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I own the DW746 tablesaw and was wondering how many other LJs also own and use the saw. I would like to connect with those that do have the saw so I can discuss modifications that may have been made. As you can see I’ve added the Bench Dog router table and a small outfeed table. I’ve also done some mods on the fence. I would be interested in dust collection mods that have been added. Thanks,

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.


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#1 posted 560 days ago

Dude, a real woodworking question? What’s wrong with you! :)

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#2 posted 560 days ago

Cosmicsniper, I don’t want you to have a heart attack but that’s the second one today.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#3 posted 560 days ago

Here is my first post! I have the DW746 and really like it. I would love to get the 52” rails but I cannot seem to get a lead on any. I too have the bench dog router table which I just added about two weeks ago. I’m curious as to the fence mods you’ve made as well as how you attached your outfeed table to the saw. I’d love to make a folding outfeed table that could be raised or lowered as needed. I just ordered a leecraft zero clearance insert and will be installing the mj splitter steel pro for a thin kerf blade. It’s a great saw!

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#4 posted 560 days ago

Paul, I removed the brown plastic piece from the end of the fence that rides on the rail. I replaced it with a piece of stick on poly-something (I’ll find a reference if you need) placed on the bottom side of the fence that rides right on the table. Works great…the change in no way changed the fence. The only reason that I can see for the original plastic piece was to vertically support the end of the fence while it rode on the angle iron. The slippery poly-something replaced that.

Also, in the next picture if you look closely you’ll see I drilled holes in the angle iron so I could mount another piece of angle iron (aluminum) to the bottom side which I then used to mount the fold down outfeed table. I did the outfeed table before taking off the piece of brown plastic. If I had it to do over again I would mount the outfeed table directly to the back rail. Anyway, hindsight is 20/20. The advantage of removing the brown plastic piece is that it thens opens up use of the back rail for anything you want without interfering with the fence.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#5 posted 560 days ago

BTW, I was going to get the 52” rails but have gotten by with cutting sheet goods down to a manageable size using my circular saw. Besides, I don’t often bring full size plywood into the shop. The hardwood store I shop at and even the big box stores will will cut sheet goods for you.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#6 posted 560 days ago

Thanks, Katdaddy. Does that mean we’re buds now? I really hate to think I’ve made a friend on the LJ site. It would ruin my rep…and I surely don’t want that. BTW, did the Irish embarrass themselves or what? Should have been Oregon playing Alabama.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#7 posted 560 days ago

This kind of thing might be of interest Don, you need a riving knife to clamp the blade guard onto (easily removable for trenching)

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#8 posted 560 days ago

My saw as I use it…

My saw as my wife uses it…

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#9 posted 559 days ago

I really like what you did with the fence and outfeed table. I will steal your idea and remov the plastic hook and throw on a self stick glider. I will also mount the hinges right to the rear angle iron since the old plastic piece will no longer be hitting it. Thanks for the ideas!

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#10 posted 559 days ago

Paul, let’s stay in touch with ideas and thoughts. I’ve been on all the woodworking sites and this is probably the best. Lot’s of talent, helpful people and the best of all…you don’t have to be serious all the time. Give shit…take shit. It’s all about a pretty nice place to be. There I go again…getting mushy and all. I’m sure my rep is suffering badly…

Oh, when you get to thinking about dust collection on the saw let me know. I’ve tried them all with this saw and have some definite opinions. One thing at a time…

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#11 posted 559 days ago

Paul, here’s one other consideration you may want to make before planning your outfeed table since you also have the Bench Dog setup. I did not extend the table all the way to the end of the rail because I wanted to retain easy access to my router power. I added the switch as shown in the picture. Reaching under the table to turn on and off the router got old after awhile.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#12 posted 559 days ago

DKV
This is a glorious day!
I never thought I would see the day when you posted something that was woodwork related!
There is hope after all for even the most lost ones.
I read your Bio on your home page and we actually have much in common, dare I say.
Miracles CAN happen.

(Good luck with the saw)

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#13 posted 559 days ago

Not to ruin the moment, but I thought I was very clear on my thoughts on friends…they’re overrated. Take what you can take and be done with it. Jim and Jimmy agree.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#14 posted 559 days ago

DKV. on my router table I have the normal on/off switch but i added an HF temporary foot switch .
The advantage is to have two free hands to hold the piece that I am about to route.

http://www.harborfreight.com/momentary-power-foot-switch-96619.html

-- Bert

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#15 posted 559 days ago

For $15 you can’t go wrong. Thanks Bert.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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