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  1. Power Tools & Machinery
    I recently borrowed my friend's PC890 router, and while tightening a bit into the collet, the spindle lock pin broke right half in two. I have read that this is a common occurrence and that the vast majority of people don't bother replacing it, but since it doesn't belong to me, it certainly...
  2. Power Tools & Machinery
    Our local Sears is going out of business and they have the floor model of their $379 3/4 HP 15" drill press marked down to $210. It seems like a pretty good deal and I'm kind of on the fence about buying it. I know there are other drills available that might be a bit better, like the 1 HP Porter...
  3. Joinery
    I've decided to build a shelf/bookcase in my boy's room, and to use dovetail joints. While I have seen every episode of New Yankee Workshop, the actual extent of my woodworking experience has been in my garage with a circular saw cutting dimensional lumber and using butt joints. I do live on an...
  4. Power Tools & Machinery
    Howdy do, New to the Forum and hoping someone can help me with my problem. The good: Picked up a brand new (floor model) of the Porter Cable 270TS for $300 bucks. The bad: Several parts were broken/missing but i was able to find replacement parts for everything however I cannot figure out how...
  5. Power Tools & Machinery
    Can a 29" Jointer (PorterCable PC160JT) w/ stands be made as accurate as a 46" one? Hello All, I am contemplating buying a PC160JT, but am on the fence. Anyone have some wisdom to share to buy it or not buy it? Can a jointer that small be made accurate by using shop stands? Are there other...
  6. Power Tools & Machinery
    I purchased a mid-range porter cable table saw. The table and rip fence are both aluminum so I can't purchase the much desired magswitch featherboard and I can't find anything other featherboard for their default rip fence. Does anyone know of a good featherboard that works with the default rip...
  7. Power Tools & Machinery
    Just joined the forum and excited to get some advice. I've been in the market for a drill press. I recently purchased a band saw and have come to realize it is considerably underpowered/small for what I would like and am doing everything I can not to make the same mistake again. I have...
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello all! I purchased a Porter Cable Router about 4 months ago and have been doing lots of dovetails with many domestic woods. I have broken 5 router bits – ¼ inch shank 14 degree ½ inch They are breaking at the shaft just above the bit itself – everybody I have talked to so far is...
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