I like the saw, so far at least.
I built a mobile base for it, by edge-joining some 2 x 6s, using dowels.
Rather than strengthening the base to accomodate the weight of the saw, I just put another set of wheels in the center to eliminate sag.
Soon, I intend to build an outfeed table for it, which folds down when not in use.
Then, I plan on adding some cabinets with drawers.
Erich--The blade is the Freud LU79R010
Thin Kerf Ultimate Plywood & Melamine Saw Blade 10 inch x 80t Hi-ATB 5/8 inch arbor Perma-Shield Coated, currently $69.99 at Amazon.
I went with the thin kerf version, because the saw has a mere 1 3/4 HP motor.
The Grip Tite magnetic hold downs are a good solution for me, since I don't have a miter track to the left of the blade, which is pretty annoying. This saw has the sliding miter table, instead. Personally, I don't see why Jet couldn't put both on this saw, but that's just me.
FastForward--I'm not sure what to expect on the response, but I already had the drivers collecting dust on a shelf--not the $49 sale price some places offered a few months back, or even now at Crutchfield
. I happened to beat the heck out of that sale price. Right place at the right time.
Tests will follow in a few days.
Bill Fitzmaurice designed the Tuba Home Theater subs.Here
is a link to the THT page at his site.
is a link to info on ordering any of his plans.
You can get more info from the discussions at his forum
Mynym's build thread is particularly informative, as are the others.
This build is not a modification or adaptation of Bill's design, though it might seem so at first glance.
The THT is 36" tall x 36" deep.
What varies is the width.
Varying the width is called for in the plans--it's part of the plan.
When MaxMercy helped me out by running the numbers on these drivers in Horn Resp, he found the ideal width for them and advised me accordingly.