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How to make a table saw with circular saw

One of the machines that can be a breakthrough in our carpentry workshop is a table saw, especially when giving the wooden slats and boards the desired dimensions. The idea, as you have already seen in many places, is to screw our disc saw to a tabletop, cut a slot so that the blade protrudes from the other side and place the tabletop with the saw face down on the structure of a table. In order to turn on the saw we need to block the switch of the machine with a flange or another system like the one seen in the video.

Circular saw. enredandonogaraxe.club

The circular saw that we use to make our table saw should not be plugged directly into the electrical power anyway, we must put a safety switch that cuts off the power safely. I will use the one you see in the photo that I got of a workbench that I don't use much anymore. It is advisable to use something like this, since that type of switch is not easy to operate accidentally.

Security switch. enredandonogaraxe.club

If you put a simple switch or a strip with a switch, you must put it so that you can turn the machine on and off safely.


Mi circular hand saw It doesn't have a lot of disk diameter, so I used a chipboard of only 1cm thick so as not to lose too much cutting capacity. As I did not trust that it was properly fastened by screwing the machine directly to the board, I preferred to drill holes through it and use screws with self-locking nuts.

Cutting disc. enredandonogaraxe.club

I wondered whether to use a melamine chipboard (that's what I think those with colored "veneer" on both sides are called) or whether to use plywood. In the end I decided on chipboard because it stays flatter over time. This board has been in the workshop for a long time resting on one side and is still flat. I have a small plywood board in the same condition for half a year and it is warped.

Disassembled miter saw. enredandonogaraxe.club

It won't be my last table saw, but I guess I should make something like this in this woodworking blog. You will see that the board that I use is a little small for the structure of the table, and that it has a cut on one side. As this is provisional I did not want to use a new board and luckily I had this chipboard in my workshop.As soon as I can I will put a board that covers the entire structure of the table and I will place the motor of the miter saw that I have disassembled, which has more power and will give me more cutting capacity.

If you want to see how to make the table saw disc lift system , or other versions, here are more articles on homemade table saws.


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9 comments on "Table saw made with circular saw"

    1. Thanks. If you go to the entry "table saw made with my old miter saw" you will see the lifting system I use. I'm thinking of another method and how to tilt it ... little by little the videos will arrive. Greetings

  1. Terrific! Now a question, why can't you leave the metal base of the saw and make a hole with a cut in the table to leave it level? when not used in that ueco a cover could go. I am about to make my own and I would like to know if there is any recommendation contrary to this option. Greetings and congratulations.

    1. Thank you. I think I saw what you say somewhere on the internet, but I never tried. You will need a hole just as big as the base. And you will need to somehow hold the saw. I think it is more complicated than screwing the base under the dash. Regards.

    2. I also want to make a table saw with the circular saw. The following occurs to me, which I suppose I have seen out there in a video: A hole is made in the table with the dimensions of the base of the saw. From the top, a small recess is made along the four sides of the rectangle that we have drilled, with a depth equal to a sheet that we will place and to which we will hold the saw at its base. Logically the sheet must be made the corresponding slot for the disc to pass etc .; the dimensions of the sheet must be about two or three centimeters greater on all four sides than the base of the saw. In that case we only lose the few millimeters of the thickness of the sheet, which must, however, be sufficient to maintain its rigidity and to be able to hold the saw.

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