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    By my calcs a ⅜” shank has 2.25 times the cross...

    By my calcs a ⅜” shank has 2.25 times the cross sectional area of a ľ” shank.
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    Goof Off works well. Acetone + xylene. Goof...

    Goof Off works well. Acetone + xylene.

    Goof Off 475ml Adhesive Remover Easy Pour Can - Bunnings Australia
  3. Thatís the best advertisement Iíve ever seen for...

    Thatís the best advertisement Iíve ever seen for not using plastic for an impeller housing.
  4. I think it’s highly unlikely metal fatigue would...

    I think it’s highly unlikely metal fatigue would strike four consecutive blades at the same time. The propagation of the cracks appears to be very similar too. I’m going with impact damage.
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    For that sort of money it might be worth buying...

    For that sort of money it might be worth buying from the US.
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. If you really want a Stanley:...

    If you really want a Stanley: https://www.bunnings.com.au/stanley-55mm-round-adjustable-spokeshave_p5665403
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    Both are very good reasons!

    Both are very good reasons!
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    Agreed. It will never hold up under the stress. I...

    Agreed. It will never hold up under the stress. I agree with auscab- cut it through the crack and rejoin it.
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    I don't have one, and I know you didn't ask for...

    I don't have one, and I know you didn't ask for opinions of them, but I reckon they are a gimmick. I thickness my timber to rough dimension using the dodgy adhesive ruler on the side of the...
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    I wouldn't bother trying to fix mine if the glue...

    I wouldn't bother trying to fix mine if the glue let go. I've had a couple of belts let go and it's not pretty.

    How old is oldish? 5 years? 10 years? 20 years? All glues break down eventually. The...
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    Agreed. You REALLY need to get that thing out of...

    Agreed. You REALLY need to get that thing out of your workshop. Or duct its exhaust to outside.
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    Agreed. Before long your airflow will be reduced...

    Agreed. Before long your airflow will be reduced to almost nothing.
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    Definitely not, sadly. I own a TRA001 and I...

    Definitely not, sadly. I own a TRA001 and I reckon they are a good idea poorly executed.
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    I made a slightly modified version of this one....

    I made a slightly modified version of this one. Very happy with it. I attach my Festool dust extractor to it. Any shopvac would work.

    Dust-Free Blade Cover | Woodworking Project | Woodsmith Plans
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    35 years of routing and I’ve never had, nor heard...

    35 years of routing and I’ve never had, nor heard of, such an incident.
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    I recently had a 12" 96 tooth blade sharpened for...

    I recently had a 12" 96 tooth blade sharpened for $49 by Leuco at 96 Malcolm Rd Braeside. I'm no expert but they have very modern looking equipment.
  17. I second the oxalic acid suggestion. Or some...

    I second the oxalic acid suggestion. Or some other form of chemical bleach.

    I caution against using 80 grit on soft plywood. You'll very quickly sand through the top layer of ply and then your...
  18. here it is:...

    here it is: https://www.woodworkforums.com/f200/inspection-light-dust-bin-234936?highlight=window
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    Here you go: Festool...

    Here you go: Festool STF-Delta-100X150-DTS400/DS400 StickFix Sanding Pad: Amazon.com.au: Home Improvement
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    There’s your problem right there. Sorry you got...

    There’s your problem right there. Sorry you got burned.
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    Replacement Sanding Pads

    Just a heads-up. I needed a new sanding pad for my DTS400. They are $73 at Total Tools, which I assume is the Festool mandated price.

    I found them on Amazon UK for just under $31 plus about $9...
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    Sounds like you rough cut the circle too large....

    Sounds like you rough cut the circle too large. You shouldn't be getting any kickback. Even a blunt straight-flute bit shouldn't kick back if you're doing it right. It will just make you work harder...
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    Any dust extraction is better than none.

    Any dust extraction is better than none.
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    Which one?

    Which one?
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    Must be very annoying for Canadians to have...

    Must be very annoying for Canadians to have people automatically assume they are American. Not that I have anything against Americans.
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    I’d move it to the top of the list Bob....

    I’d move it to the top of the list Bob. Seriously, a riving knife/splitter is a must have IMO.
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    Agreed. But then the question becomes "why...

    Agreed. But then the question becomes "why doesn't he use one?"
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    Certainly. It's 26MB so I think I'll have to...

