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Kreg sharpening service
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I was in the process of drilling pocket holes in a gaggle of milled 2 x 4s and 3/4 ply  to build a cart for my lathe.  In the process, I knocked my drill off the bench with my Kreg bit in it.  When I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Grace Dec 7, 2016.

 

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Mar 6
Tim Grace replied to Luke Troughton's discussion 'Planer Up grade'
"Justin - Yup.  Haven't ruled them out.  I have Oneida's Dust Deputy atop a 20 gallon salvage drum.  Vacuum is via a HF 660 CFM DC.  The bag sometimes will clog with very fine dust, but the cyclone separates most. …"
Feb 28
Tim Grace replied to Luke Troughton's discussion 'Planer Up grade'
"The PowerMatic & Jet planers in those sizes are a bit out of my price range.  I went with the DeWalt 735, then installed the Byrd Shellix head.  The Shellix head has probably already paid for itself and was not that difficult to…"
Feb 27
Tim Grace replied to Michael Meyer's discussion 'I have a question - I need your input'
"On my larger compressor, I attached a line to the drain valve to route the moisture out of the shop.  I had to change out the valve (I went to a 90° throw ball valve instead of one that I had to turn a million times to fully open) to affix…"
Feb 27
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Feb 13
Tim Grace replied to Brian Briggs's discussion 'What kind of drill should I buy?'
"When my corded Craftsman finally bit the dust, I ended up with a corded Hitachi for about $40.  It has a 3/8" keyless chuck and was rated at highest rpm of any that I looked at.When my cordless Skil stripped its gears I ended up with a 18v…"
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"Excellent Work Tim! Great Idea. Wish I had your skill!"
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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig® Master System, Kreg Clamps
How would you describe yourself?
Intermediate DIYer
How did you learn about the Kreg Owners' Community?
Kreg Pinterest
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
Trying to setup the garage so half is for auto mechanics and the other half for wood working - and still be able to get two cars in.

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Tim Grace's Product Reviews

Laguna 14BX Band Saw

I decided that it was time to upgrade my bench-top bandsaw after almost burning it up trying to resaw a chunk of 3 inch wide walnut. After doing a bunch of research, and receiving my wife's blessing, I decided on a Laguna 14-12.  I spoke with one of the guys at a local retailer, and highlighted some of the features on the 14BX.  After speaking briefly with my wife, she approved the extra cost (about $300 more). The 14BX had the added advantage of being in stock, whereas I would have had to…

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Posted on December 20, 2016 at 1:52am — 1 Comment

DeWalt DWP611PK Router

I picked up a cheap $29 Harbor Freight trim router to cut grooves for splines in miter joints.  I was thoroughly disappointed when the 1/8" splines were extremely loose within the grooves.  The grooves ended up measuring .168 inches using a .125" bit.  Since then, I looked at the compact router offerings from Bosch, DeWalt & Porter Cable.

All were 1.25 HP, had 1/4" collets, came in a package that included a plunge base and were highly rated by their users. I chose the DeWalt…

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Posted on November 25, 2015 at 9:49am — 1 Comment

DeWalt DW618PK Router

My old (circa 1982) Craftsman 1.25 HP router would not hold a large (3/4" straight @ 1/8" depth) bit securely so I did some homework and picked up the DeWalt DW618PK router. The DW618 is a 2.25 HP variable speed router with 1/2" collet.  The PK indicates that it comes with both a fixed base and a plunge base and a nice soft case to carry everything. 

My  first use was cutting some 3/4" dadoes in a work bench top to install some T-track. I was able to set the depth stop on the plunge…

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Posted on March 10, 2015 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

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Product Reviews

Kreg Project Center Work Station

The Kreg Project Center is great by itself, but 2 KPC's are better than 1 when you want to set up a 12 ft. work station in a couple minutes.…

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Posted by Glenn Revheim on April 5, 2018 at 5:57am — 1 Comment

Festool Domino 500

The first thing I will do is set price aside and focus on the tool and why I bought the Domino. 

      I have orders for a few dining tables and chairs.  I have made one prototype chair, while I have all the tools to make angled…

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Posted by justin waldron on April 2, 2018 at 5:46am

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