|Forum topic by MT_Stringer||posted 01-21-2013 10:51 PM||5083 views||1 time favorited||18 replies|
01-21-2013 10:51 PM
I took delivery of this saw the day after Christmas. I thought I would post some pics of my set up. Lots of folks ask questions about new saws so I hope my pics and post will help in any way possible.
I upgraded from an old 1977 Craftsman 10 inch saw my dad originally bought. I have used it the past few years. I installed a Vega Pro 40 fence on it and it has worked well. However, I am at the age that I wanted a new saw – the last one I will buy. I have never owned a new table saw so I had to make some decisions.
I work out of a one car garage that is already crowded so useable space is limited. I ruled out the 52 inch fence rails. Just not enough room.
I have 220v available so I decided on a model with 3hp.
I also decided on the router table for two reasons.
I modified an existing router table fence I have so it can be easily clamped to the Shop Fox fence using these clamps.
I mounted the fixed base for the Bosch 1617. I carefully measured, then drilled a hole through the cast iron table so the bit depth can be adjusted from above the table. also, I purchased a Start/stop switch from Rockler and mounted it on the front table support leg. It sorta matches the motor start/stop for the saw.
All models I looked at had the riving knife and blade guard so that was a wash for me.
I decided to order the Shop Fox Mobile base and boy, I am glad I did. It is easy to move the saw around. The saw is so heavy it would have sat where it landed off the pallet otherwise. :-)
So it came down to either the 1023 or the 690. I chose the 1023RLW.
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas