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    VICTORIA That looks like a pretty good deal to me for a...

    That looks like a pretty good deal to me for a German built quality machine. :2tsup:
  2. DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Acme Saws and Machines Pty Ltd is a UK based...

    Acme Saws and Machines Pty Ltd is a UK based supplier of woodworking equipment so the machine is almost certainly of European origin, less likely to be from Taiwan. Can't put my finger on a brand for...
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    Can't say that I have a preference for either,...

    Can't say that I have a preference for either, but I can see your wife's point. It would be so much easier to make a choice if the flag was bigger. :D
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    Forget 4", 5" has 50% more flow than 4" and...

    Forget 4", 5" has 50% more flow than 4" and that's before you take in to account the increased drag of the smaller diameter on the airflow. Provided the airflow is sufficient to keep the dust in...
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    According to McJings website the 5-1/2 weighs...

    According to McJings website the 5-1/2 weighs 2.6kg, but the 4-1/2 weighs 3kg. They reckon a standard 5 weighs 3.2kg. :? I note that the new stock that McJing have is $439 for the 5-1/2 compared to...
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    If the brands you've named are a firm indication...

    If the brands you've named are a firm indication of your price point you're not going to get anything different from other suppliers. I'm pretty sure Roadhug Springs market predominately Hare and...
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    That problem exists the world over, 'pay a crap...

    That problem exists the world over, 'pay a crap price get a crap product'. It would be interesting to know where Biesse source the parts that they put together to create a machine.
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    I think we all decided that he meant 1210mm even...

    I think we all decided that he meant 1210mm even though nobody said it. :D
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    A genuine Makita collet didn't solve the runout...

    A genuine Makita collet didn't solve the runout problem for me. If I put a 1/4" (6.35mm) spiral bit in it it cuts a 5/16" (8mm) wide slot. :oo: Should have just bit the bullet and bought a Makita...
  11. Love it! That one's just been added to my...

    Love it! That one's just been added to my vocabulary.
  12. Very nice arrangement of the bears, I assume...

    Very nice arrangement of the bears, I assume they're yours, or perhaps you're trying to curry favour with another member of the household? Oh, and the shelves look alright too. :2tsup:
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    SOLD: Wait a minute, you're only 15 so you can't drive...

    Wait a minute, you're only 15 so you can't drive and it would be irresponsible to provide you with beer. :o
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    Yes, there's been some pretty favourable comment...

    Yes, there's been some pretty favourable comment on the Narex cryogenic's. All the chisels in that boxed set are available individually at a $10.50 discount on the set price, you just don't get the...
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    Me too, $99 compared to $125 is a big difference,...

    Me too, $99 compared to $125 is a big difference, it could just be due to a variation in the exchange when they completed their respective purchases. I have a set of the Luban chisels and am happy...
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    Online Hardware Shop - Veneer Inlay...

    Online Hardware Shop - Veneer Inlay

    There are links to veneer inlays on the left menu, they've even got some on clearance sale at the moment.
  17. It would appear that Tool Spares Online have the...

    It would appear that Tool Spares Online have the Triton collets, reducer sleeves and an adaptor to fit the later style collets to early model routers, see here -...
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    I don't get up that way often, but when I do I...

    I don't get up that way often, but when I do I always stop at Ulmarra. Have been known to pick up a few pieces of timber there myself. :2tsup:
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    If you look closely Alex you will see the sides...

    If you look closely Alex you will see the sides are rabbeted (apologies to those who loathe this word :D). I notice that the OP doesn't appear to have been back. Maybe he's solved his issue?
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    Are you aware that the Sicar is now made in...

    Are you aware that the Sicar is now made in China? Whilst this is not necessarily a bad thing it is something to keep in mind if you end up getting reviews from users who have machines that were made...
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    Ezi-Duct have 125mm duct available ex-stock at...

    Ezi-Duct have 125mm duct available ex-stock at their Melbourne branch. Contact details are:


    VIC, SA, TAS, WA 03 9793 0007
    Unit 1, 2 - 4 Kirkham Road,
    Dandenong South Victoria
    Tel: 03 9793...
  22. Couldn't see one at the link you posted, just...

    Couldn't see one at the link you posted, just power tools in Ringwood. :? Is this the one you're talking about?
    Sawstop contractor saw with 36inch T-glide rail | Power Tools | Gumtree Australia...
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    No combination blade will rip as well as a...

    No combination blade will rip as well as a dedicated ripping blade or crosscut as well as a dedicated crosscut blade. I guess if you're never going to rip anything thicker than 25mm you can get by...
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    An absolute master class as usual Ian. :2tsup: ...

    An absolute master class as usual Ian. :2tsup:

    The stainless steel you've used is most likely to be 304, it's much more common than 316 due to it being extensively used in the food industries. As...
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    I think we know what he means, but that's not...

    I think we know what he means, but that's not what he said. :D
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    My saw is 2hp and consequently I gave up using...

