SCMS Station Build/Questions/Ideas
I'm embarking on a fairly major restructure of my little Dungeon, I 'think' I have it worked out, but I want you all to put another set of eyes on this and see if you can poke holes in my idea, and help me make it better.
Sliding Compound Miter Saw = SCMS just in case that was not clear to everyone.
Right now I have a saw that has served me well, the Hitachi C8FB saw, the one problem that I have with it is that it takes up a LOT of space, as the rails that the saw slides on stick out the back of the saw a long ways.
My shop is not large, it is fairly packed with tools, etc.
Here are some pics of the existing set up.......
Yeah, it is a mess
The other thing that I want to change is that the DC pick-up point is above the saw, this was a mistake, I should have made it below the saw and had gravity on my side
This is the space between the front of the existing saw, and the workbench is about 80cm, (31 1/2") the space below the SCMS is now for cut off, but honestly, it has become a junk collector........
Yep, wasted space.
The saw I'd like to replace my venerable SCMS with is, again a Hitachi........
This is the C7RSB SCMS, it has a slightly smaller blade, which would not be the best thing, but the next sized up saw with this new "Side Rail" set up, is the 12" saw, which is a LOT more expensive and it a LOT bigger saw, which I do not think I need
The old saw takes up a full 100cm (40") of space, because the rails stick out so far from the back of the saw, the newer saw is only 73.5cm (29") deep, that is a gain of at least 10", nearly 11".
The C7RSB saw sells, street price for around $600, I know I can sell my C8FB old saw for about $200, so that is a difference of $400, and I'd get another 10"+ or so of shop space, good for me!
OK, on to the new SCMS station, I'm going to be putting the 10 jointer under the SCMS station, to do this, I cannot have any legs under the station, so I'm thinking of building some steel brackets on the wall that would support the work station.
Oh heck, I've got to go do a delivery, more later......
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward