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    That Bear tape is great, particularly for...

    That Bear tape is great, particularly for template routing and the like. It is designed for flooring and as such it is pressure sensitive. Which sound silly.. I know, as all tape is applied using...
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    Typically you wouldnt support steel with timber...

    Typically you wouldnt support steel with timber but in this case, given the steel isnt structural (in terms of the building structure) you should be OK as long as you take loads into consideration.
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    Drill bit coatings also play a hand in a bits...

    Drill bit coatings also play a hand in a bits performance drilling different materials.

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  4. 2x 2.5" hoses that are currently attached to a...

    2x 2.5" hoses that are currently attached to a Ryobi wet/dry with DIY cyclone. It get's the job done for the time being but I plan on getting a 2hp dust extractor.

    Yes, that's the car. I did a...
  5. DIY Router Table finally complete (sort of..)

    Hi all

    Finally got around to completing the dust extraction and mitre track for front featherboard today. With these complete Im more or less calling this project complete.

    I started this table...
  6. The thin kerf CMT blade I bought probably is a...

    The thin kerf CMT blade I bought probably is a little too thin for the provided riving knives but so far I have not had any issues. In any event I was going to buy an 80T blade and put the 60T CMT...
  7. I bought a TS-C250P as well and replaced the rip...

    I bought a TS-C250P as well and replaced the rip blade with a 60T CMT from Carbatec. I also bought the appropriate bushing but soon noticed that the rip blade provided with the saw had a 30mm bore...
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    Could you not just use a rabbeting bit with a...

    Could you not just use a rabbeting bit with a bearing?
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    This vid might be of interest YouTube...

    This vid might be of interest

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  10. This is basic timber framing code stuff...

    This is basic timber framing code stuff (AS1684.2). You can download free timber design software that can help you with your planning application. You can also use span tables but the software can...
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    Im currently only using a Ryobi wet/dry vac on my...

    Im currently only using a Ryobi wet/dry vac on my Carbatec TS. I have capped off the 4" port and only using the standard 32mm hose.

    It collects a decent amount of the chips and a little dust. I...
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    I would tend to agree. For another $300 you can...

    I would tend to agree. For another $300 you can get a nice cabinet saw and mobile base to suit. Money well spent.

    I was in the same position only a month or so ago. Started with a budget of around...
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    Sliding table would be nice for sheet goods and...

    Sliding table would be nice for sheet goods and the mobile base is user dependent. I have to have a mobile base as I only have a single car sized shed so i cant really leave the saw in the middle of...
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    Hi I picked one up a few weeks ago as my 1st...

    Hi

    I picked one up a few weeks ago as my 1st TS. Have to say Im very happy with it. Easy to put together, nice manual with clear instructions. Mine needed very little adjustment out of the box. It...
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    "Hey Google, what's the time?" Problem solved...

    "Hey Google, what's the time?"

    Problem solved and money saved!
  16. Don't disregard making your own table....

    Don't disregard making your own table.
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f20/table-router-227750#post2139002

    You can of course go a little higher end..
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    Hi, I bought the Carbatec router bit set but I...

    Hi, I bought the Carbatec router bit set but I find I only use 2 or 3 of the bits. Most people will recommend that you purchase the bits you need on a project by project basis and after buying the...
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    My advice would be to start with a good drawing...

    My advice would be to start with a good drawing and design your table with commonly available sizes or sizes that are easily machined from larger sizes. This will greatly help with costs and waste....
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    I honestly dont think it's worth keeping for a...

    I honestly dont think it's worth keeping for a few reasons

    1. it's clearly not suitable for you if you are hitting your head on the trusses. I'm 6'3 and that would drive me crazy over the long...
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    I was in Total Tools today buying a new Bosch...

    I was in Total Tools today buying a new Bosch Glide mitre saw (very nice I might add) and noticed that they had a Bosch GOF 1600 CE router in stock. It was a round body motor in a plunge base.

    I...
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    Thanks all Certainly dust extraction and...

    Thanks all

    Certainly dust extraction and blades are on the agenda. A new fence is something that I was considering to do at some stage. A left tilting blade would be nice but not essential. I have...
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    How simple do you want to go? My current router...

    How simple do you want to go? My current router table is a bit of a frankenstein but it gets the job done nicely. It consists of a cheap Bunnings workbench, strengthened with 70x45 and a 25mm...
  23. Thread: Routing MDF

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    Could you not just pre-drill with a 13mm+ drill...

    Could you not just pre-drill with a 13mm+ drill bit in the centre and then plunge using a 1/2" pattern bit to complete the 20mm hole?

    edit: never mind, didnt realise that the system uses a copy...
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    1st Table Saw Advice & Recommendations

    Hi all

    Looking at jumping into my first table saw pretty soon and looking for advice, user experiences and recommendations. Looking to spend around $1500-1700. Saw will be primarily be used for...
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    Ah yes, the Hare & Forbes is worth looking into ...

    Ah yes, the Hare & Forbes is worth looking into

    https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/W452

    https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/W486

    The ST-254 would probably be the easiest saw to live with.
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    Is portability important to you? If not then you...

    Is portability important to you? If not then you may want to consider the Carbatec 10" cabinet saw or the Sherwood 10" from Timbecon. The Sherwood is currently on sale.
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    If you know the make and model of the sink it...

    If you know the make and model of the sink it will likely have a template on its website.
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    I converted one of these Bunnings work benches...

    I converted one of these Bunnings work benches into a router table and I use a Ryobi 1600W router. I strengthened the table with some 70 or 90x45 and placed castors for portability. The top I used a...
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