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    A Little Extra Cash = Tools, Jig Hardware

    I have a about $200 extra in cash that I have been saving. A company trip next week to the Fox Valley in Wisconsin is a good opportunity to spend a little cash. I found a few interesting tools on Craigs list and a shop that sells used tools.

    A few thngs on my list:
    -Ridgid Spindle/Belt Sander - Used - $130
    -Quick Release Front Vise - Economy from Woodcraft - $86
    -T-Track and hardware for jigs and a drill press table
    -Bench Dogs

    I am in the process of building a workbench, so I have a lot of interest in the vise and the t-track hardware.

    Does anyone know if a Kreg Klamp will fit in a t-track instead of buying the more expensive Kreg track?

    I know I cant buy everything listed for the $200, but I am brain storming and will prioritize from here.

    Still thinking about a cordless circular saw for sheet goods, but I probably have more useful things on the list to buy ahead of this saw.

    Any other ideas or suggestions?

    Rich
    Last edited by Rich Aldrich; 10-23-2008 at 01:15 AM. Reason: Added Cordless Circular Saw
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    If the Kreg track is the same one they use for their bandsaw fence, then yeah, a 'regular' T-track will work. The bandsaw fence extrusion accepts all the " bolt heads (7/16 wrench size) accessories I have for my DP table, Router table, etc.

    Most of the T-track stuff I have is from Hartville Hardware, but it all seems pretty much interchangeable.
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    Jim's got you covered on the t-track question. A cordless circ saw that is worth owning will blow your whole budget by 30%. With your bench on the horizon I would place priority on a vise. I make my own dogs (round).
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    I have the Ridgid sander, but I'd say a bench hardware and vise would be a higher priority in most shops. I've stocked up on t-track several times by catching one of the periodic Rockler sales where they have 4' of track and an assortment of hardware for half price. Like right now. http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...lter=t%2Dtrack
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    Hey Rich,
    What size vice are you looking for.
    I have a pretty good size vise upstairs that I have not used that I may consider selling. It's an oldie but a goodie.
    Garry in Engadine
    Last edited by Garry Smith; 10-24-2008 at 08:08 PM.

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    Rich,
    not sure what sort of bench you're going to build, but go a google for 'fww newfangled bench', might save you some cash...

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=10860

    there's my lonely thread about the bench I want to build... it uses pipe clamps instead of a more expensive tail vise, etc...
    -Ned

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    Garry,

    I am interested in your vise. Can you send me a picture or the make and model? My e-mail is richardaldrich@centurytel.net

    I have been looking at a front vise something like the large one from Lee Valley.

    http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...659,41661&ap=1

    Also, I have been looking at one like this

    http://www.grizzly.com/products/Quic...se-9-Jaw/G9851

    I think the two types would cover most of my needs, especially since I am used to not having a vise.
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    I agree with all of you about concentrating on the work bench and jig hardware. I have a lot of maple that had cut three in Oct 2006. The bench that I am making is in Issue 166 Nov 2005 Wood Magazine. You can see a picture of it on http://www.woodstore.net/trwo.html.

    For the top, I had some of the wood cut 1 3/4 x 3 1/8. It is finishing to 1 1/2 x 2 5/8. To make sure it is straight and without twists, I am having to cut most of the pieces 3 to 4 ft long, so there are a number of butt joints in the top which I am staggering the joints. The bench is going to be 76" long.
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    Rich,

    I bought the larger of the two vises from Lee Valley and am very pleased with it. I bought the largest, thickest maple butcher block cutting board I could find at TJMax and, after cutting it in half, used it as my jaws.

    Last edited by Frank Townend; 10-26-2008 at 07:37 PM.



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    Frank,

    Looks like a nice set up. I have been considering this vise for one of the two that I want to put on my bench. I am considering buying a bench screw for the end of the bench and building a tail vise. With the dogs, I could use it to hold jigs when in use or whatever big stuff needs to be held. With the front vise set up like you have, it gives a little more versatility because it works as a vise and with the bench dogs, it works like a tail vise.
    Rich (the Yooper)

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