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Forum topic by CaptCoan posted 12-04-2014 02:56 AM 2118 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-04-2014 02:56 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

looking for recomendations on how would you set up 2 table saws. I have a Powermatic 66 with the Incra fence system and a delta Unisaw with the T-square fence. would you place them side by side or 90 degrees to one another connected with an out feed table between them? any opions or pictures are greatly appreciated

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#1 posted 12-04-2014 03:08 AM

I have 2 saw that are back to back, and an outfeed table between them….Go to my workshop, and you can see my setup….Also have outfeed tables left and right of the saws…..Easy to handle sheet goods…..

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#2 posted 12-04-2014 05:50 AM

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#3 posted 12-04-2014 06:23 AM

Ok…ok…...across from one another….with an outfeed table between them…..I feel better now…!!!!!!!!!!

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#4 posted 12-04-2014 07:00 AM

Wow Capt! However you arrange those, its going to be nice.

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#5 posted 12-04-2014 01:05 PM

My 2 Craftsman table saws are side by side. Never really thought about the back to back idea, could be interesting.

MIKE

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#6 posted 12-04-2014 01:37 PM

I would set it up side by side and have them use the same fence like Mike’s setup. I would use a cross cut blade in one and a rip blade in the other OR combo in one and a dado in the other.

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#7 posted 12-04-2014 06:33 PM

Someone put me out of my miseryLOL what is this idea for? exactly.And if this is an improvement why not do four all lined up? Alistair sorry,cough cough to be serious I don’t get this one at all.?

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#8 posted 12-04-2014 06:43 PM

If floor space is limited in your shop, you can reduce the footprint by stacking them on top of each other.

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#9 posted 12-04-2014 06:48 PM

People usually set up 2 saws because they happen to have 2 saws. If I had 2 saws, I would place them side by side. With a rip blade in the RH saw, the 2 saw setup would provide more surface for ripping 4×8 sheet goods. The benefit of a side-by-side setup would be using a single fence. A back-to-back setup would have 2 fences. I can see where 2 saws could be very convenient for production work.

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#10 posted 12-05-2014 02:20 AM

thanks for the input from every one, scotsman the reason for 2 saws is i inherited the shop from my grandfather and i’ll never part with any of his equipment and FYI 2 tablesaws, 2 radial arm saws, 3 shapers, 3 drill presses. Maybe he just didn’t feel like changing the blades LOL

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#11 posted 12-05-2014 02:34 AM

Also the little squirt sitting next to me in my profile picture is my grandson, He gets the shop when I’m done, by then, maybe 3 tablesaws LOL

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#12 posted 12-05-2014 08:43 AM

I have 2 side by side, one 10” with a regular blade, one with a 1/4 dado blade, and a rip fence that spans both saws. Actually I have 3 saw’s now and this one is set at exactly 45 degrees for box making.

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#13 posted 12-11-2014 11:43 AM

Thanks again everyone, after some thought I’m going with the back to back with a table between the 2, this will be great when cutting sheets of plywood.

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#14 posted 12-11-2014 01:51 PM

If you have the room go back to back. A shop I worked in had 8’ of run out table between them. I made cutting 4X8 sheets real easy. However, you need at least 30 foot of length. I wish my home shop was that big.

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#15 posted 12-12-2014 12:39 AM

If the distance between the miter slots are the same, position the saws back-to-back, so the slots line up.
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