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I Don’t Need This

I’ve been enjoying some time away from woodworking recently, which is something I feel I haven’t really had much of for the last seven-years. I’m learning a lot about myself, life and, I also believe, growing as a person (coming out of the shed, so to speak…). That’s not to suggest that I’m giving up; it’s like any part of life or work; doing the same thing most days for any amount of time is going to get on top of you. We all need a break, sometime. Don’t let the heading of this post mislead you! 😉

Seven-years ago, I had my very first table saw and sold it on to someone (thankfully) a year later. I managed just fine without one until October 2010, when I bought another small saw on eBay. That one was sold earlier this summer. As useful as it was, I really didn’t have the space to use it (despite all the work I put in to sit my router table beside it). Now, I’m on to my third table saw and I don’t feel as though I need to comment on the space issue…

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Table Saw/Router Table Station – Complete!

Sometimes, I intend to write a post but, for one reason or another, it takes me a while to actually get around to writing it up and publishing it on this site. This ‘station’ was completed several weeks ago and, in that time, I’ve made numerous attempts to sell it, with a couple of potential buyers very interested at the moment. I made it with the intention that I’d be able to use it and further my woodworking but, that’s not practical in my current workshop, when I have much more of a need to use the other machines in close proximity.

Continuing on from where we last left off, here follows the conclusion to the build…

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PK200 Table Saw – First Look

Seeing as I’ve had this Elektra Beckum PK200 table saw in my workshop for a week now, I felt this would be a good time to take a glance some of the main features; things I’ve noticed so far; perhaps even some things I don’t like…

Great access for blade changing.

I haven’t yet had a chance to give it a good workout or even build its own stand, yet – now, I’m contemplating giving the right-hand table extension a dual-function by turning it in to a router table… I know I’m going to struggle to find space to store my current, stand-alone, benchtop router table otherwise. I’m gradually homing in towards a decision on which blades to buy and, by quite simple rotating the “commutator“, it seems as though the motor startup issues are now resolved [I’ll try to detail that in a future post].

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