For various woodworking projects I found that circular saw isn’t enough for me. And for more precise cuts I need a table saw. The crosscut sled needs two fences, the front fence (I’m calling the one that you push as the front fence) and a rear fence. Once the layers are bonded together, use a 1-1⁄2″ hole saw to drill the top bit opening at the center of the combined laminate/MDF layer. Once you’ve established the necessary limits, use the tool to cut the rectangular hole, and double-check its dimensions by adjusting the blade depth to the extreme and tilting the toothed disk to its 45 degree maximum, with the saw in place. However, one thing to note is that this particular table saw is not made in China. With the right tools your cabinets will be the envy of everyone that knows sees them!
I usually cut it to within a whisker and then retract the miter gauge so I can break of the waste rather than risk that it might fall through the table into the blade housing where it might bind. I would suggest MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) to anybody copying this design, for the worktop, two layers of 19-mm, and where the base of the skill saw fits, the top would reduce in thickness. All that said, you would have a hard time prying the table saw from my hands… maybe even if they were missing a digit or two. I once made one of these for a friend in which only 1/4 inch of blade cutting depth was lost.
If you saw a solution to even part of the problem you would likely jump on it. I like to try to see things in every way I can. If you decide to get a table saw with a one point five to two HP motor, then it’s going to operate at the standard household 120V circuit. Raise the blade and press a framing square against it. Swivel the fence on a single screw in one end, and clamp the opposite end when the fence is square to the blade. But I have to be honest I just purchased a SawStop 3hp cabinet saw and I absolutely love it. I won’t ever go without a nice table saw again.
I also installed a piece of T-Track above the sacrificial fence to use with a stop block and also any clamps I might need to use. In a sense, the shop also symbolizes the end to a period of transition for Facebook – it is housed in the last building to open its doors since the company moved its headquarters in 2011 from Palo Alto to nearby Menlo Park. Generally, portable table saws do not have a broad enough surface to cut full sheets of plywood, sheet metal, etc… A full sheet would have to be cut into a partial to use on a portable table saw safely.
I really miss the radial arm saw I had that was lost in a fire (a garage burned where it was stored during a move before a shop is re-established. In fact, many woodworkers spend a long time (years!) simply accumulating machines and tools before they ever build a single stick of furniture. So if you’re looking for the most powerful portable table saw on the market, the Makita is the best table saw for you. What I would like to see is that Mr. SawStop would lower his royalty price to make it more affordable to table saw mfg’ers.
The only appeal I can see in it is that you can get clean bevel cuts, where a bandsawn finish will always need more work to smooth it. I have a sliding mitre saw for cross-cutting and I mostly use the router to cut tenons and grooves (dadoes). And with all due respect, Marc, this blog post takes a political stand on this issue whether intended or not.