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Forum topic by daddywoofdawg posted 11-24-2014 05:27 PM 793 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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daddywoofdawg

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11-24-2014 05:27 PM

what power tools do you use when making small 5” down parts.my 10” miter saw,table saw (if I had one),and other big power tools seem more dangerous when cutting small parts.


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CM02WS6

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#1 posted 11-24-2014 06:24 PM

Table saw with crosscut sled works well. Supports the work piece with zero clearance on the bottom and back. My sled is quite large, but I’ve also seen other smaller sled designs that are more catered toward small pieces.

Since you don’t have a table saw, you may want to think about making a support that goes on your miter saw. I’m envisioning an “L” shape that sits on the cutting surface.

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daddywoofdawg

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#2 posted 11-24-2014 06:46 PM


Since you don t have a table saw, you may want to think about making a support that goes on your miter saw. I m envisioning an “L” shape that sits on the cutting surface.

- CM02WS6


I would like to make one, but don’t see a photo of one that works with a slider.know of any photos of one?

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Clouseau

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#3 posted 11-24-2014 08:40 PM

I use my bandsaws more all the time because my parts seem to be getting smaller. I keep a 1/2” blade on my 14” and an 1/8 or 3/`6 on my 10”. Use a sled and rip fence on a well tuned bandsaw and you will be much safer and happy with the results.
Dan Coleman

-- Dan Coleman, retired Welding Inspector and past IA Teacher

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Redoak49

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#4 posted 11-24-2014 11:20 PM

Personally, I do not like small parts on a miter saw and it just scares me. A good sled on a table saw works. I am starting to make some toys and bought a 10” bandsaw to go along with my 16” Band saw. The big one is great for resaw and other larger cuts but not so great for toys and smaller cuts. Clouseau has it right.

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AandCstyle

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#5 posted 11-25-2014 12:53 AM

I routinely cut small parts with the SCMS, BUT I clamp them securely. I put a scrap the same thickness as the workpiece beyond the saw’s clamp and then run a piece of 3/4” plywood from the scrap to the workpiece (sort of like a bridge) and tighten the clamp down on the ply. There is no way the workpiece can move with this setup. HTH

-- Art

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Sawdust4Blood

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#6 posted 11-25-2014 01:01 AM

Bandsaw is my go-to tool for small parts

-- Greg, Severn MD

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LeeinEdmonton

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#7 posted 11-25-2014 01:25 AM

I don’t have a TS or a SCMS instead I have a RAS for larger work & use my 14” BS small work parts. For real small parts I use my scroll saw. The latter is not so good because Iam not proficient with a scroll saw & there is no fence
so I end up with “BY GUESS & BY GOLLY” results with it. A well tuned BS with a 3/16” blade does a very good job on small parts.

Lee

-- Lee

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bondogaposis

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#8 posted 11-25-2014 01:29 AM

Bandsaw is the safer tool for small parts.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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ElChe

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#9 posted 11-25-2014 02:24 AM

My Gramercy bowsaw. Accurate and safe. For 45 or cross cuts my totally awesome Bad Axe hybrid tenon saw.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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Jim Finn

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#10 posted 11-25-2014 10:25 PM

I mostly use a scroll saw to make toys. Hard to hurt yourself on it also.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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daddywoofdawg

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#11 posted 11-26-2014 02:55 PM

sounds like a BS is on the christmas list. Any blk fri deals?

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