So i finally got sick of the crappy mitre bar that came with my dad’s table saw that I’ve been borrowing so I built him a crosscut sled (pic below.) But of course 5 minutes after I finish finetuning it my Uncle calls from 2 states away and says,”Hey, I’m bringing you that table saw I said I’d give you 8 months ago… tomorrow.” I signed “for dad” on the back of the sled and brought the whole saw back to his house. At least if I need to build another one I got some practice.
When the table saw my Uncle brought came I was amazed. It’s a 3hp craftsman contractor saw that must be about 20 years old but is in flawless shape there isn’t even any dust on the trunions. It’s almost the same height as the router table I’m building too so not much adjustment will be necessary for using the router table as an outfeed table as well. The killer part though was that it came with a 50” aftermarket fence that is excellent (pic below – pieces on bench). There is no manufacturer’s label on the parts and I’m wondering if anybody recognizes it. Anyway, I am one lucky guy.