There was a thread recently on David Marks' tools, and what they might
be. While I don't know about the humongous bandsaur or the smaller
bandsaw or the USS Wood Works jointer, I did get a glimpse at his table
saw tonight while watching episode WWK-204, "Arts and Crafts Library
Observation 1: It's definitely Delta gray.
Observation 2: He's either using a foot switch, or a knee-activated
kill switch (while both hands are on a ply panel, the blade starts
Observation 3: Possible blade brake. Definite pitch change a second
after the power is cut.
Observation 4: Blade tilt handwheel is on the left side. Does that
make it a right tilt? (I'm not a Delta person.)
While it really doesn't matter to me what tools he uses, I hope that's
a help to those who care.
Another observation: Dewalt biscuit joiner. And I recall being
equally shocked that DJM used a biscuit joiner in the same week that I
was shocked to see Nahm use a hand plane (other than a block plane).
Dave's pretty consistent, it seems. On the white oak A&C library table
episode I saw today, it was a combination of tung, linseed, and poly. See
He has a kill switch that he kicks with his foot to shut the saw down. It's
a board that presses in the stop button on a magnetic switch when he kicks
the bottom of it. I saw an episode a few weeks ago where he gave a tour of
the shop and some tips on tuning up different tools. He showed the kick
switch in that episode. Wasn't paying attention to brand names, but if you
catch that episode, you could probably figure a lot of them out.
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