Glad to see your up and running Lou! We have to quit meeting like this.
Would you believe it, I have yet to cut anything on mine? I took a
break today (this is my weekend until Wednesday) to get back on a project
is taking up a good deal of space (Log Bed) that I need to finish so I can
get back to more important things. Anyway, I digress. I still need to
completely dial in
my Vega fence. I had to drill/tap holes in the rear of the table to mount
the rail (let me tell
you, I thought twice about it but then realized I drill holes into my Jeep
all the time and
it's worth a helluva lot more....) and now it's just a matter of getting
everything ship shape.
I too found the 90 and 45 stops to be bang on, along with just about
As I said, I did have to tighten the belts a bit but otherwise, the thing is
ready to go out of
the box. Only thing I'm not too sure about is that dust chute thing that
surrounds the blade inside
the cabinet. It's awfully close to my blade. Not really sure it does
much anyway but I'll leave
it until it destroys one of my blades. I too am a "Right Tilt Guy" so I'll
have to practice a bit.
Anyway, I've enjoyed sharing the adventure with ya!
I was a "right tilt" guy too but have become very used to the left tilt and
some of the advantages it provides. The big drawback many espouse is that
when using a dado stack, the measurement line is off. I simply use a piece
of blue tape after my dado stack is in, by putting the fence back to the
edge of the stack and place the edge of the tape on the "0". Then, I simply
reference the blue tape for accurate measurements.
Other advantages I've gotten used to are the fact that from the front of the
saw, the nut on the arbor turns like any nut instead of reverse. I like not
needing to move the fence when doing bevels and in fact, moved my rails to
the right about 8" because of the lack of needing to ever put the fence on
the other side of the blade. Gave me 8" additional rip capacity with
standard rails. I have placed a scrap bin under the right side of the table
since the motor is on the left - has become very handy. Probably will make
a cabinet to set under there evenutually - still doesn't interefere with the
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