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routers and router stands
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I am in the process of selecting a router and router stand. The problem is that the more I research routers and router stands the more I am uncertain as to what I need. I would like to know what…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom hagan on Wednesday.

Workshop Lighting
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I am curious as to what the members are using for lighting in their shops. Type of lighting, manufacturer, style, etc. I am in the process of building a new shop area in a steel building. I plan to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary roofner Aug 31.

 

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tom hagan replied to tom hagan's discussion 'routers and router stands'
"I to am thinking of getting an additional router. I do like many of the Bosch products and they usually have good reviews. I need on for a CNC machine so I'll be sure to check them out. Thanks"
Wednesday
tom hagan replied to tom hagan's discussion 'routers and router stands'
"Good recommendations and comments. I think I am now leaning towards a Triton plunge router. I need to research them a little more, but I think they have three basic models to choose from. I like all of the Kreg products. They are a little more…"
Wednesday
R Anderson replied to tom hagan's discussion 'routers and router stands'
"I have a Bosch “RA1181” table that perfectly compliments my Bosch “MRF23EVS” fixed base router. This the “BEST” wood working investment I have ever made. There’s so many different things you can accomplish…"
Tuesday
Dan Wilson replied to tom hagan's discussion 'routers and router stands'
"The Kreg Router Tables DVD will give you step-by-step instructions to build a great router table with storage for your bits and accessories. The design also provides very good dust extraction, and the enclosure reduces the noise. I recommend using a…"
Tuesday
Gary roofner replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"The LED's are much brighter than florescence. My shed is only 10 x10 Only needed 2 fixture ."
Aug 31
tom hagan replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Bill, There is some very good stuff in this article. I especially liked the section that talked about ESTIMATING HOW MANY FIXTURES ARE NEEDED.  Since I am way over 25 I know I need the 100 fc. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. "
Aug 28
Bill L. replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"For some definitive answers from an expert go to the Sawmill Creek Woodworking Forum and read this article:  http://www.sawmillcreek.org/content.php?146-Lighting-the-Small-Workshop-by-Jack-Lindsey"
Aug 28
tom hagan replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Gary, Sounds like you are trying to save me money . . . I'll make sure my son checks this out. He's the electrician in our family. I did see some 4' FEIT replacement LEDs at Menards today for $8.99 a two pack. Thanks for the option."
Aug 21
Gary roofner replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Just buy the t 12 florescent fixture and  follow direction on the web for rewiring fixtures for led bulbs to buy About 7 bucks a bulb at earth LED. Fixture about 10 bucks. The LED are T8 but they fit ."
Aug 21
tom hagan replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Ken, More good stuff to know when considering portable (or any Lighting) in a workshop that may not have full heat during the winter. Thanks for advice."
Aug 20
Ken Darga replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Tom, Re portable lights I use portable lights, on ocassions. One fixture features "high-intensity" bulbs. The lamp has a selector switch for 150, 300 and 600W settings. This type uses Halogen bulbs, and they do get hot. These type lights…"
Aug 20
Ken Darga replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Not all fluorescent lights work in cold weather. Select a fluorescent fixture based on lowest temp in your shop/garage. Regular magnetic ballasts in standard T12 fixtures, which have 1-1/2" dia lamps, are not recommended for  temps below…"
Aug 20
tom hagan replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"I know that my son loves the 4' Feit lights he put up in his basement work area. You forget that you are in a basement when you have them on. Your comments about a portable light are something I hadn't really thought about. Does anyone…"
Aug 20
Tim Grace replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"I went with the Feit products, as well.  The shop lights that were in place had the lamps replaced with Feit's replacement tubes and I did add a couple of Feit's fixtures.  I especially like the instant on of the LED's as…"
Aug 19
Ken Darga replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"Tom, Re Welding Since high school?  It probably feels like just a few years ago. I used to do lots of welding, learned from my Dad, when I was in high school---he welded lots of heavy stuff. However, haven't don't it in years, since…"
Aug 16
tom hagan replied to tom hagan's discussion 'Workshop Lighting'
"R.E., My son has some 4' Feit lights that he installed in his basement work area. He thinks these would work well for the building. He said he got them from Costco. Probably the same ones you are talking about. I said we might need around…"
Aug 16

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