Modification of table saw door
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Wow...it's been a long time since I've been here. Got a lot of catching up to do. In the meantime, though, I have a question that I hope is easy to answer.

I have a Craftsman 22124 hybrid table saw. This saw has a big honkin' red plastic access door on the right side (see photo). It sticks out about a foot from the cabinet. One of the latches (plastic) has broken and the door doesn't stay shut. I recently built a saw accessory storage cabinet that sits under by Incra fence rails on the right side. I would like to remove this door and fabricate something that sits flat over the opening and keep it closed with magnets. I assume there was some reason the original doors was the way it is, perhaps for dust collection airflow purposes. My feeling is that a door with a better fir would enhance DC. At any rate, does anyone know of a downside to replacing the original door with a flat/flush door?

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#9
  Re: Modification of table saw door by sdhberg (Wow...it's been a lo...)
Try tilting the blade over to 45 then lowering and raising it. You may find that space occupied by the end bell of the motor in these type situations.
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  Re: Modification of table saw door by sdhberg (Wow...it's been a lo...)
(03-29-2018, 12:10 AM)sdhberg Wrote: Wow...it's been a long time since I've been here. Got a lot of catching up to do. In the meantime, though, I have a question that I hope is easy to answer.

I have a Craftsman 22124 hybrid table saw. This saw has a big honkin' red plastic access door on the right side (see photo). It sticks out about a foot from the cabinet. One of the latches (plastic) has broken and the door doesn't stay shut. I recently built a saw accessory storage cabinet that sits under by Incra fence rails on the right side. I would like to remove this door and fabricate something that sits flat over the opening and keep it closed with magnets. I assume there was some reason the original doors was the way it is, perhaps for dust collection airflow purposes. My feeling is that a door with a better fir would enhance DC. At any rate, does anyone know of a downside to replacing the original door with a flat/flush door?

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  Re: Modification of table saw door by sdhberg (Wow...it's been a lo...)
what Kyle said. There's a reason the door sticks out.
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#12
  Re: Modification of table saw door by sdhberg (Wow...it's been a lo...)
Yup. the motor goes that way when you tilt the blade. I had the Craftsman hybrid up until 3 weeks ago.
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  Re: Modification of table saw door by sdhberg (Wow...it's been a lo...)
You could make a new door that attaches with magnets as long as it allows for the motor to swing.  People do it for Unisaws all the time.
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  Re: Modification of table saw door by sdhberg (Wow...it's been a lo...)
I have a 3D printer, if you want I can see if we can print a replacement latch.
PM me if you want.
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