LumberJocks

New base for an old Porter Cable Circular Saw #1: Part 1 - ready for setup

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by ChunkyC posted 10-03-2009 12:15 AM 1273 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of New base for an old Porter Cable Circular Saw series Part 2: Overall, it will do »

desc
Right hand side
desc
Left hand side
desc
The underside

I not certain that this qualifies for a “project” but it’s been raining here for the last two days (on vacation not withstanding!) so I had to do something.

The base started from a 12×12 blank of 1/8” hardboard and trimmed down to final size of 12×11-1/16. I made the base a lot wider on the left hand side so that I can use the saw with my good hand (left hand). The way is was before, the motor would hit the clamps holding the fence, no longer!

I won’t get into the whole back story, that can be found here: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/10382 but the idea is that the front 1/4-20 bolts act as a pivot point and you swing the rear of the fence in or out to square the sides with the blade. The rear holes are drilled over sized in the fence, 1/2”, to allow 1/8” adjustment each way from center.

I’ve got the blade guard clamped up out of the way so that getting it all square is a little easier. I’ll stick a rule to the blade with a magnet and use that so that I can get out to the ends where measuring will be easier. I’m not sure if I’ll need to add any laminate to the bottom (I hope note) but a few cuts will tell.

Once I get the saw setup, I’ll clamp it down and carefully lower the saw through the base thus ending with a zero clearance base. Not so sure about this, this has me a bit nervous.

Chunk

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135



0 comments so far

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase