Yeah, about my miter saw...

I know lots of people want me to post my miter saw, and I said I would. But I decided that I'm not going to post. It uses a lot of pieces, and only 3-4 people would be able to build it anyway.

Sorry if your disappointed, but I did take pictures of it while I was taking it apart, so you'll be able to see the insides. I also included a parts list below if you're curious about how many pieces it used. :-) 


Rods: 996

  • green-249
  • white-123
  • blue-347
  • yellow-96
  • red-34
  • gray-9
  • rigid tan-1
  • rigid black-1
  • flexi-rod (yellow rod length)-12
  • flexi-rod (gray rod length)-68
  • orange-56

Connectors: 804

  • dark gray-15
  • light gray-34
  • red-232
  • green-33
  • yellow-171
  • orange-59
  • white-74
  • blue-81
  • purple-179

Panels: 29

  • triangle mini-12
  • triangle small-16
  • square small-1

Other: 205

  • chain link-33
  • blue spacer-31
  • silver spacer-66
  • tan clip-18
  • metallic blue clip-15
  • black Y clip-5
  • red gear-8
  • small blue gear-2
  • orange splicer-12
  • battery-powered motor-1
  • tire-6
  • black snap cap-3
  • rubber band-3
  • fishing line-2 strands

Total: 2,034

Here's some pictures of the saw's deconstruction and pieces.

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This thing is reallly AWSOME!!!!!!!
Shadowman39 (author)  CassisDude984 years ago
I see the backround... you have a billion knex!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wish I had a billion. :-P I really have 30,000-40,000 pieces.
poil875 years ago
so cool!
Shadowman39 (author)  poil875 years ago
gerrits136 years ago
i made it but the blade guard didn't work out so well so i took it off

Shadowman39 (author)  gerrits136 years ago
i might put some up so you can no i did actually build it

Shadowman39 (author)  gerrits136 years ago
Okay. :-)
my sis has my camera at the moment

here they r
Shadowman39 (author)  gerrits136 years ago
Wow! It looks a lot like mine, great job!
i built it off all of the pics you put up and i used the piece count you gave me
Shadowman39 (author)  gerrits136 years ago
I'm glad I put the pictures up. ;-)
me to cuz i really wanted to build this

you should post
rabbitman326 years ago
 Can you tell me if it was under two feet tall and under two feet wide and deep
Shadowman39 (author)  rabbitman326 years ago
I think it was under two feet on all sides, but I'm not 100% sure.
 thanks man, i am working on building it right now
rabbitman326 years ago
 can you provide a little info on how the mechanism was built and on how the other gears work... thanks

Ha, I just noticed this comment.

Just a day later, you said: leave the guy alone.... he is a genuis for building this and if you were any type of an engineer at all you could figure out how to do it by looking at the picture

You ask for details  on building the saw, and that's OK.  I suggest he lets everybody know how he built it, and I'm the bad guy?

Shadowman39 (author)  rabbitman326 years ago
More information is on the slideshow.
Kiteman6 years ago
I still think you should have made an Instructable (there are other K'NEXers outside Instructables).

You still could, though - use the photos in reverse order, or take a lateral view and call it "Deconstructing the K'NEX Mitre Saw".

 leave the guy alone.... he is a genuis for building this and if you were any type of an engineer at all you could figure out how to do it by looking at the picture

Troll much? I don't think ANYTHING in what Kiteman posted above was at all negative towards Shadowman. Did you even read what he wrote before posting?
 yeah i read wha he wrote thats why i say the kiteman needs to get off his back... he says he didn't want to make pictures so just let the guy alone

I wish I could flag this as Stupid.
Oh, man.  If we had that option, at least 35% of all comments would disappear!
OK then, 36%
Would you stop that.... Seriously, I'm starting to get annoyed.
Try this then.
That makes 37%


I haz maths skillz!


No, I do.
Jayefuu Kiteman6 years ago
I think you got the wrong link. I think you meant "Try this"
Kiteman Jayefuu6 years ago

A rickroll, no doubt.
Jayefuu Kiteman6 years ago
Not clicking.
.  Flagged as Stupid :)

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Shoulda flagged it "genuis".
Leave rabbitman alone - after all, where would this site be without his contributions...?
We'd be up the creek without a cookie, that's where.
Well, if you weren't blocking cookies, you'd be fine...
Nope.  You didn't read any of what Kiteman wrote, let alone the date of the posting.
What the heck are you going on about?

