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Forum topic by bestcarpenter posted 11-07-2018 03:30 PM 244 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bestcarpenter

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11-07-2018 03:30 PM

Hi, I have a circular saw (Bosch GKS 190), and I intend to buy a router, but only if there is a table were I can mount both of them, I know that Kreg make tables for routers, I’m wondering if there is an equivalent table for circular saws. Put it another way, I need a circular saw, a router, a table saw and a router table, but I don’t have the budget to afford all of them, so I thought why not buying a table were I can use it to “convert” my circular saw to a table saw, I know there are a couple of tutorials to make my own wooden table saw, but honestly I wouldn’t trust it, for accuracy and security reasons.


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#1 posted 11-07-2018 05:42 PM

My suggestion is You Tube. ...specifically Izzy Swan. If it is possible, Izzy has done it.
Good luck.

Note: If it were me, I would make a ripping sled, and maybe a cross cut sled/jig for the circular saw and forget about trying to mount it under a table. Just my thoughts.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#2 posted 11-08-2018 10:10 PM

Thank’s MT_Stringer (y)

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#3 posted 11-09-2018 04:22 AM

I’m going to vote no on trying to use a circular saw both free and as a table saw. I did that for a few years using an old table Sears sold for that purpose. It was a time consuming hassle to install the saw and align it, then later to take it off for other needs. I’ve now got a lower cost portable type table saw and, while it’s not a great tool overall, it serves enough needs to be worth having and keeps my circular saw free.

I think the need for a table saws is a bit overrated. You can make or buy a guide for your circular saw that serve many of the purposes for which you’d use a table saw. Many home shops get by fine without a table saw. A router table is a very useful thing to have, but again, if you can scrape up enough cash for a second router it’s best to have a separate free one.

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#4 posted 11-09-2018 06:19 AM

John Heinz “IBuildIt” also just did this on You Tube recently, both a quick one and a much better design. It was still a dedicated circular saw though with a Good fence. He is building a Saw, the Circular saw tables he is using are temporary. Dan

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