Table saw upgrade #3: Getting Closer?

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Blog entry by dedalo posted 10-27-2010 02:22 PM 3344 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Proof of concept Part 3 of Table saw upgrade series Part 4: Another step, more things learned »

After a while away from the garage, I could clean it up and make some room to keep with the table saw.
I changed the incra postioner for a longer 25”, I cannot import the 32” because of shipping cost, but I think the 25” will do.

I made a top out of some left overs and tried a “sandwich” of MDF and hardboard. I think the final one will be made out of fenolic multilaminate and hardboard. this top desn´t have a hardwood frame becouse is just to try things out.

The way to attach the top to the saw was something I have tried different ways, and I´m thinkg of embedding t-nuts inside the sandwich o several places.

This top may become my drill press table in the future once I made the final top.

The thing is very sturdy, and if you force it to move the hole moves toghether so it keeps square. I will play a little with this for a few weeks and then will go for the next step that is attaching a router lift.


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#1 posted 10-27-2010 04:10 PM

That looks like a really cool setup. I really like the Bosch tube framework. We use that stuff at work, and it’s super solid. I imagine it would be great for what you’re using it for.

-- Robb

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 04:11 PM

looks slick. real nice.

that said, a table saw might be the one tool I’d be shy of making/altering myself, too high of a risk for me and I’d rather just get something that works out of the box (so to speak). although in your case I know it’s different.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 01-13-2014 05:04 AM

Excellent set up! I’d have to agree with PurpLev in that I’m on the shy side of making my own saw but with the over-priced tools in Japan, I continue to think about going that way. If only Sawstop was available here….even better if it was modular and I could purchase just the base with just safety system, height and angle adjustment and build the rest myself.

Thanks for sharing.

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