Table saw seems to have developed some growths

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Project by Goodspeed9000 posted 03-27-2013 07:56 AM 2552 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The base for almost all of my projects is finally nearing completion. I received a new R4512 late in 2012 and although being very good, it needed some upgrades. I received the Vega extensions for Christmas and the rest is history. I added the extension table on, which required some engineering to keep the catch on the back of the fence. I kept having trouble with the extension mounts bending, so som 2×8’s made great suppoert brackets.

The biggest task was getting the router table extension built on the left side. I had to dado out quite a bit from the underside to make it fit on the aluminum extrusion frame. The most frustrating part was when my plate jig came loose and the router bit took off on me. I intend to fill it in later, but for now it servers as a painful reminder of making sure your double sided tape is actually sticking.

Overall it’s not perfect, but it is mine and it works for what I need.

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#1 posted 03-27-2013 10:59 AM

nice setup

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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#2 posted 03-27-2013 11:05 AM

Sweet franken-saw. Does it do julienne fries?

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#3 posted 03-27-2013 11:24 AM

Nice additions to the R4512!

-- Jeff W., Boston, MA area,

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#4 posted 03-27-2013 12:03 PM

Nice set up I have a similar saw and set up I but a base under my Router table to give it support. Well done.

Ck this out might give you an idea.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 03-27-2013 03:09 PM

Nice work, by the title I though maybe you had some TS Miracle grow and wanted to know where to buy it. (laughing)

Ken90712 +1 I was going to comment and post a pic but your link says it all. Use that space under the table for some needed storage as we all need more….and clamps too!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 03-27-2013 03:54 PM

awesome upgrade

-- Joel

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#7 posted 03-27-2013 04:51 PM

I hope that Vega fence works as good for you as it did for me on my old Craftsman. It was wonderful. Good job on your mods.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#8 posted 03-27-2013 07:35 PM

What Vega fence is that and how hard was it to install? Did you have to modify the saw at all?


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#9 posted 03-27-2013 08:46 PM

Joe I can’t speak for Goodspeed, but this is the one I put on my 1977 Craftsman. Pretty easy to match up the holes and you might have to drill a hole or two, but man that fence is nice.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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