|Forum topic by totalrewind||posted 11-21-2013 10:52 PM||870 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-21-2013 10:52 PM
I’m currently restoring a heavy old Rockwell 10 tablesaw. The thing is my shop is very small and even now that its on wheels that ts is wanting to be in the way of everything. I realize most people who need to economize on space build a router table into the right side wing, but I was wondering about cutting it off entirely—both left and right wings.
I saw a thing somewhere (that I can’t find now, so if anyone knows the link, please share) where somebody did this and inserted a slug+setscrew in the pipe so they could re-attach the cut off ends when they needed them. I’m thinking… that would be the best of both worlds!
The main technical problem I’m having is that the Rockwell fence rail has rack+pinion gears on the bottom and the ruler measurements are embossed into the metal on top.
So I guess I have several questions:
What do you think?