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STL241: Mud collectors vs. mud extractors

Query 1: 

My subsequent store buy will both be a brand new jointer, or a greater mud assortment resolution. 

 Whereas a brand new jointer is rather more thrilling, my mud assortment is pitiful proper now, and consists of a store vac I discovered in my basement that I feel will need to have been deserted by a contractor just a few years in the past. I’m taking a look at both the Grizzly g0860 which received a positive evaluate from Anissa, or a Festool mud extractor. I do know these are form of two various things, however they value about the identical so I must choose one or the opposite.  Which do you assume can be higher to get first and why? 

I’ve a desk noticed, jointer, planer, bandsaw, all of the hits, however I additionally use my compact router lots. 

My inclination is the Grizzly would do extra for me, however I might have an interest to listen to y’all’s tackle mud assortment, and if fancy mud extractors just like the festool are actually price the fee over a extra typical store vac.

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Query 2:

From Joshua:

I’ve been a hobbyist woodworker for 20 or so years. As my tasks have moved extra within the route of fantastic woodworking, I’m beginning to see the shortcomings of my current tablesaw, particularly the fence. Is it price spending the time within the store to enhance the usability of the noticed, ie; mounting the noticed right into a body and including an outfeed desk, making a crosscut sled, and looking for methods to get straight cuts with out a fence, or ought to I begin saving for one thing now? There aren’t any aftermarket fences out there for this noticed, and I’ve needed to grind the protection nubs off of the miter slots with a view to make any form of sled runners.

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