I’m in the process of building a woodworking shop. I picked up a few tools for some minor jobs and decided to make it a hobby, but with the recession, money is tight, so Craigslist is my number one shopping venue.
Here is the table saw I picked up and am in the process of restoring.
It came from a high school wood shop. It was a little too ugly and rusty to use, so I cleaned it up and painted it. This is what it looks like now:
It still needs a bit of work. The height adjustment sticks when lowering the blade, but after aligning everything, it cuts square. There’s a knob for fine adjustment of the rip fence, but I don’t have the part that rides on the rails. Also, I moved the switch to the center right of the front, but it’s a little hard to get at. I need to put a block behind it or something.