Best Woodworking Machines | Top Four Machines

Best Woodworking Machines | Top Four Machines

Best Woodworking Machines. Rob Cosman gives his oppinon on the the first four woodworking machines to outfit your shop with
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  1. Steve Iv on May 21, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Love the quality of older built tools and machines, with that said, I don’t think it would be to difficult to set that old General drill press with a rack and pinion to raise and lower that table. We need to bring Back Canadian manufacturing.

  2. whitecaps775 on May 21, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Hello, not a regular watcher but need to mention something I just noticed. That garbage can under your grinder is a sleeping fire hazard. Sparks from it can ignite slowly and cause problems. Your shop, just asking you to consider the issue. Great looking shop Sir, Cheers

  3. jay hastie on May 21, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    firstly how did you get into my recommended, secondly im glad you did

  4. Cliff DeYoung on May 21, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Rob, I noticed that you didn’t talk about resaw capacity on your band saw. What was the capacity on your General saw? How important do you think resaw capacity is when selecting a saw?

  5. Tom Trees on May 21, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Of the most basic machines mentioned, buy the biggest bandsaw you can find for cheap, with at least 20" cast iron wheels, and buy an old pillar drill to fix it.

    The hand tools in the cabinet, and the workbench can do the rest of the jobs.
    Should be around 200kgs worth of metal at the least if you’re looking for a good’un.

  6. Lazio on May 21, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Where does one find old/used equipment?

  7. Ross Martin on May 21, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    My table saw blade tilts to the right, but I don’t understand why that’s a problem. I can just move the fence to the left side to make a cut like that. What am I missing?

  8. Mar Vista Woodworks on May 21, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    A couple thoughts: 1) For woodworkers who mostly use power tools, it doesn’t make sense to buy a jointer without a planer. 2) For woodworkers who buy S2S wood, a planer is useful but a jointer is not.

  9. Wonderin'Aloud on May 21, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    You could mount a small secondary platform under the primary drillpress table the same size as the footprint as a small bottlejack. It would make raising and lowering it pretty easy.👌

  10. JIM C on May 21, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    My view is, the machines you have will be influenced by what kind of work you do, how often you use them, what volume of product you produce and how you buy your lumber.
    Just sayin, JIM

  11. Gerald Polmateer on May 21, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    The outfeed table on a jointer needs to be about.002-.003" below the top of the arc of the cutterhead because the reference is not the top of the arc but the bottom of the cut made on the board. If the board is moved across the cutterhead the top of the arc and bottom of the cut will be a greater difference. When the board is pushed across very slowly the difference will be less. So often snipe is created when someone pushed the board slower at the beginning and end of a cut. If one adjust the outfeed table for a certain feed rate and then pushes it faster the board will rise up higher and when the feed rate is slower the board will come down slightly. A consistent feed rate and consistent pressure is very important to get a straight edge. The amount of pressure is especially important when jointing veneers.

  12. Malay Mondal on May 21, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    দাদা মেসিনের কি কি কাজ এবং কোন মেসিনের কত দাম বলে নাওয়া চেষ্টা করতাম

  13. chipreier1 on May 21, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Doesn’t Northfield still make woodworking equipment in North America?

  14. Mark Carlson on May 21, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    The General 34-01 15 inch drill press had an optional accessory to raise and lower the table. Makes height adjustments a breeze.

  15. Corum kane on May 21, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    I bought a 1951 Delta table saw and have been 100% satisfied with the incredible quality ever since. The previous owner had completely restored it with high quality bearings and belt, and a 3hp Delta new motor, and I added a Bessy fence. It has needed nothing the five years I’ve had it. However, the tilt-toward-the-fence feature has often been the deciding feature for me to NOT make this or that project. I’m saving up for the SawStop full caddy version with the sliding table, but $6K IS a bit of a price tag.

  16. parsons585 on May 21, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Must be nice to be able to afford a big shop and the $$$ to buy these premium machines! I try my best with a DeWalt contractor saw and a craftsman jointer plus other low end power tools!

