First start up and cut on my Baileigh table saw

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Forum topic by shelly_b posted 04-21-2013 05:54 AM 1963 views 0 times favorited 34 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-21-2013 05:54 AM

I am still working on the assembly vid, but I am dying to show you guys the first start up and cut! It’s nothing fancy…no editing or anything. Just some pretty cuts:)

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#1 posted 04-21-2013 06:33 AM

Great video! That thing looks pretty powerful. It was hard to tell how wide your rip was, but anything smaller than a hand width I’d definitely be using push blocks especially with no blade guard. Not to be a nag or anything :) just what I have put into practice for my own safety in my shop. Also it looks like you have a lovely assistant. Mine is only 3 months old but one day he’ll be able to pull his own weight in the shop I hope. Have fun with your awesome new toy!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#2 posted 04-21-2013 06:37 AM

Shelly – Looked great! Let the cutting fun begin…

I agree, get a push stick!

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#3 posted 04-21-2013 11:10 AM

Hey – excellent saw – as my dad always told me, respect the saw, let it do the work and have fun – you will be amazed at what you can do with it.

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#4 posted 04-21-2013 11:47 AM

Saw looks good. Hope for many great projects from you and your very cute assistant.

From someone who has had “incidents” with blades, I do recommend a push stick.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 04-21-2013 11:55 AM

Awesome job putting together the saw! Looks like you ended up with a CMT 215.050.10 50T combo blade?

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#6 posted 04-21-2013 12:08 PM

I am glad and exited for you.
Is the space between the blade and the riving knife a little to big?
A piece of wood could get in between.
Your little girl is so cute.
Make sue that she will not distract you while you work, that could spell accident.,
So when are making your out-feed table?
Make sue that you have over 4 feet between the blade and the edge of the out-feed table so that when ripping a a sheet of plywood it will be supported all the way until the end of the cut.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 04-21-2013 12:40 PM

Thanks guys:) I know, I should have used a push stick, but the piece wasn’t very long so I felt more comfortable being able to have my hand on it. The saw actually came with a push stick. I wasn’t sure how it would handle being my first cut. With the rigid, if I was cutting a short piece, the wood would sometimes start vibrating and want to ride up the blade…so having my hand there I could push it back down. Once it got to the anti-kick back pawls, then I was comfortable using a push stick. I don’t think I’m going to have that problem with this one though! knotscott-yup, I got the CMT combo. I love it so far. Every CMT product I’ve had I have been happy with. I haven’t even tried the baileigh blade, but I am going to soon. B2rtch- I’m not sure…I have never had a riving knife attached to the blade. I will look in the manual and see what it says though. Thanks for the compliment on Ms. P:) There are times when she and the dog are in there I find myself trying to keep an eye on them and my fingers…but I usually catch myself and remind myself to only do one of the 2 at a time when high speed sharp objects are being used! I am starting my outfeed table tomorrow! I can’t wait to make something! I hope to have time today to research some plans/designs to get some ideas. Thank you for sharing yours. I am hoping on combining a few to make a custom one for my shop:) Before I got this saw, I tended to do all of my work at the other outfeed table rather than my bench. So the more I think about it, a big fancy outfeed table sounds nice:)

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#8 posted 04-21-2013 12:40 PM

To say I am jealous is an understatement. Enjoy! You have a great saw.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#9 posted 04-21-2013 12:41 PM

Nice vid Shelly. Thanks for sharing with us. And as everyone else above has said (and most likely everyone AFTER me will say) Safety at the saw = safe Mom = safe cutie-pie Payton

OK, enough preaching. :-)
(change the words “proud of” to “Happy For”)

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#10 posted 04-21-2013 12:49 PM

Keep the space between the riving knife and the blade as small as possible so that nothing can get in there that could get be trow at you by the blade or bind.
Keep the top of the riving knife slightly lower than the top of the blade for ” not cut through” cuts.
Make a zero clearance insert before anything else, so that you get better cuts for anything (including the out-feed table) right from the start especially if you are going to use plywood for the out-feed table.
If you use plywood, do you have a 80 teeth blade?
Am I too bossy?

-- Bert

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#11 posted 04-21-2013 01:14 PM

looks like a great saw, my suggestions would be to
-use the guard if you can tolerate it long enough to get used to having it, its just safer
-set up an outfeed table, 4 feet is plenty for most work
-get safety gear, glasses and hearing, for you and your helper(especiallly)

shop looks great

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#12 posted 04-21-2013 01:41 PM

I noticed your daughter put her fingers in her ears. I couldn’t tell from the video if she was wearing safety glasses.

ANSI rated safety glasses and hearing protection are available in child sizes.

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#13 posted 04-21-2013 02:20 PM

Great job putting together the saw. Total envy here. someday I’ll have a good cabinet saw. Don’t forget that tired, late, excited nights or mornings can equal a serious accident. I’ve done some very stupid stuff then and have had some scary close calls and warnings. I know it’s hard to, but better to wait by your own decision then to have to wait for appendages to heal to use the saw. I know you have heard the safety speech before but it just means we care.

Can’t wait to see the next video. Take your time though. No need to rush on the outfeed table. You will probably only do it once so make it what you want/need. We can wait. :-)

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#14 posted 04-21-2013 02:21 PM

Very nice. Looks like quite the machine

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#15 posted 04-21-2013 02:30 PM

Congratulations on the new saw and an awesome job putting together the vids. Which Baileigh model is that saw?

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