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WHAT TABLE SAW DO YOU OWN ?AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT IT ? RATING OUT OF 5!

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ryobi 
I have the SawStop contractor model, great saw, superb quality and the safest saw on the market.
A dual minibreaker with a 220v set in the center will turn 2 large breakers into 1 220 v and 2 110v circuits.  This meets code.  Here is a link to a picture of one http://www.flickr.com/photos/halschmidt/3052579665/

John Schaben said:

Hal, you can't add a 220 line with the the mini breakers... Well, there are ways to do it with two of them but none come close to any code known.

 

Don't know how big the main panel is but if it's 125 or bigger you can add a 125 sub-panel and feed it off a 50 or 60 amp breaker and split it out from there. You would just need to pull the feed to the sub-panel. 50 amp I think would be 6 gauge, if I'm wrong on that I'm sure I'll be corrected.

Hal Schmidt said:

You can add circuits with out have to replace the box, they dual circuit breakers that will fit in a single slot, and it that does not work you can add a sub panel.

William Steinfeldt said:


RMK said:
I've got an older Craftsman 113. model from the '50's quite a few years from a friends Uncle that passed. After tuning her up, adding the very awesome Biesemeyer Fence, and a few Freud blades, she cuts very well, and purrs like a kitten. I am planing on switching over to 220/240. While cutting some 3" thick Maple the other day, she was straining a bit. Any input on that would be appreciated. Thnx
I would love to wire for higher voltage, but the breaker box in the house is full, I would have to replace it with a 200 amp box, pull wires, possibly replacing the service. Sounds like a summer project to me.

There is on tablesaw that hasn't shown up yet but my dream to own. Anyone have a shopsmith mark 5 or 7?

I have had chances to pick them up for resonable prices after I bought my Makita on craigslist. I see they now sell predrilled attachments to install for Incra LS 17.

Home made to fit my Milwaukee Hand saw,  But i am looking, and saving for a good quality one mmmh like Bosch or Incra 32" TS-LS Table saw and fence, Model LS32-TS. Very smooth and easy to use.

That would work OK Hal, I'm thinking the NEC required that the 220 breakers needed to be mechanically ganged though. Could be wrong on that. The way the pic shows, it appears that a fault on one leg would still leave the other hot.

Hal Schmidt said:
A dual minibreaker with a 220v set in the center will turn 2 large breakers into 1 220 v and 2 110v circuits.  This meets code.  Here is a link to a picture of one http://www.flickr.com/photos/halschmidt/3052579665/

John Schaben said:

Hal, you can't add a 220 line with the the mini breakers... Well, there are ways to do it with two of them but none come close to any code known.

 

Don't know how big the main panel is but if it's 125 or bigger you can add a 125 sub-panel and feed it off a 50 or 60 amp breaker and split it out from there. You would just need to pull the feed to the sub-panel. 50 amp I think would be 6 gauge, if I'm wrong on that I'm sure I'll be corrected.

Hal Schmidt said:

You can add circuits with out have to replace the box, they dual circuit breakers that will fit in a single slot, and it that does not work you can add a sub panel.

William Steinfeldt said:


RMK said:
I've got an older Craftsman 113. model from the '50's quite a few years from a friends Uncle that passed. After tuning her up, adding the very awesome Biesemeyer Fence, and a few Freud blades, she cuts very well, and purrs like a kitten. I am planing on switching over to 220/240. While cutting some 3" thick Maple the other day, she was straining a bit. Any input on that would be appreciated. Thnx
I would love to wire for higher voltage, but the breaker box in the house is full, I would have to replace it with a 200 amp box, pull wires, possibly replacing the service. Sounds like a summer project to me.

I have a Shopsmith Mark 5 and while it works well for smaller projects any time you need to use one of the extension tables the utility disappears.  Because you are raising or lowering the table instead of the blade when you use the extension table you must check the squareness of the table to the blade each time you move the table up or down.

 

Over the years I've come to realize that I would have been much better off to have purchased separate tools instead of the Mark 5.  If you are located near Seattle/Tacoma WA. maybe we can make a deal.

 

Gary roofner said:

There is on tablesaw that hasn't shown up yet but my dream to own. Anyone have a shopsmith mark 5 or 7?

I have had chances to pick them up for resonable prices after I bought my Makita on craigslist. I see they now sell predrilled attachments to install for Incra LS 17.

 

    I have my Father's ( Building contractor) Craftsman 1956-57 Cast Iron 10" table saw.  It was and still is one of the best table saws I have ever used. It's a bit heavy but you don't have to worry about some one stealing it out of the back of your truck by himself!! LOL!!!  Before my father passed away, we installed a double pulley to improve belt slippage and a 6' Biesemeyer  saw guide to improve faster measuring and made the motor where it was detachable. The 2 1/2 HP motor--( When a motor had Horse Power; not AMPS!)- has never been rebuilt and runs good as new. If you guys can fine one of the saws  still running; they will last forever!!!

  It makes an excellent shop or Pull-off (Pull-off the Truck) saw.

You are correct that both poles must be mechanically connected to remove power from both poles if either pole trips. If you look closely in the lower right corner there's a handle tie between the 2 30 amps poles. I think that's 30. Never seen a twin with a 20 and 30 amp pole.

 

I'm not so sure about using white wires for hot leads though.

John Schaben said:

That would work OK Hal, I'm thinking the NEC required that the 220 breakers needed to be mechanically ganged though. Could be wrong on that. The way the pic shows, it appears that a fault on one leg would still leave the other hot.

Hal Schmidt said:
A dual minibreaker with a 220v set in the center will turn 2 large breakers into 1 220 v and 2 110v circuits.  This meets code.  Here is a link to a picture of one http://www.flickr.com/photos/halschmidt/3052579665/
I have a powermatic 66 with fold down outfeed table and Beismier fence, It has been a fantastic tool.  I replaced my  Delta contractors saw with a General, didnt like the fence on Delta,  Well I hate General fence, and it is extremely dirty, and the Guard is a pain..  Without a doubt if I was to replace  them it would be SAW STOP. but at my age just isnt in the cards
I just ordered a 3hp shop fox w1820.  Hopefully in a week or so I will have a review for everyone.
Justin: like Tim Allen would say "oh-ho-ho-ho-ho"    Look forward to your review 

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