Jig saw table

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Project by mIps posted 11-08-2012 08:51 PM 8314 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As promised in the blog, here are some pictures of the final assembly.
Pic 1: a picture of the electric box and the associated cords. messy.
Pic 2: The other side of the stand.
Pic 3: Close-up of the hole used to change blades. It works, but it’s tight.
Pic 4: the back side of the thing. Here you can see the mounting brackets that I fashioned and the trigger lock I made.
No, it’s not your imagination, the saw is sitting slightly askew. still working on a fix.

In general, happy with it overall and how it works but some details need wrangling.

-- Be honest, honorable, kind, work hard, and generally be awesome.

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Michael Wilson

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#1 posted 11-08-2012 08:53 PM

HA! I was talking with a buddy of mine last weekend about the idea of doing this.

He thought I was nuts.

Nice job :-)

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#2 posted 11-08-2012 09:08 PM

I’ve had/made several of these through the years. Always worked pretty good for me too. Now Rockwell sells one already made and it works well also!

-- Dennis, WV

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#3 posted 11-09-2012 04:18 AM

Very nice work. I’m sure it is handy as the dickens!

Have you thought about a couple shims around the handle to get the blade perpendicular?


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#4 posted 11-09-2012 04:32 AM

Great job Mips! Home made tools rock.

Maybe put bearings on it like fellow LJer Vagabond55.
That way the blade won’t wander as much.

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#5 posted 11-09-2012 12:35 PM

I love these, but haven’t made one yet. They’re a hybrid between a scroll saw, band saw, and jig saw. So useful, and a lot less expensive. And you don’t have to worry as much about broken blades!

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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#6 posted 11-09-2012 01:42 PM

I’ve had one of these for years as an insert to go in my router table, however my POS dewalt jig saw seems to wander everywhere. Thanks to Waho for posting the pic of the bearing idea, I never even thought of that one.

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#7 posted 11-09-2012 05:00 PM

I have a bandsaw, but use one of these for cutting sheet metal, as my bandsaw is not suited to it. My rig is uber ghetto, but it gets the job done!

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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