LumberJocks

Does my hybrid table saw need a motor cover?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Coffee Lounge forum

Forum topic by Jeff_in_LSMO posted 07-07-2016 05:53 PM 540 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Jeff_in_LSMO's profile

Jeff_in_LSMO

340 posts in 1805 days


07-07-2016 05:53 PM

So I have a hybrid table saw. The typical “bubble-style” motor cover fell off. What I noticed in trying to fix it is that the motor is completely enclosed in the cabinet.

So my question; do I need the “bubble-style” cover or can I just put a piece of plywood over the hole?

The only thing I can see the cover actually does is collect a ton of dust.


5 replies so far

View ste6168's profile

ste6168

250 posts in 636 days


#1 posted 07-07-2016 06:08 PM

Do you ever tilt the blade? Typically that is when you need the extra space the “bubble” provides.

View Jeff_in_LSMO's profile

Jeff_in_LSMO

340 posts in 1805 days


#2 posted 07-07-2016 06:21 PM

Ooooo, good point. I’ll have to check that out tonight. Thank you for that thought.

View kiefer's profile

kiefer

4881 posts in 2131 days


#3 posted 07-08-2016 03:02 PM

You should have the cover on to aid dust collection which works better with it on.

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

View Gentile's profile

Gentile

262 posts in 1283 days


#4 posted 07-08-2016 04:57 PM

I saw a post here a few months ago where a guy placed sheet magnets over the openings on his table saw. Sheet magnets, like what people put on their vehicles to advertise their businesses. I often see them on the side of the road…

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

View Jeff_in_LSMO's profile

Jeff_in_LSMO

340 posts in 1805 days


#5 posted 07-08-2016 07:46 PM

I see a road trip in my future… on a side note I very quickly learned the power of vacuum and what it will do to a trash can when you accidentally close all of your gates.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com