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post #1081 of 1238 Old 06-30-2016, 10:12 PM
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I made a dust hood for my drill press today. It works pretty well, clears about 75% of the dust as it is formed (and allows for better visibility in the hole). I could get it to 95% if I built a hood that encloses more of the bit, but I'm worried it would get in the way too much. I think this is going to suit my needs for now. The hood press fits under the fence so it can easily move with it. This hood was modified from the original port on my planer, I am building a new one with a 6 inch connection for it.







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Its no Festool, but its a neat hack

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You'd better you make sure that blade cuts to the right depth. I'd recommend spending a few dollars and getting something proper.

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Woodcraft Router Bit Sale

So a few weeks ago, I picked up the Freud 32-526 7 Piece Rabbeting Bit set on sale for $51 something. I really had my heart set on the Whiteside 1955 8 piece set, it's been on my Amazon wishlist for a year, but Woodcraft's price was $62.49. It sells for around $50 on Amazon. I was feeling thrifty that day and couldn't stomach the $12 difference. Generally, I just buy everything on Amazon and never have to deal with these decisions, lol.

Anyway, I never ended up using the Freud set and Woodcraft is running a sale on all router bits right now which brought the cost of the Whiteside set down to $56.24 while the Freud set is now on sale for $56.22. So, today I returned the Freud set and picked up the Whiteside set instead. It cost me $4 and some change for the difference, and that's ok by me!

Funny observation about the Whiteside "Made in U.S.A." set:


See that stamp on the second bearing from the bottom?


Mind you, a ton of products I buy are made in China, and that's generally fine as long as I'm buying well-reviewed top brand products (all of my Grizzly machines are made in China as are many other shop tools companies, Jet, Rikon, ShopFox, etc). But I thought it funny that one of the bearings in the kits is stamped China.
Out of curiosity, I called Whiteside, who had an actual human answer the phone right away by the way, and they confirmed that yes, while they make many of their own bearings, some of them have to be sourced elsewhere for certain kits.

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Out of curiosity, I called Whiteside, who had an actual human answer the phone right away by the way, and they confirmed that yes, while they make many of their own bearings, some of them have to be sourced elsewhere for certain kits.
Nice catch, keep them honest. Buying things made in China is almost unavoidable, but marketing something as "Made in the USA" that has parts from China isn't cool. What's to stop them from sourcing everything but the carbide from China.

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Nice catch, keep them honest. Buying things made in China is almost unavoidable, but marketing something as "Made in the USA" that has parts from China isn't cool. What's to stop them from sourcing everything but the carbide from China.

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Agreed. So when I asked to clarify "So even though at least one of the parts on the box was made in China, you can still advertise it as made in the USA?" She was sheepish in her reply about how some things that they currently don't manufacture themselves have to be sourced elsewhere.
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I think this rabbeting set is only my second Whiteside product, but I know they are very highly regarded. One thing I noticed on the Freud set is that the bearings, especially the smaller diameter units, were quite sloppy when mounted to the main bit shaft. Also, the Freud set packaging was terrible. You get the typical Freud case for the cutting bit itself but all of the other bits and pieces were stuffed into a tiny cardboard box that sits behind the bit in the case. That would have fallen apart in no time and then I'd have tiny bearings floating around all over the place. The Whiteside set has everything stacked up nicely on it's own shaft in the plastic case and even a dedicated spot for the Allen wrench.
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Agreed. So when I asked to clarify "So even though at least one of the parts on the box was made in China, you can still advertise it as made in the USA?" She was sheepish in her reply about how some things that they currently don't manufacture themselves have to be sourced elsewhere.
you cant what they are doing is illegal who knows what else is also made in china. i sent a email to ftc i used your pics hope u don't mind.
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you cant what they are doing is illegal who knows what else is also made in china. i sent a email to ftc i used your pics hope u don't mind.

There are tons of products that say made in the USA that contain parts sourced worldwide, including military products made for the DOD. My guess is there are plenty of legal ways to make such claims. Either way, let us know if you get any response back from the ftc.
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After two failed attempts by Amazon (actually UPS and Fedex's fault) to get a unit to my house undamaged and including all parts, the third unit showed up today and was excellent all around! I've been wanting this thing for quite a while and I'm excited to see how it performs. Jet AFS-1000B



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Anyone own this Kobalt table saw? I'm not much of a wood worker but would like to build some speaker boxes and make a table for my wife (she has plans that require ripping the edges of 2x6's).

http://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-15-Am...e-Saw/50056619

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Anyone own this Kobalt table saw? I'm not much of a wood worker but would like to build some speaker boxes and make a table for my wife (she has plans that require ripping the edges of 2x6's).

http://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-15-Am...e-Saw/50056619
since your not using this for a job site just buy the dewalt without the base for $300 put it on some saw horses and build a base for it , the dewalt is the only one that has a usable fence.
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since your not using this for a job site just buy the dewalt without the base for $300 put it on some saw horses and build a base for it , the dewalt is the only one that has a usable fence.


