Greetings from Wisconsin

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Helivox
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Greetings from Wisconsin

#1 Post by Helivox » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:05 am

Hello everyone, figured it's time to stop lurking in the shadows and participate. I'm kicking things off with a pair of J15's, been studying my plans and received my parts my only hold up at this point is an old craftsman table saw that has chosen to redefine square. So I decided to do a rehearsal build of sorts upswing the same tools I build furniture with, handsaws and plane's, giving me time to contemplate what accelerant I'd like to use to help my old table saw into its next life. That being said I've been out of the table saw market and am open to any suggestions as I look for a replacement, moderately priced I know cheap isn't going to necessarily bring me quality. Anyway, I look forward to it chatting with everyone in the future.
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#2 Post by Tom Smit » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:11 am

Hi! Welcome to the forum!

Is your saw worn out, or does it just need to be squared up? If the blade is not square to the mitre slot, it needs to be adjusted. A combination square can be used. http://woodworkingtips.com/etips/etip030411sn.html

After that, the fence has to be aligned absolutely square with the mitre slot. a gap of 0.001-0.003" gap on the back will help prevent kick-back.
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#3 Post by Helivox » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:44 am

I believe it's worn, seems like there's a bad bearing on the arbor.

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#4 Post by DJPhatman » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:16 am

Circular saw and the saw sled. Actually, a couple of sleds, for the straight and angled cuts.
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#5 Post by Bruce Weldy » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:09 am

Helivox wrote:I believe it's worn, seems like there's a bad bearing on the arbor.
Should be easy enough to get parts for the old Craftsman stuff. I'd do that long before I'd use a circular saw....but that's just me. I like to make repetitive cuts knowing they will all be the exact same dimensions. The time you put into tuning up the table saw will be more than saved over the additional time spent cutting panels any other way.

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