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Forum topic by myxology posted 08-15-2017 12:45 PM 770 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-15-2017 12:45 PM

I’ve always struggled with cutting large sheet goods on my workbench and table saw. I don’t like using the TS because it just feels so unsafe to me. And I often times have enough stuff on my bench I don’t want to clear off the whole thing to cut sheet goods down and put down the sacrificial sheet or insulation, etc. I also am not a big fan of cutting them on the ground because I don’t want to have to work that hard. :)

So this is what I’ve come up with. Some of you may not care for it, but I think it works great. The conduit extends out 25” so it’s long enough and strong enough to catch a half sheet of plywood without a problem. I do put a piece of scrap down on the poles which keeps it almost perfectly level with the top of the table. Then it’s just a matter of setting the height on my circular saw so I don’t hit the conduit. I supposed I might have used something other than conduit to keep metal away from my blades, but PVC isn’t strong enough, so I went this route. Again, I can always set the depth of my cut so it’s not a problem.

This also makes it easier to clamp my cut piece to the bench as well as the straight edge to guide the saw.

Love to hear your thoughts on it.

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#1 posted 08-15-2017 12:55 PM

Thats a cool idea. I lay a piece of 2” foam (4×8) solid insulation on the ground and use the track saw to cut through the ply. I’m with you don’t like putting all that size on the TS.

Invest in a tracksaw they are well worth the $$

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#2 posted 08-15-2017 01:59 PM

Nice solution that takes up zero space and is totally functional 8^)

I think I have an idea for the side of my TS….

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