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by P89DC
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Bandsaw: New style table vs. old style table?
Replies: 48
Views: 21086

Re: Bandsaw: New style table vs. old style table?

I have two cast iron tabled bandsaws and for storage the limit of closeness is the table. If I had the larger aluminum tables I'd need more space on my SPT shelf.
by P89DC
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: 18" Jigsaw Price
Replies: 19
Views: 8680

Re: 18" Jigsaw Price

I made a new gasket and filled the housing up with 5w turbine oil (air tool oil). The oil started seeping out immediately. Maybe I made a bad gasket but I doubt it. I think I should have used straight 20w, 5w is really thin.....
by P89DC
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Table saw or cordless circular saw?
Replies: 12
Views: 16088

Re: Table saw or cordless circular saw?

Probably a spammer, these comments are word-for-word for 2007 posting here: https://billfitzmaurice.info/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3293 I kind of wondered too when he said "saws for around £150". English Pounds? This is very interesting. The poster joined this forum on Feb 5 with the exact sa...
by P89DC
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Table saw or cordless circular saw?
Replies: 12
Views: 16088

Re: Table saw or cordless circular saw?

Probably a spammer, these comments are word-for-word for 2007 posting here: https://billfitzmaurice.info/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3293 Except OP has 3700 posts on that speaker building forum. I looked at his posts, he's very helpful and has posted as recently as today... You ain't from around here, ar...
by P89DC
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: WTH is going on with ShopSmith (the company)?
Replies: 27
Views: 32117

Re: WTH is going on with ShopSmith (the company)?

It doesn't matter why, the issue is delivery and there are two choices, order and wait or dump your Shopsmith and go with separates. It's not as if Shopsmith is trying to piss us off, rather they are trying to survive in a challenging business environment. NAFTA and China have had an effect on Shops...
by P89DC
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Community
Topic: WTH is going on with ShopSmith (the company)?
Replies: 27
Views: 32117

Re: WTH is going on with ShopSmith (the company)?

algale wrote:I don't think Shopsmith manufactures (as opposed to assembles) much of anything these days.
And your point is?....
by P89DC
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Upper and lower output drive shafts slightly different sizes
Replies: 15
Views: 13475

Re: Upper and lower output drive shafts slightly different sizes

Is the end of the shaft peened from previous owner abuse? I've had that issue twice on rebuilds. I ran the headstock and used Emery cloth on a flat file to take the burr off and all is well.
by P89DC
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: WTH is going on with ShopSmith (the company)?
Replies: 27
Views: 32117

Re: WTH is going on with ShopSmith (the company)?

Far as I know...there isn't any "Chinese" version of accessories for the ShopSmith. Separate chinese drill press, lathe, tablesaw, etc. You can get them with Delta, Powermatic, Grizzly stickers on them. Spare parts are hit and miss as they change factories in a race to the bottom. I disli...
by P89DC
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: WTH is going on with ShopSmith (the company)?
Replies: 27
Views: 32117

Re: WTH is going on with ShopSmith (the company)?

Ummmm, they're struggling to survive much as most US based manufacturing concerns due to to NAFTA and two decades of bad laws/regulations.

Either be patient or start buying Chinese stuff.
by P89DC
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Off for another adventure
Replies: 52
Views: 71704

Re: Off for another adventure

. . . I am unable to figure out how the power cord is/was connected from the motor to the headstock and to and to the outlet . . . . BPR Outlet????? Allow me to help expand your knowledge of American English. Perhaps going forward you could use a dictionary and become more independent as your knowl...