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It has returned! Yes, after 3 years, I have finally decided to post instructions of my miter saw. This saw is just like the old one, except a few minor color changes to give it a more consistent color scheme. For those of you who don't know about this saw, it's a model I built 3 years ago and posted as a slideshow, but I never made instructions.. until now! I don't know why I never posted them earlier. Maybe I was lazy, or too busy saving the world by slaying creepers and endermen. Either way, here are the instructions, and I'm glad I finally have them posted. :-)

I didn't make a new video, so here is the old one in case anyone wants to see the saw in action:


So, without further to do, let's cut to the next step! (terrible pun, I know) :-P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Step 1: Parts List (Optional)

Here are the parts that I used to build the miter saw. If you don't have all of them, you can probably substitute some parts or just modify the model altogether. Some pieces are just for looks and can be left out, like the orange splicers. Please note that the pieces below are listed by their classic-colored names. 

Rods: 998

green- 252
white- 123
blue- 347
yellow- 95
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: 204

chain link- 33
blue spacer- 31
silver spacer- 66
tan clip- 17
metallic blue clip- 15
black Y clip- 5
red gear- 8
small blue gear- 2
orange splicer- 12
battery-powered motor*- 1
small wheel- 4
big wheel- 2
black snap cap- 3
thick rubber band- 2
thin rubber band- 1
fishing line (or other string)- 2 strands: one 16 inches (41 cm) long and the other 63 inches (160 cm) long.

Total: 2,035

*I used the older battery-powered motor (the one that has a separate battery pack). You can use a different motor instead if you want, but you'll have to modify the motor section.

If you're ready, then let's get building!
does i t even work though? cool idea
<p>Awesome! Great instructions :D</p>
<p>Thanks!</p>
<p>fantastic saw will be having a crack at this one well done</p>
<p>Thanks!</p>
<p>funny wich all the knex charters</p>
<p>The saw works perfect now thanks ;) Tomorrow I start with the Coin Sorter</p>
<p>Awesome, thanks for building!</p>
<p>I have some problems with the saw he doesn't run. the gears in the tail will run if the chain is gone. If I run the gears with the chain the gears in the tail will not turning</p>
<p>Before adding the chain, see if everything rotates freely. After the chain is added make sure nothing is blocking it.</p>
<p>Thanks for your fast answer tomorrow I checking everything</p><p>the saw is really nice to build </p>
Nice.. I was able to build it with your clear instructions.. Now I'm going to build your coin sorter....
Cool, thanks for building!
Just built it is amazing great job now I going to put a trekker motor on it when I do I will post a video!
Nice! Looking forward to see a faster version of the saw.
You should put a trekker motor on this.
Yeah, that would be cool.
Do you need all those bendy rods or are they just for looks?
Yeah, those are just for looks.
Cool!
Thanks!
Np =D
In how many instructions do you use that pic for the gathering the pieces step?
3
i thought over 9000 :(
Those are unpublished Ibles. :-)
lol<br>btw, what are private ibles good for, they have exactly the same features as unpublished ibles &gt;.&lt;
Private Ibles have a published date and unpublished ones don't. That's the only thing I can think of.
Awesome saw. Ever consider adding either of the following complications:a compound miter, or SLIDING COMPOUND miter saw? Or, the ultimate workshop build: a radial arm saw! Keep up the exciting work!
Thanks! I've never thought about making those, since I just now learned what they are. :-P The only thing I was thinking of was a saw that could tilt.
Do you think it would be possible to build it with 6 red gears instead of 8? Thanks much.
You could replace the two red gears that are sticking out the side with medium yellow gears.
Ok thank you. I am making I for my dad to symbolize all the projects we have done together for fathers day. Lol its kinda dorky but my dad is an engineer so he will appreciate the design lol.
Haha, cool!
Couple more questions! Could i use string instead of fishing line and do you need the snap cap parts?
You can use string, and you can use blue/tan clips instead of snap caps in some places where there is extra space.
thanks! just making it the now! may take me 2 days or so!!!!<br>
Haha, that's how long it took me to build it. :-P
I do not have 8 red gears (only 4) could i use the yellow ones?
Yes, just don't let the teeth sticking out get in the way.
thanks
Love the lego houses in the background of the pieces. Pretty nice.
They are good Lego sets, I like them too. :-)
fuck i want tho build this but i don`t have enough panels :(
Could you post some step-by-step pictures of the gear section?
I did, look at Step 6.
I mean separate sections of the first picture.
I don't have any pictures of that broken into sections, sorry. :-( But the first 8 pictures in that step are of that section, so there should be enough angles to be able to build it.
cool
Thanks

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