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Forum topic by berlinguyinca posted 12-18-2012 03:37 AM 699 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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berlinguyinca

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12-18-2012 03:37 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sawstop

Hi there,

So my darling of wife gave me the go ahead and buy a sawstop approval, if you sell the other tablesaw (rigid, 10” contractor)

Now I have one l( + n) question left.

I’m considering the 1.75 professional cabinet saw with the 52” extension, but was wondering if I can mount the extension on the left, instead the right side?

In my two car garage shop this would just provide me with a lot more usable floor space.

Thanks!


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toolie

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#1 posted 12-18-2012 04:02 AM

and put the fence to the left side of a left tilt blade? you’re not doing yourself any favors as you’re creating a reverse old style unisaw set up where the blade tilts towards the fence for beveled rips. not a good idea, safety wise, if it can be avoided. and isn’t safety the whole idea behind a sawstop?

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berlinguyinca

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#2 posted 12-18-2012 04:05 AM

Ok pardon my cluelessness, but why is this more dangerous?

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MNgary

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#3 posted 12-18-2012 04:47 AM

Most of us would rather not put our fingers between a fence and the tips of the saw bkade.

-- I dream of the world where a duck can cross the road and no one asks why.

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berlinguyinca

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#4 posted 12-18-2012 05:17 AM

Ok this makes sense. Guess I have to turn the whole saw by 180 degrees and reroute all the dust collection.

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#5 posted 12-18-2012 05:34 AM

Or you could simply opt for the 36” fence.
The longer capacity is nice if you can fit it in your shop, otherwise you end up having to do things like turn the saw around and reroute your dust collection. ;-)

You’re making a great choice on the saw btw. It’s a world class saw and a true cabinet saw with a 1.75HP motor.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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berlinguyinca

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#6 posted 12-18-2012 05:43 AM

The thing is it would take more space up with the 36” fence, since with the 52” I can just put it flush to the wall, since I won’t cut sheet goods with it. I just like to put cutoff on it and plan putting a cabinet below the table.

With the 36” there would be about a 20-30” gap to the wall, which ends up as wasted space. Since I can’t put anything there.

I know I’m weird, but I got this idea in my head and try to make it work and frankly the 100$ price difference is not the big deal at this price point.

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#7 posted 12-18-2012 06:25 AM

Are you getting the wheels?

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berlinguyinca

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#8 posted 12-18-2012 06:31 AM

No wheels at this point. I don’t really plan on moving it, once it’s setup

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#9 posted 12-18-2012 04:22 PM

I have that very saw with wheels and the outfeed table. My shop is the typical, “jam everything into the third stall and pull it out when it is time to play” shop. I have made the bolts that the out feed table into “wingnuts” and install it as needed, it takes 2 minutes tops. The outfeed table that is dedicated/made for for the sawstop is a little less than inmpressive. It is really just a metal bracket that lays on the back “angle iron” with holes that line up to holes in the outfeed table with the same table top material that is on the table to the right of the blade. It has two legs with adjustable tips and that is it.

I would think you could build what you needed with ease. Look for shiny black formica type material, and it should be a match made in heaven. If you can’t find that formica, I guess it won’t match, oh well!!! You certainly can make that metal bracket out of wood attach your topso it is the right height and just bolt it in…

While I am a sawstop fan, and believe it is the best tool in my shop, the outfeed table doesn’t seem to be ths same quality as the rest of the saw.
Mike

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#10 posted 12-18-2012 07:45 PM

Most of us would rather not put our fingers between a fence and the tips of the saw bkade.

righty-o. also, when the blade tilts towards the fence, beveled rips can become trapped between the blade and fence creating a condition ripe for kickbacks.

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

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#11 posted 12-18-2012 08:10 PM

I wouldn’t like to put my fingers anywhere near a revolving sawblade no matter what the orientation of the fence. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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