I need it to store in a cabinet and be able to move it outside. I don't want sawdust in my garage.

What do you mean by a useable fence? Which dewalt are you talking about? Thanks.

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000HXT2N6...2Y8D3QKHM2C60V you can get stand for another $64

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-15...4516/100674444 this one says it can be used with a dado which you might want.
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After two failed attempts by Amazon (actually UPS and Fedex's fault) to get a unit to my house undamaged and including all parts, the third unit showed up today and was excellent all around! I've been wanting this thing for quite a while and I'm excited to see how it performs. Jet AFS-1000B
It works pretty well as long as you remember to turn it on. Definitely cuts down on the dust settling on everything.
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It works pretty well as long as you remember to turn it on. Definitely cuts down on the dust settling on everything.
That's a great tip! I mounted the remote to my tool box so hopefully I'll get in a good habit of firing it up.
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That's a great tip! I mounted the remote to my tool box so hopefully I'll get in a good habit of firing it up.
Hahahaha. I speak from experience. It looks like I'll be hanging mine back up...in the next week or 2.
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@Mfusick (From NWC's thread) Which blade did you buy? I just replaced the blade on my Makita a couple of days ago with this one:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I would have to look, but it was a Freud that was for Festool (160mm I think size) and a sheetgoods, finish blade.

Really good. I cut pressure treated 2x6 into basically paper making long shims yesterday, the cut quality was so flawless even my dad was amazed. The festool blade didn't suck though...

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Side note: Was doing some garage door trim out yesterday with that PVC white stuff instead of wood, glue up the top of the opening and huge glob dripped on my head. OMG- PL premium in my hair! It's summer, short hair cut last night. lmao.
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Side note: Was doing some garage door trim out yesterday with that PVC white stuff instead of wood, glue up the top of the opening and huge glob dripped on my head. OMG- PL premium in my hair! It's summer, short hair cut last night. lmao.
Wow! That had to suck!
Yep, looks like we bought the same blade.
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Wow! That had to suck!
Yep, looks like we bought the same blade.
Yeah, I usually cut my back with a #3 sides and back then fade it up to about finger length on top, wife doesn't like the look of clippers on top or my hair that short. I prefer the shorter hair cut, especially in summer, for simple convenience. I needed a #2 this time to get it out, clippers wouldn't cut it haha, I had to use scissors first, it was half hard when I got home to shower and clean up. Looking back I probably should have let it harden and then just yanked it out hard, probably the same idea as easier to chisel or clean it off when it's hard without making a mess. Oh well...

At least garage door looks nice.

yeah that blade is a solid choice IMO. I am happy so far.

The cut quality was amazing, but usually a fresh blade always is.
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@Mfusick Hey, after we talked on here the other day, it occurred to me that I bought that Freud blade thinking it had the same tooth count (48) that the Makita blade had. Somehow, once I received it and noticed that it had a much lower tooth count (28), it never dawned on me that I may have not gotten the right blade.
Sure enough, I finally checked yesterday and even though the blade came in it's original Freud packaging and had a sticker on the back with the correct 48 tooth part number, I was sent a 28 tooth blade with a different part number. Amazon has a new one on it's way to me. In the second picture, under the top sticker, you can make out the correct part number on the sticker below. Weird.


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Yup that looks wrong- like a rough cut blade. Mine was the correct one. Same tooth count at the original Festool blade that came on my saw. You have bad luck, usually amazon is better than that, but at least they fixed it.
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Yup that looks wrong- like a rough cut blade. Mine was the correct one. Same tooth count at the original Festool blade that came on my saw. You have bad luck, usually amazon is better than that, but at least they fixed it.
I received the replacement yesterday and it is correct this time. For the number of products we buy from Amazon, our problem rate is pretty low. But, it definitely seems like bad luck has been on my side lately!
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For anyone in the market for some of the best cabinet clamps, Woodcraft has the Bessey Revo 18" + 31" (2 each) sets on sale for $159 right now. That's a good $40-50 savings per set. I had to pick up a couple of sets while I could.

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For anyone in the market for some of the best cabinet clamps, Woodcraft has the Bessey Revo 18" + 31" (2 each) sets on sale for $159 right now. That's a good $40-50 savings per set. I had to pick up a couple of sets while I could.

Agreed. Only clamps I'll buy.
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