Shop Sweet Shop #8: Oliver 4010 Table Saw setup

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Blog entry by magaoitin posted 01-03-2017 09:06 PM 1439 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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So with the close of 2016 I finally have made enough progress that I updated “My Woodshop” page with a new photo and a tool list, and finally assembled my Table Saw. This is far and away the crown jewel of my tools.

I spent the last 2 weekends of 2016 setting up my 2 table saws and trying to get their tops leveled. I am still chasing 1/16” and have put it on the back burner until I can build a new set of legs for my Unisaw side table.

Oliver 4010 10” Table Saw

I picked this up at an auction last year in one of those once in a lifetime deals (IIRC I paid around $500), and finally tried to figure out how to put everything together. Iit is an older model (2005 I think) and I couldn’t find anything on this model online. But Oliver has fantastic customer service so they sent me a .pdf manual.

By pure dumb luck (it was not planning) my electrical floor box and dust collection stub fit between the rollers on my mobile base.

It has the factory outfeed table which I figured out how to assemble, but I have 4 aluminum “rails” left over that I don’t know where they go or what they do (2 have a clamp of some sort on the bottom). After I installed the outfeed table I figured out the legs go on the inside of the frame. I did not get an assembly manual for the outfeed table from Oliver, so it was a little trial and error before the “Oh Yea” that makes more sense, moment.

I have the blade guard, but appear to be missing the riving knife/splitter and mount for it. Hopefully I can order these parts from the mfg.

I had originally thought to set the saws up back to back, but changed my mind and did them perpendicular. I have enough room to put an 8’ sheet on the Oliver and stand behind it. The columns for the loft are situated so I could also have 8’ of runnout on the Unisaw, but only by 1”. I could move the whole setup over a foot or so, but this leaves me room to get my truck in the shop when needed.

I setup a Dado Stack setup on the Unisaw and will use the Oliver for for everything else.

I ended up with legs on my Unisaw extension table that don’t fit the mobile base I bought, so I have sawhorse blocked up underneath until I build a new set of legs. That’s i what I get for buying a Powermatic base (Craigslist $75) instead of buying the correct Delta-Unisaw ($225 on Amazon).

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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#1 posted 01-04-2017 01:18 AM

Well done, great saws

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

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