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I saw today festool has a new random orbital sander for $99 for pre order special with a $50 gift card towards next purchase. That seems cheap for festool.
Well I sprung for one. This is my second Festool so I guess my fate is sealed Do they normally do this sort of discount with new models? If so I could see myself buying a whole lot more!
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Well I sprung for one. This is my second Festool so I guess my fate is sealed Do they normally do this sort of discount with new models? If so I could see myself buying a whole lot more!
I grabbed one too. After the $50 credit it seems $49 for a festool branded RO sanded is a fair deal. A Makita or Dewalt cost you that much.
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How about sand paper ? Festool sand paper is expensive. What's everyone been using ?
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How about sand paper ? Festool sand paper is expensive. What's everyone been using ?
I buy Mirka from Amazon. Just the regular sanding discs... but I think i'm going to go abranet next time I have a big project.

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My Festool sander is back ordered until March Can't complain though when you get Festool quality for half price.
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Wish that I had the Festool edge bander.
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Looking for a wood lathe? I would to turn long stuff, am open to used or new if it is a good deal. I know nothing about brands as I haven't turned since high school. Though about the HF one but then thought I might do better used. Any thoughts/comments are greatly appreciated.

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Looking for a wood lathe? I would to turn long stuff, am open to used or new if it is a good deal. I know nothing about brands as I haven't turned since high school. Though about the HF one but then thought I might do better used. Any thoughts/comments are greatly appreciated.
Budget? Tooling is what cost the $.
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Darn I should have ordered that Festool sander, what is the MSRP on it going to be do you guys think?
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I paid $99, got a $50 gift card type voucher for a future purchase. Not sure about MSRP or if changes.

I would imagine $99-199. Some place in there.
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Budget? Tooling is what cost the $.
Not sure yet, saw a jet at southern tool for 1299 and the Hf one is 319 with 20% off, so somewhere in the middle. I would like to have it for years even though it will probably only used sparingly. I saw so nice looking used units on CL but am unsure of brand reliability.

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Not sure yet, saw a jet at southern tool for 1299 and the Hf one is 319 with 20% off, so somewhere in the middle. I would like to have it for years even though it will probably only used sparingly. I saw so nice looking used units on CL but am unsure of brand reliability.
Craigslist will be your best bet then. I wouldn't mess with the HF, and the Jet is average at best. My Dad got me into woodturning before I ever started any other woodworking. I'm not very interested in it, but I've been involved for years.
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Craigslist will be your best bet then. I wouldn't mess with the HF, and the Jet is average at best. My Dad got me into woodturning before I ever started any other woodworking. I'm not very interested in it, but I've been involved for years.
Any brands you would suggest?

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Darn I should have ordered that Festool sander, what is the MSRP on it going to be do you guys think?
It is the replacement for the 125 EQ which prices at $199. IF Festool had deals like these on all their new models I'd have a garage full!
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Any brands you would suggest?
Any reputable brand will probably be ok. I'd just be concerned about the quality of the HF unit. Slop/Play and loose tolerances would make using it not much fun.
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Any reputable brand will probably be ok. I'd just be concerned about the quality of the HF unit. Slop/Play and loose tolerances would make using it not much fun.
I ended up get a craftsman 12 by 36 for $50. Hopefully I can get back in to the swing of things with it before I commit to a more professional one.

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I'm needing to build an accurate sled for my 10"Ridgid table saw,

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I'm needing to build an accurate sled for my 10"Ridgid table saw,

a bit of surfing on youtube brought me this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBW9Bpi8wSs

currently on amazon, $34 for a pair, looks like the real thing
Those look like a good deal. I used the Incra bars for my recent build, but these would have worked too. In fact, I kind of like the fitment setup of these better than Incra's.
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Does anyone have any good woodworking forums that you would recommend?

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Woodworking Talk and Lumberjocks are both very good. There's lots of support to be found there.
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Woodworking Talk and Lumberjocks are both very good. There's lots of support to be found there.
Thanks dtsdig, I will check them out...not that I have a lot of time as I always seem to be on this forum LOL
I also see that The wood whisperer has a forum woodtalkoline.com

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I would add SawMillCreek to the ones mentioned above.
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Great thank you.... Is there one that stands out as better than all the rest?
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I would add SawMillCreek to the ones mentioned above.
Definitely. I forgot about that one.
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Tough to answer. Sort of like being asked who's better: Steve Ramsey or Matthias Wandel? It's individual preference.

I tend to like the tool reviews at lumberjocks and they also have nice projects with lots of pictures but I don't much care for the organization of the site. I tend to gravitate to sawmillcreek when I want to read in depth about a topic and I like the way the forum is organized. But honestly I wouldn't pigeon hole the sites based on my comments.
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In the near future I'm planing to make some cabinets (sorry, not speaker cabinets) and I want to make the drawers using dovetail joinery. To make it quick and easy I'm looking at buying one of those porter-cable deluxe dovetail jigs. I was sold on the PC jig until today when I found someone selling an almost new Incra fence for under $100. I think it's the LS standard router fence. I'm sure it does dovetails but I'm wondering if it's easier or more time consuming than the PC dovetail jig. Anyone with experience using the Incra system for making dovetails willing to share their opinion? Thanks.
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Sorry, not related to the product you're looking at, but why use dovetails? Could always use faux dovetails (which is what Ill be doing on my bathroom vanity).

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In the near future I'm planing to make some cabinets (sorry, not speaker cabinets) and I want to make the drawers using dovetail joinery. To make it quick and easy I'm looking at buying one of those porter-cable deluxe dovetail jigs. I was sold on the PC jig until today when I found someone selling an almost new Incra fence for under $100. I think it's the LS standard router fence. I'm sure it does dovetails but I'm wondering if it's easier or more time consuming than the PC dovetail jig. Anyone with experience using the Incra system for making dovetails willing to share their opinion? Thanks.
One of my cousins who has built a crap ton of furniture and cabinetry swears by his Incra system for creating dovetails. When I told him I bought the Porter Cable jig (still haven't used it), he said I would be giving that up in favor of the Incra system at some point. His experience was that the Incra was way faster to get set up and to use vs. the PC jig. I love the other Incra stuff that I have; it's very clever stuff and the designs are top notch.
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I've been using a crappy $10 drywall t-square for drawing lines and it's been pretty inaccurate causing slightly out of square cuts. I've been looking at the woodpecker 24" t-square or the 32" t square which are about $150. Is it worth it to get something like this? I'm using a decent worm-drive circ saw and a straight edge clamp for my cuts. The straight edge clamping mechanism is not accurate but if I line the edge up with a straight line it cuts great.

What is my best course of upgrades here? I know a track saw would be good...
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