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#1 posted 09-11-2016 03:32 AM

JBrow: He is, and I sure try to be :-) As you saw in my first post regarding this topic, he gave much more than most people who you get free stuff from. Lots of aftermarket accessories with all hardware and parts present, in original packaging! As you may know, usually free tools come with a substantial amount of missing parts that really put a damper on the excitement of getting them. The only thing missing was a 5/16 T-nut, of which I had one more from my last project since I purchased an extra “just in case I need it down the road” :-)

I’ll be posting the results of the router and drill usage when the chuck arrives, and I’ll likely be looking for design inspiration for the jigs.

I am very interested in your tricks! I really appreciate you sharing them. Do you have any photos? I would love to see what you described, although your written description was actually very easy to understand. I solved the dust issue by putting a small chamfer along the back of the front table that meets the fence. Then I can just blow it out after a few cuts. Since the chamfer is on the table, like your slats are, the fence is easily replaced.

Brad: I have a shop built drill press with a 17” throat depth and 12” of plung that I’ve been working on and use regularly. One thing it doesn’t do is concentric drilling, something an RAS does well with a simple jig. Most of my router work to be done is with carbide bits under 1/2”, which I seem to be able to get away with running at lower speeds :-) A drum sander is on my list for the future, I really look forward to the accessory builds coming up for this saw, I’ll post them as their completed :-)

Thank again!

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