Panel saw build

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Project by Todd Barrone posted 02-10-2016 03:48 PM 1684 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s made half out of wood and the other half was a kit I bought. I wanted a panel saw for my shop for quite a while now but just didn’t want to spend huge money for one. So I did some online hunting and found a wonderful kit.

This kit for the most part was very organized and good quality materials, but any thing needed out of wood you had to get your self. I do recommend using a good quality plywood instead of osb board. I have about $75.00 plus the cost of the kit all totall around $450.00 for a panel saw, not bad in my book. My son helped me with the back supports, about 45 minutes and the rest I did all by my self, total build time 5 hours, 3 hours of that was pulling my hair out LOL. The instructions could be a little better but not bad.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#1 posted 02-10-2016 04:14 PM

Cool. Should aid to your enjoyment in the work shop.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 02-10-2016 05:41 PM

Nice work. I would love to have a place to put one. Congratulations.

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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#3 posted 02-10-2016 08:26 PM

I’m sure you’ll put that to good use.

I have seen that kit before and wondered if it’d be worth it to make it. I don’t really have the room for a dedicated location to put it though.

-- I aspire to be a novice woodworker...

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#4 posted 02-10-2016 09:57 PM

That is really cool and I’m sure you will get a lot of use out of it. How do you like working with it? Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 02-10-2016 11:11 PM

Ahhhh to have space for something like that!!!! Well done Cedar King.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 02-11-2016 12:18 AM

Very nice.congrats on the new saw!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 02-11-2016 01:17 PM

Nice build. I bet you love having a panel saw and not have to wrestle with cutting panels on sawhorses…

Are you satisfied with the way this one works?

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#8 posted 02-11-2016 03:49 PM

I have been using a panel saw for over 15 years. Great concept/tool for breaking down sheet goods. To avoid tear out I use a Forrest blade.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#9 posted 02-11-2016 06:38 PM

Good machine. Well done. Good machine. Good fellow. Great job buddy.

-- Ganchik Sasha

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Todd Barrone

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#10 posted 02-11-2016 08:26 PM

Thanks everyone, might post a video of the saw in use when I get some panels made up that need trimming.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#11 posted 02-13-2016 12:25 PM

That is very cool. As we get older, those 3/4 sheets don’t get any lighter, and this would be a gr8 help

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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