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    Axminster radial drill tripping electric

    Hi all, I recently purchased a new Axminster radial drill and apart from an initial test when I first put it together I used it for the first time today. I drilled a couple of holes before the electric tripped at the main fuse box. Thereafter the drill would only run for a second or two before...
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    Cutting 4'' thick Ash (Workbench top)

    The blade is 184 * 16mm (Dewalt DT1151). Will I be better off with the blade that the CC came with (that I believe is 18)? Or does it depend on how deep I cut through each pass? Thanks!
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    Cutting 4'' thick Ash (Workbench top)

    Thanks again all for your comments - and the drawings (a picture speaks a thousand words) Have just purchased a brand new 30 teeth blade for my CC - hopefully this will do the trick - and should be better than the blade that it originally came with.
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    My first project - Workbench

    Thanks for your comments. This will be my first official woodwork project since school (many moons ago!!). However, I consider myself to be fairly competent at DIY - such as laying wooden flooring. I'm planning on taking it fairly slow and getting as much advise from this forum as I can along...
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    Cutting 4'' thick Ash (Workbench top)

    Thanks all for your comments - circular saw it is then! As far as a picture of the wood goes - am hoping to have it delivered in the next few days. However, it's worth indicating that it will be 1 3/4 inch laminated.
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    Cutting 4'' thick Ash (Workbench top)

    Thanks for the reply Roger I have a circular saw and router. I guess for the circular saw cut I just need to ensure that it can cut deep enough and that I have a fence to ensure a nice straight cut?
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    Cutting 4'' thick Ash (Workbench top)

    Hi All, Any advice for the best tool to make a good clean cut through 4 inch thick ash (width is 24 inches)? This is for the top of a workbench that I need to square off to length. Thanks, Paul
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    My first project - Workbench

    Hi All, My first post for my first project :D Am currently planning to build a workbench - based in part on the Holtzapffel/Roubo design - have been using Chris Schwarz's book and Richard Maguire workbench website for inspiration. Have the ash on order and have also purchased a pair of...
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