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How to turn a crappy table saw into a good one

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Project by Marcello Bianchi posted 11-05-2015 08:26 AM 3047 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi,I Had to make improvements to this saw as it was frustrating me to he’ll with its crappy fence and Riving knife/guard so its had a makeover with a new fence reworked riving knife,new guard position,pedestal,extraction,and side extension.

I made the stand out of pallet wood and added castors the the back leg added a dust collection bucket that’s attached to my extractor

I made the fence using 50 mm Aluminium angle running in a channel, the fence is out of Oak and faced it with Melamine.

I cut the riving knife guard holder off with a grinder and smoothed it into a nice curve and repositioned the guard on an extendible arm also I made a sliding adjustable 5 position guard hight steady out off a piece of scrap plywood

II fixed channels on the saw body and added a sliding side extension I have a small workshop so i had to have as small a footprint for my saw as possible.

Although I have gone trough all the steps you can get a more comprehensive view of my table saw in the video below.

please check out my videos on my youtube channel

-- marcello,UK,http//youtube.com/user/mrcheltune





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Greg72

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#1 posted 11-05-2015 05:41 PM

Great job on the modifications. I love the dust collection idea!!!

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Mark

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#2 posted 11-05-2015 05:47 PM

Very cool Marcello. A lotta thought went into your rebuild. Gotta love the shop built stuff.

-- Mark

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Marcello Bianchi

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#3 posted 11-05-2015 05:56 PM

Hi Guys,thanks for your feedback

-- marcello,UK,http//youtube.com/user/mrcheltune

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#4 posted 11-07-2015 05:30 AM

Well thought out and well done upgrades, thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Marcello Bianchi

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#5 posted 11-07-2015 08:20 AM

Hi Norman,thanks for the feedback I’ve added a removable router table with router lift to the Saw

-- marcello,UK,http//youtube.com/user/mrcheltune

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muesli

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#6 posted 11-07-2015 09:14 AM

Very well done, but you don make my life easier. :D
I thought a long time to buy a good quality circular handsaw and use it as a base for a tablesaw build. Now I see, that buying a tablesaw on my budget (which could only be crappy) could give an acceptable result too after some tuning.

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Marcello Bianchi

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#7 posted 11-08-2015 10:41 AM

Hi muesli,yes go for it, on my youtube site I’ve added a removable router table with router lift to my saw perhaps that will swing. how to turn a crappy table saw into a good one ””updated”.

-- marcello,UK,http//youtube.com/user/mrcheltune

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Marcello Bianchi

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#8 posted 11-10-2015 11:11 AM



Great job on the modifications. I love the dust collection idea!!!

- Greg72

Hi hanks for the feedback,the extraction i even surprised myself how well it worked out!

-- marcello,UK,http//youtube.com/user/mrcheltune

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