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Table saw? Answered

I am going to buy a table saw soon and I was just wondering what I should buy that is under $600 that can be used in a small space or moved outside?

Question by MatthewGal    |  last reply


power saw ?

My brand new Ryobi Power Saw just busted. I turned it on with the wood in so the saw blade was stuck. Pretty soon the motor just stopped and won't even make a sound . It's shot. But what exactly is shot? Can I replace a part?

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Band saw question

I am going to purchase a band saw to cut 10" circles from 3" stock. Will the 10" Craftsman band saw allow me to accomplish that?

Question by Charlie Pelican    |  last reply


Fret saw operation. Answered

Typically, what sort of thickness of wood (plywood, solid softwoods) can a hobby-quality, bench-top fret saw comfortably deal with?

Question by Kiteman    |  last reply


Table Saw Issues

My table saw tracks are narrow and I cannot use them for anything. I am wondering if there is a way to build a new top. I want the top to be accurate, but I have no idea how to go about this. I know I would like it to be functional with jigs with rails on both sides to accomodate different fences. Any ideas would be great. I have looked around the internet, but no luck. Thanks for any help. (Ryobi, 10"saw, with stand)  - Corn Dog

Question by Corn Dog    |  last reply


Precision PVC saw

I could use a little help. I'm looking for some way to make fairly precise cuts in 6" PVC. ( Don't ask, it's complicated. But not pressurized or anything dangerous. ) I tried a side cutting bit in a drill, it worked but wobbled side to side too much to make decently straight cuts. I'm thinking something like a jigsaw, but much smaller, also right-angle style would be good. I've been checking out this site for awhile now so, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, I don't want to make one out of an Altoid's box ! :) Any ideas ?

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New Jig Saw

I just went out and bought the Craftsman Evolv Corded Jig Saw, I have yet to test it but from what reviews said its a great little tool. I got it at sears for 30 bucks. Any tips or suggestions for using it as its my first jig saw. Thanks, Clemsonguy1125

Topic by imthatguy1125    |  last reply


K'NEX M249 SAW

I'm going to start building a K'NEX M249 SAW out of K'NEX. So I looked for a couple of pictures on Google and I got an idea in my head. But I'm doubting: Shall I make it a belt-fed gun? It think they are very cool (and it's a challange to make it, too) but the range of belt fed guns sucks (10-20 ft.). So maybe you  guys could help me decide and tell what you want to see, because if everything goes well, I'll make an instructable ofcourse :D

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The knex Miter Saw.

Hey Guys check out my new miter saw After i saw Shadowman39's miter saw i was like: i can build such a thing to, and here it is my knex miter saw. It looks a lot like Shadowman's miter saw only it is smaller and it takes up less pieces. I am pretty proud of it and i hope you guys like it. If you want to build it click here and the parts list will also be on that. Further more: it also works the same as Shadowman's saw. Click Here for a video Please leave a comment of what think about it.

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SHADOWMAN39's SAW!!!

SAY I IF YOU WANT SHADOWMAN39 TO POST HIS SAW!!!

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Utilizing a Table Saw?

Hi, I have a Table Saw Bosch 4000 and few other power tools, I do not have a Lathe, Router and planer. is there a way to utilize the table saw to compensate the lack of these tools? Thanks Nazarene

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Homemade band saw

I am looking to see if anyone knows how to build a homemade band saw. I do not have a saw to start with so I was looking for a way to build one with a electric motor somehow. Would it be possible for someone to create a set of planes somehow for a beginner to put one together? I would appreciate any help anyone can help me with.Thank you D

Question by madrasi    |  last reply


Mitre saw comparison

Hi, I'm looking to either buy the Bosch GCM 12 GDL Professional or the Metabo KGS 315 Plus Crosscut mitre saw. Ive done a bit of homework and both saws appear fairly decent, however the Metabo doesn't appear to have many objective reviews. Can you please recommend one over the other giving reasons for your choice? Thank you very much in advance.

