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Old 12-29-2013, 09:40 PM   #16
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There you go---now you have
a need for your new saw---build a stout little stand and folding outfeed table----

You will like that saw-----I tend to build most of my stands and shop jigs---
Any plans for this? I'd love to build the stand instead of buy one.

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No plans--what do you want the base to do besides hold up the saw?

Shelves--doors--Drawers? wide open---you need to decide on a design---will the stand do double duty holding some other piece of equipment?
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No plans--what do you want the base to do besides hold up the saw?

Shelves--doors--Drawers? wide open---you need to decide on a design---will the stand do double duty holding some other piece of equipment?
All I need is something that can be folded or something that i can put the saw on when I use it and doesn't take a lot of space in the shed when not in use. I currently use my sawhorses with a piece of plywood across them as the table for the miter saw and the old table saw. I do all my cutting on my 9x9 deck outside my shed. My goal would be to expand the width of material I can support while cutting.
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Dewalt makes a folding stand for the 745 i think
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Dewalt makes a folding stand for the 745 i think
They do. Its $70 which isn't to bad but its basic and doesn't add any to the saw.

http://www.powertoolsupercenter.com/...FVaTfgod_XkA8A
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Great looking saw. I ended up getting something else, but that one looks like it can chew up whatever you need for home basics.

Just in case this is going to be portable instead of in a permanent table… I've been using Stanley FatMax type saw horses to make quick breakdown work surfaces for out feed support. They have adjustable legs so it's easy to set them to the height I need for my saw, which is on a portable stand.

I've found it useful to use some wax on the moving parts of the fence, guide and the table itself to make sure everything's moving smooth. Not too much as I don't want to attract too much dust, but it makes the fence move much more smoothly.

You probably know this, but follow the instructions to 'true up' everything if it's not already perfectly square.

Have fun with it!
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I set up the saw and everything seems dead on with the exception of the blade distance from the fence. Its slightly less than 1/16“ off when compared to the ruler guide. Is this normal or do I need to adjust? I measured from the outside of the blade to the inside of the fence.

Also, I can't pull the riving knife into position it needs to be to attach the anti kickback device. I loosened the wing nut all the way and it just won't come out. Manual says I need to install it but its preinstalled in the "nonthrough cut" position. What ever that means on a table saw. Lol
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When measuring the fence--two things need to be checked.

1. Is the fence in perfect alignment with the miter slot in the table?

2. is the blade (trunnion) in line with the fence? Always measure the distance from the same tooth on the blade---rotate the blade to take the measurement.

I can't help with the splitter---sorry--someone else here might know--or call Dewalt----they have a technical help number
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One other very important item---Blades----

you will be buying a new blade soon enough---you want a ripping blade or a combination blade---the fine toothed cross cut blades are very wrong in a table saw---more teeth does not mean a better blade---just that it is designed for cross cutting.
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I know the blade is perfectly 90 degrees. The fence goes on 2 notches (1 on each side) and from my measurements its perfectly aligned and is just about 1/16" farther than what the ruler says. I also tilted it to 45 degrees to test to see if it rubbed and it didn't.

I'll check it all out again this weekend. My fingers were numb by the time I started messing with it the first time so I quit on it pretty quick.

Edit: I was measuring by the blade also. I'll measure from the slot also. It looks tedious to adjust but is possible so its not a huge deal. I thought maybe its normal since its so close. Do they not compensate for the blade width at the factory?

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try pushing the riving knife in and to the side after you loosen the wingnuts
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try pushing the riving knife in and to the side after you loosen the wingnuts
I'll give it a try tomorrow when I'm actually off. It only has the one wing nut and says to loosen a min of 3 turns. The riving knife wiggles when I loosen it but won't move up.

I'll try your suggestion. I'm sure its something simpleike that.
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Does dealt not adjust the fence distance to compensate for the width of the blade that comes preinstalled? I didn't measure from inside of the blade but I'm willing to bet it will be dead on if I do.
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Mine was true right out of the box---it's old and well used now---and still accurate---
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pretty sure you just loosen the 2 screws on the indicator to adjust it

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