I wrote about a few of the things I’d picked up last week, the largest being a utility trailer to help haul things as the process of turning the garage into a shop gets underway. I plan on hauling drywall, plywood, lumber, insulation, all that good stuff.
After rewiring the trailer, getting it plated, and stripping of the useless sidewall I was able to mount some d-rings and use the trailer for the first of many hauling jobs. My new table saw finally came home today.
After four hours of setting it up, I’m pleased to show this.
With it I picked up a Freud Premier Fusion blade, an 8” Freud Dado stack, a zero-clearance insert and a safety kit with push blocks, push sticks, and a feather board.
I’ve still got some adjusting to do on the fence, just a little tweak here or there to make sure it’s square, and some minor tweaking on the splitter to make sure it’s square as well. But the difference between this saw and the benchtop saws that I’d used in the past is immense. Less noise, more accuracy. I swear my reaction to how smooth the fence moves was obscene. I’m not too impressed with the miter gauge, but I already had an Incra gauge that I used on my bandsaw, I’ll just swap it back and forth as necessary.
I’d seriously considered getting a Grizzly hybrid, especially after reading about the support grizzly gives. But what came down to it was wanting to put my dollars back into the local business and support the guys and gals at my local woodcraft.
So now I’ve got the central piece of machinery for any shop. Now I can start making storage cabinets, shelves, benches, and all the other things planned for use when the walls get dressed. That’s how this huge tool is going to make room for old tools, and get rid of the remnants of the old storage system.
I did forget to mention the other item I came across last week. After a call to my favored HVAC company, I walked out of their office with a furnace blower, total cost, FREE! I see a shop made air cleaner in my future, once I figure out what the wiring is supposed to be that is.
But first…walls, I’ve got to get some insulation in those walls, it’s freaking cold out there.
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