Topic by Jono12    |  last reply


Band saw recommendations

I am looking to get a new band saw for the workshop. My previous experience is in woodwork in large workshops so I have always shared a large band saw but now my place of work wishes to get one and wants to cut a variety of materials. Do you have any recommendations for good small band saws in the UK? Is second hand better than new? Is a tension guide worth it?We would like to be able to cut:Thin sheets of plastic (Acrylic, ABS, HIPS up to 6mm)AluminiumMDF, plywood and wood.Basically items that will made on the CNC or vacuum former.I am the most experienced staff member with this machine and although I have used them extensively for woodwork I have only changed the blades, serviced and cleaned them a handful of times. Does anyone have any advice about good maintenance or band saw use etiquette?Many thanks,

Question by Roibo    |  last reply


knex saw rollercoaster

This saw the ride from thorpe park. it is a micro knex coaster. it has the blades on it that almost cut your face open and the car misses them by under a inch!!!!!!!!! (or 2cm). unfortunatly it currently has no chain on but it used to and it worked fine with it. should i post instructions???  ps. this has nothing to do with saw but has anyone ever seen a girl knexer that is actually good?? if you do want instructions you can have them for this or my new safe.(knex bank style safe)

Topic by slithien    |  last reply


Scroll Saw Art

Hi Everyone here, New here I have some pictures in my photos of works that I have done in the past and present of scrollsaw woodworks , I welcome feedback so feel free to comment,

Topic by tjcebula    |  last reply


On wednesday i saw

An RX7 just barely parked on the side of 410 with the flashers on, and a girl by it, she was pretty cute actually, and a ford explorer behind it, and knew, by instinct, the engine probably blew, due to not changing the oil, not putting oil into it, and just not taking care of it. Damn, another RX7 OFF the road, just what we need. I am just glad i can think of Aaron Cake's RX7 sleeping in its home, safe.

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I saw birdies!

I spent the weekend birding with my Dad, all along the North Norfolk coast.I a little less than two days, despite howling winds, biting chills and the first proper snowfalls for years, we clocked up 73 species.Personal highlights were:Glaucous gullTree creeperWater railSnow BuntingBlue, Coal, Great and Long-tail tits all in the same bushAnd beating my dad to both a great spotted woodpecker and a jay.I took photos, but most are blurred by movement and extreme zooming. Others I didn't try because it was too hard to hold the camera still in the wind, or too hard to keep the lens clear enough of snow to take pictures.

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how to convert a portable circular saw into a table saw

Wondering if anyone has any idea how to build a platform that will turn a portable circular saw into a table saw.

Topic by vasdef    |  last reply


What to do with a saw motor?

I have an old hand circular saw that has a few broken parts and is really kind of dangerous. I was thinking of adapting the motor to something, but can't find a good use (yet). Any ideas?

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How to use Table saw

It's easy to buy a table saw for our personal use. but its not easy to use this tool. so, there are some instructions and proper guideline to use this tool so that users will be safe and cutting also sharp and smooth.

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What's the easiest way to make your own table saw out of a common circular saw?

I would love to buy a portable table saw for some upcoming summer projects, but living off unemployment doesn't afford me too many possibilities.  However, I found a bunch of scrap lumber off Craigslist and have a simple 8" circular saw I bought a few years ago.

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Will Delta T30 fence fit a Craftman 10 Table saw circa 1970?

I have a 1970 Craftsman 10 in. table saw which has a cast tiron table  27 in. wide and 1.5 in. thick.  I need to replace the rip fence.  Approximately 0.75- 0.85 inches of the casting is available for locationg new holes.  Will the Delta T-30 fence mount to this?  Drilling new holes isn't a problem, I just don't know the geometry of the Delta fence and mounting system requirements.    Apparently, Lowe's no longer carries this product, but it appears to be available from on line sources. Saw Model no is 113.29940 Thanks

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Have a 9in Craftsman band saw and purchased a 62in metal cutting blade (62in blade is too small?

