DIY table for a circular machine
When making a table for a hand-held circular saw, in the next step you can start making legs, for this, boards with dimensions equal to 50 x 100 mm are used. The legs must be made taking into account that it is convenient to work. On average, this parameter reaches 110 cm.The board must be cut along the longitudinal axis, providing a small angle on one side.
The workpiece is tried on to the working surface so that during installation it will stand a little at a distance. The legs are fixed on the outside of the elements for stiffening, bolts should be used for this. In order to achieve stability, you can use screeds, they are made of a square bar with a side of 50 mm.
To make a good table for a circular saw with your own hands, you need to make the correct power calculation, with the ratio of the power of the electric motor and the intended work. That is, for comfortable sawing of various types of wood, it is enough to supply a 1000-1200 W electric motor. Experts advise against using more powerful motors as it is a big risk. If you need significant power and productivity of the installation, you should make the design of the table more solid and perfect. With the proper approach, many craftsmen create a table for a manual router with their own hands, much better and more productive than models from brand manufacturers.
For a more accurate understanding, view the plot of how to make a milling table with your own hands, the video of which is publicly available for viewing.
Industrial machines, as mentioned above, are completely made of metal, and the lower part is supplemented with a concrete slab, for greater reliability of the unit’s fastening. Do-it-yourself circular table, craftsmen make entirely of metal or in a duet with wooden elements.
In accordance with the dimensions of the saw you are considering, the level of the lower mowing line of the potential cut and the possibility of changing the position of the saw on the bed are set aside in the frame structure.
Making a table for a hand-held circular saw
Installing a circular saw in a homemade table
If there are no special holes in the design of the circular saw for mounting on the table, then they must be made
It is important to note that even drilling additional holes is considered a modification and will void the warranty.
The circular is attached to the table from below. If the tabletop is not yet attached to the base, then it can simply be turned over. If it is attached, then it is better to turn the entire table over, or put it on its side, so it will be more convenient to work. You need to fix the tool so that the caps do not protrude beyond the plane of the working surface.
It is not necessary to drill to install the saw. Fastening can be carried out on pressure bars and self-tapping screws. After installation, the table top is turned over and fixed in the rest of the machine with screws.
The elevator is installed on the frame of the structure using a steel sheet. To raise the saw, the bolts are tightened. The required height is adjusted with nuts. They will fix the device at the desired height.
Correctly performed calculations, competent construction of the frame and a securely fixed tabletop with an installed saw will allow you to cut the material quickly and efficiently. There is nothing super complicated, all the work is quite within the power to do it yourself. Highly specialized tools are also not required, everything is either at home, or you can borrow, rent.
- Before using the saw on the table, you should check the saw blade itself using a square, since some unscrupulous manufacturers do not set the blade exactly at an angle of 90 degrees, as a result, the cuts turn out to be beveled.
- If during work you plan to use the table also for storing tools on it, then the dimensions of the tabletop should be more than a square meter in area.
- For manufacturing, it is better to use high-quality and durable materials, otherwise the table will not last long.
- The table can be supplemented with anything you like, for example, some manage to attach a special vacuum cleaner or a riving knife with a disc protection to it, so that chips and residues from cutting wood do not fly around.
- Choose a place for the table in advance, and also make sure that the floor where the table will be installed is level.
- If you have the desire and certain skills, you can make a folding tabletop or a lifting table, but this will take more time and materials.
- If the table shakes or vibrates during operation, adjust the feet with suitable pieces of rubber.
The accuracy of the work is important, therefore, the mill must be equipped with a marking ruler. With the help of a router, a small groove is made for installing a ruler. If there is no such tool, then the groove can be prepared with a chisel. The surface of the tabletop is carefully processed with a grinder and sandpaper. It is most convenient to fix the ruler with self-tapping bolts. This modification will allow you to cut the material with millimeter precision.
Experienced craftsmen are ready to create a table for a circular with their own hands without any techniques or drawings. However, certain conditions still need to be considered.
The essential requirements include:
- rigidity (stability) of the system;
- flat, smooth plane of the table;
- secure fastening of the saw;
- the presence of a fence from the cutting disc;
- free access to start and pause buttons.
The availability of different functions depends on the working conditions and the wishes of the specialist. These include the ability to carry out high-quality rip and cross cuts.
The standard products, of which there are hundreds in shopping malls, are made of stainless steel. This is an excellent material, but the production of a saw table from wood is considered further.
