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by wrdavis
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Community
Topic: For Vets an offer from Amazon (limited time offer)
Replies: 12
Views: 18456

Re: For Vets an offer from Amazon (limited time offer)

worked for me. but had to contact their customer service email first to verify I'm a veteran. And the $79 is sales taxable
by wrdavis
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Largest realistic drill size when drilling metal??
Replies: 11
Views: 8864

Re: Largest realistic drill size when drilling metal??

Depends some on the thickness of the metal. If sheet metal or steel under about 1/8" thick, try a unibit step drill--up to 1" in diameter. But be sure to clamp the metal. Hard to hold by hand from spinning. Harbor Freight sells a set of three for a good price.
by wrdavis
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Online Military Exchange Shopping for All Veterans
Replies: 31
Views: 32064

Re: Online Military Exchange Shopping for All Veterans

I did the sign up and because (I assume) I'm already 100% VA disabled; can shop right now. But the bummer is I checked pricing and find at least on one camera Nikon Coolpix B500 16MP Digital Camera with Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth - Red is $267.99. Same camera at Amazon is $256.95. So for now not co...
by wrdavis
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Power Workshop
Replies: 2
Views: 2427

Power Workshop

Got an email this morning about this. Watched the video. Pretty neat battery powered tools that become drill press, table saw, & jig saw. Anyone here have one or knowledge of one? $675 on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/POWER8-Workshop-Full-lithium-Kit-cordless-drill-jig-saw-work-clamp-torch-quattr...
by wrdavis
Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Why square nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 1691

Re: Why square nuts?

I put nylock hex nuts on every where; when I overhauled my machines and had them apart for painting.
by wrdavis
Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Happy Birthday, Nick
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Happy Birthday, Nick

Yes a happy birthday to Nick. Have watched his videos more than once to overhaul my SS's.
by wrdavis
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Plexiglass Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1489

I use drill bits for plastic. The tip is ground at a much sharper angle.
by wrdavis
Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Dewalt 7 1/4 blade
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

I recently bought the same blade, for a cut I had to make with my handsaw. Did an excellent job, with no splintering in the laminate.
by wrdavis
Fri May 23, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Miter Gauge Retro Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Locktiting the set sounds like a good idea. The old clamp always seemed a bit more work to use than I wanted, so hardly used it myself. Here's what the newer one looks like. Unthreaded rod with a foot riveted on, and a clamp shaped piece to slide over the newer straight sided lever arm. And a clampi...
by wrdavis
Fri May 23, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Miter Gauge Retro Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Miter Gauge Retro Kit

Recently bought another Shopsmith. This time a 510. One of the differences between it and my older Mark 5's was the miter gauge clamp. This may have been mentioned somewhere on the forum, but thought I'd add it anyway. The old one has two knurled nuts to adjust the clamp. The new one has a single kn...