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04-20-2012 06:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw

Where can I find a 4” table saw, new or used? I am looking for one that the blade tilts 45 degrees. Can someone help?

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#1 posted 04-20-2012 06:43 PM

I think Proxxon makes one. Not sure of the size.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 04-20-2012 06:44 PM

Here ya go…but blade is only 3 9/64”
Here’s another, but blade is only 3 1/4”

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 04-20-2012 06:45 PM

I’ve seen folks on Ljs make their own table saw using a circular saw ,i guess you could do the same with a 4” trim circular sawif the store bought table saw is to spendy. Just curious what you would want a 4”table saw?

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#4 posted 04-20-2012 07:04 PM

Harbor Freight has a little one but it doesn’t look like much. Four inches is pretty small for a table saw.
I saw this one a few weeks ago at a thrift store for $60

I had never seen one this small that was any good, but this one might have been.

If you have time, look for a used one. If you have to have a very small saw, try searching for jeweler’s saws, you might find something.

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#5 posted 04-20-2012 07:14 PM

These people may have what you want -

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#6 posted 04-20-2012 07:19 PM

Read the reviews carefully. Most seem to be extremely under powered or expensive. I was looking for a small one, too. I was going to use it to cut very small pieces for crafts. I ended up buying a very good fine-tooth hand saw and a Grrripper for my contractor’s saw. Really small pieces I use a sharp knife.

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#7 posted 04-20-2012 07:40 PM

dremel makes one

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#8 posted 04-20-2012 08:37 PM has a cool saw thats like a bicycle and it seems to have a small blade, check out his photos its there somewhere and ask him where he got it.

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#9 posted 04-20-2012 08:55 PM

How fancy does it have to be? I have 1 that I bought in a garage sale—its a cast table with a small blade I will have to go to the shop and measure it but it should be arround 4” there is no fence or miter gauge but if you just want a bare bones saw let me know and i will do some measuring

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#10 posted 04-20-2012 09:33 PM

Hey Roy,

I’m just keeping an eye open to see what I can find. If you could shoot me some meaurements and possibly some pictures that would be great.

I’m going to be using this saw to make small boxes. Cutting out the small side on a 10” table saw that I have scares me a little.

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#11 posted 04-20-2012 09:48 PM

You might try looking at this Preac. It is widely thought of as the best for people doing model work.

This is the best and most robust I have found.

Good luck

-- Tom

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#12 posted 04-20-2012 11:06 PM

pm sent—also this has a tilt top not a tilting blade.

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#13 posted 04-21-2012 12:43 AM

If you want something really pro and accurate look
for a linotype saw or print shop saw. They don’t tilt
but some have a mechanism for holding small parts
very close to the blade. I can rip short strips to very
fine tolerances with mine.


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