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    DIY Portable Jigsaw Table From Garden Table (Easy installation & removal)

    Hi all,

    This is my first post in this forum. I hope you like it!

    I wrote this post from scrach twice since I had a fault and the data was lost




    For a long time, I planned to make a table with a Jigsaw connected upside down, in order make faster and more accurate round cuts. (Like a bendsaw / scroll saw)

    I saw some Jigsaw tables projects, but I don't have too much space to store such table and also I didn't want to invest too much work in it, since I need it only for rarly DIY home projects.

    I decided to use my garden table for this project, due to the spaces it has between its top boards.

    DIY Portable Jigsaw Table From Garden Table (Easy installation & removal)-screenshot_1.jpg

    The main purpose was to make the table, with easy connection and disassemble of the saw and the accessories, and keep the table without destroying it.

    The full project can be seen at the attached video. I would love to hear your comments and suggestions for improvements (as long as it doesn't destroys the table ).

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    NOTE: This project, as other projects using a saw and other tools, can be dangerous. If you make it, please do it carefully and safely and at your own risk.

    I started with removal of the Jigsaw bottom base.
    I disassembled the screws holding it and positioned it on the bottom of the table to check the location for its conneciton.

    DIY Portable Jigsaw Table From Garden Table (Easy installation & removal)-screenshot_3.jpg

    The base already had 2 holes.
    After marking the position with a hammer, I drilled 2 additional 8mm holes using a metal drill.

    DIY Portable Jigsaw Table From Garden Table (Easy installation & removal)-screenshot_7.jpg

    I marked the positions of the 4 base's holes, on the table bottom and drilled with 7mm wood drill and a stopper for 14mm depth (in order avoid getting to the other side, in the 18mm wood).

    DIY Portable Jigsaw Table From Garden Table (Easy installation & removal)-screenshot_8.jpg

    DIY Portable Jigsaw Table From Garden Table (Easy installation & removal)-screenshot_9.jpg

    I took 4 threaded inserts / insert nuts and matching screws and metal rings.
    These inserts, allow easy removal and re-connection of the screws and the Jigsaw to the table.

    If I would use regular wood screws directly to the wood board, it won't hold too much reconnections...

    DIY Portable Jigsaw Table From Garden Table (Easy installation & removal)-screenshot_10.jpg

    I connected the inserts into the previous step drilled holes. I did it carefully so the insert won't be passed to the other side of the table top.

    DIY Portable Jigsaw Table From Garden Table (Easy installation & removal)-screenshot_13.jpg

    DIY Portable Jigsaw Table From Garden Table (Easy installation & removal)-screenshot_14.jpg

    I connected the metal base back to the Jigsaw.
    Later, I connected the Jigsaw to the table using the screws and metal rings to the inserts.

    DIY Portable Jigsaw Table From Garden Table (Easy installation & removal)-screenshot_19.jpg

    I pressed the Jigsaw switch and locked it using the lock button, so it would work without pressing it.
    Finally I connected its power cord to an extension cord with a switch.

    DIY Portable Jigsaw Table From Garden Table (Easy installation & removal)-screenshot_22.jpg

    At first, I tried to cut without a special guide for the blade.

    DIY Portable Jigsaw Table From Garden Table (Easy installation & removal)-screenshot_25.jpg

    As you can see in the video, It cut well but the only issue is that the blade moves from side to side and I decided to add additional guide for the blade, in order to stabilize it.
    In addtion, it was hard to see the blade without any mark on the table (although I could see it well from the side while cutting).

    I took the cylindrical plastic parts I had (I assume it's made of Aokolon), and connected them side by side, leaving a space for the blade.
    Usually, people are using bearings for such projects but I couldn't find ones.
    I decided to use the plastic parts although they can be worn out after some time, but I don't plan to use it intensively and I can replace it later for any other parts.

    I cut some wood pieces for making the guide holder.
    I connected the wood pieces together as you can see in the image. I made it high enough for the wood I need to cut.
    finally, I connected a metal angle at the bottom, in order to connect it to the table.

    DIY Portable Jigsaw Table From Garden Table (Easy installation & removal)-screenshot_32.jpg

    I connected it with screw below the table.

    DIY Portable Jigsaw Table From Garden Table (Easy installation & removal)-screenshot_33.jpg

    DIY Portable Jigsaw Table From Garden Table (Easy installation & removal)-screenshot_34.jpg

    On the second try with the blade guide, the blade was much more stable, as you can see in the video.

    DIY Portable Jigsaw Table From Garden Table (Easy installation & removal)-screenshot_35.jpg

    DIY Portable Jigsaw Table From Garden Table (Easy installation & removal)-screenshot_36.jpg

    After finishing, I easily removed the Jigsaw, the guide and the extension cord.
    That's it. Table is back to its regular usage without any harm



    On the past, I made a wooden car toy, built from layers of wood (on the below video). I cut it using the jigsaw and it was hard.
    I'm sure that if I would have this table while I made the car, It would be much easier and accurate to cut the car layers. NEXT TIME!


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    Thanks itzikdiy! We've added your Portable Jigsaw Table to our Woodworking category,
    as well as to your builder page: itzikdiy's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Quote Originally Posted by DIYer View Post
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    Thanks itzikdiy! We've added your Portable Jigsaw Table to our Woodworking category,
    as well as to your builder page: itzikdiy's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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    itzikdiy,

    Good job! That is a very resourceful design and very practical. Your design is inspiring and gives me some ideas for mounting my Bosch saber saw and maybe eliminate the need for me to have my Delta scroll saw which takes space to store. I would like to see more designs from you. Keep up the nice work!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_toolmaker View Post
    itzikdiy,

    Good job! That is a very resourceful design and very practical. Your design is inspiring and gives me some ideas for mounting my Bosch saber saw and maybe eliminate the need for me to have my Delta scroll saw which takes space to store. I would like to see more designs from you. Keep up the nice work!!!
    Thank you. I'm glad you liked the project!
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    Very inventive and I liked the toy car too, I used to make wooden toys for my boys and they always preferred them to plastic bought ones as it freed their imagination.

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    itzikdiy,

    Thank you for sharing!


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    Links to some of my plans:

    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/f...6068#post65876 OFF-SET TAILSTOCK CENTER PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...995#post112113 SMALL TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/l...994#post112111 LARGE TURRET TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/m...383#post110340 MINI-LATHE CARRIAGE LOCK PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/s...191#post106483 SMALL QC TOOL POST PLANS
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/q...849#post119345 QUICK CHANGE LATHE TURRET
    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/m...949#post119893 MINI LATHE COMPOUND PIVOT MODIFICATION

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