|Forum topic by devann||posted 04-01-2011 08:51 AM||5009 views||1 time favorited||18 replies|
04-01-2011 08:51 AM
I commented on a post by kwbalck a couple days ago. Something about homemade tablesaws being scary, I think all tablesaws are scary. At least if used improperly they are. I’m posting some pictures of mine.
As you can see it’s just a 7 1/4” skilsaw mounted to a plywood table. I used a router with a straight cut bit to notch a couple 2×4s so that the motor can be easily replaced. It’s on the second motor.The saw has been modified to accept an 8 1/2” balde giving it just over a 2’ max cut. It’ll rip 2×12s without any problem, no stopping to flip a breaker or waiting for the thermal switch to reset. I’ve had several benchtop portables and an old Delta contractor tablesaw that I couldn’t say that about. The contractor saw was a pain to lug around, most of the time requiring hooking up the trailer. This saw has been in the backseat of a subcompact car.
I see that quite a few of you have said that you have used such tablesaws. I was wordering if I could get some of you to share some pictures of your homemade tablesaws. After all y’all know what today’s date is. 04/01/11
-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with