  17. LWCD on May 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    thank you. great information. I love the older machines. built to last.

  18. Woodslee Summercraft on May 21, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Some saws it is possible to put the fence on either side of the fence, however the saw stop is the best

  19. Adam Chesis on May 21, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Northfield and Tannewitz are still making machines in the US, they are industrial machines, The best machines ever made were made here, Brands such as Oliver, Moak, Yates-American, Faye and Egan, among others, Powermatic was originally made in the US back when they were good machines, now they are the same machines as the imports, It blows my mind why someone would buy a new import machine and pay more for a far less quality machine as an older machine

  20. Pia Konstmann on May 21, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Great machines, but sadly +4000 dollars for a Sawstop here in Denmark is way over my budget!
    I have a new thickness planer (DeWalt),, new table saw (Black & Decker), and my next big buy is a new 14-inch bandsaw (1300 dollars), which will be a real game-changer, and possible to make a little money with! 😃
    And use the other machines to make straight edges and glue joints until I can find a good (and cheap/used) jointer, though all machines are hard to find used, good, and cheaper than new ones, and many good ones are 400 volts, and I have only the standard 220 volts (120 volts don’t exist here) in the house and my outside shed / hobby workshop, and only one 400 volt outlet in the kitchen for the stove!
    Most workplaces have 400 volts for pro-machinery, f.ex. professional tablesaws, jointers, bandsaws, etc. and 400 volts heavy and old machines are the only ones quite easy to find at a good price compared to new ones …

  21. Philip Machin on May 21, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Rob, what is your overhead dust collection apparatus on the Table saw?

  22. joeshaver1104 on May 21, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Rob my wife just walked over and asked what I was watching. She thought she caught me watching dirty videos. Lol. Nope just watching a video about woodworking tools. Apparently I make the same face watching this stuff.. lol. Thanks for the video.

  23. Paul Kramer on May 21, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Agreed, but still have some comments: Like the sawstop, agreed it is a great saw, just wish they had 14" or at least 12" models. Certainly the table saw is probably the most used, time wise for sure in my shop. But a close second is my thickness sander. LOTS of hours running stock thru that. I wish they made small thickness sanders more available to folks. Yeah, they are not cheap, but a 16" thickness sander will do a lot for most folks. I think I read somewhere where the average amount of time spent on a project was had over 60% of the time spent on sanding. My wide belt sander reduces that amount of time considerably and makes it pretty simple to do too. I’d never give up that machine.

  24. Steve Bosun on May 21, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Hi Rob, some useful tips as usual. What makes a "link belt" quieter? I would have thought all the individual segments would would result in a kind of high frequency buzz. If the Jet Drill Press quill was worn from new, why didn’t you send it back?

  25. Mike Decker on May 21, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Rob, you need to look for an old King Seeley made Craftsman variable speed drill press. I bought it for $300 and it’s the greatest drill press ever IMO.

  26. Z on May 21, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    I’m sorta confused regarding the tilt direction. Wouldn’t you just move the fence to the other side of the blade?

  27. Fulla Blarney on May 21, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    On a drill press without an elevation mechanism, try counterweighting the table. I installed a pulley on the motor mount and ran a rope from the table’s bolt through the pulley and to old iron window sash weights. If want to get fancy, then set up the pulley so that the weights are inside the column.

  28. Martin King on May 21, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Disagree with General being the last north american machinery manufacturer. Northfield Woodworking machines is still around and making equipment. Agree about the older machinery, it’s the best and nothing in my shop was built after 1964.

  29. Brent Fowler on May 21, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Lol Rob, "an inch and three quarter horse." We know what you’re saying. It was just funny. Thanks for the great video, an the great veteran things your doing.

  30. Scott on May 21, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    On the jet dp try tightening the screw under the on off switch, on mine, different brand, it removed the slop.

  31. Kevin Ronald on May 21, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    I know you recommend SawStop but it is not available in the UK yet as a table saw only as a job site saw from Festool using the sawstop safety feature. Popular medium budget brand over here is Record – what do you think of them?

