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Forum topic by Mainiac Matt posted 02-19-2012 03:12 PM 764 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mainiac Matt

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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?)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!


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#1 posted 02-19-2012 03:37 PM

Have you tried a clamping cawl? A board with a slight convex bottom.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 02-19-2012 03:46 PM

No… But I like the way you think!!

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#3 posted 02-19-2012 03:52 PM

I had a good idea, who’d a thunk it? I had another good idea a while ago, but it died of loneliness!

Let us know how it works out.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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