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Forum topic by TTF posted 08-03-2016 04:01 AM 674 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TTF

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08-03-2016 04:01 AM

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After 20 years using my craftsman, I decided to upgrade to a SawStop (with 3 years of thinking about it). I decided to keep the old saw and set it up with the new one:

I want to use the new one for ripping and the old one for my cross-cut sled. It seems like I’m always switching between these two. I took off the left wing of the old saw and cut the fence down somewhat.

I made a 4’ out-feed table, so 8’ boards would be well supported, after being pushed past the splitter.

I added a 30” drop-leaf extension on the end for when I need to rip 12’ stock. I’ll also end up using this for an assembly table at times.

Here’s the setup with the fence and the cut box.

Now I need to build rolling cabinets to go into the empty spaces underneath the tables.

-- Troy | http://tf-workshop.com | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur


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#1 posted 08-03-2016 07:36 PM

Cool setup!
Alas, there are not enough words to express my envy.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#2 posted 08-09-2016 12:29 AM

So far – one week – I like it. I’ll be working on the storage cabinets this weekend.

-- Troy | http://tf-workshop.com | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

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#3 posted 08-09-2016 01:08 AM

Nice to have those options setup and ready to work!

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#4 posted 08-09-2016 02:54 AM

Troy, that is a real nice set up. That extension is a stroke of genius. I might have to borrow that idea when I get around to building my outfeed table.

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#5 posted 08-09-2016 12:40 PM

Cool beans man. Nice to have two!

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#6 posted 08-09-2016 01:01 PM

Here’s the support for the drop-leaf extension. I use a 5/16 t-nut and bolt for fine adjustment on the height.

-- Troy | http://tf-workshop.com | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

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#7 posted 08-09-2016 01:34 PM

Thats a great set up. Very cool.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#8 posted 08-09-2016 07:47 PM

Nice! Very nice!

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#9 posted 08-22-2016 02:25 AM

I’ve been using the two saws together for a couple of weeks, and I’m pretty happy with the setup. I slide the sled back for ripping, and I put the fence next to the blade to crosscut.

It’s fairly convenient, and I think it will be really nice once I get used to it.

-- Troy | http://tf-workshop.com | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

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