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Project by Mobetterwoodworker posted 09-23-2013 03:19 AM 2408 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a picture of my new/not new but improved Porter Cable Jobsite Table saw. I made the decision to purchase the Porter Cable (model PCB220TS) because of price and user feedback.

After my purchase and use of the saw, I quickly wished I would have gotten the top of the line Porter Cable Table saw (PCB270TS).

Long story short, I decided to add some upgrades to my table saw and I’m extremely happy I did. The upgrades include getting rid of the folding stand for the cabinet and the Vega U50 Table Saw Fence System. Now I’m able to “rip” and know the fence is squared/aligned.

Not sure how these pics will be setup on this site; but the pictures of the front and back show I drilled two mounting holes to mount the front bar and two for the back rail (very good instructions were included).

In my opinion, this rail system could not have been mounted with the table saw still on it’s folding stand. (just my opinion)

There was a minor downward slop of the front bar due to it length. The final picture show the wall on the end which does support the front long bar.

Well gotta go for now, but I hope my extra pictures and narrative explained everything





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bd187

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#1 posted 09-23-2013 04:28 AM

Good Job!!! i definitely feel your pain. I also wish i had bought the pcb270. I have been considering the vega pro 40. I would just like to have a little more table in front of the blade.

-- Never bite the hand that feeds you, but always watch the hand that's cooking.

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Mobetterwoodworker

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#2 posted 09-23-2013 12:02 PM

A Vega table saw fence is a big difference if you have a contractor saw like I have!

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#3 posted 09-23-2013 01:37 PM

Nice set up. Should serve you well.

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

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snowgoer

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#4 posted 09-23-2013 05:50 PM

Very clever ! May I use your idea ?

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bd187

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#5 posted 09-23-2013 08:10 PM

more pictures please!!!! i would love to see how you connected it to your tablesaw. was the aluminum tablesaw top strong enough to support the weight or did you have to reinforce the top in any way

-- Never bite the hand that feeds you, but always watch the hand that's cooking.

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Mobetterwoodworker

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#6 posted 09-23-2013 09:23 PM

Next project, is a bathroom vanity with a vessel sink. Pointers are greatly appreciated!!!

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#7 posted 09-24-2013 12:46 AM

Great job, I really like the features that you included in your build

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#8 posted 09-24-2013 12:55 AM

wow. I have this same saw and love seeing updates to it. I too like it other than the fence and think a change to the fence would be a big upgrade, but i cant see spending more than the saw on a fence. I definately think once I have some more time I will replace the stand with some sort of heavier duty rolling cart.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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Mobetterwoodworker

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#9 posted 09-24-2013 01:37 AM

I agree with you BentheViking, but there was no way I could have recovered money spent, that’s why I added the upgrades.

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