|Project by Topsailor||posted 01-07-2014 06:43 AM||5736 views||20 times favorited||12 comments|
Just a couple quick pictures of the panel saw/plywood storage cart I made while on Christmas break. Simple construction really…I used 2×4’s for the rails and routed 2 3/4” grooves in them that hold the 3/4” mdf panel the saw rides in. The counter weight is made from some pvc I had laying around filled with fishing weights and sand. The panel has shop made hold downs for the saw and the saw can be removed and rotated 90 degrees. From there I can push the plywood through to rip it. However, when I first tried this I used a small scrap of particle board and I believe I tipped is because it came shooting out. I don’t think I’m going to use this feature much since the goal is to be able to crosscut a piece oversized so I can easily take it to my tablesaw and bring it to final dimensions. Believe it or not this thing actually cuts pretty straight. Only about 1/16” difference from top to bottom over a 4 ft cut. The cart is mounted on 6” casters so I can move it around to get plywood in and out and make room for other things. A completely satisfying project that made me literally jump up and down when I finally finished it. Now I don’t have to break out the sawhorses and circular saw and try to line up a straight edge to cut my sheets. Also, it only cost me $50, which included the new ryobi circular saw I put in it.