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Posted on Vertical clearance and raising table saw height

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The Box Whisperer

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#1 posted 01-06-2014 02:13 AM

I dont know if this relates to you my friend…

I am six foot one, with severe back problems. Frankly I am lucky I can do any woodworking at all. I have a Ridgid R4510 portable contractor saw. It is a decent saw, and I have upgraded it fully, but at the end of the day, I have to bed my back to use it. Any bend at all is a problem for me. Add to that the weight of a board, problem gets bigger. Add 10 more cuts…you get my drift. Most of my work is small stock to make boxes etc. I took an old bench mounted table saw, and built it into my bench system. All of my benches sit at 42 inches high, because thats what I need specifically to be able to work. It was been a godsend for me, and as much as I love my Ridgid I only use it when I have to. As far as your saw goes, not sure what type you have so it may be a much bigger job. My vote is yes.

When I built in the table saw I mentioned, I rebuilt the top and fence. I thought it came out pretty cool. Check it out here http://lumberjocks.com/projects/83819 if you want.

If this has nothing to do with why you want to raise your saw, sorry if Ive wasted your time my firend! Best of luck and let us know what you do!

-TBW

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil


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