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11-01-2012 11:29 PM

The “E – clip” that keeps the auger screw rod from backing it’s self out, that’s connected to the blade raising handwheel on my 1966 (re-built except for housing, ha) Table Saw keeps on twisting-up and falling in my dust collection, ha.
It’s easy to fix, but I have a feeling the teeth on the housing (of which I see two missing already) may be tripping up the auger screw and bending up the E clip.
I’ll be ordering a housing soon I think. $75, not too bad, but where do I draw the line on a saw that breaks my knuckles to raise and bevel, and was made the same year I was born, lol
hmm

-- Steve - Dust sucks!


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#1 posted 11-02-2012 12:45 AM

66 was a great year, the year I was made also :)

No advice on the tablesaw, just wanted to comment on the 66

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#2 posted 11-02-2012 01:15 AM

Thanks…Not, umm, really looking for advice…as much as, well , yeah, advice if there is a better clip than the “E-clip”. It’s what is called for but it is from Ace Hardware and not Sears, so maybe it is a little thicker in what is left hanging out after clipping into the 5/8” slot, and maybe it gets caught up in the teeth of the housing, dunno, just wanted to share that I was having an issue with my baby, my 1966 saw. Soon it will be time to put her in the corner with a Dado blade in her forever, and get a new slab of iron, but I want to nurse this bitch for all she has, lol

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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#3 posted 11-02-2012 11:02 AM

I have often considered a second saw, setup exclusively for cross cuts with a sled attached. Of course, I have no room in my current shop, but maybe one day. The saw could even be of marginal quality, as long as the sled was setup to cut 90 degrees, it would be good to go. I get real tired of putting on / taking off the sled to rip more boards, then put the sled back on to do more cross cuts.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#4 posted 11-02-2012 03:05 PM

where do I draw the line on a saw that breaks my knuckles to raise and bevel, and was made the same year I was born, lol

draw the line here and now and buy that laguna you’ve been lusting after.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#5 posted 11-02-2012 03:32 PM

Ha…I switched over to a Grizz 690, I may be able to afford a TS and a Bandsaw that way, dunno, economy is creeping up my back door, ha

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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#6 posted 11-02-2012 03:33 PM

Pulling the sled on and off is nerve-racking, raise and lower the blade eight times an hour, jeez louise

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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#7 posted 11-02-2012 03:43 PM

crashn ….... have you considered a configuration like this

the CC saw is the outfeed table for the rip saw in the foreground. my shop is a 12×20 1 car garage.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#8 posted 11-02-2012 06:53 PM

Nice!
That’s a great idea, a Table Saw Island of sorts, ha
well done!

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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#9 posted 11-08-2012 03:10 AM

To some degree, yes. Stumpy has 2 table saws side-by-side if i remember correctly. Unfortunately, in my one car garage (a small garage that was built in 1942, before they started making cars that could pass as yachts), i dont have the room. Its about the same size as yours! but with saw, dust collector, band saw, planer, jointer, benches, ras, router table (on top of the router table in the wing of the saw), cabinets and other cr*p, just no room right now :)

I have my saw so that the infeed side is nearly at the garage door. That way, I feed wood in from outside, saves me some space.

Some day soon we will ditch this old house and buy a newer one. One requirement that I have (and it is not flexible) is that it must have a shop. a big one, preferably detached!

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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