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post #21 of 74 Old 11-26-2015, 12:46 PM
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My Porter Cable 691 d handle with the interchangeable dust shroud below works best for freehand edge work and the port on the side collects through the sub base when using for dado work with the fixed or plunge base (fittings are removable). I also have a Porter cable 890 series plunge router with through the tube dust collection that collects dust very well with dado's etc.
Depending on what you're free-handing, I recalling like the DeWalt 1 1/4HP trim router.

Also, keep in mind Grizzly has the PC 690LR on sale for Christmas for $99 right now. I'd buy an extra one, but I bought one from them 2-years ago when they were $99 and its still in the box

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Depending on what you're free-handing, I recalling like the DeWalt 1 1/4HP trim router.

Also, keep in mind Grizzly has the PC 690LR on sale for Christmas for $99 right now. I'd buy an extra one, but I bought one from them 2-years ago when they were $99 and its still in the box
I have the Dewalt compact kit also and the dust collection does work well with both bases depending on what you are free handing as you mentioned (not so well with edge work as it does not have the cup on the bottom) however one thing I find with those is the noise from the vacuum suction is louder than the router! (could be I have too much suction!)

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It's a toss up between a Festool RO90 and a new router.

I've wanted the RO90 for a long time, and would come in handy not only in my woodworking projects, but also in some around the house stuff too. Like painting the porch, working on an old camper, refinishing some furniture, etc. It's an extremely versatile tool.

I also need a new router quite badly. I have an old Craftsman now and it sucks. Doesn't plunge. No dust collection. Adjustment is laughable.

A lot of stuff I can live with, but the dust collection is getting important. I do a lot of free handing and I'm coughing and spitting and hacking during the whole process. I've narrowed my choices to a Bosch 1617 or a Festool OF1400. If the Bosch performs adequately then cool. If not I'll put it in a table and save up for the OF1400.
After years of cheap dust masks and mediocre dust collection, I bought a RO 125 with a CT 26. I was so impressed with the dust collection, I bought an ETS 125, then an ETS 150/3, then a RO 90, then an ETS 150/5.

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After years of cheap dust masks and mediocre dust collection, I bought a RO 125 with a CT 26. I was so impressed with the dust collection, I bought an ETS 125, then an ETS 150/3, then a RO 90, then an ETS 150/5.

Just wanted to warn you about the potential for addiction.
I have a Carvex and Domino. I know all about the green Koolaid addiction.

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After years of cheap dust masks and mediocre dust collection, I bought a RO 125 with a CT 26. I was so impressed with the dust collection, I bought an ETS 125, then an ETS 150/3, then a RO 90, then an ETS 150/5.

Just wanted to warn you about the potential for addiction.
For the past three years, I have looked at their systems at the Woodworking Show in Kansas City. I came very close to purchasing the CT26 & one of the ROS sanders (don't recall which one). In the last year or so, I have moved and now stuttered to plumb for DC so I'm not sure I'd use it as much.

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A moulder, the 5 head variety. Actually, a Weinig is being delivered this week.

ok, fine a widebelt sander, none are being delivered, that I know of...
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I change speeds on my drill press numerous times a day and had considered a variable speed model such as the Powermatic PM2800B however that's far more than I am willing to spend on a drill press so I decided on the Jet JDP-17. The motor is stationary and rearranging belts for speed changes is quick due to the belt tension control that only requires 1 hand to use. To top it off this one has a longer stroke than my current one as well as a much better/quicker depth stop system with micro adjustment dial.

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That's a good looking drill press.
But first I need to convince my wife her car will be just fine living outside the garage.

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That's a good looking drill press. But first I need to convince my wife her car will be just fine living outside the garage.
It will be. Resale value is crap either way.
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That's a good looking drill press.
But first I need to convince my wife her car will be just fine living outside the garage.
My wife's Camry and my Tacoma are outside and won't ever be in the garage/shop. Every morning this time of year I go out and start her car to get it warm about 5 minutes before she leaves for work. If it's raining I walk her to her car and use a big golf umbrella so she stays dry. If there's ice on the windows I get it off. She appreciates the chivalry and effort and I appreciate a dedicated shop. It's a win/win!!

And yes, that is a very good looking drill press!

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That's a good looking drill press.
But first I need to convince my wife her car will be just fine living outside the garage.
I hope it works well like the videos as I haven't been able to see it in person. BTW, my wife's car has never been in the garage!

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My wife's Camry and my Tacoma are outside and won't ever be in the garage/shop. Every morning this time of year I go out and start her car to get it warm about 5 minutes before she leaves for work. If it's raining I walk her to her car and use a big golf umbrella so she stays dry. If there's ice on the windows I get it off. She appreciates the chivalry and effort and I appreciate a dedicated shop. It's a win/win!!

And yes, that is a very good looking drill press!
You my good man will have a looooong successful marriage! I don't have to go quite that far as we are in California however I do take my wifes car to get washed, put gas in it etc so she doesn't have to!

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My wife's Camry and my Tacoma are outside and won't ever be in the garage/shop. Every morning this time of year I go out and start her car to get it warm about 5 minutes before she leaves for work. If it's raining I walk her to her car and use a big golf umbrella so she stays dry. If there's ice on the windows I get it off. She appreciates the chivalry and effort and I appreciate a dedicated shop. It's a win/win!!
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Set of bird mouth router bits, later a cyclone dust separator. Probably next spring - shop is cold in winter.

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Wait, what's this banter? Cars actually going in the garage? That's absurd...
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Wait, what's this banter? Cars actually going in the garage? That's absurd...
We park one vehicle and the tractor in the garage. I have another garage for my shop which is vehicle free. Unlike a vehicle the value of a tractor is seriously compromised by sitting outside.
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I need a horizontal router table. My vertical table is limited to what it can do.
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I probably don't need anything. However, what I WANT is a Ridgid Oscillating spindle sander. I like the fact that it has a vertical belt sander as well. Space is at a premium so finding a tool that can do more than one job helps! Been saving my mad money for one unless Santa is REALLY nice this Christmas!
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Get a Neato, they are much better, check out Consumer Reports on it. love mine.

I am gonna get a new shop, as we're going to move. This, of course, just when I was getting this one well lined up and efficient. next one I'm gonna put my DC equipment in the floor and the actual filter in it's own space with a return to avoid wasting conditioned air.
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New Bench

Building a new work bench, 25X52 with 3" maple top on which I'll be mounting the Veritas twin-screw vice I just ordered. This bench will be mated back-to-back with a Sjoberg bench I purchased many years ago. That bench always seemed a bit too low, so it will sit on a short platform to match the 35" height of the new bench. Presently I'm working on gluing up the various parts.
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