    My saw is 2hp and consequently I gave up using combination blades some time ago. For rough breaking down I have cheap 12" rip and crosscut blades. Like you I have an Incra TSLS on the saw.
    ...
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    Alex, how do you attach the base to the tray?...

    Alex, how do you attach the base to the tray? You've got me scratching my head. :) Also are the mitred tray joints strengthened in any way or are you relying on the glue to hold the tray together?
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    Welcome to the forum Marion. Unfortunately the...

    Welcome to the forum Marion. Unfortunately the information you've provided isn't sufficient to provide any useful advice. As auscab has indicated some pictures would help, along with an idea of what...
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    If you want to save more money ditch the Deko...

    If you want to save more money ditch the Deko Blocks and just use concrete blocks. For a single span 90x45 MGP12 will span 2000mm - less supports - even 90x35 spans 1700mm.

    I read the Deko height...
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    Attached are a couple of tables of deck joist...

    Attached are a couple of tables of deck joist span tables for MGP10 and MGP12 timber (I guess you're looking to use H3 treated pine?) that might help you specifying the support members for your deck....
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    Looks like it's got a three pin single phase plug...

    Looks like it's got a three pin single phase plug on it.
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    Is this one of the TR20 kits Mark or M16/18? Have...

    Is this one of the TR20 kits Mark or M16/18? Have you put it to any use over the weekend? I notice the kits are ticketed as a 'top seller' on McJings site now, not surprising after all the comment...
  33. Thread: Makita track saw

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    Can you point us to a comparable Festool system...

    Can you point us to a comparable Festool system for about that price?
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    The ID plate on it says it's 415V, ie. three...

    The ID plate on it says it's 415V, ie. three phase. You'd want to be sure of this before negotiating a purchase. Nice little saw though.
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    I would characterise that as a cabinet saw, the...

    I would characterise that as a cabinet saw, the fact that it's not a closed cabinet makes no difference. As I understand it contractor saws are those that have the trunnions bolted to the table top...
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    Ha ha, you're not the only one! Have a look at...

    Ha ha, you're not the only one! Have a look at post #2 in this thread - Advice - Toolmac table saw for a newbie - for links to other threads on your saw (I guess it's got the motor hanging out the...
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    Easy to tell you're involved in the medical...

    Easy to tell you're involved in the medical profession. :D
  38. Thread: Workshop Safety

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    I blame you for this woodPixel. What were you...

    I blame you for this woodPixel. What were you thinking starting a thread where BobL and ian could go head to head? The problem is not so much that it won't end well it's that it won't end at all. :C...
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    A few questions: 1. Do you want the main bed...

    A few questions:
    1. Do you want the main bed frame to be knock down?
    2. The mattress will be stood up against the wall when not in use?
    3. How far are you expecting to have to pull out the...
  40. I have used suitable sized styrofoam sheets as an...

    I have used suitable sized styrofoam sheets as an underlay to cut up sheet goods, not bought though, but salvaged from skips. Waffle pods for concrete slabs would work ok. The thing I've used more...
  41. Thread: Cyclone

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    Don't get all defensive, up till now you haven't...

    Don't get all defensive, up till now you haven't provided any information about your dust collection. Most people don't use vac's for high output activities like thicknessing, I can understand why...
  42. Thread: Cyclone

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    Make some enquiries at any of your local paint...

    Make some enquiries at any of your local paint specialists, they may be able to supply or direct you to a commercial painting contractor. If you tell them what you want it for it may pique their...
  43. Thread: Cyclone

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    That sounds like a lot of trouble for not much to...

    That sounds like a lot of trouble for not much to me. Not quite sure why you'd want a 220 litre collection drum on a vac system, mine is about 30 litres and when it's half full is a good time to...
  44. Thread: Cyclone

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    That drum will never be the same again. You could...

    That drum will never be the same again. You could look at installing some internal support.
  45. Thread: Cyclone

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    Yeah, that's pretty common with plastic...

    Yeah, that's pretty common with plastic containers. The best collection drums for these small cyclones are 15 or 20 litre ring lock METAL paint tins.
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    If you're looking for a more conventional drill...

    If you're looking for a more conventional drill press, ie. not one of the newer electronic speed control models, you're more likely to get value at one of the larger machinery retailers who import...
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    Rev has a Dewalt 625, not sure that Triton's...

    Rev has a Dewalt 625, not sure that Triton's recommendations would apply to his router. Makita describe their springs as not removable so there's a fair variation in what manufacturers advise and...
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    I was actually alluding to the cardboard boxes...

    I was actually alluding to the cardboard boxes beside the wooden boxes, Paul. Now that I look more closely I see the black boxes are Ginger Beer, pretty sure there's wine in the other two though. :D...
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    I didn't realise that covid was that bad in...

    I didn't realise that covid was that bad in Canberra that that level of 'supplies' would be necessary. :D Nice job on the boxes. :2tsup:
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    And if you're going to do that make sure that...

    And if you're going to do that make sure that it's the spring that's furthest from the lifting screw that is removed. :wink: It will help reduce any binding that you might get in the plunge posts.
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