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10" Wet Saw

My tile saw worked, but I wanted larger capacity, more precision and the ability to add accessories

In most cases, when faced with a make-or-buy decision, I buy. If the product is mass produced, it's almost always better to buy. In this case, I decided to make

The pan is a stainless steel water/spillage pan for a steam table. It's strong and it looks nice

The main shaft is 1" stainless steel. The bearings are elastomer sealed stainless steel, further protected with rotary shaft seals. All aluminum parts are anodized and all hardware is stainless steel

The table slides on precision linear bearings, shielded from the water and glass dust. It has lots of precision holes, smooth and tapped, to allow for precise mounting of accessories

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The CAD model

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The pan

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Parts all fit

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Motor mounts to welded stand

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After anodizing

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After anodizing

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Gotta have the logo

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First cut in the outdoor cold shop. Some slight problems. The blade guard doesn't perfectly contain the water splash and the stand wiggles a bit. But, for a first prototype, problems are few