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Any ideas to recycle a small table saw

by SnowFrog
posted 05-16-2013 02:30 AM


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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 05-16-2013 02:38 AM

Router table top?
Disk sander?
Coffee table? ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 05-16-2013 02:40 AM

”Router table top?
Disk sander?
Coffee table? ;^)”

Coffee table…hmm…good conversation piece <<< sarcasm…

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#3 posted 05-16-2013 02:48 AM

I’d vote for the sander or you can do like I did with my portable saw. I keep my dado set in it. That way I don’t have to switch back and forth between my regular blade and my dado set. I just switch over between saws! Lots faster and less aggravation.

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#4 posted 05-16-2013 02:49 AM

Disc sander.
Welding table.
Permanent 45 degree miter sled table saw.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#5 posted 05-16-2013 03:51 AM

3rd-ing disc sander.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 05-16-2013 03:52 AM

Stick a dado stack in it and use for a dedicated dado saw.

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#7 posted 05-16-2013 09:46 AM

Habitat for Humanity?

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#8 posted 05-16-2013 11:20 AM

I had the disk sander on an old radial arm saw that finally dies a few weeks ago, so I’ve been looking for a cheap power unit. It’s been said and said again, but that’s what I’d do with it.

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#9 posted 05-16-2013 11:52 AM

OR PAY IT FORWARD..find a kid at the local high school in the woodshop class an give it to him..never know ..he may be the next mike holmes.

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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#10 posted 05-16-2013 11:57 AM

I would suggest something similar to what RoninOhio said. I’m in a similar situation with a retired Pro-Tech benchtop saw sitting in my pole barn, awaiting a decision from me on its fate. Since my major complaint about the saw has to do with its table top and mitre slot and fence inadequacies, I’ve thought about building a table saw that would be used as a dedicated dado. I have some operations that require me to alternate between the dado blades and my standard ripping blade, and it drives me crazy changing out the blades, not to mention having to reset the previous cut depth and fence settings.

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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Tim

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#11 posted 05-16-2013 12:15 PM

Hmm Im being serious here aghhh take it into your kitchen and cut hot dogs on it like a mini sawstop.
Or you could use it as a pillow.
Or take it to the disco and tell the DJ to play “YOU SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND BABY RIGHT ROUND LIKE A TABLE SAW YEA LIKE A TABLE SAW”

I would do one of them.

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cabmaker

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#12 posted 05-16-2013 03:35 PM

You could melt it down and form it into an ashtray. If you don’t smoke it may be a nice gift ?

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Jeremy Greiner

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#13 posted 05-16-2013 03:39 PM

Shop notes (I forget the issue) had plans for a drum sander that sits on top of your table saw and is powered by the saw.

-jeremy

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Lee Barker

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#14 posted 05-16-2013 03:56 PM

I set up a little one to do drawer bottom dadoes. Fence is bolted down, two regular identical sawblades nested properly with some shimming gave me the perfect width of cut, one pass.

I also mounted an upside down biscuit joiner to the right of the fence when I was doing Melamine euro boxes by the pound. It was a great work station, back in the day.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#15 posted 05-19-2013 03:47 AM

I have the same dilemma with my old 8” crapsman saw that my new 10” Rigid just replaced. I think I’m going to pull the motor and use it to make something else, like a horizontal boring machine or a drum sander. THEN I can use the little cabinet as a coffee table :-)

-- "I wear eye protection when using power tools because my blood stings my eyes and because I can't read braille."

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#16 posted 05-19-2013 10:58 AM

Boat anchor?

-- Life is good.

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Lee Barker

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#17 posted 05-19-2013 12:43 PM

The saw would make a nifty night stand for holding all those Fine Woodworking mags you’re going back through.

Oh, and Robert: Are you thinking dowel boring machine as in an early (black and white) Fine Woodworking? I built one of those; it served me for years doweling face frames. I hadn’t thought of it for a long time. Thanks for the trip.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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