SWMBO got this miniature "table saw" from HF for making models and
small parts. Cost $30 on sale, comes with a blade for wood and a blade
for tile or stone. Here it is with some items for scale:
That pretend miter gage thing is completely useless. So I made a little
sled out of tempered hardboard, some pre-dimensioned oak hobby board,
some scrap for the fences, and a piece of Lexan:
Now it actually works. It'll actually cut 1/2" hardwood, but you have
to watch your feed rate. Very tiny motor, maybe 1 amp. It's great for
cutting a 1/4" piece off of 1/4" ply. No tearout!
Just goes to show that even el sucko tools can work if you think of
them as a platform for shopmade jigs. If the motor spins and the all
the machine threads hold, you can do something with it. In the case of
this saw, you absolutely have to make your own fixtures, or you will
probably decide the tool is useless.
This little sled amused me so much I just had to post about it.