LumberJocks

A Tale of Two Saws #2: Along came a Dewalt...and a friend.

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Mikhail posted 170 days ago 677 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Goodbye SCMS, Hello RAS Part 2 of A Tale of Two Saws series no next part

Ok so now I own a early Dewalt MBF AND a B&D Dewalt

I shot a short video posing a couple of questions.

1. Opinions on these 2 saws. Listen to the motors, have a look at the condition.

2. Considering the shop shop and bench space, what would be a good way to install 2 RAS? My thought would be the older MBF can be an adjustable cutoff function, and the B&D can be equiped with a dado blade and set at 90.

The bench is roughly 12’ long and can be modified as much as needed. I will never be ripping with it.

Mounted in place (at what distance?) or both or just one on a mobile bench?

Would you mount them right next to each other? One at 3’ and the other at 9’?

Any feedback would be much appreciated.

Here is the video link



4 comments so far

View NormG's profile

NormG

4112 posts in 1637 days


#1 posted 170 days ago

What a decision to have to make, keep us advised

-- Norman

View Pimzedd's profile

Pimzedd

443 posts in 2437 days


#2 posted 170 days ago

Think the DeWalt sounds better. May be prejudiced since I had access to a late 60’s DeWalt for over 25 years at work. The B&D sound is difficult to decipher since there is not blade on the saw.

I would suggest moving the start switch near the front on even on the DeWalt handle. If you ever find yourself in a bind and need to shut it off quickly, the rear location would be a problem.

Set them side by side on the long table. Set up a common table and common rear fence so long pieces will fit across both.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

View Mikhail's profile

Mikhail

26 posts in 324 days


#3 posted 170 days ago

Side by side eh? ok, I can see the value in a common table level/fence.

Where do you think would work best on a 12’ table?

Maybe at the 9’ mark?

I guess I could do a side by side on top of a pullout cabinet like this.

Then if I needed to cut something longer than the bench I could pull it out and use the area in front of the bench that extends past that oil tank.

View Pimzedd's profile

Pimzedd

443 posts in 2437 days


#4 posted 169 days ago

I would put the close to each other in the middle of the bench. That would allow movement of boards left and right.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase