|Project by devann||posted 04-10-2016 07:37 AM||1300 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
Here a pictures of my new version of a homemade portable table saw. I made one many years ago (15+) and it served me well, I just wore the top out sliding wood across it. * It can be seen in my forum section. I gave my old one away. It was on it’s second motor (they’re cheap) and still working. The person re skinned the top and is still using it.
This time I used plastic laminate for durability of the top. I also changed blade size from a 8 1/2” to a 10”. I basically did the same thing as last time, used a modified DeWalt 7 1/4” circular saw, wall plug, light switch, and whatever wood, & metal I had laying around. I did include some bicycle parts to clamp the fence in place this time.
Because I used leftover materials and only had to buy the motor, blade, & minor hardware I was able to build the saw for under $175.
As mentioned, it’s a portable saw. I built it for the jobsite. Basically for ripping wood. It breaks down for hauling to the job. There are four components. The top & motor, the fence & rails, & the two leg assemblies. It’s all held together with 8 screws & 4 bolts. Any thought about improvements welcome.
Those of you wondering here’s my other table saw. The one with the miter gauge slots. It’s not very portable,
1964 Boice Crane.
-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with