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    I suspect it might be a blade issue as well, I...

    I suspect it might be a blade issue as well, I used to get pretty good results with Festool S 75/4 blades.

    I did manage to get a hold of a couple of Hitachi branded carbide tipped blades years ago...
  2. :whs: Full depth, full width, full speed. When...

    :whs:

    Full depth, full width, full speed. When nesting small parts it's best to cut all the parts leaving 1-2mm on the bottom so everything is still attached to the sheet, then come back at the...
  3. What you're calling "very fast" is a normal day...

    What you're calling "very fast" is a normal day at the office for a machine like that. I used to run a 1/2" 3-flute up-spiral roughing bit at 12,000 mm/min with a spindle speed of 18k rpm all the...
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    Even if not under official warranty, it should be...

    Even if not under official warranty, it should be covered by statutory warranty. The expected life of such a product is well over 1 year. Of course, they might argue that seals are consumables and...
  5. QUEENSLAND I'm just trying to process the fact that a $2k...

    I'm just trying to process the fact that a $2k suitcase even exists :oo:
    You could forget the suitcase altogether; just buy a new wardrobe when you arrive, leave it there when you depart and still...
  6. I'm sure our resident expert will be along soon,...

    I'm sure our resident expert will be along soon, but 5m of hose sounds waaaaaay too long. Is there any reason you can't just move the vac to where you're working and stick to the 2.5m hose you...
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    I doubt it. The only way the smell will go is if...

    I doubt it. The only way the smell will go is if the gasses that cause it are allowed to escape.

    People say that small trays of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) help with fridge smells, maybe they...
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    Complete speculation, but perhaps the...

    Complete speculation, but perhaps the intermittent and somewhat unpredictable nature of how much power is getting fed back via wind and solar is giving their load monitoring systems trouble?

    When...
  9. Wrong colour for Vic Ash I reckon; hard, heavy...

    Wrong colour for Vic Ash I reckon; hard, heavy and dense pretty much rule it out.

    I'm leaning towards Blackbutt.
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    Or even just a white wheel on a normal grinder;...

    Or even just a white wheel on a normal grinder; one of the great things about HSS is that it doesn't lose its hardness when hot, any bluing is just cosmetic
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    Definitely not the cheapest place around, but,...

    Definitely not the cheapest place around, but, IMO, the quality of work is worth the premium
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    Collision Craft in Moorabbin. I had a full...

    Collision Craft in Moorabbin.

    I had a full detail done by them a couple of years ago and recently sent a mate there for a full respray, both cars came back looking like they just drove off the...
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    I'd say $600 is worthwhile if you'll be using it...

    I'd say $600 is worthwhile if you'll be using it regularly


    The alternative is buying raised panel moulder heads and they're just as expensive as the adaptor.
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    Cue the sad tuba :(

    Cue the sad tuba :(
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    N.S.W. If you were in Victoria I would have taken it...

    If you were in Victoria I would have taken it long ago
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    Maybe you could just buy a filter for a fume...

    Maybe you could just buy a filter for a fume extractor and integrate it into your current vent?
    W270 - WE-100 Welding Fume Extractor | Hare & Forbes Machineryhouse Head down the page to the spare...
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    Short of a proper fume extraction/filter unit...

    Short of a proper fume extraction/filter unit (like those available for welding fumes), a fan that vents outside is probably your best bet. Much cheaper too.
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    I have a 60mm Stanley Aus. HSS blade and cap...

    I have a 60mm Stanley Aus. HSS blade and cap iron, brand new, still in the rust proof coating from the factory. PM me if you're interested.
  19. Blasphemy!! :o

    Blasphemy!! :o
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    Moulders initially used square blocks, but they...

    Moulders initially used square blocks, but they were phased out a long time ago for safer and quieter alternatives.
  21. You should set your angle finder to zero on the...

    You should set your angle finder to zero on the table, then stick it to the blade and measure your angle; that way you're always setting your angle relative to the table, rather than to whatever...
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    That cutter style is actually extremely safe and...

    That cutter style is actually extremely safe and is pretty much identical to modern replaceable-insert rebate heads; the entire body is the safety limiter and it won't allow you to feed too...
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    IMPORTANT Turned off AdBlock to see what I'd get and my...

    Turned off AdBlock to see what I'd get and my banner ads have been a variety of business, data analysis and oscilloscope tips. Never searched for or been remotely interested in any of those. The best...
  24. Try these guys Welcome - J.C Walsh Service &...

    Try these guys Welcome - J.C Walsh Service & Maintenance
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    Oops, missed that bit :doh: You'll have to buy...

