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SnowFrog

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462 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: table saw recycling converting question

Hi there.
Before I purchased my rigid table saw I had a small delta shop master table saw. I still have it because I keep thinking that I should be able to recycle/convert it into another shop tool. But for the life of me it’s been three years ans I still can’t think of anything.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 462 days ago

Router table top?
Disk sander?
Coffee table? ;^)

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kdc68

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#2 posted 462 days ago

”Router table top?
Disk sander?
Coffee table? ;^)”

Coffee table…hmm…good conversation piece <<< sarcasm…

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#3 posted 462 days ago

I’d vote for the sander or you can do like I did with my portable saw. I keep my dado set in it. That way I don’t have to switch back and forth between my regular blade and my dado set. I just switch over between saws! Lots faster and less aggravation.

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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shampeon

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#4 posted 462 days ago

Disc sander.
Welding table.
Permanent 45 degree miter sled table saw.

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#5 posted 461 days ago

3rd-ing disc sander.

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#6 posted 461 days ago

Stick a dado stack in it and use for a dedicated dado saw.

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#7 posted 461 days ago

Habitat for Humanity?

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#8 posted 461 days ago

I had the disk sander on an old radial arm saw that finally dies a few weeks ago, so I’ve been looking for a cheap power unit. It’s been said and said again, but that’s what I’d do with it.

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kizerpea

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#9 posted 461 days ago

OR PAY IT FORWARD..find a kid at the local high school in the woodshop class an give it to him..never know ..he may be the next mike holmes.

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Mark Davisson

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#10 posted 461 days ago

I would suggest something similar to what RoninOhio said. I’m in a similar situation with a retired Pro-Tech benchtop saw sitting in my pole barn, awaiting a decision from me on its fate. Since my major complaint about the saw has to do with its table top and mitre slot and fence inadequacies, I’ve thought about building a table saw that would be used as a dedicated dado. I have some operations that require me to alternate between the dado blades and my standard ripping blade, and it drives me crazy changing out the blades, not to mention having to reset the previous cut depth and fence settings.

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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TheTalkingGrape

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#11 posted 461 days ago

Hmm Im being serious here aghhh take it into your kitchen and cut hot dogs on it like a mini sawstop.
Or you could use it as a pillow.
Or take it to the disco and tell the DJ to play “YOU SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND BABY RIGHT ROUND LIKE A TABLE SAW YEA LIKE A TABLE SAW”

I would do one of them.

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cabmaker

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#12 posted 461 days ago

You could melt it down and form it into an ashtray. If you don’t smoke it may be a nice gift ?

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Jeremy Greiner

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#13 posted 461 days ago

Shop notes (I forget the issue) had plans for a drum sander that sits on top of your table saw and is powered by the saw.

-jeremy

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Lee Barker

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#14 posted 461 days ago

I set up a little one to do drawer bottom dadoes. Fence is bolted down, two regular identical sawblades nested properly with some shimming gave me the perfect width of cut, one pass.

I also mounted an upside down biscuit joiner to the right of the fence when I was doing Melamine euro boxes by the pound. It was a great work station, back in the day.

Kindly,

Lee

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#15 posted 458 days ago

I have the same dilemma with my old 8” crapsman saw that my new 10” Rigid just replaced. I think I’m going to pull the motor and use it to make something else, like a horizontal boring machine or a drum sander. THEN I can use the little cabinet as a coffee table :-)

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