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Byrnes Table Saw - Which accessoires are to buy?

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Hello everyone,


now I have some wood in stock I think about expanding my tools-setup to cut sheets and strips myself. I have already decided to buy a Byrnes saw but I‘m not sure which accessoires are useful too. I will surely add a metric micrometer-stop and another 3‘‘ kerf. I understand that every accessoire has its own usefulness but maybe my english and my knowledge of tools is incomplete. Can anyone tell me please what a Rip Fence, a Rip Taper Gage and a Miter Bar are used for?


Best regards,


Current Build:

HM Brig Badger 1/48 from Caldercraft plans

Le Coureur 1/48 by CAF

Completed Build:

Armed Virginia Sloop 1/48 by Model Shipways / Gallery
HM Cutter Sherbourne 1/64 by Caldercraft / Gallery

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The rip fence which comes on the saw is 1/8 high or 3.175mm high and is used to rip planks.  There is a removable rip fence extension that raises the height to 3/4 or 19.05mm for cutting thick stock.  Since you are in Germany you should definitely get that option with the saw because if you order it later it's going to cost you 3 or 4 times the price of the extension just to have it shipped over there.  The taper gauge is used to rip tapers against the rip fence, it goes from 0-30 degrees.  The miter bar is the same size as the miter slide that comes on the saw and is used to make jigs.  The standard package for you guys overseas is the saw, rip fence extension,  metric mic stop and a few slitting blades.  Keep in mind that shipping is ridiculous overseas so the best thing to do is order everything you think you need or will need in the future with the saw because it will not raise the shipping.




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The "search thingy" is your friend. Here's a thread from the past answering your question. Hope it helps.


Remember, if you buy your accessories at the same time as you buy your saw, you will likely save a considerable amount on shipping costs, especially to Germany, than if you have to keep "going back to the well" to get another accessory you've discovered you'd have a use for!



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Unless you are going to build your own, I would consider getting the sliding table.  Makes cross cutting so much easier -- and more importantly, much safer.


Not sure if Jim is still building them, but consider getting a wider table top for the saw.  With the wider table, you can keep the fence on the table while using the sliding table, rather than have to remove and reinstall the fence when changing the cuts you're making.



Current Wooden builds:  Amati/Victory Pegasus  MS Charles W. Morgan  Euromodel La Renommèe  


Plastic builds:    SB2U-1 Vindicator 1/48  Five Star Yaeyama 1/700  Pit Road Asashio and Akashi 1/700 diorama  Walrus 1/48 and Albatross 1/700  Special Hobby Buffalo 1/32  Eduard Sikorsky JRS-1 1/72  IJN Notoro 1/700  Akitsu Maru 1/700


Completed builds :  Caldercraft Brig Badger   Amati Hannah - Ship in Bottle  Pit Road Hatsuzakura 1/700   Hasegawa Shimakaze 1:350

F4B-4 and P-6E 1/72  Accurate Miniatures F3F-1/F3F-2 1/48  Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat built as FM-1 1/48  Special Hobby Buffalo 1/48

Citroen 2CV 1/24 - Airfix and Tamiya  Entex Morgan 3-wheeler 1/16


Terminated build:  HMS Lyme (based on Corel Unicorn)  


On the shelf:  Euromodel Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde; Caldercraft Victory; too many plastic ship, plane and car kits


Future potential scratch builds:  HMS Lyme (from NMM plans); Le Gros Ventre (from Ancre monographs), Dutch ship from Ab Hoving book, HMS Sussex from McCardle book, Philadelphia gunboat (Smithsonian plans)

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