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Take a look here http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f9/ts-fence-rails-12770/
Cabinetman has something in mind that you could use to make a fence.

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bballer, do you make speaker enclosures like this??????



if you do, i use a delta 99 dollar crapper, with a real nice fence system, i will try and find a pic with my saw in it, i guess you can see this, i also mounted my router where i can use the saw fence to work for that also, best system out there imo



i have a shop delta its just put away right now, this is my portable saw, this works as well as that but the power is down,
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okay cool. They are basically the same exact saw then except one is portable i guess. I think it would be worth it to spend the extra $20 and get the full warranty...
No the folding portable saw is not the same as the contractor saw. The contractor saw is a much better saw even reconditioned. I hope this isn't to late.
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Hey guys,

I actually have someone selling this locally for $300, but he doesn't have any papers for it etc. It works fine and the fence is in perfect condition. You think this is a good deal without the papers and such? I'm skeptical buying things used sometimes because if something happens to it, i'm kinda screwed there. And im not sure if it has been known to have any kind of problems in the past? or if anyone has had problems with them?

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Hackwood,

Yes, I do make speaker enclosures like that. They don't exactly look like that but I build for people across the U.S.

And no, I havent bought anything yet! I am kind of contemplating just making my own fence now (like in the link webster provided) and give it a go.

So they aren't the same saw?

Does anyone have any other links to home made table saw fences?



Thanks again everyone
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feel free to post up your work, i admire anything that was built by hand, even if it's not my thing because i know how hard it is to pull it off,
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I actually have someone selling this locally for $300, but he doesn't have any papers for it etc. It works fine and the fence is in perfect condition. You think this is a good deal without the papers and such? I'm skeptical buying things used sometimes because if something happens to it, i'm kinda screwed there. And im not sure if it has been known to have any kind of problems in the past? or if anyone has had problems with them?

Thanks!
You posted no link or picture as to what you were referring to.
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You posted no link or picture as to what you were referring to.
It's the portable rigid table saw, with the portable bottom. Not the contractor one. I don't have any pics of the one for sale.
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Here is some of my work: Do a wide variety of enclosures, from plexi, to kerfed ports, etc.





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Have a ton of more pictures, but you get the gist :D
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are they for bands or square large cars????????? lol

whats the matter you didn't like my curvey ones lol

yes they are coming out nice, trust me ive seen some that were like your gonna what with that lol

never tried plexi in a box, a bit pricey for whoops moments lol
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are they for bands or square large cars????????? lol

whats the matter you didn't like my curvey ones lol

yes they are coming out nice, trust me ive seen some that were like your gonna what with that lol

never tried plexi in a box, a bit pricey for whoops moments lol
lol. They are for a large variety of cars, whichever the customer has. Depending on what speakers they have, i design the box, calc everything needed, graph it, then build it. And yea, I get plexi for great prices from a local distributor. 3/4" too.
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The first set of pictures, where it shows 4 enclosures was for a local club here that opened 6 months ago. I did their whole speaker system, wiring, ordering, sound deadening, etc. The smaller slimer enclosures we for the mains, 4 12's and then the two other enclosures for for 2 18" subs custom made with lighter cone, higher BL and longer coils
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I agree. I would buy new over reconditioned if the cost difference was only $20 for anything that is a few hundred dollars.

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I missed that the new one was portable. I would buy a contractor saw over a portable one anyday.

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This is the one that the guy is selling.... for 300

http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/TS2400LS...-Saw/index.htm
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My first table saw was a piece of 3/4" plywood with a handheld circular saw mounted underneath. I got it at a flea market for $15 IIRC. The fence was a piece of 3/4" plywood that got clamped down. Craftsmanship may have something to do with the craftsman.

Adding an aftermarket fence may require the front edge of the saw and table to be able to accept the rail.






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Thanks for all the suggestions guys! I have been rethinking everything and i have decided that I am going to buy the Rigid reconditioned saw. New question is what blade should I get? From what I have read I should get a 60-80T blade, but have no idea on what I should get (as far as all the angle teeth go etc). I seen some on amazon that are $100... too expensive for me. Was wondering if you guys have any good suggestions for me in the line of work that I am in??

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Thanks for all the suggestions guys! I have been rethinking everything and i have decided that I am going to buy the Rigid reconditioned saw. New question is what blade should I get? From what I have read I should get a 60-80T blade, but have no idea on what I should get (as far as all the angle teeth go etc). I seen some on amazon that are $100... too expensive for me. Was wondering if you guys have any good suggestions for me in the line of work that I am in??

Thank you in advance!

The Diablo blades at home depot and Lowes seem to be pretty good. As for the teeth it depends on what your cutting and type of cut. I figure it's allot of MDF for speaker boxes so I don't think it matters. You could get a 40 tooth general purpose Diablo blade for like $30-$40 and be good for almost anything. if your going to do allot of crosscutting in wood especially in plywood then the 80 tooth would be good for that. If your ripping allot of wood then you would need a 24 tooth ripping blade. I have all three types of blades and it does make a difference in woods but with MDF the General Purpose is the one to get so you still have a good blade for most wood cuts as well.
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