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Project by tamtum posted 02-04-2014 07:11 PM 57445 views 31 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I use a very low cost jigsaw ( I thing 20 euro….) and I made a table. I add an 155mm blade and now it can cut up to 8cm wood very easy. It remains to construct a drawer, maybe once I do…. It’s a construction that it worth to make someone and it works very well.

-- Alexander , Greece, http://alekosbiki.wordpress.com/





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 02-04-2014 07:38 PM

Some where between a band saw and scroll saw without the thin blades…Good idea

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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tamtum

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#2 posted 02-04-2014 07:43 PM

Its a band saw simulation…. for rich man !!!!!

-- Alexander , Greece, http://alekosbiki.wordpress.com/

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Soundx

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#3 posted 02-04-2014 07:46 PM

Now that’s thinking “in the box”. Great idea!

-- Terry,Tennessee

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#4 posted 02-04-2014 08:13 PM

Nice.

I wonder if a band saw blade could be used to make a longer blade for something like this.

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screwikea

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#5 posted 02-04-2014 11:05 PM

> I wonder if a band saw blade could be used to make a longer blade for something like this.

I’m gonna say probably not. Bandsaw blades aren’t particularly rigid, and they’re somewhat thin compared to a jigsaw blade. I think.

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Philip

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#6 posted 02-05-2014 01:48 AM

Great idea.

-- I never finish anyth

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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#7 posted 02-05-2014 02:20 AM

Shopnotes years ago had a project similar to this. I bought a very nice bosch jigsaw the other day I was thinking about making a table for.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#8 posted 02-05-2014 03:10 AM

Good idea. Let us know how it works.

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#9 posted 02-05-2014 04:59 AM

They do make those long sabre saw blades that could be filed down so the jigsaw would accept them. The opposite true likely as well, with a scroll saw blade, but only if there were some way to tension it from above.

Great idea.

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#10 posted 02-05-2014 07:13 AM

Nice project. I have an old jigsaw and have debated using it to power a shop made scroll saw.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#11 posted 02-05-2014 09:06 AM

During the week I have not time to go to my workshop to make same test cuts, I thing I will go the weekend, but at the first photo you can see how it cut at a 4mm and 40mm wood (it’s a photo mistake with some test cuts). I don’t know if it works with band saw blade , maybe it need to add an spring at the head. I think it worth to test it.

-- Alexander , Greece, http://alekosbiki.wordpress.com/

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#12 posted 02-05-2014 12:53 PM

Very nifty!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#13 posted 02-05-2014 02:51 PM

That will be a nice addition to your shop.

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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#14 posted 02-05-2014 02:58 PM

interesting idea, should do the work of a bandsaw in a small shop. blade stabalization is a great idea

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#15 posted 02-05-2014 04:11 PM

Great thinking!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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