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  1. 1 minute ago, collinb said:

    Probably the only advantage I can see with the Grizzly is that it comes with bearings instead of blocks. The main unit appears otherwise identical. The solid base of the Jet would be its positive. Like you say, a coin flip. Tx.

    Don't get me wrong, the Jet will be a higher quality unit than the Grizzly for sure.  Low bar.  And don't put too much stock in the OEM guide bearings on the Grizzly...they're garbage.  I had to replace mine after a few years because they completely seized.  The advantage of the Grizzly is that it will be a new machine with a one year warranty.  And that's about it.

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  2. Hope it works out better for you than it did for me.  Had exactly the same burning on almost every cut (yes the blade was sharp).  Came back calibrated and cutting square, but I still have the burning issue on probably half of my cuts.

    I also sent mine in about a year out of warranty so it cost me $110 to ship it and they charged me another $80 for the work.

    I have a love/hate relationship with the Kapex.  My biggest complaint is it's a big puss with no power.  But when it's dialed in, it's by far the most precise SCMS available.

  3. I don't have three sheds...but I do have one, and it's plump.  Also have two racks in the shop and a fairly sizable pile accumulating in the basement.  The amount of lumber I take from the yard is absolutely microscopic on a quantity level, but I do siphon off the best and most interesting boards that I see when they come in.  Honestly it's the only reason I work at the yard.  I don't need the money, but I enjoy talking wood and helping the customers...and having the ability to skim the cream that comes through this place.  But one guy can't even put a dent in it.

  4. 54 minutes ago, Isaac said:

    Hmm some woods have natural oils that make them shiny in almost any condition. Ever seen turned Lignum Vitae? stuff comes out emerald green, hard as granite and has its own sheen. 

    Yeah but there isn't a wood I've ever seen that I'd classify as shiny.  Like Barron said, some polish to a higher luster than others, but I still wouldn't call them shiny.  That's a job for finish...if so desired...for some reason. :)

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  5. 1 hour ago, SimonR said:

    So we moved in late May which feels both like it was yesterday and ages ago really.

    Funny how that works.  Just about every memory I have feels that way.  Especially ones with the kids.  Time is a mysterious thing.

    Nice tidy space.  In five years you won't be able to squeeze a fart in there. DAMHIK

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