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    The guard isn't complete as it's missing the inside section. May look at fabricating something and incorporating overhead dust collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie_6ft View Post
    The guard isn't complete as it's missing the inside section. May look at fabricating something and incorporating overhead dust collection.

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    That's how they came . No inside section . All Ive seen are added by owners. If you add something there narrow stuff cant be cut unless you add a removable fence modification for narrow stuff.

    They spew dust without extraction . If the suction at the lower port is good enough most of it is taken away and just a small amount the blade throws forward comes out of mine . I believe its the fence alignment doing it as the right side of my blade takes a skim as wood the is leaving . Something Ive got to adjust. Its the slight wobble of the fence in the slot though so not just a tweak of the fence screws . And Ive got my first fence back on with its long wood extension. Not the second fence which I have to fit a wood extension to yet . So Ive got to see how that fence goes. Ive been using that mostly but needed the wood extension one for the last job . It makes a huge difference to a long stable cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscab View Post
    That's how they came . No inside section . All Ive seen are added by owners...
    What auscab says.

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    Thanks for the clarification. I've been thinking of rigging up something to do tenons - something that will slide along the fence - will need to think about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie_6ft View Post
    I've been thinking of rigging up something to do tenons - something that will slide along the fence - will need to think about!

    Look into fitting a dado blade. A lot smaller than 18" . With the slider or a sled it would do a good job of tenons . I just did a sled on my AGS which cuts tenons great. I did it just for haunches but it does tenons as well. Its a set of stacked blades with 5/8 hole . Not the old Wadkin bronze spinning death blades like I have on the BRA.

    Anyone seen a dado fitting for a PK spindle . Got a picture ? I think Jack had one or had one made ?

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    Rather than trying to find the original Wadkin type fitting for a dado which would never show up it would be better to get a new one turned up by Jalor tools in Knoxfield . A fitting that screws on and has a stub that is the right dimension for a modern dado set. 3/4 or 1" ?

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    I did rig up something with a sled on my old saw which wasn't too bad. Cutting the end grain was a bit inaccurate is it required the timber to be dead square to the surface which was always a bit tricky and was privy to get it out by ½ to 1 degree.

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    This is the AGS sled

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    Wood lays face down and hits the stop . Two passes cuts 38mm . Dado is 19mm.
    Flip to do the other side.
    Blades are a CMT set with 5/8 hole . largest I could fit was about 19mm wide on the AGS shaft.

    Rob

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    Hmm ... I like that! Way better than having a length of wood sitting up vertically!

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    How common is the gold colour under the sliding table? Also what about the red for the insides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie_6ft View Post
    How common is the gold colour under the sliding table? Also what about the red for the insides?
    I think the gold is not authentic. To the best of my knowledge it's a Wallace/Jack English thing.
    The red is authentic, except that I believe the original is not a bright red, but a red oxide colour.

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    Righto - thats about the only place I have seen it too (I think)

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    I put together this gantry out of some metal I got for a scrap metal guy near my house. All up it cost me about $300 to make & think it'll handle in excess of 2 ton, so will be handy for anything I'll ever need to do.

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    I had some heavy duty castors lying & figured I can put the saw on wheels to:

    A) Move it around out of the way
    B) Have it mobile for when I restore the saw without the need to man handle the pallet jack every time I want to move the saw

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    These castors don't have breaks so will probably change them out for some castors with breaks and make a better base for it once I've finished restoring it. You can get some decent ones off eBay that can handle 1000kg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie_6ft View Post
    ...These castors don't have breaks so will probably change them out for some castors with breaks...
    You don't want broken casters - or maybe you mean "brakes" .

    Look mum, it's a leftie...

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    PS. I like the gantry.

    Happy New Year Charl, and happy New Year everyone.

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    Gantry is sure to be useful in the future.
    I found this isolator switch in the stash, it was/is coupled to a 50v light on my original RS8.
    Do you want it for your PK?
    I can bring it up to Murwillumbah later this month, not sure if we’ll get up any further depends on the wife’s rellies I guess.
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