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My table saw was too high, so I made a shorter, mobile base.
The small fan’s there to encourage dust to fall through top open top of the mount. I
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#1 posted 10-04-2009 01:35 AM
That works, looks good. How are the castors?
-- Mike, VT
#2 posted 10-04-2009 12:46 PM
They seem to be ok; though the brakes take a lot of pressure to engage/disengage, and there’s barely space for my toe to get in there. The brand was “Viking”.
#3 posted 10-04-2009 03:31 PM
Have you seen what Rockler has. They got some 5” castors, roll over just about anything.
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#4 posted 10-11-2009 07:50 AM
I have the same saw for 4 months now. How do you like your saw?
-- "Real jocks do it on a bench"
#5 posted 10-13-2009 07:38 AM
I like it very much, thank you. It’s much better than an inverted circular saw on a board :) After using a table saw I can’t imagine working without one. I also like the riving knife ang blade guard, i haven’t had kickback yet and the dust port on the blade guard picks up the most dangerous dust.
The fan mobile mount and fan worked quite well, by the way; much less dust. I connected the fan to a 150mm flexible aluminum duct (cost me 300) to channel the dust away. It was a cheap php170 cooling fan, I’m sure a more powerful fan will be better.
Ok, now for the negative part; the table’s too small!. Especially for me, since I use plywood. Both for crosscutting and rip cutting it’s too small. I don’t regret not getting the contractor one, I don’t have the space.
Are you thinking of building extensions to your saw? I’m definitely making them, but I need think it out carefully. My objective is to be able to cut 4×8 on the table saw, using extensions that can be folded away or knocked down for storage. I also want to relocate the short fence rail on the extension so that I can make wider rips. What would be great is if I could construct a sliding panel on one of the extension wings (may mga larawan ako nito, ngunit pinuslit ko lamang sa internet; kung nais mong ma masid ang mga larawan, paki pm nalang ako at ipapadala ko sa iyo :).
I’m thinking of using phenolic plywood for the tops of the extensions, it’s a bit more expensive than regular plywood but cheaper than having to surface plywood with laminate to make it slippery. Someone found folding shelf brackets for making the flip-up extensions, but the store’s deep in Manila (not my favorite place to go). As to runners for the miter slots, steel bars would be nice if they’re available. An affordable alternative is to cut up the old kitchen’s cutting boards. They’re HDPE, slick and easy to work with; I don’t mind the faint onion and garlic smell that got stuck to them:)
What do you think?
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#6 posted 10-14-2009 04:27 AM
That outa help well done.
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