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by banjodan
Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: To buy or not
Replies: 29
Views: 74090

Chiroindixon brought up a great point about the Shopsmith eBay scam. Every few months some guy posts pictures of a 520 and ends the auction without selling the machine. After the end of the auction he contacts all of the bidders and says that he had computer problems, etc., and offers to sell the ma...
by banjodan
Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: 510 to 520 upgrade
Replies: 25
Views: 101554

510 to 520 Upgrade

I recently upgraded to the 520 and I am VERY satisfied, but my reasons for ugrading was somewhat different. I found that although the 510 had much less deflection than a typical saw fence, it wasn't quite beefy enough when I used it as a backstop in horizontal boring mode. If I was using a large (or...
by banjodan
Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Left Vs Right Tilt
Replies: 7
Views: 28763

Table Saw Safety--Saw Stop

It doesn't detect blood--it detects moisture. And yes, moist wood can set it off. That wouldn't be so bad, except that it doesn't simply shut down. It's similar to an air bag in a car. One it goes off you have to replace some parts (an aluminum block, as I recall, and probably the blade as well). My...