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JudgeMike JudgeMike is offline

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  About Me

  • My Shop
    Some detailed information about my workshop.
    Power Tools
    Circle saws, drills, chainsaws, power miter box, bench table saw, radial arm saw, lathe, drill press, 1-1/2hp Old Craftsman 1/4" router.

    Recent additions-
    PR20EVSPK Colt Router 12/05/13
    (2)-Bosch 1617evspk router kits
    Steel City Band saw (50130)
    1-1/2 HP Steel City Dust Collector (65200)
    Grizzly (G0691) Table Saw
    Bosch (RA1181) Benchtop Router Table
    Bosch (RA1171) Cabinet Style Router Table
    Another homemade router table (works but I'm not proud of it)
    Freud (FT2200VCE) Router - Garage Sale (9/11/15)
  • Woodworker Information
    A few details about myself.
    I recently bought a Kreg Jig and then went to a woodworking show in Milwaukee to figure out what to do with it. That led to me to realize I needed a new router. I bought a Craftsman 1-1/2 HP router at a garage sale about 30 years ago and only used it occasionally. Came with a whole box of accessories which I never used mainly because I didn't ever learn anything about routing. Anyway, I have a 1617EVSPK 2.25 HP Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit on backorder from Home Depot. Due to come in the middle of March.

    I found this site while looking for a manual for a Craftsman Dovetail Template...Thanks for that!

    I'm going to need a starter bit set and I bet I can get some recommendations on your forum. What am I going to do with my new router?? I don't know really. I told my wife I had to have it in order to build her some cabinets. I think I just want to play with it. :-) However, I have a few rental properties and always need to build or fix something.
    Southeast Wisconsin, Kenosha County, Salem
    My interests are many...Flintknapping, (Making arrowheads) Trapping, Hunting, Fishing, Remodeling, metal working, and now woodworking
    Favorite Router
    Buying a Bosch because of the good reviews. Have never used one yet though. Very, Very inexperienced with a router.
    Woodworking Experience (Years)
    general remodeling 40 years
    First Name
    United States


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  • Last Activity: 06-19-2019 06:28 AM
  • Join Date: 02-27-2012
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08:04 AM - Gaffboat mentioned JudgeMike in post Veterans Day 2015
...You are welcome. JudgeMike As the saying goes ...


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03:18 PM - billyjim quoted JudgeMike in post Woodworking Show
I went to the Milwaukee show a...
03:12 PM - billyjim quoted JudgeMike in post Woodworking Show
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...Anyone bought from them yet...
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Thanks Phil Just ordered 3....
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10:36 AM - Cherryville Chuck quoted JudgeMike in post Veterans Day 2015
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12:00 PM - vindaloo quoted JudgeMike in post Update on Harry
Thanks Mike. Keep fighting it ...
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Home ownership is a great thin...
04:01 PM - timbertailor quoted JudgeMike in post One step closer to my dream shop
Congratulations on getting one...
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That is one fine table. With o...
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10:21 AM - DesertRatTom quoted JudgeMike in post Tip for glasses wearers
Thanks Tom... I have removed m...
04:05 PM - DesertRatTom quoted JudgeMike in post Tip for glasses wearers
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09:05 AM - Bricknhank quoted JudgeMike in post Table saw wings. Stamped or cast iron?
My latest is a Grizzly G0691 w...
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