What is a circular saw
In everyday life and in production, a circular saw is necessary for sawing various materials (wood, slate, plasterboard, soft metal, plywood, etc.). This handheld power tool (standard) is designed for straight cuts from 40 mm to 140 mm deep (most manufacturers’ models allow you to cut at right angles up to 85 mm, but for construction sites there is a range of more powerful equipment). During the operation, the operator holds the device firmly in his hands and carries out the sawing, moving along the workpiece. At the same time, there are no restrictions on the size of blanks in length and width. There is a possibility of sawing at an angle to the surface of the part.
Circular saw device
Saw models differ in power. The most budgetary devices have a power of up to 1.2 kW and are designed for sawing workpieces up to 4.5 cm thick. They are excellent for household needs, for periodic work for short periods of time and are simple and unpretentious. If you need to cut up to 6.5 cm, and you need to do this often and for a long time, you will need a semi-professional tool with a power of up to 1.8 kW. To perform production tasks, professional equipment with a capacity of up to 2.2 kW is produced, withstands long-term loads and is capable of cutting parts up to 8.5 cm thick.In addition, a tool is produced for use in woodworking enterprises, capable of sawing workpieces with a thickness of up to 14, 1 cm.Its power reaches 5.5 kW, and weight. up to 100 kg.
What should be a saw table
When arranging a stationary site for processing materials, several nuances are required.
- The structure must be stable and rigid.
- The material from which the table is made must be durable and durable.
- It is important that the table surface is perfectly flat.
- Provide grounding.
Circular saw table design
Homemade table saw with built in router and inverted jigsaw 3 in 1
Considering the above, you can be sure of the reliability of the installed structure and the good quality of the workpieces being processed, regardless of the amount of work.
Circular saw table. photo
The main components of the table: a frame and a smooth surface for placing workpieces.
The material from which the structures are made differs depending on the purpose, place of installation and frequency of use. For domestic needs, you can make a structure from boards and plywood and install it, for example, in a garage. Working with large volumes of materials implies increased requirements for the strength and reliability of the structure. The best solution in this case would be a frame made of a metal profile. To reduce vibrations and increase stability, many even concreted the legs in the floor.
Some tips for setting up your desk:
- the saw blade should be located strictly perpendicular to the table surface;
The saw blade must be strictly perpendicular
- the standard and optimal size of the table top is 1.2 x 1.2 m, but it can vary depending on individual requirements (if the table top is long, additional support legs may be needed);
- the height of the table depends on the height of the master, usually it varies between 0.8. 1.2 m;
- it is more convenient for the operator if the table is installed on legs, and not on solid sheets, for example, plywood;
- the width of the slot into which the disc fixed from below is removed should not exceed the thickness of the disc by more than 2 mm, otherwise the tool may quickly fail due to clogging with chips;
Circular table from a hand-held circular saw with your own hands
- the circular saw should be located in the center of the table so that there is no strong shift in the center of gravity;
- it is recommended to bring the saw operation control buttons to the tabletop or the top of the table leg.
Important! In many saw models, the holes for fixing the sole on the table are already provided by the manufacturers.
An example of a reinforced workbench for a circular saw
for popular models of jigsaws
In the platform of the purchased unit, it is required to drill mounting holes (if the holes were not provided for by the design). It should be remembered that after such revision, the official manufacturer’s warranty for the purchased instrument will be lost.
MDF (board made from the finest wood shavings)
The table top is cut in accordance with the required dimensions. It can be made of plywood 1.8. 2 cm thick, MDF, old furniture or sheet metal, but this option is rarely used. Particleboard is not recommended in this case, since these boards are not highly durable. Plastic should also not be used as a countertop.
Important! The thickness of the cut directly depends on the thickness of the table. The larger this size, the shallower the depth the workpiece will be able to cut through the disc, since the working surface of the disc decreases.
It is advisable to mill the edges of the tabletop (no one canceled the aesthetics of the appearance even for working devices), after which one should go over the workpiece with a grinder.
A slot for a saw blade is arranged in the tabletop.
Marking is applied for hardware. The saw is attached to the bottom of the tabletop. Fastener caps should not protrude beyond its plane.
The saw is fixed to the bottom of the tabletop
Many do not use the platform drilling when installing the saw on the tabletop, but fix it with pressure blocks and self-tapping screws.
The table top is turned over to the working position and fixed to the bed. For fixing, it is recommended to use not only self-tapping screws, but also metal corners, which provide the required structural strength.
