Does my hybrid table saw need a motor cover?

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Forum topic by Jeff_in_LSMO posted 07-07-2016 05:53 PM 510 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

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#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.

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

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

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

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


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#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…

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#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.

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