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Other Tool Reviews / Re: Shaper Origin deliveries?
« Last post by Michael Kellough on Today at 10:53 AM »
Thanks for the video! I hoped that's what you meant but I had just assumed the wooden template would burn.
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Other Tool Reviews / Re: Shaper Origin deliveries?
« Last post by bnaboatbuilder on Today at 10:46 AM »
not my video but you get the idea:

I love my Hypertherm 30xp but hand cutting curves is not very accurate or aesthetically pleasing. One off or repetitive cuts are better with templets.

I for one have no delusion that the Shaper is a replacement for a full CNC table setup. It's not a replacement. It should be looked at as a complimentary method but also a method for ideas, prototyping, one-offs, and so much more. The strength of the Shaper and it's appeal is it's portability, small storage, no footprint in the shop, being able to CNC on a workpiece which can't be brought to a full CNC table.

Sure I'd love to have a full CNC table for both wood and plasma cutting. But that is not going to happen. What the shaper would allow is performing creative CNC work when I want and where I want. I could make templets from MDF to be used for plasma cut pieces, much quicker than a bandsaw and spindle sander.

What goes through my head are the projects just from the last 2 years where I wish I had a Shaper and how much easier something would have been, or I wouldn't have had to outsource something.

Please elaborate.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: TS 75 wandering
« Last post by Michael Kellough on Today at 10:41 AM »
I had basically the same problem with my TS75 a few months back, where the saw would fight against the rail and proceed to basically get stuck.  When I removed the blade for inspection you could tell something was off by there being a significant amount of build up of gunk on the face of the blade itself (as opposed to just the teeth).  I ultimately determined that the blade itself was warped, but when I put on a new blade, something still didn't feel quite right about the way it was cutting, even though there was no immediate recurrence of the problem.  So I sent it in for service, they replaced the saw base, and I haven't had the problem since.

I do know, however, that when doing the type of cut you described, there can be interference by the riving knife -- where the knife presses up against the stock rather than entering the kerf that you begin to create at some point during the cut.  It doesn't happen that often, and is not due to any defect, but it does constitute one of the few cases where you have to plan out the cut to avoid blockage from the riving knife (I think the fix for me was just flipping the stock over and starting the cut from the other end).

Both problems sound like toe adjustment issues to me but I do wonder why they replaced the base. When replacing the base they must/should have adjusted the toe as well.

Toe issues are exacerbated by increased cutting depth and especially when cutting a bevel. The TS 75 has a know bevel cutting issue in that the blade cuts below the bottom of the splinter guard which could be part of the problem here. (The replacement base might have been to address that undercutting issue. Mostly owners have used shim stock between the base and mounting blocks) A courser tooth blade reduces/conceals the problem (if it's minor) by increasing the clearance for the blade blank (disk).

The down and dirty solution if you don't have time to focus on adjusting toe is to make multiple passes and sneak up on the final cut line. You will get dusty doing so...
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Other Tool Reviews / Re: Shaper Origin deliveries?
« Last post by Michael Kellough on Today at 10:22 AM »
I for one have no delusion that the Shaper is a replacement for a full CNC table setup. It's not a replacement. It should be looked at as a complimentary method but also a method for ideas, prototyping, one-offs, and so much more. The strength of the Shaper and it's appeal is it's portability, small storage, no footprint in the shop, being able to CNC on a workpiece which can't be brought to a full CNC table.

Sure I'd love to have a full CNC table for both wood and plasma cutting. But that is not going to happen. What the shaper would allow is performing creative CNC work when I want and where I want. I could make templets from MDF to be used for plasma cut pieces, much quicker than a bandsaw and spindle sander.

What goes through my head are the projects just from the last 2 years where I wish I had a Shaper and how much easier something would have been, or I wouldn't have had to outsource something.

Please elaborate.
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i know this has been discussed, but i have the attention span of a kitten. What makes more sense, run the largest diameter hose up to the tool, then reduce, or reduce at the inlet of the cyclone?


When I purchased my Mini Gorilla, Oneida recommended using the largest possible diameter hose, and reducing at the tool. I opted to go with a 5” diameter, 12’ long flex hose with a 5”-to-4” reducer at the tool-end of the hose.

that actually works perfectly, my TS has a 4 inch outlet, but my bandsaw is 5. So it sounds a little dumb to reduced it at the cyclone only to re-enlarge it at the bandsaw. Might as well just put a 5-4 reducer at the table saw.