Have a Craftsman 9in Band Saw.  Needed a metal cutting blade.  Specs indicate a blade length of 62in.  Purchased one but it is too loose.  Checked all adjustable mechanics in saw - found none out of order...  measured band and it IS 62 inches..?

Question by mridgley    |  last reply


I need to replace the power thermal switches on my 10 inch tradesman table saw with Normal switches can u help?

I have a 10 inch tradesman table saw I need to replace the power and thermal switch I want to put regular toggles in but I have not been able to just wire in 2 new switches directly can you help?

Question by nelda_smith    |  last reply


What is this tool called? Answered

I am working on a project and saw this tool used in the instructable. It was used to cut wood (I'm using acrylic) but the author did not say what this hand tool is. I want to find one either in-store or online but I don't know what it would be called. It looks like some kind of coping saw but the blade looks different. 

Question by Arya42    |  last reply


New shed, new toy, new skills

I've got a new shed!  I am now the proud possessor of two sheds. The new one is just storage - garden chairs, tents (we have six tents, but there are only four people in the household - how did that happen?), lawnmower etc, which means I now have something novel in my original shed - space to work! At the same time, I've bought myself a new toy - a scroll saw (or fret saw, if you prefer), a Ferm FFZ-400N, if you're bothered by that kind of thing.  It's second hand, and only has one speed and no manual, but it was also only £20. So, I'm now practising - I bought some cheap ply, and I'm working on a new project, which I hope to post by Wednesday.  Unfortunately, there's a bit of a hiatus, since I've managed to snap the only blade I had.  What the heck, that's why they come in packs of ten, but I can't get a pack until Monday. Oh, and the shed: 6x4 foot "lap" shed from B&Q;, bought as a kit because I couldn't buy the raw materials anywhere near as cheaply. Basically, I got what I paid for - I spent as much time fixing the manufacturing faults as I did building it.  There are three fixes visible in the shot below, plus three fixes inside, not to mention the six or seven places where you can see daylight through the timber, and the very flexible window that will probably get sucked out by the first storm of winter... If you need a shed, and can only afford £135, then save up for something better.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


What is better for cutting steel a cold saw or band saw?

Im considering buying a cold saw or band saw but im just wondering what is better in terms of cutting quality,speed,noise and ease of use.

Question by legend4930    |  last reply


Craftsmen radial arm saw?

Hello all does any one have the diamensions of the table pieces for amodel 113 radial arm saw got my dads old saw in graet shape but table is gone  plaese let me know

Question by sparky9030    |  last reply


18volt dc tile saw

I have an extra DeWalt 18 volt DC saw. I want to know how it would work if I wired it to a 12volt auto battery charger directly. I want to use it to make a slow speed saw, with a diamond saw to cut large pieces of glass. If my ideea works I'll submit it for an instructable project. As you can tell I am electronically chalanged, but I an in theropy for it(electronics for dummies] Thanks for any input jrags

Topic by jrags    |  last reply


Table Saw Torsion Box

Hi all, I'd like your expert opinions :) I have a hobby size table saw which i'd like to expand. I'm planning to build a torsion box that surrounds the saw top. Do you think a torsion box with a cut out will be sufficiently strong, or will it reduce the torsion box properties too much? I was going to use MDF, would ply be a better option or does it not really matter? Any help is greatly appreciated. P.S. If you have a better idea please say so.

Topic by dimmaz88    |  last reply


Knex HD Circular Saw

This Circular Saw that you see here is one of the many knex things i've been working on, but have not shown you guys because of not really wanting to post anything in the past... however long it was. A little more about this saw is: it is the first Circular Saw on this site if i'm not wrong. If this saw was real; it would have a Gasoline engine for power and instead of a motor being in the old motor compartment, it would have a massive spindle brake so that it stopped spinning faster. Some things that is saw lacks is the fuel tank, the blade guard, and an on/off switch. I would have loved to add those things to it, but I ran out of some parts that were vital to their creation. A quick fact about the blade; The blade's diameter is 8 7/8" or roughly 225mm. The blade's thickness is about 7/10" or 17.8mm thereabouts. Overall, I think that it turned out alright but could have been much better. Still something to look at every now and then I suppose. It was fun to make, and was something to do.

