Hey John, not to get your dander up, but don't you think it would seem foolish to our ancestors to pay so much for a woodworking machine, then not make it perform as good as we could because of asthetics? I understand trying to keep things clean looking and neat, but it would seem to me a tablesaw should perform well first, and looks follow a close second...but second nonetheless. Let those tapped holes show. Get your saw working to its full potential I say.
By the way its good to see you post on here my friend. (For those that don't know, John and I, along with a new member Paul Hubbman, are very good friends and hale from the Wood Online forum. Both of them will add significantly to this forum even if John is an ex-railroader like myself )
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"