Tool Restoration #8: ST 12 - H Table Saw Claims it first Victim

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 01-12-2017 05:36 AM 2797 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was using the Table saw today when a bug appeared from inside the Table insert avoided the spinning blade and commenced to wander about. I stopped the machine and captured these near death shots

It didint seem at least concerned to its fatal escapades wandering about near the blade

So I started up the saw again as I wanted to see if it would check out the blade and see if it needed resharpening but it was not to be so …sadly it didnt escape my electronic Bug Zapper.

Anyway on a more interesting note

1. I found out why it has such a big door, when the saw is at 45 degrees the motor occupies the space

2. I made a ZC Table Insert
Try squeesing past the blade this time!

Added some magnets to hold it in place

3. Made a Cross Cut sled from Ply off cuts

4 and a Rip fence extension

I am having more fun with this saw than the School Kids!!

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 01-12-2017 06:01 AM

if i was a bug
i probably would just climb out those thumb holes
in the new insert

having fun with new tools

priceless !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 01-12-2017 06:47 AM

It looks like a Tick to me…

I guess he got Ticked off…. :) LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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Mark Wilson

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#3 posted 01-12-2017 09:29 AM

I’ve yet to have a bug come up out of my SawStop. Makes a guy wonder if a bug would trip the brake the way a hot dog does. Or a finger. Or a nail in a board. Or a wet board.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 01-12-2017 11:05 AM


I had a call from my son, the new replacement saw for the School is a SawStop.

So I went looking for yours to check it out….couldnt find it!

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 01-12-2017 02:30 PM

Bug be gone!! lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 01-12-2017 03:21 PM

It’s like another sequel to Final Destination

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#7 posted 01-16-2017 10:39 AM

The schools kids would have only been allowed to watch not play on it like you….enjoy!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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