The industrial mobile base with a kit for the PCS saw arrived a couple days earlier than expected. I modified the mobile base so the professional cabinet saw would fit inside the base. Four boxes arrived just four days after I ordered my SawStop from Amazon.com.
I removed the accessories items packed inside the large box. Then I cut away the sides of the box so just the cabinet saw remained. Trimming away the bottom edges of the cardboard as well as the styrofoam allowed me to move the cabinet so I could fit my straps underneath the saw along the edges of the cast iron table top.
I stood up the cabinet saw and inserted it inside the industrial base as stated in the previous blog entry.
I next began adding the cast iron table top wings by first removing the oiled paper and wiping clean the oil with a clean cloth. I also sprayed some WD-40 to help cut the oil.
In order to help hold the heavy cast iron wings I used my super sawhorses and the outfeed JIGs clamped to make them the desired height. This JIG helped me through this process. Next I started to install the front and rear rails.
Again I used my super sawhorses to hold the rails steady.
Next I installed my 36 inch table extension. This was probably the most tedious task in this whole saw setup.
After that the installation of the fence and rail guide was required. I found out later that I probably did not tighten one of the screws or bolts for the extension table. It dropped on one edge a fraction of an inch. This means I will need to remove the rail guide and readjust the height of the extension table. It needs to be exactly flush with the cast iron table top so the rip fence does not bump into the cast iron when slid across the right wing of the saw’s table top. Oh, well. It just would not feel right if I had completed an install perfectly, the first time…
My shop uses a different 240 volt plug so I cut off the existing plug and installed the compatible plug that fits my 240 volt sockets, I ran the saw to confirm everything worked.
Tomorrow I will check calibrations and readjust the height of the extension table; as I stated above it dropped a little on the front edge for some reason. It will take some time but the task is not difficult.
-- --- Happy Howie