Topic by beanieostrich    |  last reply


Old Spear & Jackson Saw information.

Hi Folks. My lovely better half just came home from a walk with her mum & presented me with a very old Spear & Jackson saw that belonged to her late father. It has suffered a bit over the years, it has some corrosion & some light pitting on the blade but nothing I shouldn't be able to sort out; being an inquisitive guy I'm intrigued by the wording embossed on the handle "Wartime handles and screws" . I'd love to find out more about this old saw, perhaps when it may have been made & why it has this wording on the handle, I have quite a few tools made during & shortly after WW2 which I inherited from my father but have never seen this before. Any info folks? Update. I stripped the saw & started the first stages of bringing it back to some of its former glory this evening. Rubbing it down with wet & dry & a sanding block revealed the etching under the corrosion, I'm afraid the picture may not show it up too well but along with all the usual Spear & Jackson stuff it showed the model & number of the saw, its a Spearior model 88 which according to info from the web has been in production in one shape or another since around 1920. I've come across a couple of methods online but before I start does anyone have any suggestions for enhancing the etching?

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How to make a "Circular SAW TABLE" from a handheld Circular saw

Hi This is my first Post, so please excuse me (as a Newbie) if I'm posting in the Wrong section.Ive been wanting to cut Plyboard sheets I have for a few weeks now. I have a Jig Saw and a Circular Saw. However the Jig saw is slow in cutting long pieces of Wood and when I use the Circular saw, I always end up cutting the sheet crooked. I recently saw on TV, a Table with a built in Circular Saw where u just position the wood and guide it slowly to produce a perfect straight Cut, However when I prices these, they are Very Expensive.I was wondering if some one can give me a plan or instructions where I can make this table circular saw from with Hand held circular Saw (Inverted and attached).I did a search but havent come up with anything similar to what I described.

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advice for a simple sturdy saw horse design, please?? Answered

Having recently moved into a new home, I should get down and try some simple DIY for myself without having to book the handyman.  First thing I should make is a work bench, or a saw bench (hand saw only) I searched for sawhorses and found several, but: I have a lower-spine injury that means I can't bend too much or for too long; I don't have much back, shoulder or arm strength, so sawing is an ordeal - more of an ordeal is trying to keep the damn wood still - at the moment it skates all over the place, i can't even cut 1x1s.  So I'd need to fit something that'd hold the wood still and be able to use both hands on the saw.   Would anyone have any ideas?  maybe a slight tweak to an existing model that would help me?  I'd want to cut flat wood later, but at the moment I need to cut the frames, 1x1s and 2d2s. I'd love to have a table saw, it'd be so much easier to cut with, but ... I'm also visually impaired and have never used a power tool other than a drill, and I sort of like my fingers where they are, attached to my hand!  And my vision also don't help me to get a good position to saw effectively; i have to get close to see what i'm doing. So really, I need a sawhorse high enough that i don't have to bend too much, but low enough that I can put what weight i have into my shoulder.  Know I'm asking a lot, but does anyone have any [polite!!!] suggestions? Thanks HelenaTroy

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table saw fence help?

Hello my fellow indestructible friends i brought a table saw this the first table saw i got and the fence is not completely strait it goes outwards by a couple of mm or more is this right many thanks for ant response here is the table saw http://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb674tas-254mm-table-saw-230-240v/9486j  please tell me if its okay or if not how to fix thanks paul

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The Sawed-Off Flash Drive

Evil Mad Scientist shows off the power of geek camouflage with their Sawed-Off Flash Drive that looks like a cut USB cable. Nice one! Link

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Sharpen hand saw blades?

Nowadays almost all hand saws are induction tempered. It seems such a waste to throw them out all the time after they get dull. Traditional hand saws could be sharpened with a triangular file and a special tool to bend the teeth outward. I guess sharpening can be done by means of a dremel tool with a diamond disk, but what about the bending of the teeth? Any suggestions?

