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PostSubject: Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to me   Fri 10 Jan 2014, 12:49 am

As you guys probably know, my real passion when it comes to modeling is scratch building structures and dioramas. I usually cut all of my own lumber on my band saw. For sometime I have been whining to my wife that my life would be fulfilled if only I had a Byrne Hobby Machines table saw. She finally gave in and told me to order one for my birthday and for Christmas. It was delivered today. Life is good!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to me   Fri 10 Jan 2014, 1:00 am

Congratulations John

But you know the rule....we need a picture of it.....

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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to me   Fri 10 Jan 2014, 4:56 am

That's great news. I'd like a pictures also.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to me   Fri 10 Jan 2014, 9:48 am

You got it at last then!!!

  

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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to me   Fri 10 Jan 2014, 10:54 pm

Here are the photos you guys wanted to see.







So far I am really impressed with the saw.  It came very well packed and is exactly as advertised.  Other than the blade guard (which I immediately removed) and the vacuum port it is all metal.  

I made a couple of test cuts and found it to be absolutely square right out of the box.  This is the first tool I have ever bought that was accurate out of the box without adjustment.  Overall I think I am going to be very happy with it.

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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to me   Fri 10 Jan 2014, 11:37 pm

Technology! It should save time, just be careful. We all get careless at times, so go slowly.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to me   Sat 11 Jan 2014, 12:41 am

Looks cool John. Should be a good tool for you to have. Like my jeweler's lathe, after you have it a while, you will wonder how you ever got along without it!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to me   Sat 11 Jan 2014, 1:51 am

pete s wrote:
Looks cool John. Should be a good tool for you to have. Like my jeweler's lathe, after you have it a while, you will wonder how you ever got along without it!!!

Pete, after seeing what you can do with that lathe at GSL last spring I sure wish I knew how to use one. I've been a woodworker for years so a table saw is really familiar, but a metal lathe is a mystery to me.   

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PostSubject: Re: Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to me   Sat 11 Jan 2014, 5:08 pm

Nice. It looks great. Glad it was out of the box ready.
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