|Project by bkseitz||posted 10-25-2014 05:37 PM||3480 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
When I first got started I purchased what I thought would be more tablesaw than I would need, given I thought I’d only be building some simple carpentry work. For several years that seemed enough. Then the projects got bigger and I decided to get a sliding table attachment from Excalibur (excellent, people very helpful). After a while of eating dust considered upgrading to a cabinet saw…however…budget said no. So instead decided to upgrade by contractor saw to a quasi-cabinet saw. I build this cabinet—with a dust collection system included—and extended the table wings. Now cutting large pieces is easier and safer.
Included in the upgrade was an overhead guard/collector from PSI, a new fence system (Accusquare m1050) from Mule, and Zero Clearance (ZC) inserts with Micro Jig Splitter™ SteelPRO System, thin and 1/8” Kerfs.
The Overhead Collector still needs work or rather a more powerful dust blower (I’ve a 1 HP. Ridged which does a so-so job.) The fence is not quite a Biesemeyer style in that it does not use a lever lock, rather a pressure screw. However, it is way cheaper and I lick the ability to adjust the pressure on the lock. In addition Rockler had a sale on Miters so I got this Incra HD for a steal.
Possible upgrades to my upgrade would be to include drawers verses cubbies to store saw blades, enclosure for motor, ZC inserts and other accessories and jigs.
I don’t have plans but happy to share measurements to anyone that asks.
-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"