TS upgrade #2: Prepping for the new table saw

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Blog entry by Cato posted 03-22-2012 10:51 AM 1556 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Order in the works Part 2 of TS upgrade series Part 3: Table saw arrives tomorrow »

Today I hope to get the bill of lading from the freight company and find out when the table saw will arrive.

Ships from the Jet warehouse in Tennessee, so once it leaves it shouldn’t take more than a day or so at most to this southwest part of Virginia.

So, I am going to make the last trim tonight from the R 4511 on a project that will be finished up on the router table, and then start moving some equipment so I will have space to uncrate and assemble the Jet.

Also am going by the big box store tonight to get the cable, breaker, receptacle, etc for running the 240v circuit to the saws location. I will probably make up about a 6-8 ft. power cord so that I can move the saw out to the center of the shop for the rare occasion that I have to process sheet goods.

Normally I will break them down outside to manageable rough sheet sizes and do the final trimming on the TS.

Having a 240v receptacle may have other conveniences should I ever upgrade planer or jointer sizes.

This upgrade will leave me only two slots left in my subpanel, and thats okay as I already have plenty of 120v outlets and so I could add one more 240 if needed.

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#1 posted 03-22-2012 01:57 PM

Your blog certainly conveys your excitment and anticipation of the new saw’s arrival.

Don’t ever loose that enthusiasm.

Work Safe and Enjoy.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 03-22-2012 05:33 PM

Sounds exciting, don’t you just hate waiting?

-- - Martin

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#3 posted 03-22-2012 06:45 PM

Amen. Welcome to THE LONGEST DAY of your life: between order and delivery :-)

Wow. You’re leaving behind a great contractor’s saw. I’m sure, then, that you’ll be appropriately critical of the Jet. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about the good and the bad, after you’re set up and ripping boards !

-- -- Neil

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