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ToolGuy 12-03-2007 08:11 AM

Got any new toys.. I mean tools, lately?
I just feel like bragging. I got myself a new Bosch 4100-09 portable table saw, the one with the gravity rise stand and 25" rip capacity, and a gently used Bosch 5412 12" dual bevel sliding compound miter saw. Yay! :D

What cool new tools have you aquired lately?

inspectorD 12-04-2007 07:04 AM

I just looked into the family barn and got some new antique tools, A handsaw, nailpuller , chisel, a seriously rounded hammer and plenty of flathead screwdrivers...rust and all.:D
Sounds like a nice tablesaw...I think I'll adjust my christmas list.

I think these tools qualify as new...for the display case.;)

ToolGuy 12-04-2007 04:45 PM

I got to put the saw to serious use today and I gotta tell ya, it's sweet :p . Only problem is it pulls so much power I have to shut off most of the lights cuz they're on the same 15 amp circuit, but I'm also running the shop vac with it.

Speaking of vintage tools, I have an old Rockwell Homecraft table saw, jointer combo I was going to restore. Looks like that's not gonna happen. I mignt get myself a new jointer as well, since I priced getting some maple glued up for to top and back of the hutch I'm building, and the labor would run me $300. For $500 I can get a nice 6" jointer and do it myself. :cool:

Daryl in Nanoose 12-04-2007 10:11 PM

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Well I have been lucky lately, picked up a few new toys
Makita 10 SCMS, King Industrial 10" cabinet saw and today the Ridid 9gl shop vac. sweet sweet sweet:D :D

ToolGuy 12-05-2007 06:23 PM

Nice! If it weren't for Bosch's front-end bevel controls, the Makita dual slider would definately have been my first choice.

Nice table saw too. But I don't imagine you tote that around to different jobs. :D

Daryl in Nanoose 12-05-2007 09:47 PM

Nice table saw too. But I don't imagine you tote that around to different jobs.
You got that right, I just use a skill portable. I have owned that same saw scms for about 10 years now and still going strong but has seen a lot of abuse and find it not quite percise enough for my shop projects so got another.

ToolGuy 12-13-2007 06:49 PM

More new toys! :D

You'll see these in my built-in hutch thread, but since they're new tools I'll post it here.

The biggie is a Shop Fox 6" jointer. I'm using it on the jobsite but I think it will be a stationary shop tool after the current project. You can see here I've extended it to 24' to accomodate the 12' boards I have to edge join.

And to go with it, a Porter Cable biscuit joiner.

I sure hope I get a lot of woodworking projects to justifiy these expenditures.

Daryl in Nanoose 12-15-2007 06:35 AM

Ahhhhhh, life is good

inspectorD 12-29-2007 09:14 AM

How are those tools holding up, and if you could talk about what you would have changed would help .:D

p.s....please, no life stories....:rolleyes:

ToolGuy 12-29-2007 10:00 AM

The part of the table saw stand the sticks out is a real nussance. It's right were I want to stand when cutting small pieces, and need to walk around the saw to pull larger pieces through after they hit the half way point. But I realized that when I bought the saw, so can't really complain too much. I'm actually considering cutting that part off, which would only mean the saw could no longer stand up like a dolly when collapsed.

On the miter saw, the sliding parts of the fence is not true with the lower part. I'm not sure how to fix that, but it's a known problem with that saw. I have them removed for what I'm doing, and I'll see how much a problem it is whenever I do some crown molding.

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