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Forum topic by builtinbkyn posted 11-02-2015 08:37 PM 633 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-02-2015 08:37 PM

I’m planning a saw station for this and upon inspection I see that everything is supported by the top of the saw. The only components attached to the plastic carcass are the power switch and the tilt scale plate.

With that in mind, I’m thinking I may remove the carcass and seat the top holding the trunnion assembly on angle irons surrounding an opening in the new saw station. I’ll mechanically fasten the top to the angle irons. I can then mount the switch and tilt scale to the face of the cabinet.

In either case, I will not be using the Bosch fence. I purchased a Supercool fence that will get mounted to the face of the station, so there will be no need to provide a clear channel at the rear of the top for the guide to the Bosch fence.

It’s my hope that I can better contain dust, limiting the opening from the saw to just the tilt scale. I’ll provide a vacuum port at the rear for a hose connection.

Does anyone see any issues this may present? It would certainly make a cleaner installation, rather than having the saw sit on top of a constructed box frame that is part of the saw station.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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