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  • #16
    There is a definite advantage to having his and her shops, with free rights to "borrow" anything that's needed. Since we are homebodies at heart, and cooking is as much a regular activity as shopwork, we usually measure the cost of tools in terms of the dinners out that we didn't have.

    And Rolf's right about how a good drum sander becomes indispensable. At. 34 or 60 grit it functions as a planer, but much kinder to the wood. Since it goes down to 1/32", we can get a lot of mileage out of resawn pieces, and can even salvage those that have those annoying trapezoidal profiles.
    Carole

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    • #17
      I have a complete list of everything along with pictures of all the medal serial plates showing tool info for insurance purposes. Also once a year take a video of inside the house room by room. This is on a flash drive in the safe and one in the safety deposit box. As my insurance agent said they replace what we have not what we think we have.
      Betty

      "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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      • #18
        Carole, Bruce has no worries about me borrowing the table saw. Ever.
        Betty

        "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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        • #19
          Originally posted by handibunny View Post
          And Rolf's right about how a good drum sander becomes indispensable. At. 34 or 60 grit it functions as a planer, but much kinder to the wood. Since it goes down to 1/32", we can get a lot of mileage out of resawn pieces, and can even salvage those that have those annoying trapezoidal profiles.
          I have had a drum sanded in the back of my mind as my next tool. Maybe in a few years. =)

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          • #20
            Here's how I set it up for now. I hooked the pedal up to a dust vac, and have a small fan sitting on my bandsaw to keep dust moving to a collector on the other side.

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            • #21
              That looks like a nice band saw, what brand?
              I don't see any sawdust?
              Rolf
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              • #22
                Originally posted by Rolf View Post
                That looks like a nice band saw, what brand?
                I don't see any sawdust?
                The Bandsaw is a RIkon 14"... and the sawdust was a rare cleanup as I moved things around. =)

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                • #23
                  Looks like my Rikon 10-325, except mine is blue. Thing creates a ton of sawdust/shavings. That bandsaw and the Supermax is what put me onto trying to create the monster dust collector.

                  So anyway, major congrats on the saw and an incredible bargain to go with it. New saws are so much fun.
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                  • #24
                    Bstark, how does that little Shop-Vac dust collector work for you. I have been looking at on, wondering if it would work better than my box fan/filter set up. The reviews written on it are very mixed...
                    AKA Paul from Washington State
                    Hegner Multimax 22-V and Seyco ST-21

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Scrappile View Post
                      Bstark, how does that little Shop-Vac dust collector work for you. I have been looking at on, wondering if it would work better than my box fan/filter set up. The reviews written on it are very mixed...
                      I like it. It is portable, so I can sit it by the scroll saw with a little cross air or just blow the dust off toward it, or flip it around and do my sanding close to it. It also seems to do a decent job at clearing the particles after I use the planner or table saw. I am sure it isn't a effective as the expensive ones you mount etc... but it works for now. I think a box fan with a furnace filter tapped on or attached might do something similar for cheaper, and honestly if I would have thought of that I would have at least tried it first... but it didn't occur to me.

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                      • #26
                        Thanks for the input.
                        AKA Paul from Washington State
                        Hegner Multimax 22-V and Seyco ST-21

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                        • #27
                          Boy I wish I would have noticed the blade holders ship without the set screws being set at all. Strange that they do that. I do recall now a video I watched mentioned that... but in my excitement to test the saw I totally forgot, and there was a 1/2 hour of agony as I broke blades, cursed etc... until I realized what is going on. I looked in the manual and there wasn't anything in there regarding setting the screws for the blade holder.
                          Last edited by bstark; 07-19-2017, 12:25 PM.

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                          • #28
                            Check the set screw in the bottom blade holder to be sure it's set the same way on each holder. If not, it may affect squaring the blade to the table. Same for the set screws in the upper holder, which may need to be tweaked for tiny blades.

                            Also, I found that when inserting the blade in the lower holder, it's best to push it through until it just appears out the other end, then back it off a bit. This gives you a longer blade, which makes it easier to insert into the upper holder.

                            Try a small vacuum break in your shop vac to make the dust collector less likely to create drag on your workpiece. I made one from an extra hose fitting, but some people use a Y.

                            The tech people at Jet do not know much about the saw, unfortunately, since there are a few little tricks like these that can make all the difference.



                            Carole

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by handibunny View Post
                              Try a small vacuum break in your shop vac to make the dust collector less likely to create drag on your workpiece. I made one from an extra hose fitting, but some people use a Y.
                              Great idea... I haven't had a chance to cut much but I did cut something yesterday and I could definitely tell the suction was making it harder to push the piece than it should have been. I was thinking 'this wood must be denser than I thought' but now you mentioned this, I think it was just the suction. =) My shop vac can be turned down, so maybe just turning it all the way down will do the trick.

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                              • #30
                                I tried adjusting the suction on my Festool, and it still needed more air when all the holes were covered. I don't want to mess with the expensive dust extractor, so I'll just use the Rigid with the "adaptor".

                                Carole

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