Table saw upgrade

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Blog series by dedalo updated 05-21-2011 11:54 PM 4 parts 16328 reads 22 comments total

Part 1: Planning

06-21-2010 04:56 PM by dedalo | 16 comments »

Hi! everyone! I’m planning / building an upgrade to my table saw. I live in argentina so tools are very expensive, I started with a chinese very “cheap” table saw (usd 200+) and now I’m trying to upgrade it. I live so far the states that importing a complete incra system is out of the question. So started with some alluminium profiles to build something like 80/20 I saw here. I cannot get the slider systema around. Now the plan is to mix the profiles I have with an inc...

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Part 2: Proof of concept

07-21-2010 12:23 AM by dedalo | 1 comment »

With most of the materials for the upgrade ready I just wanted to test the concept how it worked all together, so started by attaching some profiles to the table saw: and then some other profiles to that ones… in the end I couldn’t resist to put some panels with the incra positioner and test the thing out… As always with custom things it wasn´t so easy to setup, but in the end the fence was gliding over the profiles, when you lock the positioner the fence is per...

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Part 3: Getting Closer?

10-27-2010 02:22 PM by dedalo | 3 comments »

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...

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Part 4: Another step, more things learned

05-21-2011 11:54 PM by dedalo | 2 comments »

As you can see in my “table saw upgrade” history, I took this with a lot of time, becouse I’m not so sure of what I wonted and more important, WHAT I NEEDED. I’m glad I did not rush to the worcenter, I changed my mind a lot using the saw on every step, so the final project keeps changing. After working a little with the saw in the last configuration I took the decition to sale it and buy a new saw, the main reasons where 1.- it was a piece of crap2.- the miter...

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