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Bought a new 'gadget'


Several years ago I bought a big Porter Cable 7529, 2-1/4 Hp 1/2" collet plunge router. The dam' thing is so powerful it terrifies me when I use it free hand so have continued to use an ancient Craftsman. I didn't have a router table. Well Santa made an early drop off this afternoon in the form of a low end Grizzly router table. I haven't assembled it yet, tomorrow, but it is pretty heavy at 62 pounds and at first look, seems to be well made for a Chinese tool. I also found out that I really need something to raise the router bit on that particular router I have, so just ordered a Router Raizer . Also have a Grr-ripper hold down ordered to try to keep my fingers attached to my hands (http://microjig.com/products/ ) .  Now, maybe I can finish that table that I started a few weeks ago for my DW.

Photos to follow soon



-- Edited by Dave W on Friday 2nd of November 2012 09:23:45 PM

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hahaha, yep, them old routers can be a bit scarry. they all turn so fast they sound like their gona gernade any time. hahaha. the hold down is a must on a big un dave.the only router i ever use without one is a laminate router. its real small and lite.made to get close in corners and such.lookin foward to seein the new table.

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My Craftsman hasn't been turned on in over 20 years - - - - wonder if it still works? That high RPM boogers da'heck outa me also so I try and not get involved in a project that might require me to use one.

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I just looked up the speed of that P-C router - OMG, 23 THOUSAND!!! It is variable from 10-23K. Often wished for a laminate router but have just used the Craftsman and a couple files for corners to finish edges. Since it doesn't appear that we will be moving soon and the kitchen needs a new counter top, will probably do it with tile instead of Formica ---- so not much need of a little specialty router any more.

OK - time for some fun - off for some part 287 bolts into part 23, ........ uhhhhhh where the H#@@ is it ?

Here are my new 'toys' along with the router that is if the images attached



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You just HAD TO POST THE PICS didn'tcha? That's very dangerous being this close to Christmas yanno? I wonder if I need a Man Cave upgrade of any kind?
OF COURSE I DO !!!!!

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Mello Yello wrote:

You just HAD TO POST THE PICS didn'tcha? That's very dangerous being this close to Christmas yanno? I wonder if I need a Man Cave upgrade of any kind?
OF COURSE I DO !!!!!


 Em, since I KNOW you have a new and almost virgin man cave, had to post some enticement. That table went together in about an hour without mounting the router, and seems to be well made. Probably take a day to do the router part though, but wont do that until I get the Router Raizer sometime next week.



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band saw.jpgI bought a Grizzly 7x12 band saw, so far its worked really good, I don't think I had enough tension on the blade the first start up and the blad poppped off the wheels  , but hasn't came off since,,, I like it cause I can cut several pieces of tubing at a 45 at once,, and cut material 12 " wide at a 90*



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Saturday 3rd of November 2012 02:10:06 PM

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them band saws are handy as heck. i had a hand held one that i used a lot. i sure coulda used the arm and clamp..dang handy tool rat !

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That's a nice setup, Dave.  A new router is on my list, too; the old Craftsman 1-1/2 horse I have had since the seventies is a quarter inch collet, and I would like to be able to take advantage of some of the newer half inch shank bits.  A new table would be nice, too; the one I have is a sheet metal affair that I got when I got the router; it works, but it is a model T compared to those that are available these days; some of those tables that Woodcrafters sells are really slick.



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