DIY table saw dimensions

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Forum topic by Dave022 posted 04-17-2017 03:08 PM 529 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-17-2017 03:08 PM

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I am going to build a new table saw from an old Makita 2703 because it is a little small for my needs and the mitre slots are odd sizes; 15mm by about 4mm.

As I can effectively put the blade where I like on a new top I have to decide the best location.

The top will be approx 1200×800 to fit a router etc in.

I am thinking about putting the blade as far left as possible with mitre slots approx 150mm from the blade but is it better to have the blade central, closer to the front or the rear?

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#1 posted 04-17-2017 04:09 PM

Just by my experience from a couple crappy saws that had the blade close to the front I would put it closer to the back.

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#2 posted 04-17-2017 05:24 PM

+1 on putting the blade back. Front blades on small saws make it tough to cut miters and cross cut wider boards. Maybe start the cut at about 500mm back

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#3 posted 04-18-2017 12:37 AM

I would copy Delta saws, they’ve been making them longer than about anybody.

Also there are a few guys on that have built tablesaws.

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