In part 4 I complete the costly wiring of the power cord and address the need for an out feed table plus some misl.
I use Lowes brand 10/3 power cord for all my 30 amp 220v stuff. Grizzly calls for a 12 gauge power cord so this is not a slam on Grizzly, but their cord strain relief fitting (which was quite nice by the way) on the electrical box on the back of the saw was too small for a 10/3 power cord. The proper size fitting at Lowes was less than $4 but wouldn’t you know it, the fitting required a 1” hole. I had a Unibit already…but it only went up to 7/8” (face palm) so I had to choke down the $48 it cost for this larger Unibit. And after all that I had to wrap the cord with 3 turns of black tape because the new fitting was a touch too large. Its this kind of crap that reminds me I will never remodel a house ever again!! lol
I still have a mark from the extra $52 it cost me but its done I guess.
Lets talk about something more fun, this baby is INBOUND!! Made in the USA also! There’s a lot more to this story so stick with me.
This is great, as I’m a bit cramped on space I like that it folds down out of the way.
Here’s a couple of close-ups.
Okay before the whole out feed table saga here’s a couple of misl items. Check this out, 3/16 inch steel with plenty of holes, I thought this might come in handy so for $3.99 I bought 4 of them! What can you even buy for $4 anymore, Harbor Freight.
Here’s another cost savings deal, I have two epic hardware stores near me that make Lowes and Home Depot hardware sections look like a joke. Anyone notice how both Lowes and Home Depot have cut back their offerings in this area? Anyway here’s a bag of grade 8 fasteners, my one hardware stores sells these for x amount for each item, this bag would have been quite expensive at that store. My other hardware store sells grade 8 anything bulk for $3.99 a pound. I think there’s over 100 grade 8 bolts in this bag alone, the whole bag was less than $16.
Okay finally the out feed table saga. Ever have one of those projects the spiral completely out of control? LOL
First I decided I needed a torsion box table that was flat and stable for lay out and glue ups. Kreg legs and rails $167. Castors $30. 1” 5×5’ sheet of Russian ply $85. Stack of maple 1×4 $100. So I’m into this thing already $382.
Next I decide hey, why not use this for an out feed table too. I measure all the machines, of course every machine is a different height so I says hey make the top adjustable! After I exhausted 3 or 4 expensive mechanical methods of making the table adjustable I moved on to hydraulics, then air, then air powered hydraulics, then an electric winch power lift.
At the brink of pulling the trigger on one of these methods I stopped at Lowes to buy some power cord. I found myself staring at a Rockler out feed stand for like $65. DUH they already make adjustable out feed stands and rollers you idiot. Phew close call! So the torsion box table will be just that, though it is possible to attach adjustable rollers to the table hmmm…