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This is a topic I wish I had covered earlier. I had been told by a few woodworkers I know that they had been using a blade called the Freud Fusion table saw blade and were extremely happy with the cuts it was making ... and this was a General Purpose Blade!!
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As a long-time woodworker, I have come from the "school" that says you need to select the right blade for the job, ripping blades for ripping natural wood, cross-cut blades ...
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Dust collectors are not associated with much of a variety of "accessories" but there are a few and today I am going to touch on a couple of recent upgrades I made to my new Oneida Mini Gorilla Dust Collector.
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I'm starting this session off with the first upgrade I made, which is a remote Off/On switch, but it's really more complex than that and so I am only going to touch lightly on the topic ...
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I know ... some people will think I am joking, but anyone who reads the title, and has a finger, wrist, or another part of the body injured when a drill bit accidentally "grabbed" the wood, or metal they were holding with their hands, and turned it into a spinning jackhammer, will know I am not joking. Drill presses are geared very low which means they can deliver a LOT of force, and if you think you can hold a piece of wood or metal with your hand, that gets "grabbed" by a drill bit, you are wrong.
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Think about this ... my drill press has a 110 Volt, 9 amp motor, not huge, but that equates to 1-1/4 horsepower. How many times have you been drilling with a battery-powered hand drill that "grabbed the wood" and twisted the drill right out of your hand or at least tried to (and maybe even caused an injury)? That is a lowly battery-operated cordless drill and it can do that, imagine what a drill press could do that has probably 5 times the force.
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The time had come for me to upgrade my dust collection system. The older dust collection system I had been using for many years had served me well, but was taking up a lot of space in my tiny workshop and I just didn't have the power of newer systems.
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I have always liked the Oneida dust collection systems because they offer a wide array of solutions. I did briefly look at other systems but kept coming back to Oneida and specifically to the Mini Gorilla system because of the power and space-saving it offered me ... and so that is what I purchased.