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  1. ish311

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    sanding, painting, sawing, fiberglass work. if you should wear eye protection doing what your doing wearing the mask works really well keeps you from coughing up black crap and hurting all the time.. or developing an intolerance to the fumes from epoxy and having half your face go numb if you don't wear the mask....

    with the organic cartridges in you can't smell anything so it's nice when do the scotch kote or weldwood as well. ca doesn't burn the eyes when you have the mask on as well.
     
  2. SnipeHunter

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    That sounds like a worthy investment, do you know if you can wear it over glasses?
     
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    i haven't tried yet but you should be able to just not as comfortable as without. some people say yes others say no way. if you have small thin glasses yes. but thick glasses is a no. can stick an old pair of glasses inside semi permanently as well.
     
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    Wow, harsh.
     
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    meant thin as in the side pieces not the glass themselves. air gap of 2-3 inches inside the mask
     
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    'Harsh' was aimed at Darth Kessler...
     
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    Well you don't get to be called Darth by handing out lollipops...

    As Gold Five says "Stay on Topic...Stay on Topic"
     
  8. Lou

    Lou It's just toy boats -->> C T D <<-- Admiral (Supporter)

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    Rigid Sander, don't leave home without it
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    Is that one of the sanders that oscillates up and down too? I've never had one of those, does it just let you use more of the belt/drum or are there other benefits?
     
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    up and down, removes material faster.
     
  11. SnipeHunter

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    Do you use the spindles much vs the belt? How often do you find yourself changing back and forth? I have a belt sander so I'm curious about how much better (if they are better) the spindles are since that seems like something which could be really helpful in some areas.
     
  12. ish311

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    spindles are really nice for rib fine tuning. any detail work is much simpler.
     
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    And _what_ happened to Gold 5? Hmm? :)
     
  14. Lou

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    The force is strong with these NERDS! :)
     
  15. Lou

    Lou It's just toy boats -->> C T D <<-- Admiral (Supporter)

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    I use this for drum sanding
    Shop Fox W1831 1/2 HP Single Phase Oscillating Spindle Sander
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    The belt sander allows you to quickly take off material, my time is limited in the shop so I want to build as quickly as possible.
     
  16. Lou

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    For lighting I suggest starting with LED lights, nothing to break and easier on the wallet in the long run. Not sure about others, but I leave mine on all the time during the weekends.
    4-foot LED Shoplight - Sam's Club
    Costco has one for $29 or so.
     
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  17. Lou

    Lou It's just toy boats -->> C T D <<-- Admiral (Supporter)

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    Bandsaw from Lowes, big with a strong table and light.
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  18. Lou

    Lou It's just toy boats -->> C T D <<-- Admiral (Supporter)

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    Floor size drill press. Plus it has a friken laser on it (but no option for a shark)
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    Soldering helper, solid metal base (very heavy) and the hands are top notch.
    Four Armed Helping Hands Third Hand Soldering Station
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    I concur on the floor standing drillpress. Workbench units just don't cut it IMO. Also, these little guys have come in handy keeping hulls in place on the bench.

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