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10-23-2016 07:31 PM

It’s been two years since my shop burned but now I’m nearly back. A friend has been letting me use/share is cabinet shop while I get back on my feet and I’m nearly there. I just bought a saw stop 3hp, 52” cabinet saw and love it. Why saw stop? My budget was 2k and planned on a used pm or new grizzly then my son came to the shop. He is 10 and is usually my broom pusher but this time he wanted to cut with the miter saw. That got me to thinking… I paid a little more for a little piece of mind in a dangerous environment. No matter how safe I am or safety measures I teach him, they are called accidents for a reason.

Back to the saw, it took me about 3 1/2 hours to assemble by myself. Great, easy to follow instruction almost fool proof. Precision, table dead flat, blade to miter slots dead on. Had to make slight adjustment to fence. It was not perfectly perpendicular to table top but easily adjusted. Power, I cut a lot of 2” oak reclaimed wood and it has cut it with ease. My old Jet 1 3/4hp did well as long as you went slow. This beast just plows right through.

I have moved into my own shop and it’s huge, 45 by 60. Been working on my outfeed tables and work bench. If I can figure out how to post pictures I will. It’s been a while since I’ve posted any pictures


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#1 posted 10-23-2016 07:40 PM

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#3 posted 10-23-2016 07:55 PM

Glad to hear you are back with your own space. Good choice for a saw and good reasoning.

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#4 posted 10-23-2016 07:55 PM

So after about 12 hours and three trips to Lowes, I have the saw and these tables built. The cabinets still need door and a shelf or two but I’m thrilled to be at this point.

Over the past two years I have been buying tools to replace the ones I lost. I have a PM 14 inch band saw, a Jet 6×89 belt sander, a bench top Mortimer and several smaller power tools. About to buy the grizzly 15 planer just waiting on another discount code. I also need a router/table and a miter saw.

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#5 posted 10-23-2016 07:56 PM

Thanks red oak!

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#6 posted 10-23-2016 09:36 PM

Tabletop, congratulations on the new shop and tools although that is a really tough way to get them. Your new shop is HUGE. Enjoy!!

-- Art

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#7 posted 10-24-2016 02:15 AM

With enough time, $avings, and patience, your shop will be like that of Frank Howarth or Maurice Blok. Or like the big Woodgears shop if you build your own tools out of wood. Definitely something to put on the Look Forward list. :)

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#8 posted 10-24-2016 01:03 PM

Thanks AandCstyle and splatman.

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#9 posted 10-24-2016 01:35 PM

sorry to hear of your fire ….... but looks to me like recovery is coming along very nicely …... wont be long your son will be making projects ….. happy 4 you

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#10 posted 10-24-2016 02:04 PM

A Mortimer???? BWAHAHAHA!!
That’ll be the laugh of the day for sure.
Congrats on getting your own new digs. Betcha that it makes ya happy.
Bill
(note to self: Remember that Mortimer.)

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#11 posted 10-24-2016 03:08 PM

Nice! Really jealous of your new shop space, we should all be that lucky!

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#12 posted 10-24-2016 04:01 PM

Good job. It’s been 3 years since I lost my shop. So I know what you are going through.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#13 posted 10-24-2016 04:03 PM

Congrats on the new shop. 45×60, really, that has got to be worth a “you suck”. lol ;)

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#14 posted 10-24-2016 05:55 PM

lol. Good catch Bill White. Yea that’s a new machine for making the very intricate Mortimer joint. Most haven’t even heard of it yet. Haha!

Sorry, bench top mortiser. Spell check changed to Mortimer

Thanks to everyone and yes the space is huge. Although it has been a struggle I have been able to upgrade all the major tools. I’m even real close to being able to quit the night shift job I had to pick up after the fire. I hope to be back to full time in the next six months.

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#15 posted 10-24-2016 07:41 PM

It looks as though you placed a riser under your table saw. I also have this saw and felt it was a little on the short side. How much did you raise it and why? Your extension tables are fantastic. Well done.

-- Randy, Central MN

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