Turning an old table saw into a sanding center

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Forum topic by Chipy posted 06-09-2011 03:37 AM 1283 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-09-2011 03:37 AM

I will be buying a cabinet saw soon even put in the 20 amp 240 volt out let. I will be saying good bye to my contractors saw So I thought what am I going to do with the old saw. I always felt it was underpowered and the fence was not the biesemeyer I used at work. I could sell it on Craig’s list. In Florida were I live construction has come to a grinding halt and not to many people are into wood working so selling a saw like mine on Craig’s list is not my best option. Then I thought of EBay but the saw is only worth $2oo and the shipping would be about $100 so it’s not likely to sell there either.
So I decided to keep it and turn it into the best sanding center I will ever own. I added a sanding disc for PSA 10” stick on discs 1 1/2 hp, mobile base, and I can use on both sides or different grits on either side. I took off one of the extensions and then. Then I will try to add a belt sander from a small unit that I got for Christmas a few years back.
It was my first real table saw so its kind of like an old pet, your just hate to see it go.I can all ways change it back to a table saw. Long story short…..A silver purse out of a sow’s ear!

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#1 posted 06-09-2011 03:58 AM

Another cool use would be to bolt a 20’ (or shorter) metal box
beam on the fence, build infeed and outfeed tables, shove it
up against an outside wall and use it as a straight line saw.

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