Home made table saw 2

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Blog entry by Woodworker_Collins posted 03-25-2013 07:01 PM 6608 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1) I first started with these drawings with i pretty much followed…..

2) I cut my 3/4” chipboard to 3’ by 2’ and same for the 1/8” MDF

3) i cut a rebate to house the saw in the chipboard this also give you more of the blade and drilled a hole for the router.

4) i then mounted the saw using screws and wood blocks, and mounted the router using bolts

5) i then flipped the wood over and cut a 1” wide slot in the chipboard paralell to the blade.

6) i then glued the mdf to the chipboard (the mdf has a bigger rectangle cut in it which creates the rebate to hold zero clearence in).

7) i then cut a 3/4” slot in the mdf this creates the t-track

8) i finally created the fence which is just two pieces of laminate screwed together which has a block scewed to the end which keeps the fence square to the table there is also one at the front which has a threaded rod from an old vice handle in it to pull the fence in paralell to the blade

if you want to know more i will be doing a video soon which i will put on my website.

Finally! Here’s the link :)

-- Adam, Ireland,

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#1 posted 03-25-2013 09:00 PM

Looks like you’re on you way Adam. I built myself a homemade table saw after I grew tired of hauling my contractor saw around on a trailer, no room in my pickup truck. I did like you and used a 7 1/4” circular saw but I found that I had considerable heat buildup at the blade because of the sawdust that was trapped in the upper guard. I removed the upper guard and that allowed me to use a larger 8 1/2” blade with a little file work at the saw base to gain clearance. I have some pictures in my forum section if you’d like to see my saw.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#2 posted 03-25-2013 09:25 PM

i have made a table saw before and i have never encountered that problem but i will definetly check yours out

-- Adam, Ireland,

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 03-26-2013 09:15 AM

Nice one Adam,
I used this method for many years on site, never had a problem.
I have a spare cast ion top sitting with 3/4” slots.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 03-26-2013 09:20 AM

I have a small metal table with mounting brackets underneath to accept a circle saw like yours, and some other tools like a saber saw, etc. I still use it when I am working away from home and I have ripped 3/4” (1.9mm) thick boards up to 16 ft. long without any problems. Your set-up is even better and I think it will serve you well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.



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#5 posted 03-27-2013 11:15 AM

nice 2 in 1 table using a circular saw and router. very well designed and made. Thanks for sharing the sketches and photographs.


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#6 posted 03-30-2013 02:03 AM

Does this saw have the new flesh eating technology :) Yeah I use to build skillsaw table saws years ago until I finally had the bucks for a real table saw the one thing I didnt like was haveing to rig the trigger and, haveing to unplug to turn off. Also my fence was alot more primitive usually just a rip of plwood clamped to the table.

-- A friend will help you move, a good friend will help you move a body

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