|Forum topic by mckeanfive||posted 12-31-2011 10:09 PM||4046 views||1 time favorited||3 replies|
12-31-2011 10:09 PM
Seeking any and all suggestions to improve the performance from my base contractor saw.
I purchased probably 15 years ago, and have used it for odd jobs around the house, moreso in the past than recently. I was too lazy, stupid, and cheap to do any upgrades and wasn’t doing anything all that intense. I am desiring to finally upgrade my setup.
So, the saw has a 40” wide table, 20” base + 2X10” leafs. The OEM JETFENCE is 30”.
I would consider upgrading the table width, and replacing the JETFENCE with an aftermarket ripfence option, if that would greatly improve the performance. Thinking 30” is about all I have room for. I have no infeed or outfeed extensions, and am welcome to any and all suggestions for improvements in that area. Wish I had some videos of this struggling woodworker feeding way-too-big boards into a setup which obviously doesn’t support it.
And, I’ve no jigs, crosscut sleds, featherboards, etc. Just been making do with fingers too close, scrap wood for push boards and I’m sure you get the picture. This, the life of a woodworking hack seeking to better himself.
Thanks for any and all suggestions.