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Old 05-26-2015, 10:06 PM
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Hi Group!
I need a small table saw for modeling, and am looking at taking a used tile saw (Rigid R4020 7") off of Ebay, and putting a high tooth count wood blade on it.
Should there be any problem with this?
Thanks!
Mike

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Old 05-27-2015, 03:30 AM
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Nope, as long as you can find the right arbor size blade
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They run at a slower RPM though, but still a great idea. Wish I thought of it before I bought a Dremel
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Maybe a biscuit joiner carbide tip blade may work. They are around 4 1/2" dia. Don't know if I would spend the money without someone else that tried it.
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Buy both.
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I bought a Byrnes tablesaw. A little pricey but a toy/tool that will last generations as well as makes me grin when i use it.
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My question would be, "Why do you need a table saw?" I've been building R/C planes for some years now, some scratch and some kits. I have a full woodworking shop with a nice table saw, but I never use it for building models. I would, however, be lost without my band saw.
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I made some motor mounts from a piece of maple flooring. It gave me a lot of parts. I used it to make a fixture for line reels for control lines. Really that is all I used it for in about 15 years. I don't do a lot of building any more, mostly repairing and swap meet patch jobs. I am having a garage sale this weekend and deciding if I should keep the circular saw. I don't use it much even for household stuff, but think I will keep it anyway.
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I know we all want to conserve space, but you KNOW as soon as you let that bad boy go, you're going to have a project come up where you need it. Now if you're just looking for an excuse to buy a new one..... well, we all understand that too.
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Maybe I should buy another house to store all my junk. I am downsizing a bit now. Not liking it at all.
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double post? I didn't do that.
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Since you're buying one and not trying to mod something you already have, why not just buy a table saw?
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The problem with using tile saws most the arbor and motor shaft are one and the same. End play can be excessive for use as a table saw. For instance ripping something and having the arbor/blade move in and out will result in a rough cut with lots of splintering from the upcut or trailing edge of the blade. Most tile saws just dont cut it as a table saw conversion. If you can find a Dremel it is the cheapest way to go. http://www.ebay.com/bhp/dremel-table-saw

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I'd been thinking it would be nice to have a small saw downstairs, sometimes I just need to rip some strips and to go up and use the Delta Unisaw is way overkill, especially if its cluttered.

I have one of these that had a bad switch (stays on), anyway I bought a new one for work, I think I'll build a small shop table with it.
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