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02-17-2016 06:38 PM


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#1 posted 02-17-2016 06:44 PM

For most saws there is no way to do this without modifications to the table saw unless your shop is on the second floor and you agree to run long bolts from the floor below.

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#2 posted 02-17-2016 06:46 PM

My cabinet saw weighs enough that attaching it to the floor is unnecessary.

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#3 posted 02-17-2016 06:52 PM

Not mine. I see no major advantage to doing so. With extension tables added, it’s not going anywhere and not tipping. I did raise it up 3” on a plywood platform which is a little wider than the base of the saw.

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#4 posted 02-17-2016 07:51 PM

My G0715P doesn’t want to move at all. No bolts required.


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#5 posted 02-17-2016 09:41 PM

My cabinet saw weighs enough that attaching it to the floor is unnecessary.

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What about theft protection ? You glue the saw to the floor so stealing it ( at least the cabinet) is less likely.

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#6 posted 02-17-2016 09:51 PM

I had originally bolted mine down to make it harder to steal, but in reality only a couple of min. (or less) with a screw gun and it’s unbolted. I used to worry more about it, but with everything insured, not as much anymore. Shop is also alarmed, so most likely hand tools would be first on the list.

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#7 posted 02-17-2016 10:25 PM

Hi Brothers and sisters Big Al Again
my main wood saw a large Wadkin format saw, with sliding table. It weighs in at around seven hundred and fifty plus kilos. My sons and the delivery guys (who were both paid handsomely for their efforts as they should be)
All to be fair in pre agreement with the delivery company boss well known to me. They Stripped the saw down to four main very large chunks ,first the sliding table mechanism was removed.
Then the table top a solid one piece of two inch thick in places cast iron. It took four of them to remove it, LOL off the saw alone.
Then the complete internal unit in two pieces, the main motor (seven and a half horse power) and the tilting mechanism with it then ,
then the complete scribing saw and motor about I believe around one and a half horse power Plus with its rise and fall mechanism.
Also the large overhead guard with four inch dust collection overhead complete with the guard was fitted on rebuild last .
I completely made this all myself, as I also for my sins LOL Have a full smaller machine shop .
I should point out that on top of the work I did making the overhead guard and dust extraction unit complete with overhead adjustable arm with ( height and side movement when not needed for over the blade.
For example when sawing very large pieces etc.
Oh and before you think BIG Alistair is lazy,I didn’t just stand bye even with my health issues to be considered,(something I am often accused of not doing as well as I should LOL ) I then made and fitted the last pieces the new DECALS LOL.. The whole shee-bang was brought to the top of my very steep drive before being dismantled this was done with a pallet truck, before disassembly. There all the parts had to be man handled along the side of my house then up a flight of concrete garden steps about nine ish then up a grassy hill , and manoeuvred into my workshop with,( SERIOUSLY ) about a half inch finger room either way through my shop front door. Needless to say when in situ in its final pre-decided position.
I erhmm WE were all quite elated . I finished it off by adding some newish sliding roller table industrial grade.
It is of course since that day all working great and has been now for a few years.
I don’t physically have the strength to manoeuvre eight by for feet sheets anymore at sixty five in a few months .
So although it is difficult to make use of the full size sliding table extension, without physically moving it a foot or so to the right as you stand at the front of the machine. It is really (as is) too tight to use the full expanding arm part of the extension as is, and I would need to get the boys back to move some storage boxes out of the way completely and man handle it (the saw cabinet ) with pinch bars etc over about a foot or two to get the full thing working as should. STOP IT ALISTAIR STOP IT NOW, LOL
Seriously as said I can no longer work with big sheets and usually get the cut up on purchase to a more sensible size. Wow that amount of typing really took it out of me, I will need to write less perhaps more often. Anyway in proper answer to this post my saw wont slip around either sorry for high jacking in a way your post but it is nice to be back in a little way with my very good friends here .So once again to all brotherly love from me Al

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#8 posted 02-18-2016 02:44 AM

I figure if anyone goes into my garage and steals my saw without my noticing….. they deserve it.

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