Last month I had to say goodbye to my restored 1960’s Powermatic model 66 table saw. It was my dream saw with a Excalibur sliding table, as the old Rush song said from a better thanish time. I spent a lot of time on putting this old saw back to work. I bolted it to the floor, and tried to “dust proof” it. As I was sitting in my shop looking at all of the things I planned on selling to clear out my shelves and make some room. The Excalibur sliding table was huge!!! and took a...
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We moved to our new home in northern Illinois more than a year ago and I spent a lot of time planning the shop, drawing plan after plan, searching the net for ideas and so on.To give her credit, my wife tired of the plans (even though I told her it was half the fun) and gave me a SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw for Christmas! If you wonder why I went hog-wild with a SawStop, I’ll tell you that one of my long-standing rules, even back in my days up north was “nobody gets injured, ...
Sawstop Customer Service contacted me and rectified the situation very well.
Long Story Short – Fingers are too valuable and I’m too inexperienced to NOT get a sawstop (I am a capitalist myself anyway). I sold my Ridgid granite-topped saw and bought a Sawstop 1.75 Professional Cabinet Model. Here it is arriving home for the first time: And Resting unopened comfortably. I probably won’t unpack it for a few weeks as I’ll be studying a good for an upcoming exam.
I finally saved up enough to buy a cabinet saw that can handle everything I’ll be able to throw at it for many years to come. My old Ridgid TS2410LS is a great saw, but it doesn’t have the cutting capacity for big jobs, it’s dusty, and it’s LOUD. My new saw is a 3HP Saw Stop Professional Cabinet Saw with the 36” fence, industrial mobile base, and overarm dust collection. I won’t bother doing another review of it – the ones on here are pretty accu...
Well, I love the SawStop Table Saw, Technology is just absolutely great. So this is the story, and I am still able to type with all of my fingers, but one is a bit painful to do so. I was in the shop, working on some small projects that I have been toying with and making jigs to create them in an easier way than just brute force. I had just finished recovering a lot of 1.5” plywood from a pallet I got from work. In doing so I had to use the riving knife on the table saw as the gu...
At the very start, let me give all the credit in the world to Tedth66, whose project this is totally based on, and who has been graciously providing guidance as I build this. This is a modification of his design, adding a few details, and making it work for my shop. I have a 2 car garage / workshop that is tremendously space challenged, so I need to be clever about every square inch. On top of that, I enjoy modifying designs and making them work custom for me. So when I saw Ted’s ...
Go figure. I was at the local Woodcraft, picking up some stuff for my dust collection setup when I noticed a SawStop in the back – so I thought I’d check it out for a bit, not really having a chance to when I’d been in the store before (I usually hit it on my lunch break, since it’s around the corner from my work). I had read that it had a tool-less riving guard, so I popped the ZCI out and poked around, seeing that it has a twist lever for release. The force to use...
Oooops. I erased the pictures for my last Dust Blog not realizing they have to be there to support the blog. I noticed that there is a hole in the top of the blade guard. Sawdust flies out of that hole. Solution! A small 1” by 2” magnet to seal the hole. Simple but effective.
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