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Craftsman Table Saw 28462 #3: Bars are in

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Blog entry by LegendInMyOwnMind posted 1195 days ago 2174 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The aluminum bar stock arrived and I got a big surprise.

The 5/8” wide piece fit snugly in the bottom of the track with very little wobble/slop.

The surprise was the 3/8” x 1/2” stock. It also fit nicely between the tabs – when I turned the 1/2” side between the slots..

Stacked together, the are a very nice solution with just a small amount above the table. I could probably bolt them together and easily make a sled that spans the blade and rides above the table and in the track bottom. Here’s a pic (hard to see from the pic, but it’s the best I could do.

Here’s a pan back:

I feel hopeful finally…

Time for a new CAD drawing!

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.



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David Grimes

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#1 posted 1195 days ago

Nothing like a plan that works out for you. Congrats.

DG

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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bubinga

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#2 posted 1195 days ago

I’m not trying to pop your bubble here, but It seems like this is a lot more trouble than just removing the tabs

Craftsman 10 in. Table Saw with Stand
Sold by Sears | Sears Item# 00928462000 | Model# 28462
Table saw has a powerful 15 AMP motor, cast aluminum tabletop, die cast miter gauge with positive stops and a micro bevel adjustment all allowing for exceptional accuracy with fast, smooth cuts. This saw includes a 2 ? dust port for use with wet/dry vacuums and a dust bag that mounts onto rear vac port. Right telescoping wing adjusts for up to 30 right rip capacity and has a rear out feed for use with large materials. Saw can accommodate up to a ? cut 6 diameter dado stack. Added features are a folding, collapsible stand and on-board push stick, blade, rip fence, miter gauge and wrench storage.

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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LegendInMyOwnMind

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#3 posted 1195 days ago

@Bubinga – I’m with ya. I think I am a glutton for punishment to keep swinging at this but I kinda like messing with this sorta junk.

Plus, I’d like a general solution that can be done by anyone with basic tools. Putting the two pieces of metal together is going to be interesting. Either screw it or JB Weld it are the two leading contenders.

We do have a mill where I work so that might be what I end up doing ;)

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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