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Hatorade

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Helped a friend build a work bench, came out good considering we got very drunk and he was shrooming half way through.
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Intrinsic

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I got the PCS175 with the 52 inch t-glide, the 52 was only $100 more than the 36, also that was all they had still in stock so helped me make the decision, even if I don't use the extra rip capacity that often it is extra assembly space and I'll probably add the router to it soon. With the dado Cartridge and extra insert I ended up at about 3200.

Any impressions yet?

Menards had the Delta T3 Fence upgrade for a great price and was supposed to be delivered within a week. Was going to just grab that and upgrade my existing fence. But now they've updated the order to show shipping August 18th. Now I'm back to thinking about canceling that and maybe looking at a new saw.
 

Kovaks

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Any impressions yet?

Menards had the Delta T3 Fence upgrade for a great price and was supposed to be delivered within a week. Was going to just grab that and upgrade my existing fence. But now they've updated the order to show shipping August 18th. Now I'm back to thinking about canceling that and maybe looking at a new saw.
Unfortunately I just got it stood up out of the box today, still not assembled, I. So busy renovating the house, mostly drywall this week, I haven't had time to build anything yet.
 
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Dandai

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So I found an old dewalt radial arm saw. I've never restored an old tool like this before. But I'm gunna give it a try. Motor still works too.
Definitely look up safety instructions/vids. The blade spins opposite of a table saw so it may not be intuitive. Instead of kicking your work back into you, it will suck you in.
 

bigmark268

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Yeh I saw people use it as a joiner, planar, and put dados in them. All three of those applications using that saw are terrifying. I still have never used a dado stack cause that just scares me lol.
 

Borzak

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At one time they were used a lot in production type stuff. Same thing all day every day. Maybe 25-30 years ago you could pick them up dirt cheap when everyone started dumping them.
 

Dandai

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That's actually how I got this. A neiggbor was throwing it out.
I almost picked up a radial arm saw a few years ago. I was at a ReStore looking for a solid core door and they were using the saw as a display shelf for other tools. The only reason I didn’t bring it home was because I’ve got young kids and it wasn’t obvious to me how I could keep the blade guarded if the machine was accidentally turned on by a curious five year old.
 
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Kovaks

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The benefit of them as far as I understand is you get way less deflection than on a miter saw. But definitely not as safe.
 
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Ready to slab this big boy
Hey I may be late to the game here, but you need to seal the ends of that log ASAP if you haven't yet. If its been sitting since you felled it, cut 6" off each end and seal it immediately with a log sealer like Anchorseal. You can get a similar product at Woodcraft if there is one local to you. Worst case, use latex paint.

If you dont do this, your cut boards/slabs will end up with severe cracks (checks) that could end up ruining that beautiful wood.

Drying lumber is all about controlling the pace of drying and water content. Wood loses moisture from the end grain 10x faster than the face grain. You need to severely limit the moisture loss out of the ends. This starts happening immediately after being cut, and logs will start checking within hours. Trim/seal all wood you plan to mill immediately.



 

Cutlery

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Good tip, I'm taking down my walnut this weekend and had already noticed it on the smaller limbs I had taken off.