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    Mini-table saw (2)

    Time ago I made a mini-table saw for the Unimat lathe (MINI TABLE SAW). Since then, I had the project of making another small table saw, suitable for modelism, with the following goals:

    It should use an independent motor, that is, not depending on the adaptation of a machine (drill, Dremel, lathe, angle grinder, circular saw, etc.)
    The height of the disc should be adjustable without involving the inclination of the cover
    It should have both a miter guide and a ripping fence (for safety, no freehand cuts should be made on any table saw)
    It should be portable and, if desired, it could be temporarily fastened to the workbench
    Although the drill chuck was not planned at the beginning, its inclusion brings many possible advantages, given the large number of accessories that can be used.

    After reviewing various models, both commercial and homemade, I had a rough idea of how I would go about it, idea which underwent many changes on the fly. This is the result:

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    MATERIALS: spindle assembly, 4 3/8 saw disc, sewing machine motor, thick corian for the cover, leftover wood and laminate floor for the box, two locking knobs (Makeshift knobs) and some other recycled items.

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    Thanks morsa! We've added your Mini Table Saw to our Table Saws category,
    as well as to your builder page: morsa's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


    Last edited by Jon; 08-26-2020 at 11:47 AM.

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    Thanks for sharing : I bought the same type of hardware for modelism too, I have the same aluminium plate, juste need to get some time to build such a table saw !

    It would be nice to be able to add a table orientation facility, in order to saw at 45 balsa sticks or boards, but I think it would be difficult to implement.

    May be it's possible with just building a specific table adaptor.

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    Thanks for comment, yves78.
    Indeed, this table saw is designed for cutting small pieces, as in modelism; tilting the blade was not a goal for me, so I preferred to keep it simple. For woodworking I have a commercial table saw, a radial saw, a miter saw and a band saw, all of which can perform bevel cuts.

    Almost 4 years ago, when I made a table saw attachment for the Unimat lathe, I started a Pinterest board in order to gather ideas for this project, (https://es.pinterest.com/morsa00/mini-table-saw/). Over time the number of links has increased, many of which include a blade tilt mechanism and could inspire your project.

    An alternative for bevel cuts is making slides where the work is presented at 45o to the blade.

    A word of motivation: Since almost a year I already had all the elements to build this project, and I lacked decision to begin, but as soon as I started things went straightforward and I didn't stop until conclusion. Someone said: "once you begin a project, you have achieved more than 50% of the work".


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