It has been a practice in patience this Spring to tune things up. (It is said that I spend too much time on my equipment. They're entitled to his opinion. He says that I should go out and get better-safe-more-modern equipment and do things right. Understood. )
I guess what I'm trying to do is get the most out of my old equipment. Sure it has taken me time to do. I suspect everyone who works with their equipment is intimate with it. ( If I may quote a favorite movie here: "... that the commander does not know every bolt, every weld on his ship?") My time spent in tuning things up this Spring has been part of the learning experience that I was not able to learn for the past 2 years because I had no starting point, no foundation for learning. It was all guessing. So I came here.
I should have said something about them being obviously attributable to the lack of riving. I'm looking at the microjig solution since I so rarely tilt the blade. The BORK solution seems to be under-engineered. It has potential but I just don't like the look of it. The Shark looks like the *best* solution but there I'm at about 1/4 the cost of a new saw. I'd be better of getting the microjig and saving for the right solution, imnsho. (A replacement fence I can take with me to new equipment, but not this.)
I will be pleased to see that the combination of a better fence and riving provide more precision. And though these are extra costs they're still cheaper than a new saw. With it humming along smoothly right now I'm in no real hurry. Patience.
Nice shop! I'm glad i read all the way through this because I'm hoping soon to buy the HF DC and use PVC piping to bring collection to my tools. Do you notice any issues with static buildup in your lines and shocking yourself a lot? I was thinking of running a copper conductor and grounding it at both ends to reduce the static build up.
If it's going to be outside use TB III, it barley costs more and the only side effect is that the glue lines aren't as clear. If you want it to hold together for good and have less worries this is what I'd do.
It would be a huge waste of work to glue it up to just have it fail due to weather.
That is on the list of the stuff that I would like to do. I would like to setup the collector to go into a drum with some kind of level sensor so I know when it is full.
I Have plans to add onto my 3 car garage (~half of which is my shop) with another 1000 sq.ft. most of which will be dedicated to being a shop. Unfortunately it will probably be a year or two before I can even consider laying out that kind of cash.