Give my new saw a lift

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Project by RipSawRon posted 05-15-2008 03:14 AM 3178 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi there, I would like to thank all of the members that have given me a warm welcome so far, todays photos are of my first heavy duty saw, it is a used 10 inch Craftsman set up with a router table built in the side, I built a home made dust collector pick up on a sheet metal plate that is sandwiched between the saw and the base. The saw was bought from a nice guy in my area, he posted it on Craig’s List for 500 bucks, he gave the saw, dados,blades,gigs,a bench top power plainer,and a bunch of other stuff as well, a nice guy and a good deal for 500 smack-a-roos.

When I brought it home I had a buddy help me get it off the truck and on to my tool cart, well it has been a few months and today I decided to put it on it’s base with my dust collector gizmo, no one was around to help me, so I made due with converting my 25 foot high lift into a fork lift, it worked wonderful and I think that I will make some wooden forks for future projects.

Take care

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 05-15-2008 03:23 AM

Hi Ron,

Congratulations on the nice find. For $500 you certainly got your money’s worth. Well done. Nice use of the lift as well. That is something that sure comes in handy at times.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#2 posted 05-15-2008 11:08 AM

You got a great deal good luck and watch those fingers. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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John Gray

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#3 posted 05-16-2008 05:25 PM

I like you dust collector system. COOL!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 05-16-2008 08:35 PM

The dust collector is made from off the rack HVAC parts at home depot, I traced the stand outside Dims on a piece of sheet metal, cut that out and then traced out the 6”X10” vent location on the sheet, drilled a hole with my step bit to get my tin snips started and cut that out, the 6X10 vent had a high sholder on it, I cut down the corners and bent them to make a flange and screwed it to the sheet, then the sheet to the saw stand base. Now we added an adjustable elbow with a reducer to bring the pipe size down to 4 inches. My next step is to add a blast gate, then a T pipe that will go to the router table built in to the table saw unit, that will also have a blast gate so I can select the port with only one hook up to the machine.


Thanks for looking

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#5 posted 06-06-2008 07:32 PM

I have the same saw, with an added 52” Beisemeyer fence and 24” outfeet table across the whole thing. You’re going to find this hard to believe, but when I moved last, I put the entire setup into the back of my pickup truck alone. I was motivated to get to our present place of residence…

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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