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|06-29-2012 02:30 PM|
If you are careful and exact when making the saw, especially when it comes to the alignment of the saw arbor, and the fence, you will be fine. A misaligned fence can send a board shooting back at you at terminal velocity. |
Every power tool can be dangerous - a table saw maybe a little higher on the list. Use good parts, take care in the building, and take extra care when it comes to getting everything aligned.
|06-29-2012 01:43 PM|
Originally Posted by jw2170 View Post
|06-25-2012 06:21 PM|
Originally Posted by lackson View Post
Will the saw be used for ripping or cross cutting?
If for professional use, I would use a 12" blade.
As has been mentioned before, be VERY careful - the alignment of the fence has to be dead accurate, otherwise you will be creating a killing machine.......
|06-25-2012 01:37 PM|
Originally Posted by barking spider View Post
|06-24-2012 08:23 AM|
Nkomaha, If you are building a table saw, there will be numerous considerations needed before you can determine the necessary horsepower for the motor. If you are on the metric system, you might choose a motor that is rated in Newton-Meters, and if this is your case you will need to scour the Internet for a conversion factor. One horsepower is equal to 550 foot pounds per second. Be cautious, though; because some horsepower ratings do not accurately parallel torque - because of the rating system used. As an example, some horsepower ratings are based on an RPM that is unlikely to ever be achieved when the tool is in use. |
Even when you have determined a motor to be ideal, kerf width is another factor. Narrow kerfs typically require less energy to cut through a piece of wood - but are also dependant upon proper alignment to reduce drag on the back of a blade. Not knowing your qualifications causes me to say: DO YOUR HOMEWORK - you do not want to be building something that could lead to a disaster! BE SAFE by BEING SMART! GOOD LUCK!
|06-24-2012 03:10 AM|
|Bulldogg629||My 1950's craftsman table saw is 3/4hp and has never slowed down for anything. I had considered making my own at first too and looked at a few plans that involved mounting a circular saw upside down under the table, but in the end decided that I probably wouldn't be able to make as nice of a fence system as I could buy and got my saw for $40 off craigslist.|
|06-23-2012 08:09 PM|
|jw2170||Welcome to the forum, Nkomaha.|
|06-23-2012 12:08 PM|
It depends on what size blade you are planning to use, and what kinds of wood, and cuts you plan. |
A 1/2 HP motor might be just fine for small stuff, but you might need a much larger one for bigger cuts. I would think a minimum would be 1 hp. Use the biggest motor you can afford.
|06-23-2012 09:29 AM|
self made table saw
i would like to build my own table saw. now i would to know which size of a motor must i use to make a powerful saw?