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Forum topic by Skiedra posted 10-04-2013 07:55 AM 1232 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Skiedra

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10-04-2013 07:55 AM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw table saw sled

Hey, everyone,

I recently purchased a table saw/planner duo that is made in Belorus. That basically the best I could get here in eastern Europe for my 450$ .

It has some disadvantages though. No meter graded fence, and the blade does not tilt at an angle. There is a second rectangular iron board that goes half-over the planner and becomes a table for the saw…

And I really want to build a table saw sled. Yet I can’t think of a way to fix this sled onto the table itself.

Any ideas??


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#1 posted 10-04-2013 09:11 AM

I am utterly baffled by that machine.

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#2 posted 10-04-2013 11:55 AM

Do you have any other photos? I’m trying to figure out where the blade is and how it functions…

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#3 posted 10-04-2013 04:00 PM

Looks like a Xerox copier.

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#4 posted 10-04-2013 04:30 PM

Need to see how the table looks when it’s set up for table saw function.

You will probably need to plow a miter slot in there somehow, but until we see it set up for table saw use, we can’t advise how.

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#5 posted 10-04-2013 08:34 PM

I agree with lieutenantdan, it looks like a copier!

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#6 posted 10-15-2013 01:05 PM

It’s actually a quite powerful saw, with a 3kw 1 phase electrical engine.

I’ll try to make a few shots of my setup and will post here.

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#7 posted 10-19-2013 09:32 AM

This is how the tablesaw looks like whilst asembled

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#8 posted 10-20-2013 09:55 PM

With no miter slots or table edge to align the blade with, I have no idea how you would make a useful sled. I’m thinking if this is the type of equipment you get for $450 you should look into Matthias Wandel’s Woodgears.ca . He has posted his build of a homemade table saw. All of Matthias tools look safe and well thought out. -Jack

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#9 posted 10-21-2013 08:29 PM

Interesting machine. Happy colours. Very challenging modifications ahead.

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#10 posted 10-21-2013 08:41 PM

Looks like a lot of work to me ! does it function ok or not so good? It looks a tad Russian in design. Alistair

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#11 posted 10-21-2013 08:54 PM

Looking at the last picture, if you could build a table to the right and include a miter slot either as a dado or with a premade track, then you could build a sled to ride in that slot. The fence is another story. Be careful with that little fence.

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#12 posted 10-21-2013 08:56 PM

That is an interesting machine.

Does the planer blade turn when the table saw attachment is on?

It looks like there are little shims there now, but is there any way you can replace those with small risers on table saw attachment piece? If you could raise it up even like 1/2” or so (and assuming that iron board is square, and of course you would have to take of the fence), make a sled that keeps it self aligned by hanging over each side of the iron table. You might have to use some hardwood and make extensions to the sled would be able to slide back and forth further but seems like you could make it work.

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#13 posted 10-22-2013 10:42 AM

Aye, the thing is made in Belorussia, it’s like a smaller version of Russia.
I bet they made tanks, and put what was left into a tablesaw.

Operation is kind of ok, the thing is really heavy and stable.

firefighterontheside, top class advice, never though of an addon table on the right.

7Footer, yes, they both turn at the same time.

I will look if it is possible to remove the smaller saw plate and extend the table area to the right.

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#14 posted 10-22-2013 11:14 AM

Easy: Let the sled ride on the outsides of the table..

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#15 posted 10-22-2013 11:50 AM

kaerlighedsbamsen, there are some motor/blade guards sticking from the sides. It blocks the movement on the sides

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