You can build it from the picture?  Go on then.

I don't know many engineers who still have K'NEX sets, though...
You might not know engineers with K'nex, but I know artists with LEGO.
btw im thinking of building a chain saw...WITHOUT any chain links. xD
Know, or just know of?
both? i know a lot of lego sculptors.
Cool!  Do you have any links to their portfolios?  Do any of them have gallery shows coming up in either the Bay Area or Sacramento?  I'm a big fan of LEGO art, and would love to see some new stuff.
Shadowman39 (author)  kelseymh6 years ago
This guy makes awesome Lego sculptures.
Yes, he certainly does!  I'm waiting to see who prodo123 "knows."
he's a local, not really well known. Gotta go and see. Come to NJ if you wanna :P
Okay, thanks!  So you know a LEGO sculptor, local to your area.  That clarifies things.
I don't get people who don't believe what others say even with proof...
What proof? You've given no proof. Just your word.
Shadowman39 (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
The only problem about that is that these are the only pictures I have, and more would be needed to build it.
So make more!

Stop being defeatist - this is a genuinely great and original project, which deserves better coverage.
Shadowman39 (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
I can't make more because the saw is already apart, and the pieces in their buckets. I also threw all of the fishing line away. :-P
So make it again, take more photos, buy more line.

Shadowman39 (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
Maybe someday I'll remake it, but not now.

You are my 500th commenter. :-)
Shadowman39 (author)  KnexFreek6 years ago
Where did I reply to one of your comments to get your 5000th commenter?

Anyways.... YAY!!!
 I wazz just kidding!! LOL SORRY!! you said 500 i just wanted to say 5000 WHATEV! LOL  :) Im at like 4300 somthing LOL!
Shadowman39 (author)  KnexFreek6 years ago
Lol. :-P

500? Congratulations (I'm up in the 20k+ area now...)

Just imagine how many comments you'll get when you publish this.

(By the way, I have emailed links to your slideshow to K'NEX)
Shadowman39 (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
Okay, thanks.
I have 1378 omments xactly, not to brag or anyting :-P
Shadowman39 (author)  Hiyadudez6 years ago
I don't know how many comments I've posted, since the comments box is broken.
rabbitman326 years ago
 i want to build this but it has to be under to feet tall, wide and deep can you please respond with a comment giving aprox measurements

Mr. Muggle6 years ago
I think I would have enough for it but what are those orange rods in the piece list
Shadowman39 (author)  Mr. Muggle6 years ago
They're the rods that have notched ends. They make up the cutting board of the saw.
do u need them all.
because i only have 2...
Shadowman39 (author)  cool bas36 years ago
You can also use red rods, since they're the same length.
oke i might build if i dont like all the xmas guns
 My xmas gun was and still is the best evAR! THE FREEKILLER!!!!!
in what set do the come?
Shadowman39 (author)  Mr. Muggle6 years ago
The original roller coaster set. They may come in more, but that's where I got them.
ok, I was thinking about buying one of those. Is the tubing in that set the same as the tubing in the big ball factory set because that sucked.
Shadowman39 (author)  Mr. Muggle6 years ago
Yeah, it has the same orange tubing in the Big Ball Factory. Why does it suck?
my tubing curled up all the time, it didn't stay on the orange tab connectors and the track just couldn't stay straight that way, the ball fell of all the time. I had to add guard rail before the big ball factory set worked
Shadowman39 (author)  Mr. Muggle6 years ago
Yeah, my orange tubing is most of the time a pain to put on. But I still like using it.
mmm, I could also just buy some orange tab connectors and use the tubing of the screaming serpent
Shadowman39 (author)  Mr. Muggle6 years ago
Yeah, that's also a good idea. :-)
kelseymh6 years ago
This really deserves a full Instructable.  It doesn't matter whether you think no one else would build it!  It's a really impresive project, and your deconstructionist (thanks, Kiteman!) photos are perfect for showing the assembly.
.  I agree.
.  The fact that it's not a gun is worth a few bonus points. ;)

You ,there are lots of non-gun things on this site besides this.

.  Can you provide links to 25 K'nex iBles that aren't guns?
Sure, with no trouble (Except the time it took to find them)
There you go 25 knex ibles that are not guns.
By the way that took me half an hour. lol
 Good Job!
By the way I have NO idea where that "you" came from in that last comment.