Planing to make my own table saw out of a circular one... what would make a good circular saw to use?

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TheTiddles

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Thanks for letting me know. I am wearing respirator, safety glasses and hearing protection, but didn’t know saw dust could be toxic.
The toxic bit is less of a concern than the mechanical damage it does, unless you happen to be allergic, but you get the picture :)
 

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I take all your objections to making a table saw out of a circular saw and raise you one Mirock.

If you think it's a bad idea, think again. His system is genius and solves a great many issues inherent with a table saw, I'll be very surprised if there isn't a commercial version of his system at some point in the future.

Watch and learn.

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Amazing. Just watched the whole series, totally mesmerised! The guy is seriously talented. Kinda reminds me of the Erika push-pull saw. Thanks for the link.
 

JobandKnock

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And most important I learned that the saw dust is really a lot! Always thought I could live with, but no, next purchase has got to be a shop vac.
Add to that a home made cyclone pre-filter and your extractor filters will.last a lot longer.

Dust is a menace. It can give you pneumoconiosis. There is also the possibility that you csn become sensitised to the formaldehyde which occurs naturally in materials such as pine - so always wear a well-fitted mask as well
 

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I used one those circular saw/ table saw contraptions in job more than 10 years ago. It was an awful thing- a Wolfcraft sheet metal work bench with a cheap Stayer saw bolted to the underside. It did work, but was noisy, fence was terrible and was not simething you'd have any confidence in. I ended up make my own track saw sled out of MDF and used this for all but the narrowest of rip cuts. This was in a picture framing workshop.
 

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