View Full Version : ATTN: Table saw users...

06-01-2008, 07:11 AM
How do you manage to cut a full 4x8 sheet of mdf on these small portable tables(assuming thats what the majority has) ??

06-01-2008, 07:27 AM
I have a full size table saw but I still use a helper and/or feed rollers when working with large pieces. Rollers are $20 each at Lowes or HD. I have 2 and could use 1 more.

06-01-2008, 08:29 AM
My table saw isn't one of those small portable ones, but all it takes is one person helping me to get the job done quickly.

06-01-2008, 08:32 AM
We took a small 10" Craftsman table saw and built a table on wheels around it.

06-01-2008, 08:50 AM
The best way to do it is to build a nice outfeed table around it. Here is how I did mine http://www.caraudiojunkyard.com/forum/fisher-customs/2483-several-pics-shop.html

06-01-2008, 09:06 AM
my buddy and i modified his table make it measure longer and then we use a tape measure to get it all right.


06-01-2008, 07:51 PM
I'm getting lazy and buying the 2x4 instead of 4x8

I'll spend the extra $ for the ease of cutting.

06-01-2008, 07:56 PM
Agreed. Rip it with a skil saw first, then run it through the table saw to get a good straight edge. Much easier to handle.

06-01-2008, 08:11 PM
I like to cut it down to smaller pieces with either a panel saw or circular saw.

It is possible to cut full sheets if you build a good table and use a helper, but it is still quite cumbersome.

06-05-2008, 03:20 PM
I clamp a fence to the material and use a skilsaw for everything. My cuts are every bit as good as I get on my table saw and it's a lot easier to manage. Just built two boxes this week with my 6 1/2" 18 volt cordless saw...

Make sure whatever you use for a fence is straight and keep the saw tight to the fence.

06-05-2008, 03:21 PM
panel saw with with a 12 foot sliding arm FTW :)

06-05-2008, 03:36 PM
home depot cuts for free FTW...then just make sure they are all even with the table saw when you get home.

06-05-2008, 03:44 PM
Straight edge and circular saw for rough dimensions, then cut with table saw to exact size.

06-05-2008, 04:05 PM
I use a light saber :)

06-05-2008, 04:07 PM
I'm getting lazy and buying the 2x4 instead of 4x8

I'll spend the extra $ for the ease of cutting.

This is what I do.

06-05-2008, 04:36 PM
I use a light saber :)

It has saved me hours as well

06-05-2008, 09:35 PM
This is what I do.

not when i come up there... i build boxes for beer :fyi: