Currently, and when I bought my saw in December, the 3HP Unisaw w/36" fence can be had for 2874.00
The 3hp SawStop w/ a 52" table is $3000, but you will need a spare brake cartridge ($70) and a brake cartridge for a dado blade ($90). Want a ZCI or two? $40 each. And I don't think you can make your own since they incorporated the lock down system (but I may be wrong about that).
Adds up in a hurry.
Yesterday I came home to find the bonus part of my Unisaw purchase...A Delta 450PK 1.25 Hp Compact router. Delta was giving away their new mini router with a standard and a plunge base if you purchased a Unisaw by Dec 30, 2010. I filled out the paperwork and got it postmarked by 1/31/11 and now I have a new router. :D
Well I am as I said before disappointed with the accessory drawer that came with my Unisaw. So I have been thinking about building my own set of drawers. I'm still mulling it around in my head at this point but I'm thinking that I want a drawer dedicated to holding saw blades. But I think I will make some narrow slots (about 1/4") for each blade to sit in with about an inch between them so you have room to grab a blade with your fingers. I'd also like space to hold my dado set as well as the arbor wrench and the extra arbor nut that comes with the saw. The standard nut has an integral washer on it that you can't separate (or lose). The extra is just a nut to use with dado blades and will let you mount a full dado stack on the arbor and still have full thread engagement.
In the other drawers I would have room for my tenon jig, miter gauge, push sticks, etc. I'm waiting on the router table from woodpeck to show up and see how it will all go together.
So here is what I had time to put together today. Been real busy at work so no time in the evenings or on
Saturday to get in the shop.
This will come back out to get the drawers fitted, then I plan to paint the exterior black to match the saw.
I have some black Formica (which I hope I have enough of) which I plan to use to cover the drawer fronts
with. If not I'll get some more. I'd like to cover the outfeed table with it too but I'm afraid if I do any more
to this "temporary" outfeed table it will morph into something that is semi-permanent and I will never get
around to building another. Already I have built a couple legs for it cause I needed my RIDGID FlipTop stands
the other day. I was using a pair of them to hold up the table at first.
It doesn't look it but there is plenty of room between the handwheel and the drawers for hand clearance. the
drawers also do not protrude as far forward as the handwheels do.
I am adding a Woodpeckers router table and lift to my Unisaw to the right of the extension table. I'm mulling over how to fasten it to the saw and to brace it back to the extension table legs or add a couple more legs running straight down to the floor. I am trying to stay away from the latter option as I would rather not have to deal with the foot obstruction when I am wanting to concentrate on on what I am doing on the topside of the table with the bit spinning at 21,000 RPM. If I use braces there will be nothing in my way on the floor.
I'm now looking at various fence systems for the router table. Woodpeckers has some nice ones yes but the Kreg fence looks interesting. It's design is similar to a T-square TS fence. I also am looking at the JessEm Rout-R-Fence. Right now I am leaning toward the Kreg. If anyone has any of these fences or another they can recommend please let me hear about it.
This is a great thread Bob,SWEET saw.
What I would do is add one of these http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...er=jig%20parts cut in half with a 2" gap in the middle to the right side of Your Biser.Then plane a piece of rock Maple 1 1/2" thick cut it in half and attach it to the extrusion with sliding T-bolts and UHMW Poly as the face 3/4" min.thickness.I'm not to pleased with My 1/2" face on mine.It Will be upgraded,soon.
Please see My present one below.
That's a great setup you have on your 3650 (or is it a 3660). I thought about something that attached to my TS fence but then if I had a setup for routing I would lose it to use the fence with the TS. Since my fence only travels to the end of the rail it will not traverse over the router table which is hanging off the extreme right end of the saw's extension table. To replace the included extension table with a router table would mean I would lose the space below for the storage cabinet I am building.
I have the table mounting worked out and need to finish the support for underneath. This weekend if I have time I want to look for a fence or I will order one online.
I am thinking of replacing the faces on my Biesemeyer fence with UHMW. I think the stock fence faces just slide off, haven't looked at them yet to figure it out. There are no visible screws in the faces.
I see your predicament.Were it Me
,I would lower the storage to get that router mounted on
that right wing.Then again I spend alot of time walking in circles looking for stuff in My mess.
I have worked in NJ since 1980.I'd be happy to fab up extensions for Your fence if You decide to go further right.:)
Ya I have a 3650 in the garage and a 3660 in the basement.:D