|Project by Mark55||posted 10-30-2014 07:19 PM||3378 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
One of my table saws is an old craftsman saw I inherited. To be honest I really like this old thing. It also came with a reliant fence system with a capability of 48”. My intention when I got it was to restore it. That was a few years ago but then I started using it and really liked it. Although I tuned it, I never got around to making it pretty. Maybe this winter!
Anyway one down fall of this saw is the tilting arbor can be a real chore to take to 45 degrees. Once the weight of the motor starts lifting sideways it becomes harder to crank. I recently used it on a project that I had to change angles several times. Whew, talk about a work out!
Before the end of the day I came up with this simple idea.
A couple pieces of 3/4” plywood, a 1/2” carriage bolt and I was in business. It works very well with the 1/2” drill in low gear. I just get it close with the drill then finish by hand.
-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com