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PostPosted: 08 Jan 2018, 18:28 
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greetings & a happy new year to everyone

I am looking for a small table saw to cut pieces of hardwood up to two or so inches thick - mainly for longbow stave laminates - so clean straight lines - i have looked at the dwalt & makita saws & they are way to big for my small space - i have seen the proxxon Fet & it looks small & fragile - does anyone know of something in between ideally something around 18 x 18 "- i see that Draper have 1800W table saw & a few other makes not normally associated with quality.

any help would be great many thanx S


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 Post subject: Re: small table saw
PostPosted: 09 Jan 2018, 00:21 
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Have you considered a flip up tablesaw like this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaeZ17O_MEI

Someone here has done a nice job of it and made nice HDPE casters for it
I think he may have used a heavier machine than that in the video.

I would want an induction motor personally
On the bay, I recall seeing an old makita (i think) that was a really industrial wee thing
that's what I would look for,
I'd say it could probably be done with the ts200 or 250 if you welded a nice frame up

Good luck


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wildewood wrote:
greetings & a happy new year to everyone

I am looking for a small table saw to cut pieces of hardwood up to two or so inches thick - mainly for longbow stave laminates - so clean straight lines - i have looked at the dwalt & makita saws & they are way to big for my small space - i have seen the proxxon Fet & it looks small & fragile - does anyone know of something in between ideally something around 18 x 18 "- i see that Draper have 1800W table saw & a few other makes not normally associated with quality.

any help would be great many thanx S


how big are the starting pieces, and what are the sizes of the finished pieces that you are cutting?

you may also consider a well tuned bandsaw. I am wondering whether there is a way to make a tracks work for this. if space is limited, a table saw is not ideal.


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PostPosted: 09 Jan 2018, 08:18 
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Agreed - without knowing exactly what size wood you're dealing with and what type of cuts you want to make, a benchtop bandsaw does sound like a better fit


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