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Home made table saw

I needed to cleanly cut a number of 2×4’s in half but I didn’t own a table saw.

I came up with this contraption. A circular saw clamped to some timber resting on two saw horses.

It worked, but very dangerous. At one stage the timber jammed ripping the saw out of the clamps.
I would highly recommend people buying a table saw rather than resorting to this method.

As far as I know, most circular saws don’t have a riving knife. This increases the danger significantly with this DIY table saw, along with no blade guard.

If you don’t know what a riving knife is, or how it can save your fingers, please, watch this video


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