Roll-in Saw Table Modifications
After watching a video by Rob Renzetti (RobRenz) on YouTube I immediately saw the value of his Roll-In saw table modifications. I have a Roll-In saw but lacked the ability to clamp items easily and accurately in order to take advantage of the gravity feed. For those wondering what a Roll-In saw is, check out the specs on the manufacturer's website as well as the saw in action on RobRenz's channel.
The modifications include adding a fence along the rear of the saw, a Heinrich fixture clamp (PN 9-FL), a plate to clamp the stock that is secured to the fixture clamp pushrod and table inserts to repair over 30 years of blade wandering that had increased the slot in the table to over 1/2" in some places. These additions required tapped holes to be added in the table for the rear fence and the Heinrich fixture clamp as well as milling and drilling for the table inserts. Here is a render of the table with the modifications:
Before making the modifications the clamping process was lengthy and left a lot to be desired with regard to accuracy and repeatability. I usually spent more time getting pieces safely clamped to the table than actual cutting. After the mods I can accurately clamp a part in a few seconds, turn the machine on, engage the blade and walk away.
I have included the drawings for the parts as well as the modifications added to the table to make this happen on your saw.
- 12" x 6" x 1" Blanchard Ground Steel Plates (Qty 2). Purchased from this Ebay seller.
- Heinrich Fixture Lock PN 9-FL. Purchased from KBC Tools.
- 3/8-16 x 1.5" socket cap screws and washers (Qty 10)
Drawings are available here.
A parting shot of the table post-mods.