I respectfully disagree.
The work piece is not restrained from rotating except by the
Any slight rotary movement of the work piece and you have a kick back
waiting to happen, especially when the kick back pawls do not come
NOT in my shop.
After each corner is clipped, the work piece is pulled back out after
Again you have a disaster waiting to happen.
If on the other hand, the work piece is fed completely past the saw
then lifted from the sled and repositioned on the pivot pin after the
returned to the start position, you run the risk of enlarging the
An enlarged pivot hole allows for possible lateral movement of the
which will result in kick back.
Again, NOT in my shop.
A table saw does a lot of things well, cutting a circular work piece
isn't one of
May have missed the beginning of this thread, but have made a few ~48"
diameter wooden circles using a router and a wooden arm that fit over a pin
at the center of the circle and that the router base bolted to at
circumference of the circle.
This thread started when I questioned how Norm got the cut started
using his circle cutting jig for his band saw.
Earlier conversations pretty much came to the conclusion that a plunge
router with a circle jig as you describe above, will probably give the
Lew, your objections are rationally described and noted and I respect your
opinion. However, it would only be necessary to try the method ONCE to
realize they are nevertheless unfounded. A table saw using the method or
jig described, does an excellent, and safe, job of cutting a circle, and
a _better_ job than can be done with a bandsaw. IMHO
There are no stupid questions, but there are lots of stupid answers.
Larry Wasserman - Baltimore Maryland - lwasserm(a)sdf. lonestar. org
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