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Offline golash

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Chop saw table DIY
« on: October 11, 2013, 06:42 PM »
Hi
I`m well on my way with a DIY fence and table for my chop saw. Its made with Baltic birch, 8020 aluminum extrusions and a stop block which is a 8020 accessory. I still have to secure the aluminum extrusions and make a pivoting stop for the left extrusion. The left fence will be the side that is set to part dimension. I`ll be  using a digital measuring system by http://www.proscale.com/ I have two of these measuring systems on my slider and they have been super accurate.

Regards Barry



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Offline Slappy

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Re: Chop saw table DIY
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 07:09 PM »
Nice !  Very Nice !  [wink]
 what's the p/n# on those 8020 stops ?
Mike

Offline golash

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Re: Chop saw table DIY
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 07:22 PM »

Hi
Here it is : 8020 T Slot Aluminum Single Flange Linear Bearing 10 Series 6715
I never used these before but it locks very tight. I don`t think a hard bump with
a piece of wood will move the linear bearing. Note: 8020 has different sizes for
their extrusions. The 10 series is their smallest size and seems just fine for this
application.
Barry

Offline Slappy

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Re: Chop saw table DIY
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 07:58 PM »

Hi
Here it is : 8020 T Slot Aluminum Single Flange Linear Bearing 10 Series 6715
I never used these before but it locks very tight. I don`t think a hard bump with
a piece of wood will move the linear bearing. Note: 8020 has different sizes for
their extrusions. The 10 series is their smallest size and seems just fine for this
application.
Barry
ThanX Barry,
I get lost in the 8020 catalog trying to figure out what goes with what . So a P/N# really helps
 I'm going all in the 8020 stuff for my 'Ho' made MFT table & my chopsaw station . I have a Delta chop right now but I'll build the station so that I can easily swap out the Delta for when I get a Kapex .
 I want to build a long one like your's she's a Beauty ! Great Job on that  .  .  .  .  .   [big grin]

another question , I looked at the scale you linked but didn't see one without the fence ?
or does that long scale come as a unit ? ? 
Am I missing something ? ?

Mike

Offline golash

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Re: Chop saw table DIY
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2013, 08:23 PM »
Its been awhile since I purchased from Pro Scale. When I needed kits for my slider they had
them for different makes of saws. I don`t think they have kits for diy chop saw fences. I would
believe some of their parts could be made to work in a custom situation. I have a Bridgeport
milling machine so for my fence making parts is no problem. You might send a pic to them
and they could make recommendations.
My site:http://www.woodsolutions.com/

Offline Slappy

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Re: Chop saw table DIY
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2013, 08:40 PM »
Nice site Barry ,
 that CNC machine looks cool ! as does the planer / sander
 got it bookmarked
 a CNC is on my Wish list  [eek]
Mike

Offline oil trader

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Re: Chop saw table DIY
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2013, 01:09 AM »
Great-looking bench!

Offline golash

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Re: Chop saw table DIY...more work done on the stop block
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2013, 10:28 PM »
Hi
I don`t have time for the details but the stop block is nearly completed. Here are a few pics.





Offline Slappy

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Re: Chop saw table DIY...more work done on the stop block
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2013, 11:28 PM »
Hi
I don`t have time for the details but the stop block is nearly completed. Here are a few pics.

can you give the P/N for that bearing you have used , that is I assume a 80/20 part ?
Mike

Offline golash

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Re: Chop saw table DIY
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2013, 12:58 PM »
8020 T Slot Aluminum Single Flange Linear Bearing 10 Series...... I think this is the part # 6715

Offline Slappy

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Re: Chop saw table DIY
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2013, 01:30 PM »
8020 T Slot Aluminum Single Flange Linear Bearing 10 Series...... I think this is the part # 6715

yeah , that's the P/N #

my 8020 wish list has  really grown since seeing your set-up

  ThanX

 
Mike
« Last Edit: October 15, 2013, 03:37 PM by Slappy »
Mike

Offline golash

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Re: Chop saw table DIY
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2013, 08:43 AM »
Hi all
Just had an interesting project that tested the accuracy  nof my new festool chop saw.


Offline barnowl

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Re: Chop saw table DIY
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2013, 08:54 AM »
Yup.

She's acurate!!

Beautiful work, and great set up.

 8)
best wishes,

Steve

TS-55, assorted rails, Domino, Kapex, OF1400, ETS 125 EQ, RO 125 FEQ, RO 90, PSB 300 EQ, CT-22, CT-26, MFT-3

Offline golash

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Re: Chop saw table DIY (((Done)))
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2014, 10:48 AM »
Hi All
The chop saw fence system is done. I believe I`ve found a odd design of the Festool work surface. It seems the surface is
on a taper. See the attached picture. From the right or left edge of the work surface to the cut point. There is a space of approx
3/32. When I did the mantel job I had a hard time getting the crown moulding to follow parallel with the top edge or horizontal
surface. I believe I traced this problem to the tapered work surface. I added a zero clearance plate to the saw but added 3/32
to the height of the plate. Now the work surface is level at the cut point. Did a second job with the new setup and the results are
what one would expect.

Offline Billedis

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Re: Chop saw table DIY
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2014, 10:57 AM »
That is an awesome set-up.  I like the cabinet it is on as well.

Offline waho6o9

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Re: Chop saw table DIY
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2014, 04:23 PM »
That's some serious set up!

Thanks for posting.