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    Has anyone ever used one of these buffers?

    yeah, I'll reduce it down to about 700 rpm or so with a slack belt so it can slip a bit when too much pressure is applied.
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    Has anyone ever used one of these buffers?

    I found a 1 hp 1750 rpm motor for $25 plus shipping (I couldn't find anything locally), so I'll be building my own soon. one more project to add to the list!
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    Has anyone ever used one of these buffers?

    I’m thinking of building one. But even building one is a lot more expensive than I’d like. About half the price of the stew Mac version but that’s still about $400.
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    Has anyone ever used one of these buffers?

    thanks everyone!
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    Has anyone ever used one of these buffers?

    this one does include the motor, 1/2 hp at 1750 rpm.
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    Has anyone ever used one of these buffers?

    I don't build enough guitars to justify over $800 for the SM buffer. I thought about this plus a speed controller of some kind, but I'm afraid a speed controller on a motor that wasn't built for that will burn the motor up after a bit.
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    Has anyone ever used one of these buffers?

    rikon buffer Long shaft "low-speed" buffer. It's only 1/2 hp running at 1750 rpm. Would this work for buffing a guitar? Anyone have one?
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    Drill press (maybe bits) recommendations?

    so i went out to the press to take some pictures and a video of the bit. Guess what? For whatever reason, it did not do anything off. I drilled a few 2x4's and the holes were perfect. Maybe it was just the drill bits afterall, or maybe there was trash in the chuck making the bit wobble or...
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    Drill press (maybe bits) recommendations?

    The press is new, so it’s not worn out. I have adjusted it to be perfectly square with a machinist square, the problem seems to be it doesn’t rotate perfectly centered, or it’s as if the bit starts to bend as it’s going through the wood. I’m not drilling hardwood all of the time, it does it in...
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    Drill press (maybe bits) recommendations?

    I have a 10" Ryobi bench top drill press that is decent enough to put a hole in something, but its accuracy is awful. You can see the bit run out excessively, so much so, that it nearly makes oval holes instead of round ones. I don't know if its the press's fault or the drill bits, but its...
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    trim router advice

    I have two, a Rigid, and while it works perfectly, I wanted a plunge router the same size, so I bought the little DeWalt trim router with a fixed and plunge base. It seems so much nicer for not much more money than the Rigid was. I have a bigger router mounted in a table that I could always...
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    Learning about the benefits of a band saw and drum sander.

    the tool I need the most is a bigger shop! I have good tools still in the box that I don't even have room for right now. I've gotten creative with building flip top work benches and rolling carts, but I have just enough room to move about with a few good tools out. I love my table saw and my...
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    new router bit

    i actually bought one of these a couple months ago. Used it once so far I think. Seems like I may have burned the wood a bit, so I'll have to try it again at another speed.

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