Is there anyone who has ever built a cheap small fixed saw, for next to
I am thinking the use of a small blade (5 inches) directly mounted on a
small surplus motor from sewing machines or washing machine or whatever.
I think it could be fixed mounted to a rigid frame, and the table
moved upwards to meet the saw.
I know it's impractical, and it's going against the grain of 'bigger is
better' sentiment, but hey, start small.
I'm more interested in the tool than in the woodworking itself, so that
explains why I am bothering to do this at all.
A sewing machine motor would not have enough power. If you really want to do
something this dangerous, make your table saw from a garage sale circular saw.
Most ot the work is already done for you.
Roger Poplin dba firstname.lastname@example.org
Sure, and they used to sell the plans or give them away. They used
mostly plywood and seems like they were out of St Louis and called
Higgins or something like that.But is is sorta like cutting firwood.
An ax works, a double bit works even better and a cross cut saw is
faster, two man even faster and then BEGHOLD- the CHAINSAW!
I question why one of these super sharp super fast cutting saws hand
saws There has been an awfully lot of wood cut with a handsaw. Why
would they not be better for than using a washing machine blade &
On Sat, 11 Oct 2003 22:02:37 GMT, Hasdrubal Hamilcar
I made a cheap table saw like that: used an extra circular saw with a nice
big base, fitted that base to a 3/4 " plywood top in a table and there it
was. It hang below the table and could adjust depth and angle. I marked
center of blade on the table and then inset a yard stick to be able to
measure the cut.
Just find you a nice used circular saw at a pawn shop and go for it.
Thanks, I was sort of hoping to use a small, cheap, fixed saw and use a
movable xy table or something (which could be easily built) with it. Or
perhaps use a 3.5" circular saw blade and make something for it to
track around the piece of wood on. So it's cutting depth could be
multipled by 2.
I was hoping to compensate for the lack of power and all, by making it
numerically controlled and automatatic. It's just an untested idea
thanks to all,
I think you need to learn much much more about woodworking, and woodworking
machines, before you try to design a machine.
One description had your saw moving around, and from how I read it, making
cuts that were not necessarily in a straight line. Circular saws don't do
that. You concept of making up for power is not a rational one. You want
to use a cheap or free motor, but want to do CNC stuff. Cheap and CNC are
rarely said in the same sentence.
You will forgive me if I think all that is going on here is chain yanking,
because you are so uninformed, it has to be that. If you are for real,
better go hit the books, and learn a little. Right now, few will respond to
you, because you are sooo far off base, they don't know where to start.
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