SawStop makes a larger version of this saw. I got the 36" table. They also make a 52" table, but I judged that I would not have enough room for it in my shop and also limited need for it. After getting the saw into its assigned place, I can see that I made the right choice. That space will work fine for normal cutting. However, when I have a long piece to cut, I will need to bring the saw forward into the walking space so there is enough room on the outfeed side. If needed, I can also turn the saw 90 degrees to allow more room on both the infeed and outfeed sides. Thus the importance of the wheels.
Already I am thinking about projects I want to build using this saw and my other tools. For starters, these include (not necessarily in this order):
- A pen rest to be used with my fountain pens (this actually doesn't require the table saw but it does require a better drill press table; see below)
- An improved drill press table
- A miter jig for the table saw
- A crosscut jig for the table saw
- Some boxes with splined, mitered corners
- Some tissue boxes
- Picture frames
I hope to get onto these projects soon, though probably not until after the holidays. By then, I also hope to have my Delta dust collection unit ready to install so I can run my machines with a reasonable amount of dust control.
My goal down the road is to make some furniture. To that end, I'm scheduled to take a class in furniture-building one weekend in February. I'll write about all of these things as I tackle them.