|Forum topic by Mainiac Matt||posted 02-19-2012 03:12 PM||759 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-19-2012 03:12 PM
I bought this saw on clearance years ago and it has done well by me.
The fence works well and I have other means available to cut large sheets, so I can’t really justify the expense of a cabinet saw.
But the cast iron “skeleton” extensions have always bothered me, as they sometimes catch a corner on a bowed panel.
So I got the idea to bond a piece of laminate (left over from an ancient project) to make them solid top.
The mounting holes in the winged provided some wiggle room, but just ~1/32” shy of that needed to drop the wings to make the new laminate top flush. So I drilled out the mounting holes 1/16” larger and bingo!
I attached the laminate with spray contact adhesive and it stuck tightly.
The one problem was that I could no longer get a ‘C’ clamp through the webbing to suck the center section up perfectly flush, but it’s very close. (any body got a 13” deep clamp I can borrow for the weekend?)
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