|Project by bushmaster||posted 01-01-2015 11:19 PM||2285 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone, Christmas is over, the family has left so I have been working on improvements on my shop instead of enjoying the view out my dinning room window.
A few years ago I had purchased a set of very large drawer slides from a surplus store with the idea they would be good for something, A few years later my brain finally clicked in it takes longer for some people, maybe age related. I am very happy with the results, works very smoothly and easy to take on and off, almost as easy as a sliding cutoff table, but easier and nicer to use, you do not have to stand directly behind the saw blade and fence can be used as a stop.
I screwed a wood strip on the bottom off one that fits in slot next to the saw. the other one is screwed to a piece of wood that clamps in a vice I had previously attached to the table saw. I do not have allot of space and it has been very handy. The slide next to the saw i made a metal bracket that will hold the side secure when the table is fully extended back. i can cut off a 38 inch width. I have used large expensive ones but I find this one easier to use, but I haven’t built anything yet, just made big pieces smaller.
It is removed by just loosening the vice and sliding it off. The only hard part is finding wall space to hang it.
I would like to thank everyone for all the great ideas you have posted and first class projects. I have 147 ideas and project on my favorite list and counting so will never run out of things to consider. Will be posting more of my improvements, as they may help someone, as you have helped me. THANKS SO MUCH.
-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia