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    Wondering if I replace my Ecalibur, after the fire that ate Bastrop, Texas used my house for a snack, with a Hawk, Hegner or DeWalt. Will be a while before I have a place where I can use one. So your thoughts folks. You have a chance to completely start over from the ground up, literally.

    Keep it the same or make a lot of changes? Where I'm building my new house there is a ten foot hieght limit, and I will have a big backyard. So build a woodworking shed under ten feet or add a lot of outlets to the garage?

    Thanks for everything.

  • #2
    Sorry to hear of your tragic loss. I'd get another ex myself...Who needs a shop over 10 feet tall anyway? Make a 3 foot step down below ground...sunken shop would be cooler anyway.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      I would stay with the Ex. also. If mine ever goes out I will not hesitate a second on buying another. Sorry for you loss also.

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      • #4
        Sorry for your loss. I'm with the others on the Ex.

        Let us know which way you go.

        Good luck
        Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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        • #5
          EX! the only way to go!

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          • #6
            I have the EX, a DeWalt Type I and a Hawk 220VS. The DeWalt has the best tension and the EX is the best saw. Your mileage and results may vary.
            Terry
            Got Moose?

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            • #7
              Hate to hear that you were hit by the monstrous fire in Bastrop! At the same time my sister was evacuated from that tr-county fire down near Magnolia. This has been a really bad year for wildfires in Texas. Best of luck rebuilding & stick with an Ex 21!

              Phil J.

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              • #8
                I would suggest that you stick with the EX, I just got mine a couple of months ago and I can't ever imagine ever owning another brand again.
                Len

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                • #9
                  sorry too hear about the fire,i would stay with the EX,if i ever had one,
                  i just think its best too go with what you know,
                  if you use another make that you are not familar with,you just dont know what it will do.....
                  ..............................stick with what you know
                  not doing much
                  and busy doing it


                  having fun making sawdust.


                  http://www.customcutz4you.webs.com/

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                  • #10
                    Thank you for all the kind words and I'll stay with the EX. Now just need to get one and rebuild my pattern and woodworking library.

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                    • #11
                      So sorry for your losses.....I know Texas has had a rough time.....And God forbid everything I have burn down....but if I had to rebuild I would prefer complete separate shop from the garage and I would have to have a room inside the new shop for finish work with water access, heating and cooling and to have that away from the "dirty" areas.
                      If I paint now I have to do it in the house and I would prefer not to do that. It messes up the house.
                      Keep it outside until it's completed is my ideal way of doing this woodworking and painting hobby.

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