On Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:01:50 PM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
I can only offer you the standard level of contempt regarding the purchase
of a new toy: I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, I hate you,I hate you, I
hate you, I hate you, I hate you,I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, I hat
e you,I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, I hate you,
Enjoy it!!! Any tool hitting my garage turns me into a 10 year old on Chri
a new toy: I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, I hate you,I hate you, I hate
you, I hate you, I hate you,I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, I hate you,I
hate you, I hate you, I hate you, I hate you,
I hate you too. LOL
This one is especially nice, I have been a proponent for this saw since
1999, before it was produced. My wife actually suggested trading up.
I had that possum eating poop grin most of the afternoon!
Thank you Ron!
I trust this will cure the table saw deficiency syndrome.
Looks like a quality tool. packed well, etc.
How much trouble is it to align the top of the rollers to the table saw top?
Any adjustability with the rollers?
I think I would compare the build quality to my Laguna BS, perhaps better.
Not a whole lot of trouble, sorta. The rollers don't spin perfectly so
there are high and low spots when they spin. We are only talking about
1/32" so it really is no big deal. The object is that the rollers
simply be close to being the same height as the table, better a bit low
than higher. After all, this thing is only there to keep the work from
tipping off the back end of the table top. This one and my old one
have a cam adjustment that lowers the front rollers 3/8" of an inch so
that when you cross cut the miter gauge bar will not hit the rollers. I
often used the out feed with the rollers in that lower position when
ripping, I forgot to raise them back up, and had no problems.
Now having said that the top bracket has 4 bolt holes that are elongated
so that while setting up you move the roller up and down. You lay a
strait edge on the table top on both sides to over hand the first
column of rollers. When the roller is close to the bottom of the
straight edges on both sides you tighten the 4 bolts. Then you drill
and bolt the bottom bracket.
Then the folding center support arm can be adjusted to bring the back
rollers up or down, basically to have the out feed plane to be parallel
to the TS top plane.
With my old set up on my other saw I do not recall ever making another
adjustment after the initial adjustment. I am sure that there was some
settling over the past 13 years but I never felt the need to readjust.
One other thing, the instructions really really suck. They have changed
the design so that the bottom bracket can be adjusted up and down to
miss hitting a dust port. They simply modified the original set of
directions and left parts out. You really want to read the instructions
a couple of times to be familiar with what you are trying to do. You
build stuff, you can figure it out. There are simply a few steps that
leave you wondering and a few parts that have different names than the
list of parts.
Leon, Sounds like you are doing great so far!
I wanted to share this short story, which proves you don't have to use
power tools to bruise yourself.
Yesterday, I was existing a computer lab--actually sort of in a hurry to
get to my next destination, with some paper in my left hand, pulling
the door behind me with my right. When, I closed my finger in the door.
Ouch! It's still is a little sore, but it's fine. But here is the part
I wanted to mention...wait for it...
...the whole accident could have been avoided if there had been a
Door-Stop! : )
Good luck to you as you fine tune your new saw!
Yeah, there should have been a mechanism in place to blow
the door off it's hinges. Naw, the kids wouldn't leave it alone. :)
BTW, just for reference, that little pinch inthe door hurt just as good
as a firm
tap with a 16 oz hammer! :) I have prided myself for not doingthe
latter in years.
Though I did it at least 2 times that I keenly remember, in my youth.
You folks are the first to know (I didn't dare tell anybody, lest I
might lose "my privileges").
Hey Bill thanks. I too put my finger where it did not belong yesterday,
twice. LOL I can never resist putting my finger in something that is
just big enough for my finger and not very carefully pulling it out.
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