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    Arrow New Table Saw unboxing (photo thread)

    After looking around here it's clear that I am only playing in the shallow end of the pool! But what the heck, I am sure there are a few others here from the poor end of town who will relate to this....

    Click on the pix if u want to see the hi-res versions.


    This is my table saw. I've had it a few years now. It is a Hafco SB10. 10" blade. For a hobbyist like me I think it has been a good choice. As you can see from the picture I have it mounted on rollers so I can wheel it out of the 'shop. Critical when your 'shop is as small as mine!


    I don't remember now if it came in one box or several. Anyway. These are some pix of the unboxing.
    Here you can see the instructions as well as the fence still waiting to be unpacked.


    In the upper center of this photo you can see the two wings that are to be fitted to the table. I only used one of these as I bought another attachment to use as a router bench where one of the wings would normally go.


    putting together the stand


    Bits and pieces still in the box.


    here is the stand all screwed together. It doesn't look all that sturdy but it has served faithfully so far and is also nice and light which helps for moving the saw around.


    Everything gets flipped upside down to attach the table top and wings.


    another flipped view


    Here it is back upright and ready to attach the motor and aftermarket router wing. The router wing holes did not line up exactly so a bit of drilling was required to get it bolted together.
    Veni, Vedi, Vicmarc. I came, I saw, I did a little woodturning.

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    Almost done. Here we are with motor attached as well as the fence guides.


    Here it tucked away in my 'shop. Normally if i need to use it I wheel it outside to give myself some working room. Only very small pieces can be cut 'in situ'.


    You can also see my router attached in this photo. I've since made up a simple fence for the router that attached to the saw fence.

    I'd love a stand-alone router table as this one is pretty dinky. But it does the job for most things if you are careful and is very compact.


    Here are the parts for the roller base. You buy this kit and then supply and cut the connecting wooden pieces yourself.

    Also on the right here is the aftermarket router wing.


    And of course, here is what happens when you aren't paying attention. While using a hand saw on the base I cut a nasty gash into my left pointer finger.


    I bandaged it up myself and didn't worry about it too much but after a day or two it really started to hurt so I went to a doctor who cleaned it out and stitched it up properly.

    I am always very careful with power tools but this taught me a little lesson about taking care around hand tools as well!

    OK. That's all you get!

    I'll post my next table saw unboxing in about 10 years when i can afford to upgrade!

    Stu
    Veni, Vedi, Vicmarc. I came, I saw, I did a little woodturning.

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    Stu, I have a contractor saw and the only improvements I have made is to fit the PALS and the Boot and then proper dust extraction. Does me for breaking down turning blanks, sheet materials to ripping 4" Tallowwood posts.

    I agree with the Hand tools can be more dangerous as I don't touch any of my powered tools if I don't feel switched on (ie Hungover, tired or pre occupied.) My main injuries are sore toes after knocking tools/timber of my bench, whilst wearing Japanese Safety Slippers. Even the kids will dob me in to MBGitW for this, then laugh at me!
    Pat
    Work is a necessary evil to be avoided. Mark Twain

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    Thanks for the links Pat. I wasn't aware of either of these products...

    Do you have any pix of your setup?

    Probably the biggest annoyance I have had so far with this saw is it's inability to take more than a few daddo blades. At best I can cut maybe a 1cm wide trench which hardly makes the changeover worthwhile.
    Veni, Vedi, Vicmarc. I came, I saw, I did a little woodturning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu Pocknee View Post
    I'll post my next table saw unboxing in about 10 years when i can afford to upgrade!
    Better make that 15. I'll need a new shed to house the new saw first...
    Veni, Vedi, Vicmarc. I came, I saw, I did a little woodturning.

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    Stu,
    I just picked up a contractor saw 2 months ago and reckon it will see me out. I got by with a ryobi for 10 years or so. This one is a big step up. When you check that first cut and find it square that is a good feeling.
    Regards
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by orraloon View Post
    When you check that first cut and find it square that is a good feeling.
    Yes, a cabinet saw would be nice and I hope I can justify one sometime in the future, but the fact is, this saw was a huge step forward for me. I felt like a real pro the first time I spun it up! With care, patience, and preparation I feel like you can achieve a very nice result.
    Veni, Vedi, Vicmarc. I came, I saw, I did a little woodturning.

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