|Forum topic by Makai||posted 05-04-2016 11:51 AM||1258 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
05-04-2016 11:51 AM
Picked up a Craftsman table saw model 315.228390, it’s older but in really nice condition. Took it apart cleaned it up, touched up the paint, and replaced the belt. It’s going back together today and I’m hoping it works as the focal point of my retirement workshop. It has the optional cast iron router wing, upgraded fence, and I ordered an Incra 1000SE miter for it. I’m planning to build a workstation table around it later.
I have a Bosch 4100 table saw w/gravity stand for construction ripping, and a track saw for cutting sheets, so the Craftsman will be for finer work.
Missing is dust collection, the cast iron blade housing is open on one side, but is machined for a Craftsman dust collector part number 221001. It would cover the open side of the blade housing and was designed for a direct connecting dust bag. The outlet pipe looks like 2-1/2”. It’s a discontinued part so I’d have to search eBay.
Right now I’m leaning towards a DIY dust box under the saw and hooking up my Delta vacuum. I’m expecting this saw to be high decibel, and I wonder if the 221001 cover hooked up to a vacuum would quiet the blade noise and be a better option than the DIY dust box.
Also wonder if boxing in the motor and blade with sound dampening (but maintaining air flow) when I design my workstation table would make a difference.
Thanks – Alan