was gonna make a small table saw with an inverted

was gonna make a small table saw with an inverted

Joined: April 28th, 2010, 12:23 am

July 4th, 2012, 3:54 am #1

Jigsaw..basically wire it for a switch, put a blade point gaurd on it, a protractor on the top table, etc..basically a cheap accurate cutter for light wood and metal work.


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Joined: June 7th, 2010, 12:14 am

July 4th, 2012, 2:32 pm #2

A table on the saddle, that supports the crank and blade guide.

The crank gets turned by the lathe spindle.

There are examples associated with bench lathes, jewelers lathes,

Barns, P&W, accessories, etc.

Or look for a small die filer.

But if you have an idea already.....go for it!

Should this be posted in the machining form?
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Joined: April 28th, 2010, 12:23 am

July 4th, 2012, 2:49 pm #3

As far as using the lathe or using this as a carriage attachment..i figured i would cut the whole frame work with the jigsaw, then mount it..leave a good size opening below for changing blades.the maching forum moves slow, and i post there with dumb crap too often as it is lol.


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Joined: June 14th, 2007, 7:51 pm

July 4th, 2012, 3:07 pm #4

I went fishing instead and caught a cold a happy fifth to you,ans remember to wear eye protection.
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July 4th, 2012, 3:11 pm #5

Thanks jesse.i have a jigsaw coming for 15 bux shipped..so we will see where this goes.


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Joined: August 20th, 2006, 5:36 am

July 4th, 2012, 3:19 pm #6

Jigsaw..basically wire it for a switch, put a blade point gaurd on it, a protractor on the top table, etc..basically a cheap accurate cutter for light wood and metal work.


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Something to consider, if you have or have a need for a router table, there are plates designed to take a jig saw that will drop in in place of the router plate. Couple of places for you to check out:

http://www.rockler.com/
http://www.woodpeck.com/
http://www.eagle-america.com/

I'm sure there are others, but this will get you started. If nothing else, it might give you ideas . Later.

Dave
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Joined: August 11th, 2007, 4:21 am

July 4th, 2012, 3:30 pm #7

Jigsaw..basically wire it for a switch, put a blade point gaurd on it, a protractor on the top table, etc..basically a cheap accurate cutter for light wood and metal work.


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The jigsaw blade will flex while ripping, and cutting will be slow. Why not pick up a small benchtop table saw; they're cheap and all over CL. If you must build a mexican saw, please use a circular saw rather than a jigsaw. Best, tk
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July 4th, 2012, 4:02 pm #8

Something to consider, if you have or have a need for a router table, there are plates designed to take a jig saw that will drop in in place of the router plate. Couple of places for you to check out:

http://www.rockler.com/
http://www.woodpeck.com/
http://www.eagle-america.com/

I'm sure there are others, but this will get you started. If nothing else, it might give you ideas . Later.

Dave

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July 4th, 2012, 4:03 pm #9

The jigsaw blade will flex while ripping, and cutting will be slow. Why not pick up a small benchtop table saw; they're cheap and all over CL. If you must build a mexican saw, please use a circular saw rather than a jigsaw. Best, tk
Are there metal cutting bllades available for circular?


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July 4th, 2012, 4:13 pm #10

The jigsaw blade will flex while ripping, and cutting will be slow. Why not pick up a small benchtop table saw; they're cheap and all over CL. If you must build a mexican saw, please use a circular saw rather than a jigsaw. Best, tk
The heaviest cutting will be 1 inch aluminum and i plan on doin it in 2 partz..a bandsaw is 100 plus..so for 15 bux on ebay ai figured this may suffice for now.


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