Many craftsmen are not limited to simply assembling a factory tool under the table. To gain a few millimeters in kerf, they completely remove the saw cover, sole, and saw blade tilt adjustment (if not useful in the future). After that, a homemade platform is made, on which the saw is attached.
The power control of the instrument is displayed. To do this, you will need: a plug for an outlet, a plug for turning on the saw, a standard light switch, a piece of cable, clamps for clamping the power button on the saw, self-tapping screws and minimal wiring skills.
Power management removed
A socket is attached to the inside of the table, from which a cable for the switch is taken out, which is installed where it is convenient. The device is powered from the nearest power source in the room. The saw power button is fixed with clamps in the recessed position. Released saw start control allows quick and easy tool control.
To work on the table, it is necessary to make stops and a carriage.
Circular table guide carriage
The carriage for sawing small pieces or cross-cutting lumber can be made from a plywood base and two wooden walls. It will move along two guides, which are made of pieces of a metal pipe with a cross section of 2 x 1 cm and installed in grooves made with a router. The parts laid inside the carriage are very convenient and safe to saw.
Slides for working with workpieces can be made of boards, plywood or metal.
They should be able to adjust the position depending on the width of the workpieces being cut. Stops can be not only longitudinal, but also transverse, as well as helping to cut at an angle.
If you do not want to make guides yourself, you can install a ready-made device.
You can put the finished device
DIY circular saw table. drawings
When processing wood, one of the most popular tools is the circular saw. This device, distinguished by productivity and convenience, allows you to significantly speed up the process of sawing molded timber or sheet materials. When carrying out work in significant volumes, it makes sense to think about the manufacture of a special stationary structure with a saw, which makes it possible to increase the safety, speed and quality of work.
DIY circular saw table. drawings
After preparing the sketch of the structure (with the dimensions affixed) and purchasing the required materials, you can start working. You should start by making a frame under the countertop. It can be made from a shaped tube. Having a welding machine and an angle grinder on the farm, it is not at all difficult to do this.
- The necessary pipe sections are cut.
- Sidewalls are welded.
- Four pieces connecting the sidewalls are welded.
- All welding and sawing points are processed with a grinding wheel.
- Adjusting screws are attached to the ends of the legs, allowing you to set the table on a not very flat surface.
Metal frame under the table top
for the popular range of circular saws
Important! For home workshops, devices with a power of about 1 kW are usually sufficient. Before purchasing a model, this point is important to consider, since the overpayment for the saw itself and for the electricity it consumes, as a rule, is not justified by the need.
The choice of modification, taking into account the purpose
When choosing discs for a tool, you need to pay attention to their technical parameters.
- Sharpening angle of teeth. Soft materials are sawn with discs that have teeth inclined in the direction of rotation of the disc. Negative angle models are required for metal cutting.
- Number of teeth. For cutting various materials, you should select blades with a different number of teeth: for soft. models with a large number of teeth, for hard. with a small number. For example, for wood, the minimum number of teeth is 24.
The marking of the discs includes data on its diameter and the size of the seat
To use the circular saw for a long period of time, it is important that it is not too heavy, is ergonomic, and that the blades are well sharpened. Holding the unit in your hand for a long time is not at all easy. Operator fatigue can result in poor sawing performance. Therefore, many craftsmen working with saws practice installing them on a table.
Circular saws are often placed on a table
The idea of such a device is to fix the saw body under the table top so that only one saw blade is above the table. The workpiece moves along the table top and is sawn with a rotating disc. Such a stationary device greatly facilitates work and allows continuous work without loss of quality and quickly. Manufacturers offer a large number of saw models placed on tables. Self-fabrication of the structure allows you not only to save money, but also to get the unit at your disposal in accordance with your own requirements.
Making a circular saw table is easy
for popular models of welding machines
Also, the table can be made of timber or boards with a section of 10 x 5 cm.To assemble the frame, you will need metal corners, dowels and self-tapping screws.
Important! When using wood blanks, one should not forget about the obligatory processing of them from the effects of moisture and temperatures. For this, special formulations are produced.
Old furniture such as an office table can also be used as a base for a circular saw. It is only necessary that its base be solid. In most cases, the standard dimensions of such structures are quite suitable for wood sawing work. But it is recommended to install a new tabletop itself. Alternatively, glue two sheets of plywood with a thickness of 1.2 cm.This thickness will be quite enough to install a saw weighing about 5 kg.
Can glue 2 sheets of plywood
After making the base, you can proceed to the most important stage. surface preparation and saw installation.
Table. What you may need to carry out the work.