Table Saw setup

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Project by tuchuxvarg posted 06-01-2009 01:41 PM 4091 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So Joined about 60 days ago. Knew then that the first project i added was going to be my table saw setup. Only one problem…Had no idea of what i wanted to do much less had it done. So finally finished it this weekend and assembled it.

It is just a ho hum delta 1.5 HP contractors saw with a 30 inch fence on it. Couldn’t pass it up i got it from Lowes a little over 2 1/2 months ago for $475 out the door. The extension is a 12” extension with a 2ft folding piece onto that. Total length is 82”. To the side of the saw is a 3 draw cabinet to hold everything. It is attached to the top bu also supports the table extension. I added the cabinet there because is just looked like a waist of space. All components are oak Ply and Oak wood construction stained ebony with 3 coats of poly on it.

Couple of things i want to do still (later next time i take it apart) Take the saw off its factory base and build a cabinet to match the side cabinet. Also I want to add another support to the Metal L bracket holding up the extension on the right side.

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#1 posted 06-01-2009 02:36 PM

Jeff – I have this same setup and it works really well for my needs if you have it all set up properly. I strongly recommend you get a really nice combination blade. I really like Freud blades, but Forrest makes some nice ones too. They will set you back about $100 but they are really worth it. I also recently added a cast iron extension to the left side that is a router table. Benchdog makes these and they bolt right on and work great.

-- Patrick

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#2 posted 06-01-2009 03:05 PM

Hey Jeff, that cabinet will be very handy for all your saw gear…nice job.

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#3 posted 06-01-2009 03:56 PM

Welcome !

thats a really nice setup – this is one of the nice things about the contractor saws – is that you can actually make use of the area under the extension table on the right hand side. good use of otherwise wasted space.

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#4 posted 06-01-2009 04:03 PM

Hey Jeff
This is a fine table saw set up ,It’s not ho hum if it gets the job done, and I’m sure you will have many great projects to come.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 06-01-2009 07:20 PM

Nice setup, Jeff. I have a contractor saw that I plan to take off the leg base and build a rolling cabinet/out feed table for. I like your storage set up. Thanks for the post

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#6 posted 06-01-2009 07:30 PM

I put a benchdog cast iron roter table on my grizzly. I love it. top shelf. and a great space saver.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#7 posted 06-01-2009 09:18 PM

I have the same saw and it’s great. One suggestion is to replace the factory belt with a link belt. I noticed a difference right away, cuts the vibration out. I also suggest making a foot kill switch, one of the only problems I had with that saw is the small switch, it’s very hard to get to when you need to turn it off.

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#8 posted 06-01-2009 11:49 PM

Jeff welcome aboard and your setup looks great.

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#9 posted 06-02-2009 04:42 AM


Ditto to all the above! It looks great! I have to have my set up on wheels and it is much less then your ho hum :)

still saving for that hot dog saw….

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#11 posted 06-02-2009 06:50 PM

Jeff, this is a nice upgrade to your saw that adds both outfeed support, which is invaluable when running long pieces or sheet goods and much needed storage to essentially dead space under the extension wing.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#12 posted 06-03-2009 03:33 AM

Nice setup! I like the cabinets you have in your shop.

and by the way… DUDE!!! YOU HAVE A STOVE/OVEN IN YOUR SHOP!!??

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#13 posted 06-03-2009 01:08 PM

Screwge- Yes its an oven—its to do Curboli (water or wax hardened leather). I don’t want to do that to the oven that i actually cook in

-- Strength Honor Courage

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#14 posted 06-05-2009 03:52 AM

I really like the extension table on the back. Where did you get the plans for that?

Nice work!

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