Homemade table saws -- safety

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Forum topic by dowwurur posted 08-04-2015 10:10 PM 733 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-04-2015 10:10 PM

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Hello all,

I was reading ways to rebuild table saws and came across examples online like this:

I was told to never clamp or otherwise immobilize a circular saw in an attempt to make it into a table saw. Could an experienced woodworker here comment on the safety of the approach described at that link, please?

If there is a safe way to make a table saw, could you please share it? I have access to a used table saw arbor and motor but the enclosure is badly rusted with holes. Is it worth trying to make a wooden cabinet for it?

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#1 posted 08-05-2015 11:54 AM

Its doable, but only if your budge is extremely tight or you just want to try it.

Check out Mattias Wandel’s version on Youtube.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#2 posted 08-05-2015 02:28 PM

It is safer to use a jig saw (inverted) as a table saw but that also is limited to straight and short cuts.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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