The Saw #2: The Beginning - Legs, Flip, and Fence. plus tips.....

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Blog entry by Mike C. posted 02-26-2015 04:47 PM 1220 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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As I wait for a friend to help me flip the table over, I get to the assembly of the legs. Note: If you don’t do a lot of squatting exercises, be prepared, you will be doing 24 reps for all the screws that go into the legs. Here are the legs assembled. All and All the legs go together real well, very little manipulation. Another note: if you want the leg protectors on the bottom of the legs (they are plastic), now is the time to put them on !! I opted not to use them and use rubber squares for the legs when I disengage the caster mechanism.

As I am not going to have dust control yet. Maybe when I have my own building for a shop in the future, I do not install the dust collection interface to the legs.

Finally, I attach the caster mechanishm. Attach the legs to the table and we flip it up.

Finally, I begin the grueling fence assembly. Hint: put all the screws in the T track that you will use to attach the fence rail, you cannot put in a couple and expect to get the rest in after. This part is a little fiddly since the rails come in two parts. I can see that a new fence/rail system is in my future, but for now, no problem.

More to come folks….

-- Capt Mike

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#1 posted 02-27-2015 01:53 AM

I have this same saw and one word of advice would be to check and tighten the pulley on the motor. Mine came loose right away and the belt jumped over against the mount and it came to a grinding halt. Made an awful noise. I’m currently building a rolling cabinet for it and have a blog on the build. Here is a link to the blog Will be posting week 2 on saturday. Yes the fence is the worst part of the saw. Lot’s of tappidy tap tap…tap tap…...tap, back and forth. I will be making a new fence and rail system for mine in the future once the cabinet is built. I was lucky in that my miter slots were dead on to the blade. If you have any questions please feel free to ask and make lot’s of saw dust.

-- "I've still got things left to do." – Walter White

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