|Forum topic by agianni||posted 01-19-2011 05:03 PM||2737 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-19-2011 05:03 PM
I got a great deal on a used Ryobi BTS21 portable table saw last year and I’m pretty happy with it, but I agree with the main deficiencies that others have mentioned:
1. Sliding miter table is a little flimsy and means there’s no miter track.
I’m thinking about trying something to address both of these deficiencies, as I’m not in a position to buy a new saw at this point, but I’m interested in feedback from y’all before I go to the store and start buying supplies. Here’s my thought:
1. Buy a piece of 3/4 mdf and cut to size just a little larger than the top of my saw
The downsides I can see:
1. MDF on top limits cut thickness, but I’m not at the point where I’m cutting really thick stock and if I need to rip thick stock, it would probably be a situation where I could do without the extra top.
Any other thoughts or alternate ideas for modding this saw?