Table Saw setup #2: Assembled!

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Blog entry by BB1 posted 12-21-2016 02:52 PM 1456 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another day of vacation and headed back into the shop to complete the table saw setup. Was able to confirm the blade and miter gauge positions without too much trouble. Getting the riving knife in the proper position took me well over an hour! If nothing else, this process has been a great lesson in patience and perseverance. Mid-afternoon I was able to take a deep breath and prepare for my first rip cut. After I figured out the on switch – yes I had removed the “safety key” thinking that needed to be removed to start the saw, when it is actually just the opposite – well, the saw is GREAT. It cut the walnut like a knife through butter! No saw marks or burning. So far, just that one little practice cut as the shop was a disaster area; the rest of the afternoon was spent getting all the tools and measuring devices back in their home locations. No excuses now for not getting some good projects done over the holiday break!

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-21-2016 05:06 PM

Congratulations. A job well done!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-22-2016 04:26 PM

It sooooo pretty. I almost want to paint my truck Powermatic Yellow, I like it so much. Congrats on an awesome saw

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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#3 posted 12-23-2016 12:24 AM


-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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