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Forum: Tools & Equipment 06-19-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,241
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
Have you seen the prices of DeWalt's new line of...

Have you seen the prices of DeWalt's new line of hand tools, essentially rebranded B&D tools? Out of sight!
Forum: Tools & Equipment 03-26-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,023
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
I'll second the thumbs-up on the Freud 8". Will...

I'll second the thumbs-up on the Freud 8". Will take a few bucks extra (30. or more depending on your saw) for the dado insert. I also run a 6" Diablo on my radial arm saw, specifically for the...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-03-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,984
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
What multi-tool and blade type were you using...

What multi-tool and blade type were you using Friend? Good tip, thanks!
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-29-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,139
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
Have seen coffee bars in the master bedrooms at...

Have seen coffee bars in the master bedrooms at the Tidewater Builders Association Homearama over the last few years and always remarked how decadent they were. Guess what we ended up with for...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-19-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 51,998
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
Never have used the lifetime warranty

We use several Ridgid tools, ranging from the 4512 table saw to the small trim router. The only ones I am not happy with are the corded 13A and the cordless 18V recip saws. The cordless battery...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 10-04-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 42,259
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
I followed used UNISAW prices with great interest...

I followed used UNISAW prices with great interest as I was in the market and purchased mine, very similar with extended base and table, about three years ago. Paid 700. for a saw in very good...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 09-24-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,729
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
For the money, relatively inexpensive, my Ridgid...

For the money, relatively inexpensive, my Ridgid R2600's work great and carry that lifetime warranty. For this particular job, I'd use my low angle block plane.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 03-17-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,847
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
At that price, you may want to consider the...

At that price, you may want to consider the Grizzly 1023 series. Very similar machine, many reviews online rate it highly.

My own recommendation would be to find a used Unisaw for about 800....
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-14-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 19,265
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
Skil HD77M! I use a steel 77, great saw. ...

Skil HD77M! I use a steel 77, great saw. Smooth! Use it for fine cabinetry cuts in veneer plywood. The mag saves a couple pounds.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-07-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 52,905
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
1)What do you specialize in? Kitchen and bath...

1)What do you specialize in? Kitchen and bath remodeling, finish carpentry, cabinetry

2)How long have you been in your trade? 39 years off and on

3)How much cross over do you have between...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-30-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 73,743
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
Completely happy with my 13A (I believe)...

Completely happy with my 13A (I believe) Milwaukee. Always up to the task, but can appreciate the improved vibration absorption on the Makita. Also have a Ridgid that takes up space in the shop,...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-10-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,359
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
I checked this flooring saw out thoroughly,...

I checked this flooring saw out thoroughly, thinking it had potential for small repair jobs of 50 or 60 square feet instead of hauling out the miter saw and stand and my job-site table saw. When all...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 09-15-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,028
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
For dependability, and for availability of repair...

For dependability, and for availability of repair parts when required, have to recommend the UNISAW. It's a lifetime investment as will last forever. This was the 220V cabinet shop standard for many...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 07-29-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,376
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
Have many P-C tools and give them a big...

Have many P-C tools and give them a big thumbs-up!
Their industrial quality routers set the standard and have a wide variety of useful accessories. Biscuit joiner and 4" belt sander are heavy...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-06-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,154
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
DeWalt: Angle grinders (good selection and they...

DeWalt: Angle grinders (good selection and they can take abuse)
Forum: Tools & Equipment 03-08-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 73,743
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
Ridgid was mentioned in this post, but I'd have...

Ridgid was mentioned in this post, but I'd have to say not Ridgid for recip saws. Have both corded and cordless and am not happy with either. Cordless performance is weak compared to other name...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-25-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,992
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
Thirteen drills, and looking at others, if you...

Thirteen drills, and looking at others, if you count impact drivers. Never thought of it as an addiction or problem... hammer, right angle, 3/8", 1/2", corded ones, cordless ones, impact, spares,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,388
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
Delta Unisaw, 3 hp, 230v, 1 phase, Biesmeyer...

Delta Unisaw, 3 hp, 230v, 1 phase, Biesmeyer fence. Four years old but in great shape. Why? You have to have a goal to shoot for, one you can reach. And, it is the standard for cabinet saws, made...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-24-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,664
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
Agree with Rustbucket. Have tried several metal...

Agree with Rustbucket. Have tried several metal protectants and swear by Boeshield T-9! Prevents rust on exposed parts even in humid climates, and in addition to the protection provides the proper...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-16-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 72,443
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
I have to throw my Roto zip in here. Not...

I have to throw my Roto zip in here. Not entirely a POS, works in drywall, but doesn't come close to having the power for all the other capabilities it claims...metal grinding, tile cutting for...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 10-19-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,126
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
Porter-Cable is good, solid choice. I use mine...

Porter-Cable is good, solid choice. I use mine frequently in cabinet making, completely pleased with its performance. Researched it thoroughly, and tried it against the DeWalt, and prefer the PC to...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-24-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,997
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
RAS looks to be in great shape

Go cast iron!! Congrats on your acquisition! Have two DeWAlts RAS's, 12" and 9". Use the smaller one only for dado's for cabinetry, quick and precise. For a table, recommend two layers of 3/4 MDF...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 07-28-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,190
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
I'll second loneframer. I use a triple-reduction...

I'll second loneframer. I use a triple-reduction older Porter Cable 1/2" drill, max rpm probably 700, that will out torque anything you put it up against. Bought it new several years ago and it's a...
Forum: Business 05-11-2009, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,676
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
Good, informative discussion, and agree with all...

Good, informative discussion, and agree with all that making yourself understood is the key to success in communicating with clients. Obviously true when using technical terms, but equally...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-02-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,832
Posted By Bill in VaBeach
Absolutely the best jig saws, used my 1590 EVSK...

Absolutely the best jig saws, used my 1590 EVSK on kitchen cabinet install yesterday. Smooth... one tool I look forward to using. Bosch blades are great too, especially their progressive versions!...
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