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Use of a circular saw as a table saw? Answered

I have a Dewalt circular saw. Can it be mounted like a router on an acrylic plate upside down in a table. Will this work or will it be dangerous if it kicks back. It has a 7 1/4 inch blade.


A circular saw conversion to table saw is a well explored path, but does require some knowledge of both tools before attempting. Kickback happens when material gets stuck between the blade and the fence, regardless of blade size. Table saw safety is covered in Lesson 1, and there's plenty more to learn in Lesson 2.

I'd recommend being completely comfortable with both a circular saw and a table saw before attempting a conversion.