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==Tips & Tricks==
 
==Tips & Tricks==
 
Tip: You can trip the brake by cutting laser-cut plywood. Why? It turns out the carbonized wood from the laser cut is conductive!
 
Tip: You can trip the brake by cutting laser-cut plywood. Why? It turns out the carbonized wood from the laser cut is conductive!
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=== crosscut sled ===
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Making a new sled is pretty straightforward.  Just grab some 3/8" stock (see note), cut two runners to a smidge proud of 3/4" with the table saw blade at an angle, affix to a flat piece, put on a back plate (the one tricky bit; as close to perpendicular as you can get it!), run it across the table to cut the kerf, and Bob's your uncle.  The one that we had before used metal runners, which are very nice, but not at all necessary for most jobs.
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Note on materials: Plywood or MDF for the base is standard and works great.  For the runners, solid wood is oddly enough a poor choice here, because it will expand/contract by its grain.  Plywood works alright for runners if you orient their cut such that any expansion tends to pull the sled tighter to the table, but MDF is better.  Unfortunately, MDF generally doesn't typically come in 3/8", so needs to be pulled down to the proper size.  Best is something like PVC (or UHMW PE!  Super slide-y!) that won't expand/contract in response to temperature or humidity.  But please don't build the base out of plastic, especially a low-temperature one like UHMW, as it will potentially melt onto the blade.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:18, 13 February 2020

SawStop PCS31230 Professional 3HP 52" Fence Table Saw


Description

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Classes

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Specifications

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  • Electrical spec:
230 Volts, 60 Hz
13 Amps
1 Phase

MN Asset Details

SawStop PCS31230 Serial Number Plate
  • Location: Wood Shop
  • Model Number: PCS31230
  • Serial Number: P180530850
  • MN Asset Number: mnAN


Safety Specifics

All general MN Safety policies of course apply to use of this tool, as do safety policies for the containing shop area and safety practices prescribed in our classes and/or in detailed tool documentation, regardless of whether they're repeated here.

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Documentation

Owner's Manual

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Materials, Tooling, Accessories

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Settings

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Tips & Tricks

Tip: You can trip the brake by cutting laser-cut plywood. Why? It turns out the carbonized wood from the laser cut is conductive!

crosscut sled

Making a new sled is pretty straightforward. Just grab some 3/8" stock (see note), cut two runners to a smidge proud of 3/4" with the table saw blade at an angle, affix to a flat piece, put on a back plate (the one tricky bit; as close to perpendicular as you can get it!), run it across the table to cut the kerf, and Bob's your uncle. The one that we had before used metal runners, which are very nice, but not at all necessary for most jobs.

Note on materials: Plywood or MDF for the base is standard and works great. For the runners, solid wood is oddly enough a poor choice here, because it will expand/contract by its grain. Plywood works alright for runners if you orient their cut such that any expansion tends to pull the sled tighter to the table, but MDF is better. Unfortunately, MDF generally doesn't typically come in 3/8", so needs to be pulled down to the proper size. Best is something like PVC (or UHMW PE! Super slide-y!) that won't expand/contract in response to temperature or humidity. But please don't build the base out of plastic, especially a low-temperature one like UHMW, as it will potentially melt onto the blade.

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