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WIP: Shop Project #5: I drank the Kool-Aid, Part 2

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Blog entry by mawilsonWCR posted 07-16-2021 07:29 PM 510 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: I drank the Kool-Aid Part 5 of WIP: Shop Project series Part 6: Interior Walls »

I don’t know what the trucking company did with the boxes, but they were in horrible shape. Took a bunch of pics to document their condition. Opened a case with Grizzly (where I bought it) then started opening boxes. Much to my relief, packing took the worst of the damage. Initially, I only found the slightest rub on the back fence rail. When I installed the extension later, I saw the only other mark. One corner of the extension table is slightly crushed. I’ll probably discuss it with Saw Stop. Especially since the extension table has a slight bow and can’t be leveled in the center. It sits proud with the adjuster loose and the adjuster only pushes it up further.

Now, as I started to assemble the saw (it qualifies as the most expensive kit I’ve ever bought), I went looking for the manual. I remembered reading some stuff from the manual so I thought it was in the house. No joy after 4 hours of looking. I sent email to Saw Stop stating I couldn’t find the manual. Well I went online and downloaded the manual from Saw Stop’s site. I think what I remembered reading was, in fact, the online manual.

The manual says to unpack all the parts. The only thing I didn’t open for inspection was the motor cover. There was a cardboard stiffener taped to it. I didn’t see any damage to the outside of the cover. Not surprising since it was shipped inside the cabinet. So, I didn’t open it further during inspection. When I took the cardboard off, behold, there is the manual. The next morning I got a call from Saw Stop. That was impressive in and of itself. I told the guy I found it, then I pointed out that the instruction to open all the parts was in a manual that was out of sight packed behind cardboard.

Hint: If you get a Saw Stop, go ahead and download the manual and print off the assembly instructions. The saws, particularly the cast iron tables, have plenty of protective coating. The printed PDF pages make a good place to check off progress and you won’t care if they get grimy. Another hint: Have some rags, denatured alcohol, and paste wax (for the exposed iron and steel) handy as you’re assembling.

Anyway, the saw is put together. I still need to tune up alignment, but here it is in all it’s glory:

-- No trees were harmed while sending this message; however, a rather large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.



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splintergroup

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#1 posted 07-16-2021 08:52 PM

Nice cast extensions on both sides of the blade! Good saw for a lifetime of future use.

Now don’t get any blood on it or the tables will rust 8^)

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mawilsonWCR

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#2 posted 07-17-2021 02:14 AM


Now don t get any blood on it or the tables will rust 8^

No, it won’t. It’s got three coats of Johnson’s on it.

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James E McIntyre

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#3 posted 07-17-2021 04:18 PM

Great saw. Sorry about the lack of quality on the extension table.

I found this on the web,
And it made me laugh.

-- James E McIntyre

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James E McIntyre

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#4 posted 07-17-2021 08:00 PM

When I saw the post from worldnewsnow I went directly to his home page and blocked him.

-- James E McIntyre

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