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Offline Birdhunter

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SawStop Cleaning
« on: May 27, 2019, 10:18 AM »
I watched a video on tuning a SawStop table saw. The woman on the video spent a lot of time cleaning inside the cabinet. So, I am between jobs and needed to clean up my shop.

I opened both access panels and was very surprised how much sawdust was inside. I have a big 2HP dust collector attached to the saw and run a dedicated Festool vac through the overarm so I expected the inside to be a lot cleaner.

I spent about 30 minutes removing the dust from the interior and wiping down the tilt screw. The saw has been perfectly accurate so the saw dust didn’t affect accuracy.

I plan to add cleaning the saw’s interior to my monthly detail cleaning chore.
Birdhunter

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Offline jobsworth

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Re: SawStop Cleaning
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2019, 10:50 AM »
Dont forget to lube the innards .

When I had a table saw, I used to use a wax like candle wax so the wouldn't stick to it. But there are other things to lube it with.

Offline rmhinden

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Re: SawStop Cleaning
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2019, 11:33 AM »
I watched a video on tuning a SawStop table saw. The woman on the video spent a lot of time cleaning inside the cabinet. So, I am between jobs and needed to clean up my shop.

Interesting.   Please share a link to the video.

Thanks,
Bob

Offline ChuckM

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Re: SawStop Cleaning
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2019, 12:20 PM »
This lady has an article in FW on cleaning/maintaining the table saw, but this video is more about tune-up and lubrication: https://www.finewoodworking.com/2018/07/23/ep-2-machine-setup-tablesaw Probably not the one Birdhunter referred to.

For lubrication, instead of 3 in 1 oil as she recommends, I use https://youtu.be/HzkQ7YbN5RM?t=26
« Last Edit: May 27, 2019, 12:36 PM by ChuckM »

Offline rmhinden

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Re: SawStop Cleaning
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2019, 07:29 PM »
@ChuckM   Thanks, the parts about aligning the sawstop table and fence was useful to watch.

Bob