Jet cabinet saw re-hab #26: Calling it done (for now)

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 05-18-2013 12:30 AM 2215 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Put on a Freud Fusion blade and aligned the saw. Put the rule on the fence. Saw is cutting very smoothly.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#1 posted 05-18-2013 01:52 AM

OK, the saw is DONE!!! Now what???
What will be your first project coming off of this beast?

You must be very excited to start feeding this saw!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 05-18-2013 02:00 AM

I need to figure out what I’m going to do (if anything) for a blade guard.

First project will be an outfeed table with downdraft for sanding.

Then I need to finish my daughters hope chest.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#3 posted 05-23-2013 05:30 PM

Looks great, Matt. All of your hard work has definitely paid off. Well done, enjoy that saw!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#4 posted 05-23-2013 07:44 PM

I love having a good blade mounted on a steady arbor that runs true, with the fence lined up to within a couple thousandths of an inch…. When I rip a board, and the tail end of the boar clears the lead edge of the blade, there is absolutely no contact with the blade when it clears the back edge.

I took a gamble with this old saw, as I knew it was used in a shop where the employees don’t care much about taking care of the bosses equipment, and then it sat rusting in a storage trailer for several years. I was quite concerned that I would put a lot of labor into the restoration and then be disappointed with the saw in the end.

But happily, it’s looking like she still has years of accurate and reliable service left in her.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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