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RE: Tool Question

Original poster: "makinglightning comcast" <makinglightning-at-comcast-dot-net> 

Porter Cable, hands down. I went through a few other brand sanders and hated
them, there are little things that are better, and it is built real good,
thicker metal, better motors, etc.

Anything else, get Milwaukee.

I have heard that Dewalt is just a yellow Black and Decker, yech!

-----Original Message-----
From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com]
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 11:12 PM
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: Re: Tool Question

Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist-at-twfpowerelectronics-dot-com>


At 08:52 PM 6/25/2004, you wrote:
 >Hi All,
 >Tonight, my Craftsman router puked a good sized fireball at me.  As it's
 >30-40 years old, I'm going to replace it.  Any ideas on a good
 >router.  I'm thinking about Porter Cable or DeWalt.

I like Dewalt and parts and info on the net are a bit easier to get if
needed.  Makita is nice if you want Japanese stuff...  Don't go to Harbor
Freight ;-))

 >I have never seen a tougher job than routing UHMW.  Even carbide bits have
 >a tough time on it.  It seems soft until you try to cut it.  Routing a
 >primary form into a 3/4" sheet is easier said than done.  Should look cool
 >when I get it done.

UMHW is like chewing gum.  4 million atom long molecules and stuff...  You
may actually be far better off with a simple tool steel "very aggressive -
super sharp" bit coated with light oil.  You have to "slice" it like a
razor...   It has 600+% elongation even at high velocity, so you are not
going to "tear" it...



 >David E Weiss