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August 12, 2017 18:06

Make a table circular saw with their own hands - and installation guide

circular saw - a convenient and efficient tool for building works, with high performance and maneuverability.But when cutting large quantities of lumber to work with a powerful circular saw pretty hard.It is essential to facilitate this task can table circular saws, made with his own hands.

Table circular saw with his own hands

table circular saw with his own hands

Easy to manufacture the table can be made from plywood and boards.Hand circular saw with the set with the bottom of the table top, and its drive gear is located in the countertop slot.After switching on the saw blade begins to rotate, and the feeding timber is its sawing.Maximum thickness of processed timber depends on the size of the disk and power saws.When choosing a tool you need to take into account the thickness of the countertop, to which is attached the bottom saw.

How to choose a circular saw?

If you do not have this tool, and you are planning to buy it, the choice should take into account the following characteristics:

  1. power unit. Domestic tools enough powe
    r 800 watts, but if you are thinking about how to make a table for a circular saw, then, the volume of work with the lumber will be significant.You'd better stop the choice on a model with a capacity of 1200 or more watts.
  2. cutting depth. This parameter depends on the maximum thickness of the processed material.Manual or semi-professional class saws usually have a cutting depth of 40 to 70 mm, which is sufficient to handle the boards and plywood.Note that the standard depth for installation of the saw table is reduced by about 10 mm.
  3. speed. The greater the speed, the cleaner the cut - this rule applies to sawing hard materials.However, plastic is too big turnovers are not suitable - because of heating the disc it starts to melt.Therefore choose a model with the speed 3000-4000 rpm or continuously variable speed.
  4. Location controls. When installing saw the underside of the countertop reach an on / off must be safe.Otherwise, you will need to provide an external control circuit.


When making table circular saw with your own hands, you will need the skills to work with wood and the following tools:

  • Hand circular saw;
  • sheet of plywood at least 20 mm thick;
  • board 50x100 mm;
  • Bar 50x50 mm legs;
  • drills, jigsaw, hand router;
  • glue for wood, self-tapping screws;
  • varnish for wood;
  • clamps;
  • ruler and pencil.

Table size is largely dependent on the length of processed material - a cut is considerably more precise and smoother when the entire workpiece rests on the table plane.However, too large table size clutter your workspace, so you need to find a middle ground.The height of the table to choose the best individually, depending on growth.

desktop manufacturing technology for circular saw

  1. plywood 20 mm carry the workpiece countertops in selected sizes.Mark up the plywood sheet with pencil and carpenter's ruler, sawn using jigsaw and milled edges.The resulting preform zashkurivayut.Vypolnyayut the underside of the countertop layout for the circular saw.To do this, turn over the workpiece table top, set the saw without a disc in the proposed location and mark out the dimensions of the sole.Hand router choose the worktop recess 8-10 mm in the marked seats.

    Preparing the countertop

    Preparation countertops

  2. Try on the saw, adjusting if necessary, and then mark out a place of its fastening and a slot for a gear drive.If you plan to carry out the cut material from different angles, keep this in mind when marking the slot - it will have a section in the form of trapeze top down.

    Try on a circular saw to the site of its future attachment

    tries on a circular saw to the site of its future attachment

  3. On the underside of the countertop with a pencil and ruler to perform layout of stiffeners, which will later be mounted table legs.The ribs are made of planks 50x100 mm and have on the perimeter at a distance of 7-10 cm from the edge of the table.Apply a board to the table top and encircle it on either side, and then mark a line on its central line, and on it mark the location of the screws - 5 cm from each edge of the edge and 15-20 cm along its entire length.Drilled holes on the layout through.

    Mark up the stiffeners

    Mark up stiffeners

  4. Perform layout boards for longitudinal stiffeners and sawed them.Is attached to the table top on the carpenter's glue, clamps pursing.Thereafter, at the place mark out the side ribs and sawn glue similarly.

    The process of fixing ribs on glue

    process of fixing ribs on glue

  5. After bonding without removing the clamp screws on the stretch structure made holes previously drilled them from the outside, so that the cap screws are fully recessed into the countertop.

    Fastening of stiffeners on the screws

    Fastening of stiffeners on the screws

  6. is contracted between the stiffeners are two self-tapping screws 50 mm on each side.Take off the clamp.Finished countertop looks.

    Finished countertop

    Finished countertop

  7. table legs made of planks 50x100 mm.The height of the legs should provide a user experience, the average is 100-110 cm. The board is cut along its longitudinal axis slightly angled from one side.Try on them to the table top so that when you install, they were slightly vraspor.Securing legs from the outside ribs bolts.To improve the stability of the screed can be made from the bar 50x50 mm.

    Mounting feet for table

    Mounting feet for

  8. table sets the manual circular saw into the prepared groove on the underside of countertops, fixing bolts on the soles, gear drive with the inserted into the slot.

    Installing saws

    Installation saw

  9. on the table can be applied to markup that facilitates the cut material.the table itself in order to protect from moisture and friction agent timber is recommended varnished in several layers.
  10. remains to resolve the issue with the saw on and off.If you have sufficient knowledge in electrical engineering, you can shunt the power key, and make the control buttons on the outer surface of the front stiffener.If this scheme seems too complex, it will be enough just to pull the key with a wire and turn on and off the saw via the power cord.

    Fixing saw the power key

    Fixing saw the power key

  11. The above table design is quite simple, and it is able to handle any manufacturer.If you want to expand the functionality of the table for a circular saw, increase its security, you can make the design more complex, as shown in the video.

Thus, as you can make sure a table for a circular saw with his own hands - it is an easy task, which is under the power of any summer residents.

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