was hoping to get an idea/tip/opinion or two on a table saw
i'd like to make.
i often have the need to rip pine board into 'strips'
boards are usually 1' wide and 1/2" thick or so.. and
i cut them down into 1/2" x 1/2" strips.
i'm thinking of making a table to accomodate multiple
blades. so i would make fewer passes per board to get
before going any further, i run a small job shop and think
i can make it safely (& safe to operate).
plan is to use a long(ish) keyed shaft with bushings.. both
to separate the blades and allow for some adjustment (changing
what i was hoping to get some help on:
1) how many blades would be too many? (i'd like to use 4)
2) if i can get the blades on nice and tight, should balancing be
3) best way to adjust blade height? (i wont need the blades to tilt)
pillowblocks under a slotted steel plate jumps to mind.. adding
a hinge underneath (between the bearings&table plate), however,
will rob me of some blade height.
4) the blades run on a 1/2" shaft.. if i use a 10" shaft and a pulley
on one end, should i worry about shaft deflection? or should i
try to get the pulley in the middle, if possible?
5) anyone care to wager a guess on motor HP per blade?
thoughts/concerns? bad idea?
18 years ago