What are the TSC-10HB's specifications?
Specifications below are those listed by the saw manufacturer.
Diameter of Arbor
Saw arbor diameter
Max depth of cut at
Max depth of cut at
Table size (unextended)
27" x 20"
Table height from
Front guide rail
Rear Guide rail
33.5" x 2.1"
What should I do before using
the saw for the first time?
There are plenty of things you can and should do, however,
the following are a list of items that you should do before
using the saw for the first time...
Read all manuals! There is often important safety
information or setup information you should be aware of. The
manual provided by the manufacturer is not written in the best
English going around, but it will get the most important
information across relatively well.
Lube up the innards of the saw. The trunions and
moving devices require lubrication to keep them running smooth.
It is best to lube these up before they get clogged with dust
and debris during use. You should use a lubricant that will not
attract dust, is moisture resistant to prevent rust, can
penetrate into hard to reach places and will not easily wear
away, providing long lasting protection. A good brand spray
lubricant is INOX, but there are many others also.
Check that you have bolted on the cast iron
extension wings so they are flat with the main middle cast iron
section of the table. If they are higher, lower, or not even
across the length of the join, accuracy may be affected. It will
generally take two people to install the wings as they are quite
heavy. Also be sure that you install them so the painted edge on
the wings faces outward (for rust protection).
The plug doesn't fit the
electrical outlet socket... Help!
The TSC-10HB comes fitted with a 15 Amp electrical plug (in
Australia at least). which has a wider ground/earth pin than
your standard 10 Amp plug. As such, it will not fit into your
standard 10Amp power point. Some 'woodies' have simply replaced
this plug with a 10 Amp plug, others have cut or ground the
earth pin off completely. I chose to have a proper 15 Amp
circuit installed in my workshop to use the saw. The cost was
around AUD$250, but I don't have to worry about frying the
electrical wires when running a 3HP cabinet saw and 2HP dust
extractor off the same outlet or circuit, and perhaps even a
room air cleaner as well (or other devices) . While not
essential, it is good to not have to worry about this. If in
doubt, always seek professional help or advice form a qualified
The saw wont start or switch seems
Firstly, ensure that the saw is plugged into a suitable
electrical outlet capable of providing enough power to run the
saw. The TSC-10HB is fitted with a safety device on the switch
box to ensure the saw cannot be turned on accidentally. When the
stop button is pushed all the way in, it will click and lock in
the pushed-in position. When in this position, pressing the
Green power-on button has no effect. To release the safety lock,
rotate the small black ring immediately behind the red push
button clockwise. it will unlock the stop button and allow it to
spring out. The green power-on button will now become active. If
your saw will not start the first time you try to use it, ensure
the safety lock has been disengaged first. Before powering up
the unit, ensure that any installed blade is firmly fixed to the
blade arbor and that there are no objects touching the blade or
objects on the table that may vibrate into the path of the blade
and cause an accident or damage the blade.
- Tip provided by silentC.
Can the TSC-10HB take a dado
Basically, yes, however, the arbor is a little too short to
accommodate a full width dado set. It will accommodate a maximum
set width of up to 3/4", however, use your own discretion as to
what you feel is the safe maximum width dado you can set up on
the arbor on your particular saw.
What size are
the miter slots on the TSC-10HB?
The TSC-10HB uses industry standard 3/4" wide x 3/8" deep
miter slots to the left and right side of the blade. These will
accommodate most common table saw accessories include
after-market miter gauges and tenoning jigs etc. The slots
feature a T-slot bottom to accept anti-lift devices attached to
the miter bars on some table saw accessories.
What type of rip fence comes with the saw?
On most re-badged TSC-10HB saws, the machine comes supplied
with a Biesemeyer-style "Align-A-Rip" fence featuring aluminium
extruded faces and solid box-shape metal core. It secures
squarely to the front rail only with excellent repeatable
accuracy to ensure the fence remains parallel (square) to the
blade across its entire length. You may need to check alignment
every six months or so just to make sure everything remains
aligned. There are adjustment points on the front of the fence
to allow you to square up the fence initially. The back of the
fence is supported by a metal foot fixture that rides along the
back rail. The whole fence assembly is secured to the saw table
with large screws (supplied) and no drilling or modification is
required to attach the fence. It all fits straight out of the
box. Each fence face has a T-slot to allow you to secure jigs
or other fence devices if required.
Where can I find a better product manual for
The manual provided with the saw is not really that great.
There is no better manual available direct from the
manufacturer, however, Grizzly Tools offer a pretty good manual
for a similar model saw, and this can be downloaded from the
(then click on the "Manual" button).
- Tip provided by Numbat.
What are the
dimensions of the insert plate on the TSC-10HB?
The TSC-10HB ships with a standard metal saw insert for
single blades and an insert for stacked dado sets. These inserts
do not provide zero-clearance functions however. While you could
simply measure the inserts that come with the saw to get the
dimensions, I will list the dimensions here should you wish to
purchase any of the after-market zero-clearance inserts
available for this saw. I have found that the insert is similar
in dimension to some Jet model saws on the market. If you are
going to purchase an after-market insert, look for one with
dimensions of: 12-7/16" Length, 3-1/2" Width, and 7/16" Depth.
Note that these dimensions will not make a perfectly fitting
insert. There is a small amount of clearance around the insert
with these dimensions that is often filled with a spring loaded
ball bearing on some inserts or simple rubber spacers. The gap
allows the insert to be removed and re-inserted fairly easily,
although the insert does need to be secure in the slot when used
with the saw. The 7/16" depth is less than the actual depth
needed, however, this provides the space for leveling screws to
be used to level the insert to the table surface. And if you
want that funky table saw insert you have seen used by Norm on
the New Yankee workshop, look up
and go for the JET10 insert. You can expect to pay around
AUD$200+ for one shipped to Australia though, but they are
rather nice! If you wish to make your own, just use the standard
inserts that ship with the saw as templates for your router
using a flush trimming bit. If you need leveling screws, these
can be bought from good hardware stores.
Need to tighten your nut?
The arbor nut on the TSC-10HB has a left-handed thread, so
it tightens in the opposite direction (rotating it toward the
back of the saw). Be wary of this when loosening the nut, as you
could actually be tightening it even further if you try to
unscrew it in the normal direction.
- Tip provided by PaulS.
What is the dust extraction
The TSC-10HB features a 4" (100mm) dust extraction port on
the right side of the machine (when looked at from the front)
just under the motor access door. Within the cabinet is an
angled metal base that helps dust fall down toward the port. You
can permanently fix a 4" dust hose to the port using hose clamps
or buy a 4" tapered quick connector to fit the port if you need
to remove your dust extraction hose easily for use on other
machines. Note that the TSC-10Hb does not have any dust
collection features as standard on the blade guard. You might
consider purchasing an overhead arm blade guard for this saw if
you are serious about collecting dust from both above and below
Is a router table extension
available for this saw?
We currently know of one cast iron router extension that
bolts directly on to the saw. It is sold by Carbatec in Western
Australia and is labelled as "CT 10 Router Extension" and
retails for AUD$149 (as at 28th March 2005). You can find
the CT-10 extension here >
Extension for TSC-10HB
- Info provided by Pete J and Numbat
Where can I find a sliding
table for the TSC-10HB?
MS-ST Sliding Table
Carbatec in Western Australia well a sliding table that will
fit the TSC-10HB. You can read more about it here: