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Revision as of 08:47, 14 July 2013


SawStop table saw
Owner/Loaner PS:One
Serial Number NA
Make/Model 3.0HP 220V
Arrival Date 9/1/2012
Usability WORKING
Contact Adrianna McKinley
Where Woodshop
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable NO
Estimated Value $3,000.00
Host Area {{{hostarea}}}


SawStop table saw Area: {{{hostarea}}} https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/SawStop_table_saw



Rules

  1. Do not move the machine ever.
  2. Never use the table as a work surface.
  3. Always have the dust collection on. Turn it on before you plug in the saw and off after you unplug the saw.
  4. Always check your material on the blade before you spin up the blade. If the light turns red, DO NOT CUT.
  5. Always check your wood for nails or staples. If you're not sure, check the entire piece with a magnet.
  6. If you break something, or damage the saw, contact the area host immediately. Don't let others do more damage or hurt themselves by using a broken tool.
  7. Always dust the entire machine when you are done. Also check the motor compartment after every use and vacuum out as needed.

Blade Brake

This saw is equipped with a safety feature that will (hopefully) stop the blade when it contacts something conductive-- like your hand. However, that means you normally can't cut conductive things with this saw or you will trigger the safety brake. This is good if it was your hand in the way, but it also destroys the sawblade and requires installation of a replacement part that costs $70+ every time. And the saw will be down until the replacement can be installed.

According to the owner's manual: "Conductive materials such as aluminum and other metals, carbon fiber materials, mirrored acrylic, carbon-filled materials, etc. will typically cause the brake to activate." [Emphasis added.]

Other things that may trigger the brake include wet wood, and wood with embedded nails or staples. Lexan and green pressure-treated wood reportedly can also be a problem. That is why the rules instruct you to check your material on the side of the blade before spinning it up, and to check your wood for nails or staples!

Notes

  • There's an m8 hole drilled and tapped in the mitre gauge. The post from a magnetic base of our dial indicators thread in. The post may require a spacer so the threads don't stick out (use a stack of washers or a larger-than-m8 nut).
  • The right hand table adjusting screw was bent while aligning the table. The table was aligned without it. Aligning the arbor tilt axis will be *really tough* without a replacement. (Part #11 in the cabinet and table exploded diagram in the manual p98)
  • The rear rip fence rail has places to put 4 countersunk allen bolts. The left hand bolt screwed into the main table was too long and made contact with an internal table part (probably the rear trunion). It probably pushed the table out of alignment and caused binding while re-aligning the table. That bolt was left out. Don't replace it!

This tool may require training to be used correctly.

Training Resources

Links:


List of Currently Certified Users

Qualified Member Trained By
Shawn Blaszak Danger Committee
Dan Meyer Sean Blaszak
Jacob Ginsburg Shawn Blaszak
Eric Stein Steve Finkelman / Danger Committee
Dee Newcum Shawn Blaszak
Ryan Pierce Shawn Blaszak
Tucker Tomlinson Shawn Blaszak
Adrianna McKinley Danger Committee
Anthony Barker Adrianna McKinley
Avner Shanan Adrianna McKinley
Colin Parsons Adrianna McKinley
Dan Denby Adrianna McKinley
Dillon Gray Adrianna McKinley
Douglas Savitsky Adrianna McKinley
Hailey Willis Adrianna McKinley
Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin Adrianna McKinley
Jeremy Kay Adrianna McKinley
Jessica Cobb Adrianna McKinley
Jordan Bunker Adrianna McKinley
Kori Rays Adrianna McKinley
Patrick Callahan Adrianna McKinley
Ryan Brandys Adrianna McKinley
Shawn Blaszak Adrianna McKinley
Steve Farkas Adrianna McKinley
Steve Finkleman Adrianna McKinley
Mike Warot Adrianna McKinley
Eric Stein/Toba Adrianna McKinley
Ryan Pierce Adrianna McKinley
Geoffrey Topham Adrianna McKinley
Tim Saylor Ryan Pierce
Hailey Willis Tim Saylor
James Longfield Tim Saylor
Liam Tuohy Tim Saylor
Jim Tuohy Tim Saylor
Sean Nixon Tim Saylor
Michael Reddy Tim Saylor
Matt Triano Tim Saylor
Derek Bever Tim Saylor
Dan Willmott Tim Saylor
Tyler DeAngelo Tim Saylor
Michael Skilton Adrianna McKinley
Dean Anderson Tim Saylor
Kathy Whisler Tucker Tomlinson
João Santos Geoffrey Topham
David Fell Tucker Tomlinson
Dan Locks Adrianna McKinley
Dave Earley Dan Locks
Boban Nikolic Michael Skilton
Madeleine Klichowski Tim Saylor
Lyn Cole Tim Saylor
Nathan Becka Tim Saylor
Brian Carstensen Tim Saylor
Eric Veggeberg Tim Saylor