Table saw setup

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Project by Boneski posted 12-24-2009 10:59 PM 4885 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a few pics of my setup procedure on my new Hafco Woodmaster hybrid cabinet saw.
It would appear the saw was made on a friday by underpaid workers who had been out for a boozy lunch.
The instructions were rubbish, but I managed to adjust everything and actually pull a pretty decent setup.
So I upgraded the belt to a Fenner drives one, aligned the drive pulleys, setup the riving knife, aligned the blade, adjusted 90/45 degrees stops, and adjusted the rip fence.
I made a bunch of zero clearance throat plates which as you can see was a bit more of a challenge than some other saws I’ve seen, so I made 6 of them.
I also installed a custom made large area knee operated stop switch since the factory installed one was about 6” higher than my knee.
Finally, it was time for a well earned beer. I discovered that the arbor spanner made for a perfect bottle opener. Maybe the guys that in the factory were doing some quality control inspections on the bottle openers… I mean arbor spanners when they made my saw.

Check out the workshop part of my profile to see my other toys!

-- Blinded by brilliance

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#1 posted 12-24-2009 11:13 PM

Nice post and great process on your set-up. My only question is the bottle opener a extra option during purchase. Great looking saw stay safe…Blkcherry

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 11:44 PM

Yes I am Jealous! Merry Christmas

-- nordichomey

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#3 posted 12-25-2009 12:43 AM

The Arbor spanner (bottle opener) comes with the saw.
Such an excellent multi purpose tool!

Thanks for looking and the comments!

-- Blinded by brilliance

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#4 posted 12-25-2009 01:16 AM

Looks like a nice saw. Does it take Dado blades? Full size?

-- Home of Woodworking.

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#5 posted 12-25-2009 01:32 AM

congrats on the new saw thanks for sharing the set up.


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#6 posted 12-25-2009 02:06 AM

nice saw can’t wait to see the work that comes off it?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#7 posted 12-25-2009 01:50 PM

Ahhh The last pic is perfect use of a multi tool! Great looking saw.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Bob Kollman

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#8 posted 12-26-2009 07:54 AM

Had I known my wrench doubled as a bottle opener I wouldn’t have had to drank from the can all these years.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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