Today I purchased the Vega Pro 50 fence system. I had some Amazon Points saved up and decided this was the first major upgrade I wanted to do in regards to the workshop. I did a lot of research and reading on different fence options. This fit the budget and did not require much tweaking for install. I was looking at the VSC fence and making the rails but I just didn’t want to fuss with all that. I am more focused on building a safe and functional table saw workstation with ample capacit...
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 ...
View on YouTube Recently I was ripping a piece of mahogany on my table saw and there was so much tension in the board that I couldn’t complete the cut. In fact, it was binding so tightly on the blade that I had to work to get the board off of the saw. I haven’t experienced this kind of wood tension very often. What is your favorite way to deal with this kind of problem? Thanks,Charlie
After reading about other LJs Craftsman 113 saw rebuild I decided that it was time to clean mine up. I rescued it about 25 years ago from an individual who was using it to cut log slabs for firewood. It had been in his barn for several years. I cleaned it up then and used it in my wood shop with it working just fine. It came with me when we moved about 12 years ago. Job responsibilities got in the way of my woodworking and it sat in my garage/shop collecting dust. It did make a great shelf. U...
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/
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/
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/
Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #88: Moving the Furniture...Again, or: Down to One Table Saw and Making it Count
Had an interesting day in the dungeon workshop. You may recall that I have two table saws. I went into the shop this morning with the intention of making a cross-cut sled for the Skilsaw contractor saw, only to find that the miter slots weren’t parallel to each other. Saw is now only good for carpentry, like ripping boards outdoor. Argh. So I pulled the saw off the shop made base. Parked it on top of the freezer. Disassembled the base for the Torx head deck screws, caster wheels and fou...
Thanks to Knotscott, who lives close by, I found a craftsman in very good shape. I’ve upgraded the belt with a link belt from Harbor Freight (good deal) and the fence with a Vega Pro 40. Just need to get the other wing on, add an extension table and ZCI and do something about the switch. Works great though! (Any advice on the switch would be appreciated. The original set-up had the motor plugging into the switch and the switch plugging into the wall. I’m assuming I’ll ha...
In July I bought the new Bosch REAXX table saw. I had the opportunity to demonstrate the saw’s flesh sensing technology at my local woodworking club. Here is the You Tube video You can also read my tool review
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