    Certainly. It's 26MB so I think I'll have to email it to you. Can you PM me your email address?
    Unless the mods are able to upload it to the library?
  29. Thread: Sawstop

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    That's a great idea. I don't have SawStop but my...

    That's a great idea. I don't have SawStop but my blade takes forever to stop. I have on occasion reached in to grab the offcut and realised the blade is still spinning. A big red light would be great...
  30. Thread: Sawstop

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    My bold. There's a big difference between none...

    My bold. There's a big difference between none and minimal. What is Felder's definition of 'minimal'?
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    I haven't done any crosscut trenching Chief....

    I haven't done any crosscut trenching Chief. However, I have done a small amount of crosscutting with it when I was too lazy to change the blade back to my usual crosscut blade and I didn't see any...
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    Here you go. 250mm diameter, 3.2mm kerf, flat top...

    Here you go. 250mm diameter, 3.2mm kerf, flat top grind, $50. And it's in stock. You'll need a bushing:

    https://www.timbecon.com.au/torquata-ripping-circular-saw-blades

    I bought the 300mm...
  33. I'd hope all mens' sheds let women be members.

    I'd hope all mens' sheds let women be members.
  34. Why is that?

    Why is that?
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    Fantastic. Thanks for the info Neil.

    Fantastic. Thanks for the info Neil.
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    Good video. I started a new thread with this...

    Good video. I started a new thread with this question, but lost the lot when I submitted it. Golden Rule- always compose lengthy threads in Word first.

    In the video he dusts a fine coat of 4F...
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    With 4.8 Stars from 1300 reviews it must be good....

    With 4.8 Stars from 1300 reviews it must be good. I say Ďgo for ití.
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    I know plenty of people donít/wonít buy Festool...

    I know plenty of people donít/wonít buy Festool because they either donít think they are worth the money or they canít justify the expense. I totally understand that. However, you are the only person...
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    But the ALWAYS that preceded it indicates that...

    But the ALWAYS that preceded it indicates that you think it was more than just a ‘vibe’.

    BTW, I was 23 when I bought my Festo (before the name change) OF900 router. It’s still going strong 32...
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    Correct. And they recently added German made...

    Correct. And they recently added German made Kinchrome blades to their range:

    Kincrome PTA 2 Piece Double Edge Jigsaw Blade Combo | Bunnings Warehouse
  41. You can also use epoxy applied with a squeegee....

    You can also use epoxy applied with a squeegee. Epoxy Pore Filling Part 1: Application of First Coat & Sealing a Rosette - YouTube
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    The Makita jigsaw in Bunnings today was made in...

    The Makita jigsaw in Bunnings today was made in China. There may be better spec models made elsewhere. Seen the odd Makita thatís still made in Japan, but never seen a Makita tool that was made in...
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    So do you need an aluminium cutting blade to cut...

    So do you need an aluminium cutting blade to cut the slot in the Carbatec ZCI?
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    Hi, I suggest you watch lots of Thomas Johnson’s...

    Hi,
    I suggest you watch lots of Thomas Johnson’s YouTube videos. Every one of them contains a few gems about furniture restoration.
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    Definitely use an oil finish. Don’t be tempted to...

    Definitely use an oil finish. Don’t be tempted to use a film coating like epoxy or marine varnish. It will look fantastic for 3 months then start peeling off. I use the same Cabots decking oil on my...
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    Some of the pictures in the uploaded manual are...

    Some of the pictures in the uploaded manual are unreadable. I have a much better copy if anyone wants it. Be warned though it's 26MB.
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    I might be misunderstanding your requirements,...

    I might be misunderstanding your requirements, but 5Ē flexible pvc ducting and fittings are available from Carbatec.

    ducting 5 metres of 5" Plastic Collection Hose | Carbatec
    fitting Dust...
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    ífraid not. People absolutely LOVE cruising the...

    ífraid not. People absolutely LOVE cruising the aisles of Bunnies. Trust me, I know. Due to the COVID induced hiatus in my normal job, Iím working part time at Bunnings. Itís absolute bedlam in there...
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    I'll never understand why some people buy a...

    I'll never understand why some people buy a router that costs less than a couple of decent quality router bits. It's like buying a car that costs less than a set of tyres and then wondering why it's...
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    I'm pretty sure teak oil, Danish oil and...

    I'm pretty sure teak oil, Danish oil and Scandinavian oil are all the same thing. They can be blended with polyurethane. The ratio would depend on what sort of finish you want. Maybe start with 50/50...
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