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Project by Greedo posted 08-09-2011 07:34 PM 2313 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

the original inset of my slider was getting worn out as you can see on the pics, cutoffs had a tendency to be pulled in between the blade and they would at best clog up the DC or at worst jam the blade.
on these panelsaws with sliders that slide next to the blade, there is no real inset, just a piece of wood screwed on the right of the blade. there was originally to much space in between to my liking, and it was made of softwood “meranti”, so cutoffs that got pulled down would each time damage it a bit more.

the one i made is made of oak, it almost touches the blade, and there is an additional piece screwed against it that partially goes around the blade like a classical zero clearance would and it also covers the scoring blade. when i want to use the scoring blade i can just unscrew the extension





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Bertha

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#1 posted 08-09-2011 07:37 PM

Wow, nice saw you got there, Greedo. A zero clearance for your scorer is a luxury many of us will never realize. Very nice work you’ve done here.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 08-09-2011 11:34 PM

So who makes this dual blade table saw?

I don’t think I have ever seen a table saw with a “scoring” blade before. So when you want it, the scoring blade lightly slices the wood surface in front of the main blade as the main blade finishes the cut? Or is this a separate choice function by itself without the main blade raised?

-Dave

-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#3 posted 08-09-2011 11:44 PM

Dave, welcome to the wonderful world of European sliders. Break out your wallet for these bad boys. I’m currently looking at an Americanized Hammer but there are dude’s here with Martin Elmos. Amazing.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 08-10-2011 08:06 AM

Dave, this is a Robland NXTZ model saw. the scoring blade turns in the opposite direction, so when you cut melamine or even plywood or veneer, you raise the scoring blade so it “scores” the bottom of the plate. that way you have perfect chip and tear-free cuts.
on big professional saws the scoring blade has it’s own motor, but on this model they cramped all the features of the big ones in, but made simple so it doesn’t become felder expensive. so the scoring blade is connected to the main blade, so it always spins.
in theory i should remove it when not in use, but the alignment each time takes over 30 minutes, so i leave it on, and with the cover i made there is no danger.

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#5 posted 08-10-2011 03:45 PM

Great idea.

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#6 posted 08-10-2011 06:07 PM

Hey that’s a good idea, I’ll have to see if that might work on mine.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#7 posted 08-10-2011 06:19 PM

^work on yours, Jim? Greedo, do you know if Robland has a U.S. distributor off the top of your head?

Here’s a link to this beautiful saw with an impressively small footprint.

http://www.robland.com/gb/nxtz

Maybe not Felder bucks, but it’ll still sure sting.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 08-15-2011 08:40 AM

sorry for the late reply Bertha, i think that in the states Robland is distributed by laguna tools?
it’s made in Belgium and has a good reputation over here, quality is somewhat comparable to hammer.
mine has the 2500mm optional wagon, i think they only recently manage to adapt full length wagons for saws this type.
price for my tablesaw/ shaper was between 4 and 5k, not cheap, but reasonable for a full size made in europe panel saw with scoring blade and 30mm shaper. 4hp with separate engines.

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