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About Jfitz

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  1. +1 on the sawstop, and all the comments above. Keep your eye on your local Craigslist to see if you can get into a sawstop thats in your budget. If needed, stretch your budget I just did a quick CL search and there are some available...
  2. Jfitz

    Cordless Chainsaws

    it was somewhat my fault. i had my chipper (gas) and chainsaw (mixed gas) over at a neighbors and someone must have taken the initiative while I was fixing the chipper. shrug.
  3. Jfitz

    Cordless Chainsaws

    Or have a neighbor 'help' and fill it with gas. with straight gas.
  4. I have the same one as gee-dub on my Sawstop, it's from Infinity. I like it - it's mainly used for my regular blades, and I swap old to my 'old' Sawstop inserts when I use a dado stack.
  5. So I’ve been slowly building my “vintage” hand plane collection (old Stanley’s) in addition to my “newer” set (LN and Veritas). Neither collection is expansive - works in progress. I have a (modern) LN router plane but want to add a vintage no 71 Stanley router plane. I’ve been watching on eBay but wanted to ask here if any type of features are truly better to have. For instance there is a type 10 available ( Without adjustable fence) and a type 11 (first type with adjustable fence). I’ve never used the fence on my “modern” router plane but.... is that feature or any other specific feature worth getting in a vintage router plane?
  6. Would have to be the left pinky. The right one is far too useful...
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    DW 735 Problem

    I have never seen that - did a few quick searches and could not find anything like it either. I have the 735 and have never noticed a problem with the rollers...
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    Used SawStop

    I think benefit - and any inaccessibility is just an implementation issue.....the typical basement exterior access (around here anyways) is the basic bulkhead door and stairs that are rarely user friendly. Some houses have walk-out basements, but obviously you need to have the right piece of land for it. When we renovated I had them replace the "typical" entrance with a doghouse entrance with a nicer set of stairs. I highly recommend it. Back to the original topic ... I'd like to know this as well. I'm with Chestnut on this one - with his 'disassembly' philosophy. I moved my PCS down similar stairs with the help of a friend without disassembly - but it is significantly less weight than an ICS. If I was in your situation, I'd build a cradle around the saw - think of it as a sturdy shipping crate; secure several 2x6's (or some other size) on the stairs running up and down as 'runners', then tip the crate over onto the runners and then use a come-along or winch or something to pull the whole thing up the runners.
  9. Hi Steve - Welcome! Always good to see another local guy join this great community. We spend a lot of time on the Cape, and do a lot of boating around the Islands. Nice looking bench. I hope you share pictures of the sideboard.
  10. I believe this is just the evolution of the previous "Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac" , after the lawsuits between the parties were settled. After getting rid of Tommy MacDonald and continuing the show with Tom McLaughlin (and keeping the "Rough Cut" name", MacDonald sued WGBH, who then countersued. Apparently it was settled earlier this year, and it looks like as a result they've had to rename and rebrand the show. Interesting that they've also had to go through all the old episodes and change them as well.
  11. I'm curious, what are the overall dimensions of the case? I'm a little limited in wall height where I'd want to mount it...
  12. Wow. If that had been Sawstop glasses, you'd have to replace the blade too.
  13. Guild member discount is 10% off of any dust collector over $1000.
  14. I use LOF* finish. It's something I'm always familiar with, always have in the shop, and - since it's shop furniture, it never really needs to stand up (visually or critically) to a customer's environment. *LOF = left over finish. whatever I have from the most recent project. For me, it's usually some flavor of wipe-on-poly.