DIY table saw out of miter saw arm

Make a table saw from a miter saw arm

To make this table saw I attach the miter saw arm to the workbench frame I made some time ago. When I made my first table saw I used a 750W Bosh circular saw, but it has not enough power to cut with ease lumber that is more than 2.5cm thick.

Table frame and miter saw arm

Some time ago I bought a new miter saw, so I can dismantle my old miter saw arm and try to make another homemade table saw with it. When I made a previous test I realised that it is obvious that this 1200W saw can cut much more than 3cm with ease. But the truth is that in my circular saw I have installed a blade that makes nice and clean cuts, and may be it was not suitable to make fast cuts in a diy table saw.


The homemade table saw lift works nice, but I need to turn the crank 130 times to move the saw disc from the top position to the bottom. But I can be very precise when I adjust the blade position. Furthermore, the saw stays in the position I move it to, and I do not need any system to block it. I thought I should use something to clamp the sled that is connected to the crank, but when I use the table saw the sled stays motionless.

Homemade table saw lift systemTable saw lift mechanismTable saw lift mechanism crank

But after some time using this homemade table saw, I decided to make another one with a new circular saw, because there is some problem with the miter saw, and the blade has a slight wobble that I could not fix.

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