|Forum topic by Dan||posted 07-26-2010 07:16 PM||2056 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
07-26-2010 07:16 PM
So this past weekend after months of searching I found a Delta Contractor saw 1 1/2 hp on Craigslist for 150.00 and it was only 5 min from my house! Its in great shape and runs great. So what now with my old bench TS?
I had been using a Delta Shopmaster TS220ls table saw that I had also found for very cheap. I picked that one up for 35 dollars a few months ago. It served me very well for the time being until I was able to get a bigger one. I actually have grown a bit attached to the shopmaster. If I was to sell it I don’t think I could get anymore then 50 or 60 dollars and after thinking it over there has to be something I can transform the saw into that would serve me well in the shop. It has a decent aluminum top and a decent amount of power.
I was looking through my ShopNotes magazines and saw that in issue #12 they have plans to build your own disc sander. Their plan has a motor with a sanding disc attached and a small table with miter track. I was thinking I could turn my old bench saw into a disc sander. I actually have a 10 inch plate with same arbor size that I could stick paper on. I plan on doing this and seeing how it works however I thought I would check to see if anyone had any other ideas?
Another idea I thought of was to take the motor out of the saw and attach my router turning the table into a router table. Then i would have the table saw motor to do something else with. Looking at the price to buy or even build a nice sturdy flat top with miter slots and a fence it makes no sense to sell it for what I could get.
Any other ideas?
-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"