Table saw addition and revamp.

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Project by Paul posted 11-19-2014 04:26 AM 3132 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided it was time to re work my current table saw. To start, I wanted more than the current 30” rip capacity on my Steel City saw. I looked my options over and decided that I could revamp the rails to get at least 40” or better.

After taking the rails off the front and the iron off the rear I figured all I needed was to replace the 1-1/4” angle iron on the rear and to simply drill new holes on the front rail support. Easy enough, this is when I figured out I would have a HUGE space open between the saws top and the position the fence would be extended out to the right.

My TS top is granite, not cast iron so drilling and tapping into the stone wasn’t an option. Instead I beefed up the out feed side angle iron to 1-1/2” and 1/8” steel iron and drilled the front rails to support the first 8 inches of table. I expected to need to fabricate some sort of leg support but it ended up being very sturdy.

For $15 of angle iron I extended my rip capacity to 42.75” to the right of the blade and added a new melamine table wrapped in maple (both were left over scraps) which I will eventually get around to dropping a router insert to.

Picture 6 is the before revamp table saw.

Picture 5 inadvertently shows what my shop looks like when I have 209 projects going on at once.
Thanks for looking,

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#1 posted 11-19-2014 07:39 PM

Looks good. May want to consider some legs under that. Throw some heavy lumber out that far and she may go over on her side???

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 11-20-2014 03:14 AM

I didn’t feel like it needed additional support under the extension wing initially but I did end up throwing on some maple support legs.

Up next is the router fence etc for it.

Thanks for looking,


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#3 posted 11-20-2014 11:46 AM

Vary nice Project Paul. Well Executed and a great design! Thanks for sharing!

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