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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:48 pm 
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Picked up a Byrnes 4" mini tablesaw on a local buy and sell for $150. It's like brand new. He bought it in 2016 and has used it twice. His loss, my gain. Came with the fence extension and a couple of blades including a Tenryu carbide. I'm pretty stoked as it will be very handy for bindings, bridges, fret slotting, etc. etc. These are the gold standard for these types of saws and from the reviews I've looked at, are a few steps above the next level which would be Proxxon and one or two others. Woohoo!



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:57 pm 
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Okay, I don't hate you ... much. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:01 pm 
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Congrats!

I have a 4" hobby saw that I inherited from my hobbyist father. I use it very frequently to accurately and quickly cutt small parts. e.g. side braces, rosette segments, cutting bindings to length, sound hole braces, bridges, peghead faces and backstraps, small parts on jigs, etc. etc.

I built an oversize sled for the saw table so that very accurate work can be done on larger size pieces without a fence. I also added dust collection to the saw.

Have fun.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:26 pm 
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SCORE!
Looks like a well made machine.
This fellow added dust collection:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn1VOs6ayWg


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:32 pm 
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Clay S. wrote:
SCORE!
Looks like a well made machine.
This fellow added dust collection:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn1VOs6ayWg


Thanks Clay. He made an adapter. I already have a Festool dust extractor that hooks right up to the 1 1/2" dust port. I'm loving this thing. I likely wouldn't have bought one new even though it's a very high quality, precision tool, but for the price, I definitely lucked out.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:33 pm 
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Ed Haney wrote:
Congrats!

I have a 4" hobby saw that I inherited from my hobbyist father. I use it very frequently to accurately and quickly cutt small parts. e.g. side braces, rosette segments, cutting bindings to length, sound hole braces, bridges, peghead faces and backstraps, small parts on jigs, etc. etc.

I built an oversize sled for the saw table so that very accurate work can be done on larger size pieces without a fence. I also added dust collection to the saw.

Have fun.


Cool stuff Ed. I definitely have some jig and other plans in mind!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:43 pm 
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Looks like a sweet bit of kit!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:09 am 
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Ed Haney wrote:
Congrats!

... I built an oversize sled for the saw table so that very accurate work can be done ...



+1 here. A well built cross cut fence can turn just about any table saw into a precision machine. At least for smaller stock, like we use in guitars.

Good on ya. I wish I had space for something like that. Would be really handy!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:25 pm 
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TerrenceMitchell wrote:
Ed Haney wrote:
Congrats!

... I built an oversize sled for the saw table so that very accurate work can be done ...



+1 here. A well built cross cut fence can turn just about any table saw into a precision machine. At least for smaller stock, like we use in guitars.

Good on ya. I wish I had space for something like that. Would be really handy!


I have a crosscut sled I made for my regular 10" tablesaw and Stewmac blade. Works great! I'm definitely thinking of many uses for this saw for smaller parts, binding, etc. and have also ordered the .023" slitting blade for just in case fretboard slotting!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:46 pm 
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That's a good find at an amazing price! I just received their thickness sander and I'm thinking I will eventually purchase the saw. They are really well built tools!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:49 pm 
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Why is this a thing?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:10 am 
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Darrel Friesen wrote:
I have a crosscut sled I made for my regular 10" tablesaw and Stewmac blade. Works great! I'm definitely thinking of many uses for this saw for smaller parts, binding, etc. and have also ordered the .023" slitting blade for just in case fretboard slotting!


the cross-cut sled I made for fret slotting (using LMI's latest template) ended up working very well. I'd be happy to post some pics if you are interested. Nothing revolutionary, but it might save time thinking through the pieces.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:25 pm 
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TerrenceMitchell wrote:
Darrel Friesen wrote:
I have a crosscut sled I made for my regular 10" tablesaw and Stewmac blade. Works great! I'm definitely thinking of many uses for this saw for smaller parts, binding, etc. and have also ordered the .023" slitting blade for just in case fretboard slotting!


the cross-cut sled I made for fret slotting (using LMI's latest template) ended up working very well. I'd be happy to post some pics if you are interested. Nothing revolutionary, but it might save time thinking through the pieces.


That would be good Terrence as it may help me and others.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:27 pm 
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Mike OMelia wrote:
Why is this a thing?

If you mean the mini-saw, it was a good excuse to get a new and awesome tool at a low price. We could all do things with a lot less tools than we think we need though.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:45 pm 
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Darrel Friesen wrote:
TerrenceMitchell wrote:

the cross-cut sled I made for fret slotting (using LMI's latest template) ended up working very well. I'd be happy to post some pics if you are interested. Nothing revolutionary, but it might save time thinking through the pieces.


That would be good Terrence as it may help me and others.



As requested. And, just to beat everyone to the punch.... that is not my fret slotting blade in the second pic. Just for purposes of staging the jig I left my usual Freud blade in the saw. Man I hate blade changes...

Two pieces of the jig before use. I swap the template for different scales, and that indexing "plate" is just a pice of an interior door strike plate I cut off with a hacksaw. Fits the index slots nice and tight.
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JigParts.jpeg


This is set up to make the first fret cut.
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JigFirstCut.jpeg


I think it's easy enough to see what's going on here. The purchased miter slot bar is worth it imho. This setup works very reliably and it takes longer to switch out the blade than cut the slots, so I usually do 2-4 fretboards at once.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:07 pm 
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Used my mini saw today to make a new pyramid bridge for the 1-18 Martin parlour 2"x4" guitar I made a few years back as the original bridge cracked. This thing is smooth. I ordered a Tenryu carbide blade for it which is supposed to be the bomb. Awesome as is with the stock carbide blade but the Tenryu is supposed to make glue ready joints. We'll see.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:34 am 
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I’m ready for a new blade on my Byrnes table saw. Which Tenyru blade are you getting?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:37 pm 
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pkdz wrote:
I’m ready for a new blade on my Byrnes table saw. Which Tenyru blade are you getting?


This one. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tenryu-36-toot ... 1438.l2649


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:48 pm 
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Thanks Darrel


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