"The Forrest blade is a better blade, I own a Forrest rip blade, but is it 2 1/2 times better, I don't think so, since that is the difference in cost between it and a Freud blade. Any blade can cause a kickback if something is not…"
"That is correct, you would set the drill bit for 1 1/2". The only thing that would change is say if you were attaching a 2x to a 1x, you would use a shorter screw, but still use the 1 1/2" setup for the drill bit."
"I have one regret, there is another overhead door at the back, I had it put there for ventilation in the summer, gets pretty hot here, wish I had put windows instead, the door takes a lot of wall space. I had a shop the same size at my past house…"
"I also have the cyclone attachment, and it works well. Most of the dust goes into the garbage can, only some of the really fine dust goes to the dust collector. They also make a version that fits onto a 5 gal bucket for a shop vac, I use…"
"Here's a tip I use when gluing especially when gluing darker wood or lighter wood with dark stain. Place blue painters tape at the joint during glue up wipe up excess with a damp cloth and remove about 10 to 15 min. after it starts…"
"Subscribe to woodworking magazines for ideas. Wood, Woodworkers Journal, Woodsmith, etc. It is hard to tell you what tools you need, not knowing your budget or exactly what you want to do. There are some good recommendations made…"
"I know that that is what happened because there was an other thread that I was following, and I noticed that it disappeared also and when I checked his page, it had also disappeared. This also happened once before with s guy named Phillip."
"The longest fine thread screw I know of is 1 1/2" available on Amazon.com, Rockler.com, etc. what you can do is set the Jig and collar to 1" and attach with the 1 1/2" screws at that setting. I know that that is not the optimum…"
"The link you had is the same Router Raizer sold by Rockler. As for your question about 2 vs 3 Hp, check the specs of the 2 hp router and see if it is recommended to run a raised panel bit the size you want to run. These are large heavy bits and need…"
"The problem with using sheet metal screws or drywall screws is that the threads go all the way up the shaft to the head. this will not allow the screw to pull the pieces of wood together properly, unless you drill the pilot hole larger than the the…"
I have built many kitchens and finally decided to buy the Foreman, because my latest kitchen consisted of 28 cabinets and I was over my hand hurting from all the drilling, moving the clamp etc., it seemed like a smart choice.