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    Tablesaw blade for cutting acrylic?

    Ah brilliant! Thank you!
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    Tablesaw blade for cutting acrylic?

    Hi Chaps I need a 250mm, 30mm bore TS blade for cutting thin (say 3 or 4mm thick) sheets of acrylic. Freud name seems to come up a lot but their specialised plastic cutting blades don't seem to be available in UK. I've just found this https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Fre ... rial-Blade You...
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    Repairing water damaged oak top that's swelled!

    Thanks for your replies everyone. It seems I need to be patient...pipper! That's the one thing I can't do! My plan is to put a smallish 2ft aquarium on top of it, so the bump (or any of my butcher style repair work) will be hidden. The tank will sit on a 5mm aquarium sponge mat thing but I...
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    Repairing water damaged oak top that's swelled!

    I had something leak onto my oak chest of drawers. I tried to mop it all up, thought I'd done enough but a few days later I noticed the wood has now swollen. A once uniform gap has closed in one place and the wood has protruded up. I used a hammer (and a cork backed coaster!) to try smacking it...
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    My new tropical aquarium setup.

    Hey Bob Can I chip in and ask you a fishy question?! You ever kept cherry barbs? I recently bought 4 (2 males, 2 females...shop insisted they're sold in pairs) to go in a 60 litre with a tiny clown plec and a betta. Started off fine then the larger male started relentlessly chasing the...
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    Is this aquarium cabinet strong enough?

    Ha...there no convincing me from getting a whopper tank! I did contemplate building my own, there's a great YouTube channel where this chap makes his own tanks out of acrylic, even cuts the sheets on a DeWalt table saw. I did see some Cherry Barbs the other day, you reckon 5 or 6 of those...
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    Is this aquarium cabinet strong enough?

    I thought 2 foot was the max, biggest I've seen is about 14 inches though, my boy (actually fear he's a girl). Ha I couldn't do that, had him 6 years, he's like family! He can just about still fit in his bogwood "cave". He does a bit of digging (I got sand substrate) but otherwise well...
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    Is this aquarium cabinet strong enough?

    It'll be for tropical. Actually only getting this for just one bloody fish, my common plec that's now outgrown my 180L tank. He's now 11 inches long, hoping a five footer will be big enough. Apart from him, they'll be my dopey betta and a few cardinal tetras.
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    Is this aquarium cabinet strong enough?

    Ha.. I was tempted by the idea of getting some acrylic and making my own sump type thing but having seen the damage that can occur if one leaks I'm not sure! Those canister filters that expensive? This tank+cabinet is about £1400.
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    Is this aquarium cabinet strong enough?

    Cheers guys! I can confirm it is solid wood, they say they use European and North American Oak. I took a sneaky pic of inside of cabinet looking up.
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    Is this aquarium cabinet strong enough?

    I'd like to get a new tank, torn between trying to build my own cabinet and buying one. I like the design of this 5 ft (roughly 450 litres one) one, it's from a reputable company (tried to blur out company info) but having opened up cabinets, one thing troubles me, look at those support...
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    Bandsaw

    That's a great informative post! Considering that input and output power, it seems on closer inspection my 1100w monster is in fact a wimpy 750w! Aw.... more informed but sad. :|
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    Bandsaw

    How easy it can cut through thick material I guess. My old 375w struggled with anything thicker than 2", my 1100w cuts through 7" or 8" with no trouble.
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    Rip thin strips? (3mmx3mm)

    When I read the OP's question I thought without a bandsaw it couldn't be done. Then see 2 different solutions using just a tablesaw, so many clever people on this forum! =D>
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    Titan Planer Thicknesser Owners!

    I still hate mine! It still holds the title of "worst tool I've ever bought" I'm glad someone likes theirs though. :wink:
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