    Oops, missed that bit :doh:
    You'll have to buy wide leaf and cut strips yourself
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    Google gave me this mob Timber Veneer Edging –...

    Google gave me this mob Timber Veneer Edging – Beyond Tools
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    Use whatever you want, US Oak glues fine

    Use whatever you want, US Oak glues fine
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    I have a Starrett 47 bevel and am very happy with...

    I have a Starrett 47 bevel and am very happy with it; there's enough spring tension in the beam to hold the blade steady while not clamped and when it's tightened it's very securely locked.

    Not...
  29. I think it's gone. Maybe just send them an...

    I think it's gone.

    Maybe just send them an email asking for whatever manuals you're after.
  30. :aro-u: I'm with them, nothing wrong with...

    :aro-u: I'm with them, nothing wrong with standard water.
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    No, no, no, it doesn't work like that :no: ...

    No, no, no, it doesn't work like that :no:

    Trying to break a biscuit in a vice has very little similarity to trying to break a join with a biscuit inside it.

    1) When a biscuit is in a join, the...
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    This should be at the entrance to every hardware...

    This should be at the entrance to every hardware store.
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    I'd pay $15 for it and ebay the salvageable...

    I'd pay $15 for it and ebay the salvageable parts, I reckon repairing is probably more effort than it's worth
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    Couple of issues with the glueup video (aside...

    Couple of issues with the glueup video (aside from the table saw with zero safety equipment :doh:)...


    This is why you dress the timber you buy. He's using timber bought dressed from the yard,...
  35. :whs: There's always the risk of cracking...

    :whs:

    There's always the risk of cracking along a join, no matter how you do it.
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    As a rule, don't expect to be able to join...

    As a rule, don't expect to be able to join "dressed" timber without re-dressing it. They dress it and then it sits on the rack for months; it's unlikely to be straight, smooth or square enough to...
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    Yeah, those front mounted wheels look like they'd...

    Yeah, those front mounted wheels look like they'd be more of a pain than a convenience...
    The Hafco one seems to be the same machine with the wheels in their more traditional location and the $90...
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    Sounds the same as what we have to do for ISO9001...

    Sounds the same as what we have to do for ISO9001 and AS9100.

    We have our masters calibrated externally and we check the rest in-house against those masters, we also have a Mitutoyo...
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    Did a little bit of googling and found this back...

    Did a little bit of googling and found this back catalogue of Victorian Year Books:...
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    Yep. I was told to make sure I use the same tape...

    Yep. I was told to make sure I use the same tape measure throughout a job for that exact reason (after I got caught out once :doh: )

    Now that I've moved to the engineering field making medical and...
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    I think you've got accuracy and precision...

    I think you've got accuracy and precision backwards Ian; accuracy is how close the measurement is to the true value, precision is how close multiple measurements are to each other (aka...
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    Sorry Lance, I think your maths may be a bit...

    Sorry Lance, I think your maths may be a bit misleading, even if the numbers themselves add up. Unless you can compare average wages solely in the relevant trades, you're taking numbers that have all...
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    And for those of us who are tired of trying to...

    And for those of us who are tired of trying to read vernier scales that are packed too tightly
  44. Thread: Stanley 298

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    I believe they were all nickel plated too. I...

    I believe they were all nickel plated too. I bought a 98 and 99 pair ages ago, they're great tools to have around.

    Perhaps the original one was broken so they just made a mould of the pieces and...
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    AFAIK you can use whatever glue you want. It...

    AFAIK you can use whatever glue you want.

    It seems CCA isn't used in pallets, so that's always nice Are Pallets Treated in Australia? | Plain Pallets
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    Yes, green in colour. No idea why it's more...

    Yes, green in colour. No idea why it's more expensive, maybe a more limited supply for export? :shrug:
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    I don't think scratching the surface is a good...

    I don't think scratching the surface is a good move, it'll just create more potential entry points for water/steam. The silicon will stick just fine on a polished surface.

    Interesting side note...
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    If you really want to be safe, a piece of...

    If you really want to be safe, a piece of moisture resistant MDF or chipboard is probably best to stick the mirror to. The bamboo might be perfectly fine though, I've never used it.

    You can get...
  49. Maybe Global Hardwoods?

    Maybe Global Hardwoods?
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    Lol yep. IMO, backsawn oak just looks like...

    Lol yep.

    IMO, backsawn oak just looks like generic open-grained wood, the real character is when it's quartersawn because it looks like nothing else.

    Side note: for people who want the...
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