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Posted on Poor me Two table saws, need a solution

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#1 posted 04-16-2012 05:05 AM


I am fortunate enough to have a large shop. So I have three table saws that I run. My Unisaw I use for general sizing of wood and 1/8 inch grooves. The other two are old craftsman saws that I set up with dado blades that fit the wood I use for splines and box bottoms.

If you have room you can run your two saws back to back and one will be the extension table for the other. That really works well for me. It doesn’t take up more room than another extension table would and it adds versatility. What I like most is not having set up time.

You absolutely must replace the fence on your Craftsman saws. Shop Fox makes a nice one that isn’t too expensive. Peachtree sells zero clearance inserts for your saw. It takes too much time to build one yourself by the time you rout out the edges.

I kept the one saw because it was my dad’s, but by the time you get a motor, fence, insert, belt, and new pulleys you will have quite a bit of money in a rebuild.

-- Big Al in IN

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