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Forum topic by kwblack posted 03-30-2011 03:40 AM 8442 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-30-2011 03:40 AM

Saw this on Craig’s List. Scares me just thinking about it.

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#1 posted 03-30-2011 03:47 AM

many moons ago

thats what I did.

whats so scary about it ?

: )

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#2 posted 03-30-2011 03:52 AM

i’ve made and use 3 of these over the years
wish i had thought of his fence
i had one with a t=square i made
and one with a set stop
and added the rip drops as needed
for different size rips
had a small one on a roof
with a tapering jig for cedar shakes
and the ridge cuts

they aren’t to bad to use
just have to be carefull

and if you make it yourself
you have more comfidence

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#3 posted 03-30-2011 03:55 AM

Not that uncommon. My dear old dad used a commercial version of this years ago. Skill made a table you could mount your circular saw to.

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#4 posted 03-30-2011 04:08 AM

Why is that scary? It looks a lot safer than my fist home made table saw.


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#5 posted 03-30-2011 05:45 AM

Is this what you might call an Okie rig?

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#6 posted 03-30-2011 06:40 AM

My dad uses something like this except with his circular saw mounted to the bottom, and some sort of contraption to hold the trigger down on the circ saw. Of course, no fence or safety guards of any sort. I offered him my small but functional Ryobi TS when I upgraded, but he declined saying that his setup worked perfectly. He still has all his fingers.

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#7 posted 03-30-2011 07:22 AM

I have one that I made more than ten years ago. I have many hours spent on that thing. I’m on my second motor. I use it as my portable TS, It’s better than any of the storebought portables I’ve had or used. You can actually rip 2×12s on it without losing power halfway through the cut. I can’t say that about any of the portables and some of the contractor TS that have been to the job. I was going to post pictures of it in a few days. Waiting for 04/01/11.
I had a client that was so impressed he ask me to make him one, I did and I was so glad to get it back when he moved off to Hawaii. I was sure that some day I was going to be hearing from a lawyer.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#8 posted 03-30-2011 07:40 AM

When I looked after my Uncles Hardwood Flooring business, 2 of the installers used these all the time. For ALL types of hardwood flooring. These guys where Good and Fast and Accurate!

It was basically a 12” High box that sat on the floor. No Fence or Mitre Gauge, they could cut 90’s and 45’s by eye.

Nothing Scary about them! UNLESS you where afraid to use one. Then you create your own problem.

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#9 posted 03-30-2011 08:15 AM

Hay !!! nothing falling off the back,nice long table
I had a HERCH saw table ,hooked circ saw ,jig saw ,router under it ,and built two cabinets with it

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#10 posted 03-30-2011 08:37 AM

What? No SawStop technology??

But, hey . . . there’s $25 in wheels and a circ saw.


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#11 posted 03-30-2011 10:36 PM

Routers are installed upside down in tables all the time. Why not a circular saw? :)

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#12 posted 03-30-2011 11:49 PM

Well, until I got my Grizzly G0690 last summer,this was my tablesaw:

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#13 posted 03-31-2011 12:52 AM

HorizontalMike my father in law has that same table. Does not have the saw parts just the table. My great grandfather also made a home made table saw that he use to do his woodworking.

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#14 posted 03-31-2011 05:00 AM

Some of the finest craftsmen I have ever worked with, this side of the ocean, and the other, had humble beginnings and were never influenced by what the media would have us believe, we needed.

The farmer who cannot sharpen the plow will never feed his flock.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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