  32. Captain Sawdust on May 21, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    I have a late 1970’s Craftsman drill press with no table crank or lift apparatus. Always a pain to raise the table. Tubal Cain has a video about counterweighting one. COUNTER WEIGHTING A DRILL PRESS TABLE Tips #404 tubalcain. Makes it a dream to use now.

  33. Florence Hargis on May 21, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Is 3 hp vacuum good for small shop? Also, will be putting electric and dust collection in slab. Any suggestions how much, where, and how many? Hope to eventually have equipment mentioned in video. Just bought used lathe and building a home for it (shop).

  34. David Mm on May 21, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    I agree about drill press runout.

  35. on May 21, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    If you liked this check out Rob’s playlist on woodworking Machines:

  36. John Coops on May 21, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Wow, I got Deja Vu – why the re-upload of ??
    OK, this is identical but with 9 minutes edited out, but still that’s pretty cheeky LOL

  37. John Coffey on May 21, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Funny that the bandsaw is #4 but you have three of them! Thanks for starting the discussion.

  38. memo1269 on May 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Um, what’s up the reposts lately?

  39. Cut it with a Hammer on May 21, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    In terms of safety, a SawStop is the safest of what I’d call a traditional table saw. I almost bought one until I started looking at sliding table saws. A SawStop is a fine saw, but a slider is another option that is at least as safe.

  40. artful science on May 21, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Was it difficult to get a compatible segmented head in the Rockwell jointer? I’d imagine getting old jointers or planers would be contingent on finding one that can have its blades replaced with a newer segmented head

  41. Salty Dawg on May 21, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    I’m curious about shop clothes. I hate sawdust in my shoes or in my shirt. what do you do about taking home a pound of sawdust in your socks and inside your shirt?

  42. Gerald Polmateer on May 21, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Rockwell hired General to make some of their tools when they needed them.

  43. Wonderin'Aloud on May 21, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    As far as new equipment those dewalt 13in planers do a nice job👌…one day Ill get a spiral carbide head😃
    You can get nice older stuff at great prices on craigslist if youre patient👌

  44. D.Edward Rice on May 21, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Thanks for the opinion tour, Rob. I’m always happy to receive the notification of a new RobCosman video. With your genius (sincerely) for modifying/designing tools, I’m surprised you haven’t come up with a retrofit rack and pinion set to improve on your drill press table’s adjustability when they didn’t come with it from the factory. If anyone can do it I think it would be you.

  45. Hans Oettinger on May 21, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    5:20 I agree completely! But isn’t that a shame? Here in Germany we still have a high price brand FESTOOL but it’s not always competitive with the quality of machines produced at a much more moderate price level in the 1970’s.

  46. Mitchell Kasdin on May 21, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Call Jet up and they might do something? They replaced my new drill press chuck under manufacturer’s warranty with a better chuck ( jacobs?)

  47. RichardC on May 21, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    What’s wrong with the Harvey. Same quality for a lot less!

  48. Master of None on May 21, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    You mentioned the Poitras name on that band saw, I recently acquired an 8 inch J Poitras & Fils jointer and am going to refurbish it. Babbitt bearings and all. I too love the old stuff

  49. Dan The Chippie on May 21, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    For most hobby or even serious weekend woodworkers in Europe tend to have small workshop’s or even a shared garage and for that reason space is at a premium and tend to purchase a jointer / planer combo. Do you have any experience with one of those? Even the table saw can take up a lot of room. Some purchase a rail saw that cuts from floor to ceiling which is not very pleasant but takes up far less space, in fact it can be used up against a wall.
    I’m wondering if a workshop can survive without a table saw and use a circular plunge saw on a rail (festool has one option) as a space saving alternative?

  50. Dan The Chippie on May 21, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    I read somewhere probably on your site Rob that when the sawstop technology was available commercial every quality table saw manufacturer was on board to have it installed on there particular saws. Then the solicitors got involved and said if they did that the public would assume that the saws they sold previously obviously are unsafe. I think that’s why festool went with the tec as it was their first table saw.