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Torque Workcentre at work.. #31: From one foot to four feet...

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« Part 30: Back to Basics Part 31 of Torque Workcentre at work.. series Part 32: Flattening a log.. »

Have you ever wished that a 12 inch sliding saw could crosscut more than just the 300 mm at 90 Degrees [one foot]... how would it be if it could be adapted to crosscut up to 1300 mm [over four feet]...

WOW


Well that is just what the boys at Torque Workcentres have done… by taking the head unit from a Hitatchi C12RSH 12 inch sliding compound mitre saw and making a bracket to attach it to a bearing carriage they have virtually made the saw capable of cutting down the entire length of the arm.. IE up to four feet…

There were a few changes made to the original arm and bearing carriage to handle the additional weight of the Saw… the arm was beefed up from 65 mm square to 75 mm square and the carriage adapted to suit.

The beauty of using this particular arrangement and the Hitachi Saw, you can change it back to a compound mitre sliding saw by undoing two grub screws, removing it from the bearing carriage and fitting it to the original stand in seconds..

If you require any further information please contact me...

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...



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lanwater

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#1 posted 1398 days ago

The torque work center is certainly a great and versatile tool.

In addition to all the videos that you posted, I saw a video on an LJ member website and he was doing a lot of neat stuff. It makes it so easy to route dados and other goodies.

One day when I get the whole garage to myself and some money, I am going to get myself one.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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DoctorDan

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#2 posted 1398 days ago

Nice Larry. I like the idea that you could have a relatively smaller SCMS or even CMS, mount it in this config and have extensive abilities. A plunge circ saw would have the same functioanlity as well (but would cost more)

-- Daniel - http://theloveofwood.blogspot.com/

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Splinterman

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#3 posted 1398 days ago

Good versatile machine…welll done.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 1397 days ago

Getting better all the time, Larry.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Kent Shepherd

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#5 posted 1397 days ago

Wow Larry. Those guys don’t quit do they. Interesting concept.

So my machine is already obsolete huh!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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degoose

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#6 posted 1397 days ago

Kent, every change or modification made for the TWC is designed to be retro fitted…If you still want the pink bearing covers let me know…LOL

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 1396 days ago

Larry, that machine is so interesting and the people that make it seem to be very creative and just keep on coming up with new ideas. Thanks for posting.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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