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Project by corydoras posted 05-03-2020 12:32 PM 1458 views 2 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After 10 years of service on my first home built table saw, it was time for an upgrade.
The old saw did not have any trunnions, and the lift was getting somehow a little sticky.

Here is a picture of the old workhorse:

This time however, I wanted to go all in on making it fully automatic, meaning I couldd input position for the rip fence, and by the touch of a button make it move very accurately.
Same thing with the blade tilt and height.

I have salvaged parts for many years, when dismantling old machinery in my dayjob.
Servomotors, linear actuators, bearings, motors, linear rails, 8020 profiles, cables and electronic parts.
Some might call me a hoarder, but I like to say that I have a poorly devolved “throw-away” muscle:)

The frame is built from extruded aluminium profiles:

The trunnions are made from baltic birch plywood with phenolic runners:

The lift has anctuator and linear rails

Top is made from HPL covered chipboard (countertop)

I also ditched the sliding table on this one as it takes up a huge amount of space, and wanted to make more jigs and such for crosscutting.

The controls is a custom made screen to fit this project. It is installed on this old all in one computer that was trash picked at work.

From here you can control all axis positions:

Here is a finished shot of the saw, but if you want more infor and pictures, you can find a build article on my website. Link below:

Link to build thread: https://bellevuewoodshop.com/building-the-automatic-table-saw/

I also made a YouTube video of it showing all of its features:

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<





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#1 posted 05-03-2020 12:52 PM

Absolutely amazing. Enjoy it. Great job.

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corydoras

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#2 posted 05-03-2020 12:52 PM



Absolutely amazing. Enjoy it. Great job.

- horky

Thanks Horky, glad you liked it

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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#3 posted 05-03-2020 01:40 PM

Wow, thats so cool, Nice design and build! Well done sir!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#4 posted 05-03-2020 01:44 PM

What a build – you’ve taken woodworking to a completely new level and unacheivable by a couple of us (ok me) but I can still admire your expertise, imagination and as far as execution – look at the pictures.

I am and there may a couple others that will be totally impressed – Thanks for sharing

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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corydoras

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#5 posted 05-03-2020 01:52 PM



Wow, thats so cool, Nice design and build! Well done sir!

- Bob A in NJ


Thanks a lot Bob

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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corydoras

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#6 posted 05-03-2020 01:54 PM



What a build – you ve taken woodworking to a completely new level and unacheivable by a couple of us (ok me) but I can still admire your expertise, imagination and as far as execution – look at the pictures.

I am and there may a couple others that will be totally impressed – Thanks for sharing

- recycle1943


Thank you Dick for the kind feedback, it is greatly appreciated

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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#8 posted 05-03-2020 02:27 PM

Amazing effort involved in creating something like this. I admire your drive to see it through!

Question is, if you borrowed parts from your table saw, what saw did you use to cut the parts for your new machine 8^)

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corydoras

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#9 posted 05-03-2020 02:30 PM



TOP!

- Dutchy


Thanks!

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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#10 posted 05-03-2020 02:33 PM



Amazing effort involved in creating something like this. I admire your drive to see it through!

Question is, if you borrowed parts from your table saw, what saw did you use to cut the parts for your new machine 8^)

- splintergroup

Thank you very much. It was a pretty long process, I had fiddled with the idea over some years, but the build process lasted approx 4 months. Good question….I cut most of the parts on the old saw and waited to the last moment before disassembly of the old saw. The parts I reused was the motor and the arbor, and the vfd for the motor

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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#11 posted 05-03-2020 03:17 PM

That’s quite the saw! I imagine you had fun with this build!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 05-03-2020 03:41 PM

Impressed is not the word. Amazed, admired, would be more like it. You must be happy with this project.

-- Mike, Massachusetts

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#13 posted 05-03-2020 03:43 PM

That’s amazing! That is so far above my ability to understand how CNC is put together. If you were to guess, how much do you think a saw with all the capabilities of yours would sell for? I’m having a hard time expressing my amazement of your talent to be able to design and construct something with this level of accuracy. WOW!

-- John D, OP, KS

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#14 posted 05-03-2020 03:51 PM



That s quite the saw! I imagine you had fun with this build!

- sras

Thanks, It was absolutely, but it was a giant black hole of time consumption. But happy with the end result

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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corydoras

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#15 posted 05-03-2020 03:52 PM



Impressed is not the word. Amazed, admired, would be more like it. You must be happy with this project.

- mike02719

Thanks Mike for the kind feedback. It has worked great, and I use it every single day

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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