|Project by pbjguy||posted 08-15-2011 03:59 AM||5146 views||30 times favorited||16 comments|
I saw this Panel saw in an issue of Shop Notes I held onto it until I could build it and have a place to put it. Its so accurate I was really pleased. There is another one someone built floating around the web if you want to search for it. I used a counter weight to balance the saw In the plans they call for springs. I don’t know how they did it I was snapping and shooting springs all over my shop. I tried every hardware store and Home Depot and Lowes but no combination was suitable. I took a 2.5 inch bar of steel and welded a chain link to it 16 lbs. The only thing is you have to have the saw carriage all the way up when you want to change the saw from horizontal to vertical cuts. if you remove it at the bottom it shoots the carriage up like a rocket. could be dangerous. The saw floats and stays where ever you put it. I think it cost me about $500 with the saw. I used clear 2×2’s I know insane $. But where ever I looked for 2×2’s they were twisted I wanted them straight. Ripping them down from 2×4 could have worked. For all the hardware I searched the web for the best prices, different places.