My table saw, planer & band saw all sit within a few feet of each other. The table saw & planer both have 4" outlets, while the band saw is 2 1/2". By running 4" hose all the way from my Jet, I can easily swap between the table saw & planer. Then when I use the band saw, I just add a simple 4" to 2 1/2" adapter.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: TS 75 wandering
« Last post by SRSemenza on Today at 09:58 AM »
Well first thing to eliminate is build up. I say clean the blade to take that out of the equation.

Seth
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Other Tool Reviews / Re: Shaper Origin deliveries?
« Last post by bnaboatbuilder on Today at 09:57 AM »
I for one have no delusion that the Shaper is a replacement for a full CNC table setup. It's not a replacement. It should be looked at as a complimentary method but also a method for ideas, prototyping, one-offs, and so much more. The strength of the Shaper and it's appeal is it's portability, small storage, no footprint in the shop, being able to CNC on a workpiece which can't be brought to a full CNC table.

Sure I'd love to have a full CNC table for both wood and plasma cutting. But that is not going to happen. What the shaper would allow is performing creative CNC work when I want and where I want. I could make templets from MDF to be used for plasma cut pieces, much quicker than a bandsaw and spindle sander.

What goes through my head are the projects just from the last 2 years where I wish I had a Shaper and how much easier something would have been, or I wouldn't have had to outsource something.
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Here is more feedback on what we will be doing in the remodel and using the tools for going forward.

The tools I am purchasing are for my wife as well. She LOVES restoring old furniture. She is always sanding down some piece of furniture she has found and distressing it to make it look old and worn. I wan’t quality dust extraction to help her with that and a better sander to make the job easier... not only to help with her hobby but for health reasons as well. She currently uses a corded Milwaukee orbital sander we purchased from Home Depot a few years back.

In the remodel, I will need to restore our kitchen cabinets which is going to be a lot of sanding. I will be doing some framing since we are adding a room on. Drywall work is not a major concern since most of our drywall will be either covered up by decorative wood or a heavy texture applied. I will be using our 18v cordless Milwaukee finish nailer ALOT to attach tons of old barn wood in different areas of the renovation. We will be refinishing a few furniture pieces to go into the new addition as well.

I have been ripping barn wood pieces with my Milwaukee Cordless 18v Fuel circular saw and my cuts are crooked. I don't have the best set up on saw horses for ripping lumber. I was thinking the track saw would help with this especially since most pieces we are ripping down are less than 6ft long. I can either try it on the MFT table or get some sacrificial lumber and plywood and try it on a larger surface.

I have no interest in a table saw. They scare the heck out of me. Plus, I need to be able to take my tools between two different locations that are about 80 miles apart.

I would like to get a router table one day which would help with building furniture or modifying existing furniture my wife has.

We are also planning on making some large dining room tables we need in the near future so the Domino would be a great addition for that.

As far as my access to tools, I currently own many Milwaukee 18v and 12v cordless tools that we use in our service business. Having owned many Milwaukee cordless tools, I would be more than happy to give anyone feedback if needed. We are heavily invested in Milwaukee Fuel 18v cordless tools in our service business.

My thoughts on purchasing the CXS was to use it for cabinet work and quite honestly I thought the attachments looked handy for some tight situations. I have never owned a Festool cordless drill/driver.

I recently purchased the Dewalt 716XPS 12” miter saw and I really like it. For the past 15 years I have been using the Makita 10” sliding compound dual bevel miter saw but I can’t overlook the missing blade safety guard anymore... it almost caught me on the forearm the other day while making some cuts and I stopped using it that day and ordered a new saw. The plastic blade safety guard broke many years back and the Makita service center has never been able to fix it properly... it has always giving me problems. The saw now needs a new power cord and the compound lever no longer works. In all fairness, the saw has been used ALOT and I don’t have a lot of bad things to say about it except I wish the blade safety cover was better designed.

I changed my location as requested by another user. We are located in San Antonio, Tx. I have a local Woodcraft in San Antonio but have never had any good help in their shop. I have visited their store several times begging for someone to convince me to buy x, y, or z (LOL) and the service has always been lacking.

Awesome feedback and advice. Thank you to everyone who has contributed.
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Various Woodworking & Crafts Topics / Re: Sanding Hardwood Plywood
« Last post by SRSemenza on Today at 09:49 AM »
Personally I think that a belt sander , even with depth control frame, is just asking to sand through the veneer.

In general it just doesn't need much sanding.

Seth
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Dontknow about on line courses per se Gary Katz has a video series that is pretty good plus he has a great site with articles from guys in the field on building techniques

http://www.thisiscarpentry.com

that site has alot of info on various subjs

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