|Project by MikeSpanky||posted 11-06-2014 03:32 AM||3546 views||10 times favorited||5 comments|
The 20 year old Craftsman table saw that was a hand-me-down from my dad finally stopped working last Friday as I was re-sawing some oak. I could have located parts to repair but knew the cost would be more than I was willing to pay on such an old saw, at least for now. With so many things to build before Christmas I decided to dish out money for a new. Christmas was the only thing I was considering. The wife and I are hoping to begin construction on a new kitchen in the first part of 2015. We will also be building a set of custom hickory cabinets.
I headed Saturday morning to the big orange box store and bought one after tons of research on the mid-grade style stationery saw.
After purchasing the Rigid R4512 I was suddenly without a crosscut sled. Yesterday
I took a few hours to put together this one. It’s heavy I know, but will handle most anything I throw at it.
One thing about the R4512 I immediately noticed was the power. While it’s not a professional grade saw it has way more amps than my old vintage version. I supposed that was why more dust was coming back in my face when using the cross sled. Decided to address the problem this morning by adding a neat plexiglas guard. Its great for safety and excellent blocking dust throw back.
-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.