Table Saw setup

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Blog series by BB1 updated 12-24-2016 11:45 PM 3 parts 4558 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Some assembly required

12-19-2016 02:51 PM by BB1 | 6 comments »

I debated with the purchase of a “real” woodworker’s table saw for some time. My original purchase a couple years ago was the Bosch 4100. I had never used a table saw prior to that purchase so there was a lot of time spent reading the owner’s manual. I have greatly enjoyed the projects made with this little workhorse of a saw. Easy to change blades and simple to use a dado set. The work surface is small and, thus at times have felt limited by the capacity. The Powermatic sale in Novembe...

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Part 2: Assembled!

12-21-2016 02:52 PM by BB1 | 3 comments »

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 tha...

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Part 3: Outfeed table

12-24-2016 11:45 PM by BB1 | 4 comments »

Today I focused on getting my outfeed table constructed. I used plywood for a base and then I cut three more plywood pieces with the center piece being the size between the miter slots. This allowed me to avoid having to cut dados as i just spaced them as needed on glueup. I use contact cement to attach some laminate that I had leftover from another project. I built a wooden stand from 2×4s (used this concept as I have done with all my shop tables

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