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Project by Lee posted 05-24-2016 10:42 PM 1033 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the plans for this panel saw from woodsmithshop.com. they were pretty straight forward and easy to follow. The first pic shows the saw loaded with a sheet of osb, the second shows it un loaded and you can see part of the “A” frame I mounted it to. This “A” frame doubles as a sheet goods storage rack, I didn’t want to take up 10 feet of wall space for the saw so I mounted it on the sheet goods rack. The third pic shows the carriage that slides both horizontally and vertically on six ball bearings. The fourth pic shows the spring loaded counter balance that offsets the weight of the saw so it slides up and down with little effort. The last is just another view of the carriage assembly. The first test cut with it was off by less than 1/16” in 8 feet which is good enough to break down full sheets into something more manageable in my opinion. Now to start using it to build new shop cabinets.

-- Colombia Custom woodworking





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pottz

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#1 posted 05-24-2016 10:53 PM

wanted to build one of these for a long time but went with a track saw instead just didnt have the room, my shop is a little crowed.you did a great job on this one,and welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 05-25-2016 03:47 PM

Nice job

-- Desert_Woodworker

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 05-25-2016 05:48 PM

I would love to have one of these because it would be quite handy. I wouldn’t be able to put it in my shop because of room but there is a shed that might work next to my shop. It’s a nice saw and I appreciate your posting of it. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#4 posted 05-25-2016 07:18 PM

Awesome stuff! The only thing preventing me to do the same is lack of space in my workshop garage.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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