Dremel Saw Table

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Intro: Dremel Saw Table

How to Make a Dremel Saw Table.

Step 1: Materials

- dremel
- 2•2 sheet of plywood
- T square
- hinge
- latch
-

Step 2:

Cut out wood to the following measurments (all in inches)

All half inch plywood
2-6&1/2
6&1/2-8&3/4
Four 4&3/4-1&1/4
6&1/2-11

All quarter inch thick
2&1/2-11 with a 1&1/2 by 2 rectangle taken out of one corner.
1&1/4-9
11-1&1/4 with a 1/2-2 rectangle taken out of one of the corners.

Step 3:

Cut a groove for the hinge 3 inches away from the end of the (1&1/4-11) you cut. Then screw the hinge in the groove, then screw the (1&1/4-9) on top of that.

Step 4:

Cut notches in two of the ( ) to hold the back end of the dremel, and the other two for the front end of the dremel.

Step 5: Assembly

Assemble the pieces together to form the holder.

Step 6: Table

Get the only piece left, that is your saw table. I

Step 7: Your Done

And you are done.

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    17 Discussions

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    mcscheck

    1 year ago

    Nice!! Gonna make one myself..or at least something very similar. Wouldn't be hard to craft some type of fence for it .. Always trying to figure a way to hold a dremel stationary for metal work.. I think I would make the working area bed a bit larger though.. Thanks for the idea, I'll use it and build on it..

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    hsnester

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Not to throw stones but
    how can you at all use this thing Saftey?? There is no fence to work with so
    you are basically free handing a small very dangerous piece to work with at an
    open blade that will either blow apart or rip the dremel out of its housing if
    not used with the utmost care. If I needed something to work on very
    small things I would either use a scroll saw or make one by flipping over a jigsaw
    and attaching it to a set up similar to this.

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    shannonlovehsnester

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    While safety on a tool like is always a concern, I think it's way less of a concern on a small tool than with a normal sized table saw.

    It's pretty much the difference between a full sized router or milling machine and a handheld Dremel doing the same cutting job but on a small scale. It would be near suicide to try and control a full sized router entirely freehand and without securing the workpiece but with a handheld Dremel, that is the primary mode of work e.g. freehand Dremel in one hand, workpiece in the other.

    The major threats from a table saw are 1) the size, mass and unwieldiness of the workpiece e.g. a 4x8 sheet of plywood, 2) the vibration of the total system from motor and blade to worksurface to workpiece 3) energy imparted to the workpiece by contact with the blade e.g. a pinch of the kerf on the trailing edge of the blade causes a workpiece to be tossed up and forward by the trapped blade.

    On the scale of this tool, 1) the size and mass of the workpiece is small and a reasonably careful individual can easily and safely control it with two hands. 2) The vibration of the total system is essentially zero. 3) With the size this motor and blade, imparted energy is trivial and presents no danger.

    Further, putting a fence or guard on a small blade like this can actually totally obscure the blade and cause the operator to contact the blade accidentally.

    Having said all that, I personally wouldn't use this particular configuration because I have only one functioning eye and no depth perception so I never use tools that require me to finely judge the distance between body parts and blade. I would attach a holde/guide to the workpiece and work with my hands at a good remove. Most people however, wouldn't even have to bother with that.

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    baecker03shannonlove

    Reply 4 years ago

    I agree, really no point in crafting a table for a handheld dremel tool. blades beak all the time and the advantage to a dremel is it's versatility.

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    MandalorianMakerbaecker03

    Reply 2 years ago

    The blades dont break if you use metal ones, and sometimes you want the dremel stationery.

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    MandalorianMakerhsnester

    Reply 2 years ago

    Because flipping over a jigsaw is less dangerous, lets be honest theres not more danger than a real table saw, you just have to exercise caution and be careful.

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    zposner

    4 years ago

    Thanks, I hope you make it.

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    lemuries

    4 years ago on Introduction

    This is really exciting to see, because i don't have a table saw and there might be certain places in upcoming projects where this sort of tool would be VERY helpful.

    Thank you for posting it!

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    zposner

    4 years ago

    Thank you, mbecks

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    mbecks

    4 years ago

    So many people want to rain on parades. This site isn't a safety site it's a how I built something site.

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    isaposner

    4 years ago

    I don't think it will rip the dremel out of the housing

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    jon_chalk

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Very handy tool to have. Takes up a lot less space than a regular table saw. Or simply when a regula table saw is just too "big" when all you need to cut are small pieces. Very good supplementary tool for any workshop, big or small. This one is definately going up my list of "home-made" tools I am planning for my new workshop.

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    Stan1y

    4 years ago

    great I've been meaning to make something like this for ages but not got around to figuring out the how thos has saved me that problem

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    zposner

    4 years ago

    Thanks