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Blog series by whope updated 02-28-2021 05:04 PM 5 parts 4465 reads 2 comments total

Part 1: Un-Crating my Hammer B3 Table Saw

07-26-2020 04:16 PM by whope | 0 comments »

People love their unboxing videos of things the package guy drops off. How about un-crating a 1,000lbs of wood cutting aluminum & steel that was unloaded off a semi and kindly deposited in your shop? Get some popcorn & soda. Time for a major shop upgrade! Un-crating the Hammer

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Part 2: Cut small parts on a Slider with a Fritz & Franz

10-07-2020 05:16 PM by whope | 0 comments »

Sliders are a natural for cutting sheet goods. But with the slider basically having a built-in sled, they can do the small parts as well. But if you want to do it safely, you need a jig known as a Fritz & Franz. It’s pretty easy to make and you can get as fancy as you want. Your hands stay well away from the blade. Here’s a video where I use a simple Fritz & Franz to make a new & improved one.

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Part 3: Forrest Dado King on my Hammer B3

11-25-2020 04:22 PM by whope | 0 comments »

Options for a dado blade for my Hammer are somewhat limited. The Forrest Dado King or the Felder dado blade. I decided to go with the 6” Forrest blade as it was more like what I was used to, and a bit cheaper (relatively) This video shows what you get, how to mount the blade and a sample cut.

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Part 4: Clamps for Sliding Table

12-10-2020 03:00 PM by whope | 2 comments »

When using a slider, clamping your work to the sliding table is important when you are working with larger pieces. I use two different clamps: A Felder clamp, which is a beast and is somewhat unwieldy; and a pair of re-purposed DeWalt track clamp, which are quick and easy but have their limits. A full comparison in this video:

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Part 5: Parallel Fence for a Sliding Table Saw

02-28-2021 05:04 PM by whope | 0 comments »

Here’s a pair of videos where I unbox and demonstrate the usage of a Parallel Fence for a sliding table saw. A parallel fence allows you to use the sliding table to perform rips on the left side of the blade.

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