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i just cut my finger in half with a table saw 3 mins ago? Answered

Ouch. any suggestions? I have no fingernail WTF.   how do i get a missing finger badge? Since writing the above message, I went to the ER and got fixed up. My finger is numb, and my sentence structure has improved. A simple push stick could have saved me $700, and my finger. DO NOT EVER GET CONFORTABLE WITH A DANGEROUS MACHINE. You will always lose, It is only a matter of time. Have a safe november! -Nepheron

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Band saw part missing?

Need a little help here. This is a craftsman 10" band saw. The image is directly below the cutting surface. I suspect there is a part missing, maybe a guide or roller. Where the arrows are in the picture, there are holes as if a bar should go across to hold a roller. Can someone please confirm there's a part missing, tell me the name of the missing part and hopefully where I can order a new one? One day I was cutting, the blade broke. No big deal, right? I put a new blade on and continued working. It runs pretty well, but the blades pop off pretty easily. It gets very frustrating. Later, I found a wheel (about less than 1/2") in the sawdust. It could only have come from the bandsaw. I didn't find any other parts, but they could have been sucked up by the vacuum. Thanks for the help!

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4inch scroll saw blades...?

Hi,i am looking for 4inch blades for my Dremel scrollsaw, i know i can purchase them online but they are not cheap so i am looking for an alternative blade that will do the same job only for a little less money.... I have tried bucket loads of sites but have had no joy so far, if there is anyone out there who can help it would be much appreciated...                                                                                       Thank you                                                                                        Tim Hollywood.

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Chainsaw bike

Hey every one i'm gonna make a chain saw powered bike do you think i should do an instructable on it !

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How to remove saw blade on a deWalt radial arm saw dw8001? Answered

I have just set up my late fathers radial arm saw in my workshop , I cant ever remember seeing the blade been changed. I know it isnt rocket science ! lol Having just changed the blade on my table saw , which was kind of the same dilemma Im facing now , which is how to stop the blade or shaft from moving whilst I undo the nut that hold the blade on ??? The table saw had a hole on top which you put a rod into to stop the shaft ! The only thing I can think of for the radial arm saw is that the shaft on the otherside of the motor has a threaded hole on it ? as if something might screw into it , maybe to hold it in place whilst changing the blade ? or maybe not , it may have a completely different use. So I would be grateful for any advice or ways in which I might best secure the blade/motor shaft whilst I undo the nut holding the blade on ???? Thanks in advance

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ROTARY SAW MOTOR, WHAT TO DO?

I have an old rotary saw where the motor works but the rest is broken what can i do with the motor i need creative ideas and remember there are no wrong awnsers

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What is the best Miter Saw for $300 - $400? Answered

I would like to buy a miter saw. What is the best product in the 300 - 400 dollar range? I've done research online and know what the reviews say and the "pros" say, but I'm curious if those of us that actually DO things regularly have a difference of opinion. Thanks! All I have now is a drill and a hand-held circular saw. I would like to be able to cut beams accurately and consistently.

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what is the best and cheapest dremel?

I need a good dremel that is cheap and good. what is the best brand of dremel?

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And the winner of the improvisation contest is...

I was just going for a walk, and what do I see? One of those heaters, as shown in the picture.  I immediately saw (pun and hint not intended) the switches, and was anxious to get them home. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to remove the connectors by hand, and didn't have and pliers or wire cutters.  I was 25 meters - less than 5 minutes away from home, and way too lazy to go back and bring some tools. What do I do? Look at the net/grill/cover/protector thing and immediately think that it's sharp and cut through the wires easily, DUH!  Not sure where I got the idea, but I thought that the side, where all of the smaller rods are welded onto the main one, would be pretty sharp. On a second thought, it might not have actually sawed through, but might have ripped through the wires, strand by strand, since it was soft copper. Just thought I'd b̶r̶a̶g̶ share :)

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