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Posted on Looking for a mini table saw

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#1 posted 12-30-2017 06:37 PM

Here is the 4” table saw I have had for many years. It does a wonderful job for model making! Will cut pine and other hardwoods accurately and easily. 3”/4” hardwood might be a little much though. It will cut close to 3”/4” though. I/2” is more like it at max. You can occasionally cut thick wood by making a rip slightly more than half way through and then turning the wood over and making a 2nd cut.

No longer made to my knowledge. You can probably find one on eBay with some patience. Be sure to get the one like this! They still make a smaller one that would not work well for you. And yes, it should come with a fence (not shown in the photo).

The real secret to these little saws is finding a 4” blade that is a carbide tipped blade. I have one I bought a few years back carried by Harbor Freight that is a 4” blade that makes a 1/16” kerf. They no longer carry it. The carbide blade avoids the saw blade binding in the cut like the often used metal slitting saw blades do. These slitting saw blades have no set to the teeth so the blade rubs the work at high speed creating heat that expands and warps the blade making it bind in the cut.

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