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07-23-2016 11:16 PM

What is going to happen now? - 5 replies

I dyed a hardmaple table top with water based dye and applied ArmRSeal which is a oil based urethane in an hour. It is 92F outside and the humidity is very low but I feel I should have waited longer.what worse that could happen with the topcoat ?

07-23-2016 07:03 AM

Sawstop the best saw (2) - 41 replies

So I received a teplacement for the Sawstop. Only now I see how abused the first one was by the shipper. The second one came nicely packed 4 boxes shrink wrapped and striped together. The delivery guy had a liftgate and a palet truck. On contrary the first one came in separate boxes and the main box travelled on its end despite having the pal...

07-22-2016 02:19 PM

Table top tolerance. - 13 replies

What tolerance would you expect from a good cabinet table saw when it comes to the table top flatness ? Mine is convex 0.025” out of the box, enough to for the wood to hit the extension/table step when sliding left-right and t spin due to having only one point of contact with the table. But I admit I could have been spoiled by my previous ...

07-18-2016 05:46 PM

Riving knife slack. - 4 replies

I had my G0715 for some time, which I must say is an excellent machine, I wish it was a bit more accurate though.I noticed the riving knife flexed quite a bit without applying much efforts. I looked if I could stiffen it but it seemed to be done intentionally. The riving knife sits on a long arm attached to the arbor assembly and it is springy a...

07-16-2016 08:09 PM

Sawstop, best saw on the market. - 62 replies

So I finally got my 220V and started assembling the saw. The right extension wing is absolutely flash with the table at the ends but quite lower in the middle. Enough to make the hand feel uncomfortable when running over it. Bummer. I am unscrewing the wings , and swapping them in a hope that the other edge will be flatter. Same thing. I reach ...

07-15-2016 06:21 PM

PCS Sawstop on Shopfox mobile base. - 14 replies

Does someone use that combination ? I have a Shopfox cheap ( in cost but not quality) mobile base that served well with my Grizzly. I see that the extension table legs, which I did not have on Grizzly could be a point of inconvenience. I could either remove the legs (36” fence with 3HP motor) which potentially could make the saw less stabl...

07-13-2016 06:55 PM

Charles Neil Blotch Control, what am I doing wrong? - 14 replies

I used Charles Neil Blotch Control without much problem on smaller pieces in the past. However I am finishing a not so large coffee table 50”x50” from hard maple using General Finishes water based dye and a piece of t-shirt to wipe it on and it gives me hard time.The blotch control layer drinks the dye so fast that I have great diffi...

07-11-2016 09:47 PM

Grow rings. - 4 replies

I noticed that much of the soft wood I used to see in Europe has relatively tense grows rings. The lumber I see here in big box stores has huge rings, it looks like a tree grows to the production size in 10 years or so. Is it because of the nature of the tree or because someone accelerates the grows ? I would not expect any kind of strength from...

07-11-2016 06:00 PM

Shellac on coffee table - 11 replies

I finished a sofa table and applied many coats of shellac at what wanted to be french finish. I made some mess when applying dye over hard maple, but many like it this way saying is gives it old look. The sofa table surface is not intended for heavy use, so I think the shellac topcoat will be OK. I actually like it much better than professional...

07-11-2016 12:00 AM

Wet sanding with electric ROS - 7 replies

Is it safe to use an electric random orbit sander with no hole discs for sanding topcoat with soap water ?

07-08-2016 09:13 PM

Diablo blade with Sawstop - 5 replies

Thin kerf Diablo blades come with something called Permashield coat, i do know what it is but my guess it is just teflon. Maybe I did not look hard but I could not find anything in the saw manual regarding these blades. My guess is the teflon coat could interfere with passing electric current from the blade to the arbor, but if so it should be p...

07-05-2016 06:54 PM

Reaxx reaction time - 44 replies

Sawstop explicitly published the reaction time for their saw – 5 mksec or something. Bosch made a nice video presentation about their version but I could not find any concrete numbers for the trigger time. I would guess it is slower than Sawstop since the mechanism has to pull large mass of the blade and the arbor under the table surface.I...

07-05-2016 04:58 PM

Riving knife vs splitter - 8 replies

To clear the confusion some members of the forum have here is some bad sketches of a splitter and a riving knife. The biggest difference is that rinving knife is engaged at all times unless you are cutting some very thin stock in which case there is danger area for a fracture of an inch. With a splitter the possibility of kickback is much higher...

07-03-2016 02:54 PM

Running 220V equipment off 110V outlets - 15 replies

Have anyone tried to run some 220V machine off two 110V outlets. I haven’t tried but I can imagine it would be feasible to connect two extension cords to a 220V receptacle, providing that you have two 110V outlets running from different phases nearby.

07-02-2016 11:37 PM

Saw stop packaging - 11 replies

So my PCS is finally in the garage. I read numerous reviews and practically everyone said that everything in this saw is 10 times better than in any other saw. Quite a few pointed excellent packaging.Well, my Grizzly when I bought it was packaged way better than Sawstop. It came in practically indestructible half inch cardboard that obviously wa...

06-30-2016 06:39 PM

Power source for tools. - 15 replies

I had a 2HP table saw and 2HP Harbor Freight dust collector. Both 110V. Unfortunately only 15A outlets in the garage. The table saw never gave me problems, however the dust collector would pop up the breakers 1 times out of 3, maybe because the impeller is much heavier than a saw blade so motor has to work harder on start.I’ve been postpon...

06-29-2016 08:12 PM

Is PCS Sawstop a hybrid ? - 4 replies

It a general consensus that heavier saws are more accurate and often better.In this regard a 1.75 hp PCS Sawstop with a 30” is actually lighter than Grizzly’s G0715 hybrid and much lighter than a true cabinet saw like G1023. Sawstop PCS175 30” fence – 367 lbsGrizzly G0715P – 393 lbsGrizzly G1023RL – 471 lb...

06-27-2016 05:52 PM

Sawstop price drop - 32 replies

Just placed an order for a 3HP 36” fence Sawstop on Amazon for 2.5 grand. That is about $700 price drop. I wander if the recent Sawstop rebates and this price drop is an indication of a new model coming out.


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