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jdawg90
07-01-2008, 02:10 PM
I see a bunch of 10" table ssaws on craigslist for like 40-50 bucks... would this small of a saw be next to worthless for building a box around 50 inches wide, 25 tall and 20 deep, other than for cutting the port?

jco1385
07-01-2008, 02:11 PM
why does the box size matter? if it can cut 3/4 mdf it will work

tyler_fitz
07-01-2008, 02:16 PM
i wouldn't think so. its not so much the saw that's important, but the fence. a fence doesn't need to be accurate, you can always measure the distance between the blade and the fence with a tape, but if its not square ur fukked. it doesnt take much to cut mdf, but if you're building boxes accuracy is a must. and for 40-50 dollars i would question the accuracy.

jdawg90
07-01-2008, 02:20 PM
i wouldn't think so. its not so much the saw that's important, but the fence. a fence doesn't need to be accurate, you can always measure the distance between the blade and the fence with a tape, but if its not square ur fukked. it doesnt take much to cut mdf, but if you're building boxes accuracy is a must. and for 40-50 dollars i would question the accuracy.
well i would make the measurements myself and draw a line... i wouldnt go by the saw's measurements.

How would i make a fence for it? With just the table saw, i would only be able to make 10" wide cuts, correct?

Im just trying to get straighter cuts than i do with my 14.4v dewalt saw

miker
07-01-2008, 02:23 PM
It won't help you too much with rips.. But cut all your pieces a little big, and then cut them again with the table saw so they are exact.

jco1385
07-01-2008, 02:24 PM
the 10" is the blade. a 10" diameter blade :fyi:

jdawg90
07-01-2008, 02:24 PM
how would this work?
http://raleigh.craigslist.org/tls/737008990.html

jco1385
07-01-2008, 02:27 PM
that'd work.

samger2
07-01-2008, 04:00 PM
A small table saw will work...it just may take a bit more effort and another person helping may be necessary.

edzy
07-01-2008, 07:53 PM
take a piece of 1/2 ply. secure it to the table top. turn on the saw and raise it thru the plywood. Then make measurements from the blade to point X. Make sure its square. I put a straight piece of say 4" wide scrap against the blade, and make a line. Then make all measurements off the line. For a fence, the same 4" scrap screwed to the plywood. You can make cuts up to 46" wide.