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 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


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 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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

Question by nazarene 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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?

Question by 9 years ago


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.

Topic by jashimcox 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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.

Question by ddeforest 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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

Question by slow-worker 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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

Question by paul the maker 2 years ago  |  last reply 4 weeks ago


plans for Converting a Portable Circular Saw Into a Table Saw?

I'm needing to use a table saw but only have a craftsman circular. I can't afford to buy a true table saw, but I've seen some people make a table and place the circular upside down, using bolts to attach it to the underside of the work surface on these home built tables.

Question by 123roberte 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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.

Topic by Antonmoh 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago



Uses for an old table saw motor?

I have an old table saw motor that I have that isn't in great shape anymore and I was wondering whether anyone had some ideas or links to interesting projects that I could use to re-purpose it? Thanks.

Question by Hiyadudez 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What are the rails on this Craftsman table saw?

I have a Craftsman table saw with a cast steel top and extension. It is an older model 113.298150. It has a fence front rail and back rail of aluminum that I do not believe is original. The fence is missing. I need help to determine what brand of fence. I will try to attach profile pictures of the rails.Thanks

Question by Winged Foot 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Modify a Rockwell RK7241S Table Saw with an Incra TS-LS Table Saw Fence

First day at site and cannot find any reference to adding a TS LS Table Saw Fence to a Rockwell Jobsite Table Saw. Any wisdom, knowledge, experience would be greatly appreciated.

Topic by Lee0003 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Extended bed for a table saw? I want to cut 8 foot ply-wood as accurate as possible?

I have recently finished an instructable on a miter saw cart.  During the making of it I had to use a circular saw because I do not own a table saw.  My cuts where not to straightest and this resulted in some issues.  While looking at table saws to see if in the future this problem could be avoided I noticed that for the most part tables saws only come with about a 30" fence distance.  I was thinking maybe I could fabricate an extended bed with a simple wooden fence.  I was wondering if anyone had made an extended bed before and whats the simplest way to make a wooden fence?  Thanks for any help!! P.S. Below is the table saw I want to purchase!  Sub-question is this an ok quality Table saw?

Question by gilleseg 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



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

Question by nepheron 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


origami folding Table

i am sorry if this is the wrong place for this but i once saw on the internet a table from a cruise ship i think it was the "grand dining table" but i'm not sure. The table when turned opened to about double or triple its size extra pieces rising from inside and sliding into place to form a "whole" table the point of this is i would love if some one could point me to either the site or how to make one for myself

Topic by LordGormyr 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do I determine what gears to use on a table mounted reciprocating device?

I am making a multi-function reciprocating device that will cut/crush many small materials from  thin wood to aluminum/sheetmetal. Mounted on a portable table I have a small 120V motor for my power. I want to design my own drive system using available gears/sprockets, but I am not sure where to start or how to determine which gears to use to achieve my desired output SPM. I could use some advice and pointers on calculating gear size/teeth, which ones will mesh properly, and what type of gears would be best.

Question by Shrty 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Folding coffee table?

Hi instructable community. I am currently graduating, and I own a 484sq. feet (45m^2) apartment. I have the basics and am quite grateful for what I have. however, I belive that a coffee table is almost a necessity. The problem is that if the table isn't wide enough, it won't be of much use, and if it's too wide, it will occupy too much space and will be in the way. That's (hopefully) where you brilliant minded people come in. I was thinking about a folding coffee table that will be thin, and when I have company over, I pull on it or something and it widens up so it can comfortably hold a few glasses and maybe a book or too. I have added a few images of the area that the table will go. The couch is 2m in length (6.56167979 feet) so you can get a generall image of the room. The couch is on a slight angle, so the small plant can fit behind it (it's on a chair so it can get sunlight),  so I can move the couch around a little for a bit more room. Please keep in mind that I do not have many tools, but I know how to work with raw materials, It will just take a little more time (instead of an electrical saw, I have a hand saw. Same job, takes longer). Also I don't have alot of spare money and I can't find "special" items (for example, ball bearings, and pivot and swirlly stuff are out of the picture). I know it sounds quite bizzare but I would like some help. It doesn't HAVE to be a foldable table, but I would prefer it to be, because the couch is also a bed, so if someone comes over for a couple days, I need to be able to "hide" the table to open up some space.  Worst case scenario, I'll make a small(ish) chest that will double as the table. Thank you for your time reading this message. I will be glad to hear from any of you!

Topic by GeorgeK31 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


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

Question by jkurucz 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago



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

Question by HelenaTroy 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Anyone out there know how to beef up the power of a Dremel 4" table saw?

I find it all to easy to bog down my 4" table saw, causing the flimsy belt to run off the pulley.  I'm thinking I need to change pulleys to increase speed and, ad a stronger/thicker belt.  Any feedback out there would be appreciated.    Hubiewan

Question by Hubiewan 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Best method for cutting small stones? Answered

I figured I would create a bit of an imitation to the whiskey stones sold at think geek. I found a few stones which were large enough to create suitable cubes, and had a nice color to them. However, I ran into a problem when I finally got up to cutting them. My dremel tool provided minimal results, Even with solid carbide tips. So, I asked around and the only other suggestion I recieved was to use a diamond tipped table saw. The problem as you probably know is that that would be overkill, and probably ineffective, as I would have a hard time holding down a 2 inch stone. Your help is appreciated, thanks in advance. * note - I have no idea exactly what type of stone I'm using, but I know that it is relatively soft.

