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Installing my new (2006) felder CF-741 and FB-540 band saw

by mbs
posted 09-21-2012 04:52 AM


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#1 posted 09-21-2012 05:07 AM

that is a awesome set up organized and cleaner then my house. nice view out the shop door I am jealous.

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Loren

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#2 posted 09-21-2012 05:15 AM

I have a Felder table saw. I made my own crosscut support
table out of an aluminum extrusion and saved like $500. I don’t
have the outrigger like you do, but a smaller little cantilevered
outrigger is fine for many boards and doesn’t try to hit you
in the groin too often. I’ll post pictures sometime.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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mbs

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#3 posted 09-21-2012 05:57 AM

I’d like to see how you made your cross cut support, Loren.

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#4 posted 09-21-2012 06:18 AM

Very nice. Looks new from the pics. Started another chair yet?

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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mbs

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#5 posted 09-21-2012 01:53 PM

It’s like new. he only made enough dust to fill the bin once then, unfortunately, be became too ill to work in the shop.

I started a chiar for my mom knowing that i would not finish it until around Christmas this year. I got the rockers, back braces, and seat glued up. How ‘bout you?

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#6 posted 09-21-2012 04:45 PM

Must have been one real fine estate sale. Wish I was in Az.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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mbs

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#7 posted 09-23-2012 01:49 AM

It was in NM. Had to drive 650 miles round trip to get it. I ended up buying it sight unseen but it worked out fine.

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#8 posted 09-23-2012 01:17 PM

I have a CF741 p like yours , have you tried the power planer table yet, it is really a nice feature on the machine. Once you get used to doing all operations at once the combo machine is nice to work with, my favourite part of the machine is the xroll slider. enjoy

Mike

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mbs

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#9 posted 09-23-2012 09:52 PM

I have tried the planer just to make sure it works and i like it. Do you have the shoe that fits on the end of the slider? it’s used to straight-line rough lumber. I have it but the wood can move quite a bit at the shoe. do you have the same issue?

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#10 posted 09-23-2012 11:11 PM

wow!nice set up.enjoy.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#11 posted 09-24-2012 12:13 PM

No, not yet. I need to get up to Charlotte or Asheville and buy some walnut. Not easy to find here in central SC. When I go I’m going to pull my trailer and stockpile some. I look forward to seeing yours around Christmas though.

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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#12 posted 09-24-2012 01:47 PM

I agree, it’s a real nice setup you’ve got!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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mmlaing

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#13 posted 09-25-2012 09:09 AM

yes I have the same problem. I take the clamp for the slider and use it to hold a 2×2 about 10 inches long with 2 1/2 inch drywall screws driven in about every 2 inches. This device does not look as nice but when the end of the wood bites into those screws nothing moves.

Mike

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mbs

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#14 posted 09-26-2012 03:35 AM

That’s a good idea, Mike.

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#15 posted 09-26-2012 08:46 PM

Great machines and equally impressive workplace!

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mbs

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#16 posted 10-01-2012 02:32 AM

I’ve been adjusting the cf-741 this weekend. The table wasn’t flat and the slider was .025” above the table. It took a couple of hours adjust the two together. The slider is slightly bowed a the ends so i adjusted the center section of the slider to be a few thousandths above the section of the shaper table. I’m very happy I bought the one-way gage before I started the alignment. The gage made the alignment process much easier.

The table saw insert took some tweaking to make it flush to the table. It still isn’t perfect over the entire length.

Toe in/out was adjusted on the fence and slider.

I’m a bit disappointed in the fine tuning of the crosscut arms. The long arm doesn’t have an adjustment mechanism that is accessible from the top so it’s an exercise in removing the arm, making an adjustment, replacing the arm, and checking it. It didn’t help any when I adjusted it the wrong direction (twice)! The short arm has the same issues.

The short arms also has issues with setting the angle at 90 degrees with the stop. There are two location that the arm can be positioned on the slider(center and aft). When I adjust the stop at 90 degrees in the center position the angle isn’t correct on the aft position. I would like to move the keeper with the set screws but someone has drilled holes in the slider and it can’t be tweaked by a small amount. I haven’t decided what I will do to solve this problem yet. I can either cover the holes or make an adjustment to the 90 degree stop.

The only other complaint I have so far is the integrated dust collection / blade guard is very cheesy. The blade hast to be about 5/8” above the wood to for the wood to pass underneath the guard. It really does a good job picking up the dust roostering off the blade though. The guard on my sawstop works extremely well so I may modify the splitter on the felder to accept the sawstop guard (need to be able to accept a 12” blade too).

I still have more to do to get the entire machined aligned so I can walk up and use it without wondering if it’s accurate.

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mbs

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#17 posted 10-08-2012 02:13 AM

I borrowed a precision square from a fellow Lumberjocker and got most aspects of the cf741 dialed in now. There are a bunch of alignment points. I’m about ready to do a project to get a feel for how it performs.

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#18 posted 10-08-2012 02:10 PM

Good luck!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#19 posted 10-19-2012 03:00 PM

Wow

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