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Upgraded Shutoff Switch on SawStop

03-24-2017 11:20 PM by Garth | 3 comments »

I just upgraded my 1960’s table saw to a SawStop. I have only made a few cuts with it; however, I realized I really missed something on my old table saw. I did a rip cut and was standing off to the right of the blade and held the board down. I then had to reach way over the far left end of the saw to turn it off. On my old saw, I had placed a large shutoff in the center, where I could easily shut if off with my knee. I got used to turning off the saw with my knee and could keep my ...

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Rustic Workbench #2: Installing The Hardware

02-17-2017 08:50 PM by TrentDavis | 0 comments »

Finished my wife’s workbench. Check it out and let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions on how I could have done it differently.

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Table Saw Modifications #3: Table Saw Enhancement – Converting Extension Table Into Router Table

01-28-2017 05:10 PM by TrentDavis | 5 comments »

I’ve created a tutorial for converting the extension table on a SawStop table saw (or any table saw with a wooden extension table) into a router table. Check it out here:http://trentdavis.net/2017/01/27/table-saw-enhancement-converting-extension-table-into-router-table/

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Table Saw Modifications #2: Table Saw Enhancement – Attaching Extra Cast-Iron Extension Wing

01-28-2017 05:05 PM by TrentDavis | 0 comments »

I’ve created a tutorial for attaching an additional cast-iron wing to a SawStop table saw Check it out here:http://trentdavis.net/2017/01/27/table-saw-enhancement-attaching-extra-cast-iron-extension-wing/

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Table Saw Modifications #1: Attaching a Sliding Crosscut Table without having to cut your rails

01-28-2017 03:33 PM by TrentDavis | 0 comments »

I’ve created a tutorial for attaching a SawStop sliding crosscut table to a table saw without having to cut your front or rear rails. Check it out here:http://trentdavis.net/2017/01/27/table-saw-enhancement-attaching-sliding-crosscut-table-without-cutting-down-the-rails/

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Sawstop Tips From the User's Perspective #2: The Yellow Screw, Oh That Yellow Screw

01-26-2017 06:25 PM by pintodeluxe | 4 comments »

So I have been switching back and forth between the dado blade and combination blade a lot lately on my PCS. I think these changeovers are a minor pain on all saws, but not much more work with a sawstop. Just swap the brake cartridge for a dado cartridge, and perhaps adjust the distance between the blade and brake. That is what the yellow Allen head bolt under the ZCI does. Sawstop includes a slick little gauge for testing the appropriate distance between the blade and brake. The Allen ...

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Sawstop Tips From the User's Perspective #1: Sawstop Riving Knife Redux

01-18-2017 07:22 PM by pintodeluxe | 11 comments »

I wanted to start a discussion about little issues that come up with Sawstop tablesaws and tips and tricks to make the tool easier to use and adjust. Whether it’s just becoming familiar with a new saw and refreshing your memory from the Sawstop manual, or coming up with something new, this is the place to share it. Recently I was ripping with my PCS using a thin kerf blade and a 2.3mm riving knife. The setup worked fine for a while, then the riving knife started hanging up on the w...

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SawStop Assembly #8: My Adapted Solution for Overhead Dust Collection

05-22-2016 08:07 PM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

I found bonesbr549’s post on his solution to optimize the overhead dust collection on his SawStop. I was going to attempt to apply his solution to my new SawStop. I went to my local Woodcraft store today in hopes I could find all the dust connector devices I would require. I got lucky. I can put all the parts together, but I will add a rubber connector for my SawStop 4” port. I will connect the 90 degree angle bend part shown below with that 4” rubber connector. The p...

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SawStop Assembly #7: Overhead Dust Collection

05-19-2016 09:21 PM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

I am surprised how much more sawdust is tossed on top of my new SawStop compared to my older contractor type Porter Cable table saw. I have also been disappointed with the lack of efficiency of dust collection I get from the optional overheard dust collector. I have read that some others have had the same poor experience; not everyone, but enough of us. Some have blamed the “T” connector to the main exhaust port instead of SawStop using a “Y” configuration. Also som...

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SawStop Assembly #3: Adjusted the Fence Rail

04-27-2016 01:44 AM by HappyHowie | 8 comments »

I discovered that my cast iron table top was not flush with the top of the extension table. The rip fence would bump into the cast iron table. It was obvious that I had not installed the rail correctly. This meant I had to remove the rail and loosen the bolts on the right side of the saw. This was a very tedious process. I went looking for an extra set of hands to help me. After several attempts I finally loosened enough bolts or screws to get the saw table top and the extension tab...

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