Question by MrMystery96 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What can I do with a train table that my kids have outgrown?

We have a train table similar to this http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Deluxe-Wooden-Multi-Activity/dp/B000O62UAI/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s;=toys-and-games&qid;=1259456647&sr;=8-5 except our drawers are on the other ends.  We no longer use it for a train table.  My kids end up piling stuff on top of it in a heap.  The green top is actually 2 long, very sturdy boards.  I saw this https://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-Train-Table-to-a-Constuction-Zone-Table/, but that's still basically the same thing and my youngest is a 7yo girl.  The table takes up too much space in our apartment so I would like to convert it into something smaller and more useful.  Any ideas?

Question by maryshe 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


My friend asked me about a sound reactive LED table. Im tryin to help him out?

He wants to make a table with led's that is reactive to the sound coming from his laptop. I saw this, https://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-LED-table/ and its kinda the idea im looking for but thats reactive to touch not sound.. any ideas? 

Question by 'earl 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is it possible to make perfectly straight cuts with a jig saw?

I recently bought a 40 breeder tank and am working on a stand. I need to make about 19 perfect straight cut on 2x4's. I do not have a circular saw or table saw and the local hardware store does not make accurate cuts. Is there a jig I can make  to make perfect cuts with a jig saw. I was thinking like a box that guides the  2x4 and holds the jig saw in place.

Question by imthatguy1125 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Can I convert a table saw motor to be used in a wind turbine?

I actually have 2 motors. One runs @ 4000rpm, 120 volt, 15 amp, 60 hz approximately 1800 watts and 2.2hp. The other is smaller @ 3600rpm, 7.5 amps, 120 volts, 60hz, 900 watts and approximately 1.2 hp. Can I use either of them to make a wind turbine and how much power will each generate? What would I need to convert them to generate power? I'm a novice so please keep the technical language to a minimum. Thanks.

Question by romanjor 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


can i make an electric motorcycle with the motor from an old table saw?

It is 1.5 hp rpm 3450 volts 115/230 amps 15/7.5 will this motor be fast enough to adequately drive a suzuki gs550e frame?

Question by bornon511 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Electric motor

What would cause an electric motor, running a table saw, to suddenly start running at a faster speed than normal?

Topic by tablesawguy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


any ideas for a large dining room table with out having to actually spend tons of money on it? ?

Thinking about doors for the top, not sure what for the legs. thinking of a saw horse but not sure how this would work. wanting to seat 10 people. need the cost to be extremely low and it to be a mix of vintage, eclectic and earthy to match the rest of my house. anyone have any ideas?

Question by mamamae 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I want to build an outdoor table with attached seats. Anyone have any ideas?

The table is square, bar height, and the seats can be sat on from either left or right. I saw it in a magazine a year ago and of course, I did not make a copy of the plans. I sure would appreciate any ideas. Thanks

Question by 10 years ago


LED music visualizer

Hi folks! I just saw this great tutorial about the interactive LED table (https://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-LED-table/). Can it be modded so that music (over an external program, of course) controls the LED's? If so I would be pleased when you can explain it to me. Thanks

Topic by bildderfrau 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


easier way for wooden weapons? Answered

I recently made a wooden sword, but i made it out of a large, cylindrical stick. the sawing was tedious, and the cut wasn't as straight as i desired. is there an easier way, not using a cicular or table saw, to cut it? (and no, "cut straighter" isn't the answer i'm looking for.)

Question by orangewolf22 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Need help with grandpa's old router

I'm not sure if this goes in tech, so I'm open to moving it if need be. I got grandpa's old router. I'm starting up my own wood shop and want to make a router table for the end of my table saw. The router he has has a housing/assembly on it, but it's fixed, not "plunge" or height adjustable. Since I am COMPLETELY new to routers, having never used one- are there aftermarket router housings that can be adapted to fit other sizes, or are they all the same size? I don't know the right questions to ask so I haven't been able to find what I'm seeking on the google, but I'm sure it's out there. Any tips or pointers would be helpful. Additionally- it's a Skil model 938, probably from the 80's. Bearings are going out. If I can't find an adjustable plunge assembly, would I be better suited to find a used router kit at a flea market for like 50 bucks, or buy one new? Thanks! Hoping to get routing this weekend!

Topic by Phoenix17 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Fabricating advice (Knuckle dusters)

I want to create some knuckle dusters, heavy duty ones that could pack a punch (I will not be hurting anyone, just for fun and martial arts self-defence :-P). However I have almost no metalworking tools such as a welder, drill press, bandsaw (or other electric saw that cuts metal). The tools I do have are: Mitre saw Normal drill (Variable speed) Hacksaws Scroll/fret saw Table saws Sanders, planers, circular saws. Heavy duty desk vices Any tips would be greatly appreciated. They dont need to look amazing, I like 'rustic' weapons (Like 'improvised' weapons).

