Tools #1: New Table Saw!

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Blog entry by Spur posted 12-14-2012 12:40 AM 2156 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally graduated from my old Ryobi table saw to a new table saw. I ordered a sawstop from Woodcraft on Sunday and it was delivered today. Since I won’t have a chance to set it up until Saturday, I figured I would at least open it up and spread it out to get ready. Please keep in mind, the garage is in a state of transition as I redo it into a workshop. In a few weeks the shed will be a complete mess, but the garage will have been set up. Again, not sure why the images get cropped all weird on the blog.

Picture of the box

Picture inside the box

Hardware is nicely labeled and laid out for assembly

The boxes with rails and outfeed table. (too lazy to make an outfeed table this go around, workbench needs building first)

Gratuitous picture of one of my most recent projects, wall storage. I made two of these, the other one is on the opposite wall above the mitre saw bench.

-- Henryk, South Carolina

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#1 posted 12-14-2012 01:13 AM

Did you self gift it for x-mas?

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#2 posted 12-14-2012 01:27 AM

nice, what an upgrade!

-- Joel

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#3 posted 12-14-2012 01:52 AM

Nice upgrade.

-- Brock, Illinois

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#4 posted 12-14-2012 01:59 AM

More of a reward for switching jobs. Had a lot of vacation accrued :)

-- Henryk, South Carolina

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#5 posted 12-14-2012 02:51 AM

Spur, I believe you’ll like your sawstop———-I certainly like mine. I can’t tell from the picture if yours has the black extention to the table on the right side but if it does I found that it made a great, ready made spot to mount a router plate. In my case it is a second router table which is really handy. Give us a look on Sunday?..................;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#6 posted 12-14-2012 02:59 AM

I can understand the excitement, Ive been there myself when I got mine. Im sure you will enjoy yours as much as I have mine. Just follow all the instructions carefully and they are real good with that as well. And youll be up and running before you know. Have fun as Im sure you will. Swamp

-- Gary Vondermuehll

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#7 posted 12-14-2012 03:29 AM

It should serve you well for a long time

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

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#8 posted 12-14-2012 04:08 AM

Joe, do you have a picture of your router setup? I had mine integrated with my old table saw in the out feed also, but I am not sure I am eager to tear up that brand spanking new outfeed. I saved the template I made from the original outer opening though :)

The goal is to have the outfeed then connect to a workbench, which I will also try to get done this weekend. Can’t tell you how much I miss having a vise.

-- Henryk, South Carolina

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#9 posted 12-14-2012 05:50 AM

I’ll see if I know how to place a picture on the blog here tomarrow so check back. (I have previously only published pics in the project section.) Where I mounted my router isn’t in the outfeed table, it is in the table to the right of the fence. I THINK you will find a piece that is included and is black like the outfeed table that fits in between the front and rear fence rails. It will be late Friday before I get back to this. Later. JOE

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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