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Hello,

Am surprised that I havent found many home made table saws in my searches.

Would that be a particularly difficult thing to make ?

Anybody here had a go or know of a web site ?

After being quite happy with a drum sander and currently half way through a shop notes style lathe was wondering about a table saw.

Am currently using a very old 235mm Makita upside down in an equally old Triton Work Centre

Would like to be able to tilt the blade but thats not possible so I have to use jigs.

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Hello,

Am surprised that I havent found many home made table saws in my searches.

Would that be a particularly difficult thing to make ?

Anybody here had a go or know of a web site ?

After being quite happy with a drum sander and currently half way through a shop notes style lathe was wondering about a table saw.

Am currently using a very old 235mm Makita upside down in an equally old Triton Work Centre

Would like to be able to tilt the blade but thats not possible so I have to use jigs.

Bill
Although, some tools can be made with reasonable success, unless you have an engineering knowledge of the stress factors involved, I would not recommend a DIY tablesaw. That said, it has been done, but many start off with trunnion assemblies from saws and build a cabinet and top around them. In any case a tablesaw would need to be really well thought out and built, to be remotely safe.

I have found that hand tools are the best choice when I want to make mistakes at a slower rate of speed.

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Bill, I would stick with the triton work centre until I could afford a decent table saw.

Making your own is fraught with danger unless you really know what you are doing.

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Thanks for replies,

You have confirmed what I had started to suspect.

Will stay away from home made saw.

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