Topic by Hiyadudez 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Saw blade spins way too long after the cut.

Do most power tools (such as Drill Press, Circular Saw, Table Saw, Router, Compound Miter Saw, Disc Sander), come with built in "brake" mechanism which will help slow the tool down once the energy is cut off?  My Compound Miter had a functioning brake that later stopped working.  I have very hit and miss experience with this.  Some do sometimes, and others never do at all.  OK, My tools aren't high end makes. My brands lean more toward the Chinese vs the Swiss.  Waiting on the tool to spin down to stop tests my patience. Perhaps there is something simple I cound modify to enable a reasonable brake function. (I'm hoping to do a tweak as opposed to taking metal to smelter and starting over) Any thoughts?  Any help is Greatly appreaciated!  BOB Z

Topic by bobzjr 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


how to make a sound activated table top dancing fountain?

Hi , i am from Indonesia i just saw this on youtube    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSoV_ESs5mk i got interested and search for circuit sound control  in http://toysarchitect.com/circuit_sound_control.htm the problem is this circuit is with a 3volts battery  while i want to make a a table top fountain with a submersible pump and the voltage here is 220v ,  now for the question : how do i incorporate these two?  (my knowledge of circuits are very limited)   i was just wondering if anyone could help me in making table top dancing fountain? any help would be muccccchhh     appreciated  thanks 

Question by jimz73 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Instructables Restaurant returns

The Instructables restaurant has appeared again in the Netherlands. This time it was outdoors for an event call Nuit Blanche. All of the food and furniture was made following Instructables so visitors could remake anything they saw. Table de Nuit Instructables Restaurant

Topic by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


whirligig propeller hub ?

I have started to try my hand at making whirligigs, but always run into problems when making the hubs for the propellers. Does anyone have any ideas? I had a pdf file on how to make a jig for them. but I do not have a table saw.

Question by tomthebutcher 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Contest question? Answered

Was looking at entering the Humana Health challenge contest with one of my older instructables.  Was wondering if my LED interactive table is to old for the contest? Friend of ours has a son with autism and saw the table, she said they have similar tables for sale for sensory seeking autistic children, but none that are interactive like this one. So I thought this would be a great thing to enter as well as my others.  If its too old, I get it - Keep things fresh, if not, am I missing something? Which with me is usually the case, often resulting in me going - oh  This should be simple for someone to answer, I'm sure its me just missing something like a date. After all it has let me enter some of my other instructables that are very recent.  Thanks in advance for the advice and or answer.  Here is the page for the instructable in question. https://www.instructables.com/id/Analog-LED-Table/

Question by iminthebathroom 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do you change the lights on the bottom of the tank?

I noticed there's instructions on a coffee table aquarium. I'm interested in building one for my goldfish carp. When I saw the way it was done, I had a few questions to ask. Such as, how do you change the bulbs to the lights since they're on the bottom of the tank, zip tied to the shelf, and are facing away from you? How do you gravel vac the bottom when you need to do a water change?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Another IKEA server rack!

I just saw this: an industrial-strength server rack built out of a Helmer filing cabinet. This guy was using it to create Linux server cluster for 3D rendering. Pretty awesome.(I made the super-cheap, half-height one out of Corras side tables.)

Topic by nagutron 10 years ago


Cutting PVC Pipe - Lengthwise for guttering

Ok, here's one I thought I'd throw open to the masses.... I'm knocking off the last of a fully automated self-sufficient watering system that runs completely off grey/rainwater. However, the coke can guttering is not working in this position as it has previously :(  I was thinking of using PVC piping, cut lengthwise for guttering. However, I'm working out the logistics of cutting it. It can't be cut directly in half - this would be too shallow to catch the runoff from the chicken shed. and funnel it down to the tanks, so I'm looking at removing a chunk of the top.  And I also have no table saw. Wheee. What I do have Dremel (x2) with associated cutting wheels Jig saw (With associated plastic cutting blades) Circular Saw Mitre saw Hand saws (tenon, crosscut, hack, pruning, etc) So, here's one that I'm throwing open. With the tools I have, how would you do it?  I'm leaning towards the dremel, but there would probably be issues with maintaining a straight line (not that I care about some warp, it's a gutter)   Ideas? *EDIT*  Ended up using a jig saw with an acrylic cutting blade. Worked a treat.

Topic by taleya 8 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


just a thought... (ds projector)

Just a thought i had when i saw all of these led projectors on here. and then i saw a ds sitting on the table then i though, what if there was a such a thing as a ndsl projector?! how i believe it would be contructed, at  least the case anyways, would be to detach the top screen from the bottom. then to use the screen as you would any other in a diy projector, keeping in mind that it has to stay connected to the ds. then build half a ds arcade stand for the ds, and build the rest of the projector. would this be plausible? or would it be impossible?

Topic by zack247 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago