Introduction: How to Make a Table Saw (Video)

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Today, we will be working together for making a table saw from circle saw.

I invite you to check out the video here and the steps taken.

Step 1: Make the Legs for Table Saw

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You need a little slats to create a solid table leg

Step 2: Create a Hole With Dimensions Corresponding to the Circular Saw

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You need two sheets of plywood. Here, I use 2 panels with size 12mm x 800 mm x 1,200 mm.

You need to use routers and saws parasols to perform this task.

Step 3: Assembly on Table Saws

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Creating toggle clamps and assembling the saw on a table with certainty.

Here, I use 4 toggle clamps to hold firmly circle saw on table.

Step 4: Make the Lid for Saw Blade

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You need to use the router to create a hole on the table with size matching saw blades. Then you add a lid on this hole. This creates favorable conditions for the replacement or repair of the latter.

Step 5: Completion of the Project and Enjoy the Results

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Wish you happy, and one day work efficiently!


VMH0307 (author)2016-10-25

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junk-J (author)2015-12-10

Saving $70 is not worth cutting off a finger or having a board kickback in your face. Save up your money, buy the best saw you can afford and save money making homemade jigs. A homemade table saw is a terrible and dangerous idea

GeorgeP70 (author)junk-J2016-01-22

I agree really bad idea, a table saw costs hardly more than a skil saw.

VMH0307 (author)junk-J2015-12-10

Thanks your idea.

Not really only 70 dollars, may be higher. On many table saw market with equivalent capacity can with a price of $ 400-500.

Also making a product (DIY-Do it yoursefl) awesome

blkhawk (author)VMH03072015-12-11

I bought my SKILL table saw for US$99.00. You can get a decent table saw for US$150.00. Just have to keep your eyes open.

DaveC14 (author)junk-J2015-12-11

Instead of making generalisations about homemade table saws perhaps you could suggest a way to make this one safer if you think there is an issue. The commercial table saws that I have seen have been prohibitively expensive and a lot less sturdy than this one looks.

VMH0307 (author)DaveC142015-12-11

Thanks to your comments

Cyclones92 (author)2016-01-03

Great job!! I am definitely going to do this soon!!

BossyRangs (author)2015-12-15

Good job! I built a similar table saw a while back. It has a crosscut sled like this one:
My next step is to have a mechanism so that the saw blade can move up and down:
I see a lot of comments here of people that are concerned about your safety, and they are right. That last cut you make really is dangerous. That piece can easily be thrown back at you at a very high speed! The saw is more powerful than your hands, so you won't be able to hold it down if that happens. Be safe and use a crosscut sled every time you cut a piece that is wider than it is long.

VMH0307 (author)BossyRangs2015-12-15

Thanks you. I'm going to make fence, sled, pushstick, splitter and guard for this table saw. I will continue to update certain parts of the future.

BossyRangs (author)VMH03072015-12-17

Alright! I would like to see them when they're done. I might even steal your design :-) Update us by adding a step in this Instructable.

QuyenN6 (author)2015-12-14

It's amazing. Good job. ^^

VMH0307 (author)QuyenN62015-12-14

Thank u so much for your feedback

zarling (author)2015-12-11

Don't want to pile on here, and this is a very clever idea, but I'm very nervous seeing this... I always tell people the most important rule of using a table saw is to count your fingers before and after and come up with the same number. I know enough guys who didn't that this isn't really a joke. I hope your final picture is not representative of an actual cut-- the blade should NEVER be that high in relation to the workpiece-- ever, even with guides and guards in place. There should only be a few teeth protruding above the workpiece. I'm not saying this to be critical or mean-- I'm genuinely concerned about your safety when seeing this. Also be sure to wear eye protection etc. (a leather welding apron would be good) when using this-- a circular saw blade is typically a relatively thin blade designed and manufactured for rough work with the blade exposed on the bottom. A table saw blade is for more precision work with the blade or the top, and is a little beefier with more surface area to braze the carbides to (and more care given to the brazing process.) I would be concerned that this setup is far more likely to send a carbide toward the face or torso. A very clever and interesting build, but please be cautious, and remember that while this can do a few of the things a table saw can, there is a lot of table saw work that this just isn't suited for.

VMH0307 (author)zarling2015-12-12

Thank u so much for your feedback.You're so nice. I also understood and thought about safety when using table saw and also other machine, I'm going to make other step for this. Off course this table saw cannot be compared with other product from Manfacture, this's only one method I hope that will be useful for someone' idea to build a table saw.?

livichris (author)2015-12-10

be really careful cutting a piece of wood that's wider than it is long against the fence. There's a much greater chance of it rotating between the fence and the blade and kicking back. a sled would be best for these cuts

VMH0307 (author)livichris2015-12-10

Exactly like that, I'm done more fence, sled. Meanwhile, a lot safer in the process of using the table saw.

akirch1 (author)2015-12-10

The lack of writhing knife is not something to trifle with! Use a sled or you may lose a finger.

VMH0307 (author)akirch12015-12-10

Thanks you. I know this. I'm done more fence, sled. Meanwhile, a lot safer in the process of using table saw.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-12-10

Great looking design. And you save a fair amount of money.

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