For those that are height challenged or confined to a wheelchair in the shop, I just bought a new Grizzly G0690 3 hp cabinet table saw. the 34 inch height was to high and I was unable to get pictures of the underside of the cabinet to know for sure what I was going to run in to. I was hoping to lower it at least 4 inches if possible.
I ordered it on May 13, of last week and it arrived on Tuesday, May 17.
This morning, the wind died and the weather was absolutely gorgeous. My son and I jumped in on this assembly and lowering job. On flipping the saw upside down, we found this….
You can’t tell from the outside, but the bottom 4 inches is a shaped channel welded to the top section of the cabinet. The chute to direct the saw dust to the dust port is 5/8” above the channel. Since 31 inches is the maximum height I wanted , I was able to leave the 16 gauge lip from the channel and remove the rest.
after cutting off the channel, I had exactly 30 inches from floor to table top. The mobile base adds 1 inch to the height, so we were in like flint.
You can see the step by step in my blogs.
This gaining the lower height was much easier than I anticipated. Lowering the cabinet and assembling the saw was less that 4 hours with just my son and me.
If anyone has questions about their saw and changing the height to a more comfortable range, up or down, I am most agreeable to helping in any way I can. This lower unit is much safer for me and being able to now have a saw with the riving knife, even more so.
Happy woodworking, and be safe at all times. Rand