Summer Projects

Summer Projects

PostBy: Sting On: Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:00 pm

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I know we have some great wood woodworkers that lurk here. Wood and wood working tools have not been kind to me so I look for advice.
a few years ago I wasn't watching and I whacked off a hunk of my finger on this saw so I don't love it a lot anyway

and now
My brother used it and the arbor bearings got torn up. Not bad but its annoying.
So i was thinking about buying a new table saw
DEWALT 10-in Compact Table Saw w/ Rolling Stand DWE7491RS 32.5" Rip Capacity

But maybe I should ditch that idea and buy a track saw system or/and/plus a new or bigger band saw for ripping

Thoughts
Sting
 
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Re: Summer Projects

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:09 pm

Stick the old saw in a corner somewhere and forget about it. a part of a finger is enough. Pay somebody else to cut wood.
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Re: Summer Projects

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:21 pm

If you aren't in a hurry, watch craigs list, especially after Fathers day. I picked up a very nice Grizzly contractors table saw for about 1/4 the new price a few years back. I think it had cut about three pieces of wood in its two years of ownership before I freed it from bondage!! It has been a little busier since I brought it home! Make sure whatever you get has a very high quality fence system or the accuracy of your cuts will be limited.

Some safety advice.... get a riving knife on it, use multiple featherboards , use push sticks...... go slow, and never take your eyes off the blade then make sure your fingers don't get in your field of vision.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite


Re: Summer Projects

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:39 pm

Sting,

one of the biggest reasons for table saw accidents is that the saw table moves (portable saws)
They are a necessary evil for contractors, but for home workshops a cabinet saw is whats needed.
Most will last forever,so used is a great option and they never move on you. As mentioned you should be able to find a great used saw on craigslist for 5to 7 hundred. brands in preferred order:

powermatic

walker turner

delta/ Rockwell

grizzly / jet /shop fox all Taiwanese casting stuff

any successful candidate should have a 1.5 min hp rating @ 1750 rpm; 3 hp would be my recommendation because you can pick them up for no more money. any saw should have a sturdy locking fence , again , unexpected movement is often disastrous.

Hope this helps and if you want to vet a potential candidate post it or pm me.

waldo
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Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: Summer Projects

PostBy: Sting On: Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:47 pm

I had not considered a cabinet saw due to space - or the lack of in my new wood shop - its 12 by 30 but there are center posts to work around and 2 foot shelves on each side
Sting
 
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Re: Summer Projects

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:49 am

Sting

I tried to pm you but it says your pm has been disabled.

Notice the made in Taiwan . The saw is a contractor (semi portable) model.
It therefore ranks with all the other Taiwan models, no better no worse. Look for powermatic made in Pennsy, too look for a cabinet saw ,one with an enclosed base . Ill find an example and pm you. note the footprint of a cabinet saw is'nt ness- a- celery any larger than a portable and you can always remove the extensions. Cabinet saw = stable saw = safer saw :)

like this
http://nmi.craigslist.org/tls/4491478258.html
waldo lemieux
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: Summer Projects

PostBy: Sting On: Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:55 pm

okeeeee doe keee

Thankyou - I ll keep lookin

I figured a couple ideas where - how to place it so when found it will work
Sting
 
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Re: Summer Projects

PostBy: Sting On: Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:37 pm

Here we go

if he don't sell it before I get there and I just left :D
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Re: Summer Projects

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:50 pm

Now you're talkin!!! That is a nice piece of iron! Put the batmobile in super turbo nuclear boost mode and get there quick. :D By the way.... I hope ya got some help to move it!
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Summer Projects

PostBy: northernmainecoal On: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:26 pm

Sweet find! I hope you've got LOTS of help to move it:)
northernmainecoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95
Baseburners & Antiques: Herald Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Nut/Stove

Re: Summer Projects

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:11 pm

Patience always pays off! now your cookin with coal! good choice :D youll have to work at fuking up with that unit. congrats....

waldo
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Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: Summer Projects

PostBy: KLook On: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:25 pm

I will second the advice of a riving knife. I have the small portable DeWalt with a 10 in blade and the knife is da sh!t. I also like that I can actually use the guard if I like and pop it on and off. I have an old Makita portable that is far better at cutting, but I use the DeWalt because of speedy fench adjustment and the knife. You have picked up a terrific saw, much better then the portables. But with power comes the kickbacks and such. A local stairbuilder in N Georgia recently took a stick off his blade through his eye socket. he retained his vision, luckily.
BE SAFE!!!

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Summer Projects

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:26 am

That new Dewalt.... the DWE7491RS.... Dewalt isn't my favorite tool, but, last summer, after 22 years, my portable Delta died. I looked hard at all the new saws and I did in fact buy that exact Dewalt. I love it! They did a good job thinking of just what most people use a table saw for & the safety aspects are done as well as can be. It comes with a push stick that clips in a convenient spot & has all the government mandated stuff. It sets up quickly, takes up little space when folded & has plenty of power to rip 2 by's all day long. Even though it's yellow, it get's my recommendation.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Summer Projects

PostBy: cabinover On: Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:59 am

If you've never had the pleasure of using a cabinet saw Sting, you're in for a very nice surprise. The difference is night and day.
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Coal Size/Type: Pea, Buckwheat, Nut
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Re: Summer Projects

PostBy: Sting On: Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:02 am

waldo lemieux wrote:Patience always pays off! now your cookin with coal! good choice :D youll have to work at fuking up with that unit. congrats....

waldo


Give me a chance to F it up- Anything is possible 8-)

When I got to the address it was down a narrow hall and a long carpeted staircase in a basement OMG
So yes - the cavalry was called and it was in the van an hour later
For living it whole life in a finished basement - I was surprised to fine rust stains on the deck - but I also found paint and scratches so even as it wasn't used much - its life wasn't quite as luxurious as CL described. The riving knife lock is also striped but I helicoil it today

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Doesn't look so big in the back of the van - but looks good in my wood shop
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