circles on a saw

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Project by Rembo posted 03-31-2012 04:56 PM 2961 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

maybe this is a known method. but still ..

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#1 posted 03-31-2012 05:19 PM

Excellent idea friend! Thanks for sharing!

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#2 posted 03-31-2012 07:14 PM

This would make a very good BLOG

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#3 posted 03-31-2012 07:26 PM

I was JUST about to head out to the shop t cut some circles with a similar jig on my band saw. My table saw blade won’t have any run though. Brilliant.

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#4 posted 03-31-2012 09:09 PM

That is so cool! I am thinking of making a circle cutting jig for my band saw, it would make things a lot easier.

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#5 posted 03-31-2012 09:27 PM

But how did he cut the initial “rough” circle?

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#6 posted 03-31-2012 09:59 PM

I’ve done this when making about 35 restaurant tables years ago just starting with square blanks and raising the blade to start and then rotate. That was for 42” circles. this may not work for tighter diameters. It was quick but made a sawdust storm from hell even with dust collection hooked up to the saw. I now have a SharkGuard which would solve the storm problem now.

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#7 posted 04-01-2012 12:46 PM

Here is a link I’d like to share that discusses using a table saw to create circles. I hope it is helpful.

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#8 posted 04-01-2012 01:44 PM

Great idea ,thanks

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#9 posted 04-01-2012 03:13 PM

this is great. Just be safe!

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#10 posted 04-01-2012 04:42 PM

Thank you all!
First saw off a jigsaw, but I think you can also use this device to do it on the band saw ..
Also thanks for the link. but a very different principle. In my case, do not raise and lower the blade every time.

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