Inverted Jig Saw Table

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Project by Knightrider posted 05-12-2015 09:26 PM 3126 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my version of the Rockwell Bladerunner. Credit to Stumpynubs for the concept. I need to experiment with some different blades, and you need to have the hold down shoe down tight to prevent vibration, but it works well.

I’m in the process of building my table saw into a cabinet so I didn’t need the table saw base anymore, figured I might as well use it for this. Still need to build a drawer for blades and accessories.

All the materials are cut-offs and left-overs. Top is laminated plywood.
The material hold down shoe and switch guards (prevent accidental turn-ons) are made from a joist hanger.
Thumb knob is laminated plywood that I cut on my router pantograph.

I’ve uploaded a Model to the Sketchup 3D Warehouse if anyone would like to download it.

Thanks for looking

-- Chris Knight - West Michigan -

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#1 posted 05-12-2015 09:28 PM

Here’s what the Sketchup model looks like.

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#2 posted 05-12-2015 09:36 PM

Nice job on the table, Chris. Even a home made knob. I love it!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-12-2015 10:04 PM

Thanks Jim!

-- Chris Knight - West Michigan -

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#4 posted 05-12-2015 11:38 PM

That’s a great looking table – I’m making one now and not in the same league as yours – well done!

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#5 posted 05-13-2015 01:21 AM

Thanks Jes, it’s pretty handy! No replacement for a band saw, but its nice to not have to pull out a jig saw for a simple cut.

-- Chris Knight - West Michigan -

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#6 posted 05-13-2015 01:30 AM

Chris—Very innovative use of materials. Good job.

Like the switch guard and the hold-downs.

If you drilled a hole thru the switch guards, you could make a switch lock-out for it with a stiff piece of wire and a padlock.

There are times when that’s going to come in handy.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#7 posted 05-13-2015 01:35 AM

Awesome idea, I hadn’t thought about that. Thanks Alex!

-- Chris Knight - West Michigan -

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#8 posted 05-13-2015 01:37 AM

Really nice top Chris. Like the whole concept.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#9 posted 05-13-2015 12:32 PM

Love the concept and will be making one of these in the future.


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#10 posted 05-13-2015 01:30 PM

This is very creative. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 05-14-2015 12:33 AM

The plywood on edge gives it an interesting look.


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#12 posted 05-14-2015 04:45 AM

I did something very similar but not a dedicated station as I did not/do not have enough room.
I made an insert for my router table that holds my very old Craftsman jig saw.
It works but it is not as pretty as yours!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#13 posted 05-14-2015 08:28 AM

Thanks for all the comments!

Rick – Yeah, I don’t know why but I love the look of the end laminated plywood. I’m working on a router table with a top of end laminated plywood and Masonite that gives it a real pronounced dark stripe.

oldnovice – Router table insert is a good idea too. I haven’t seen that!

-- Chris Knight - West Michigan -

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