It has been a while since I have updated my shop progress, that’s because there was NO progress. Besides me being a top notch procrastinator, I also have a job that drains all of my energy, both physically & mentally (although not much to drain there!). I also had some budgetary issues to deal with.
I really needed to get into my shop and be productive out of FEAR! I was afraid of being ostracized by my “buddies” and being kicked out of the “Stumpy Nubs Hotel”. That I could not let happen. I would have been like Richard Geer in “An Officer & a Gentlemen”, crying with nowhere to go!!!
I am still on an austerity budget, but was able to squirrel away enough to purchase some upgrades for my C’man Ts.
My first TS, pretty basic.
This was a CL special, that only needed a little TLC. It already had a Vega Utility fence & the Herc-U-Lift mobile base, so no upgrade needed there. This saw was in need of a new blade gaurd/splitter and the bracket to attach it. Call me a wimp, but I want the blade guard. Perhaps in time I’ll come to hate the gaurd, but as a newbie, I need all the safety stuff there is.
I would be able to use the saw once these “accessories” were installed, but I wanted something more for MY TS!!! I ended up purchasing a few things from In-Line Industries. Namely, the PALS alignment kit and machined steel pulleys for the motor and arbor. I also hit up Harbor Frieght for one of their V-Link belts.
Pulleys & V-Link Belt Installed
The PALS alignment kit installed
Now what would be the point of having a HF 2 HP DC without the DC accessory kit…..
DC shroud, friction fitted to bottom of TS with quick release on the hose….
I also sealed up all the little holes in the saw. I still need to seal up the back, but that will have to wait. Wait until I have some more motivation & some (at least one) projects completed.
Gotta align the splitter…
Prepped for first cut & raring to go…..
The first Cut is the deepest…..
The first project I MUST complete is my ambient air cleaner….
The carcass is done, I just need to cut & install the cleats that hold the filters in place.
So that is what I’ve been up to recently. Tonight I was able to make saw dust with MY TS!!! I’ve earned a “COLD ONE”!!!
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow!