Table saw blade height adjustment

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Forum topic by AlaskaGuy posted 07-09-2017 04:13 AM 680 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-09-2017 04:13 AM

Note at the 2:30 mark the blade height adjustment. First time I have seen this.

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#1 posted 07-09-2017 04:50 AM

Haha. I like the guy working directly behind the guy ripping. My shop teacher would have a heart attack at the whole scene.

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#2 posted 07-09-2017 01:21 PM

Safety, we don’t need safety.

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#3 posted 07-09-2017 02:22 PM

Scared me, and I’m half a world away.


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#4 posted 07-09-2017 02:24 PM

One thing I’ve noticed in these videos.
They mostly work barefoot,
They mostly don’t sweep to often or stack wood, looks like most wood is just thrown in a pile.

But what impresses me the most, is the equipment these shops use. Most is very heavy duty industrial.

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#5 posted 07-09-2017 06:05 PM

Interesting blade height adjustment for sure. Looks to be all cast iron top. What engineer decided to move many lbs of cast iron up and down across a static blade? You can also see the entire table top & supporting arch deflect 1/2” or so forward and backward so not every handy for accuracy stuff.

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#6 posted 07-09-2017 06:22 PM

It looks like some kind of combination machine. The jointer part was running off the same motor as the table saw. I think the moving table is because you can’t move the arbor with the motor connected to the other parts of the machine. At least not easily.

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#7 posted 07-09-2017 06:31 PM

The miter saw on the floor, what an awkward way to work.

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#8 posted 07-09-2017 07:29 PM

This would be the US without OSHA.

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#9 posted 07-09-2017 07:36 PM

It would not be possible with a tilting table saw most of us have.
I like their dust collector – a large fan blowing dust into the other guy face. However the thing that strikes the most is the angle grinder with no blade cover, just under the operator’s feet. I hope it is not on.

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#10 posted 07-09-2017 08:01 PM

Old tilt-top saws often adjust like that.

That’s a Japanese combo machine. It uses
a single shaft to drive the jointer, planer
and saw blade. Generally the top doesn’t

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