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Project by tamtum posted 197 days ago 4815 views 27 times favorited 20 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 197 days ago

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

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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tamtum

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#2 posted 197 days ago

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 197 days ago

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

-- Terry,Tennessee

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RussInMichigan

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#4 posted 197 days ago

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 197 days ago

> 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 197 days ago

Great idea.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

#7 posted 197 days ago

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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Radu

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#8 posted 197 days ago

Good idea. Let us know how it works.

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NaptownWood

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#9 posted 196 days ago

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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Rick M.

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#10 posted 196 days ago

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

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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tamtum

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#11 posted 196 days ago

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 196 days ago

Very nifty!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 196 days ago

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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bushmaster

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#14 posted 196 days ago

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 196 days ago

Great thinking!

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

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