet so low to the ground. Why? You know they could design them so the inlet is closer to the main, therefore decreasing the length and number of bends, so why not do it? Since I can install this DC upside down, I will be eliminating at least two 45 degree bends and 6-8 feet of pipe.
  13. Eric.

    Upside Down DC?

    Thanks for the input guys. I talked to Grizzly and the tech said there shouldn't be any problem with flipping it upside down and you can mount it however you want. Guess I'm in business.
  14. Eric.

    Upside Down DC?

    Hey guys, I was thinking about picking up this DC soon. I have a perfect place in the shop to put it IF I can flip the motor around 180 degrees and mount it upside down. Obviously the canister and bag will remain right side up. Do you think that's possible or will it change the dynamics of the suction somehow? Thanks for the advice!
  15. Hey guys, I'm about to go get myself a WWII blade for my new table saw, and while looking at the Grizzly catalog, I noticed there are two apparently identical blades with different model numbers. One is H4729 and the other is T20779 (I assume these are numbers Grizzly has assigned to them because they don't match any numbers on the Forrest website).
  16. Thanks for the suggestions, AJ. Yeah, ideally I would be getting a cyclone, but the problem with putting the trash can and the machine inside is the same as putting the whole unit space! So I've got some noodling to do. I'm racking my brain to find a space inside the garage, but coming up empty so far.
  17. LMAO! The only thing I know for sure is that I no longer want to put her feed in my reader. I think I saw her on a street corner downtown last weekend.
  18. Eric.


    Awesome! As much as I like ping-pong, that thing's gotta go...guess that's where the new TS is going, eh? Great shop.
  19. As usual, the answer is yes, get out the wallet.
  20. Worth the cost? Thinking of upgrading...
  21. Because... I'll explain later why I'm asking...don't want to taint the responses. Just curious if anyone else finds this one twist significant...mysterious.
  22. You're right...there's the end of that dilemma.
  23. Oops...guess those screws might have gone in the garbage.
  24. Do you like yours on the left or right of the fence? I'm a righty but saw a clip that made me rethink. Go...