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The Ever Evolving Workshop #1: New Delta Unisaw with 52" Rip, Incra TS-LS and LEFT Side Router Table!

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Blog entry by emrhappy posted 58 days ago 1101 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I wanted to show you guys and gals my new setup. I recently purchased a Delta 36-L352 to replace MY broke down POS grizzly G0715P. I say that about the grizzly because like many others MY G0715P had a .020 deflection in the back of the blade when I raised it up or down! There was no setting that saw blade parallel with the miter slot. Grizzly wouldn’t stand behind it and said the trunions were probably broke and that I had the ‘wrong saw’ for building cabinets or anything that required any level of precision. BS… IMHO. Before any die hard Grizz fans blast me, understand… I said MY G0715P.. Not all had this problem and there’s ‘rumors’ it has been fixed. However, I’ve seen postings from some folks with brand new G0715P with the same issue. I used to love Grizzly from a price point and decent quality perspective… but not anymore. My main beef is their support (or lack thereof) and not standing behind this obvious defect and punting by telling me I have the wrong saw! I just won’t do business with them anymore. Sure Delta has had its problems in the recent past, but since they’ve separated from B&D and PC, I believe their on the way back. (Kinda like when Harley was acquired by AMF – they went to crap, and then they separated and now they’re back on top). I love the fact that their made in the USA (albeit with some parts from overseas…lol) This Unisaw has a 5 year warranty and that speaks volumes in my book. (Granted, this saw is quite a bit more $$ than the Grizzly but still, there’s no excuse for not standing behind a defective product or even attempting to make it right).

BTW… The G0715P is now up for sale and I’ll make anyone a good deal (lol… after I just bashed it). But hear me out… I went ahead and purchased brand new trunions, trunion assembly, arbor and bearings (basically anything that could be causing the deflection). I haven’t installed them yet and just decided to replace the saw. So, PM me if you’re interested and you’re close to DFW. Anyway, I digress….

I originally had the TS-LS on my grizzly with the LEFT side router extension and I wanted to keep that with my new setup. Taylor Designs (makers of Incra) told me I probably couldn’t use a left side router table with the unisaw because the motor protrusion would interfere with the router and the clean sweep dust collection. I was also told I could slide the rails down to support the router table, but I would loose rip capacity to the right of the saw. I was bound and determined to make it work w/out sacrificing any rip capacity so this is what I came up with. I had a stand alone Rockler router table and that’s what I used for this setup.

In order to compensate for the left tilt motor and the left side router table space constraint, I left the cast iron extension wing in place. This setup requires 110” overall footprint for the saw and tables AND with the positioner fully extended for a 52” rip, you need an additional 30” to the right of the table saw extension table for a total of 140” or 11.66 feet of space for this monstrosity! I made room in my 2 car garage shop because to me it’s worth the space…

I took my old stand alone rockler router table top and put it on the left side of my new unisaw. The dimensions of this table fit perfectly. As mentioned above, I didn’t take off the cast iron wing, so I still have adequate access to the motor and if needed I can even pull the door off w/out messing with the router or clean sweep dust collection.

I routed out the hole on the rockler table to fit the Mast-R-Lift II as the rocker router table was only designed for the rockler router plate.

I used two of the red router table support brackets from my original TS-LS router table from Incra to support the inside edge of the ‘new’ router table setup.

I then used the other two red support brackets on the right side of the table saw. I cobbled it with the delta extension table support legs to support the extended rail length.

This worked out great because now the rail supports are part of the mobile base.

To support the outside end of the router table, I temporarily put an old rockler table outfeed support under the end. It fits perfectly between the clean sweep and one of the red angle irons used for supporting the table.

I think I’m going to make some sort of knee brace that will attach from the angle iron under the table to the saws mobile base, but for now this is really sturdy and works well. I put in the two permanent stops on the rails as well as the midway way stops.

Net result is I now have full 52” rip capacity and when I move the positioner all the way to the left for router functions, the wonder fence completely encases any size bit I would need including large raised panel bits.

The guides for the fence even stay in the rails at that extreme depth (just barely though).

Thought you guys would be interested in seeing this as someone else, like myself may want a full 52” rip capacity with the Incra TS-LS system and prefers the Left side router extension.

BTW… I really love this Unisaw and I’ll be doing a review once I put it through some paces! Stay tuned! :)

-- I cut that thing twice and it's still too short!



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#1 posted 58 days ago

That’s awesome

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#2 posted 58 days ago

That’s a nice looking shop with some great equipment.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#3 posted 58 days ago

Thanks you guys! I appreciate it.

-- I cut that thing twice and it's still too short!

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#4 posted 57 days ago

Great set up

-- Norman

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#5 posted 57 days ago

Thanks Norman…

-- I cut that thing twice and it's still too short!

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