Hector Acevedo is an excellent mechanic and craftsman. How do I know? Because I have seen photos and drawings of the cabinet saw he built from hardwood, plywood, and a mixture of home-made and purchased parts. The purchased parts came from Gilliom Manufacturing, a St. Charles, Missouri company that used to sell plans and critical parts (arbors, trunions, and the like) for stationary equipment such as band saws, table saws, and shapers.
The company does not have a website and it’s unclear whether or not it is still in business – though according to an entry in the Gilliom Gil-Built Tool Hunter blog, it was still around in 2009.
Acevedo made a number of improvements to the original design, including a built-in dust collector, micro adjust fences, and an extremely clever sliding table mechanism. In the years since he built the machine he has updated it several times, adding a riving knife, panic bar, and other features.
I think it is great when people pull out thier inginuty to solve a problem... well done. -Eloy