How To Make A Homemade Table Saw With Circular Saw

In this video I'll show you how to make a homemade table saw using a circular saw.
For various woodworking projects I found that circular saw isn't enough for me. And for more precise cuts I need a table saw. Instead of buying one, I made it by using circular saw.
Try to made it simple and cheap as possible. This table saw cost me only few $ – and that was for screws and zip ties.

How I made a fence for this table saw:
How I made crosscut sled for this table saw:

Support Well Done Tips on Patreon:

Due to factors beyond the control of WellDoneTips, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. WellDoneTips assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. WellDoneTips recommends safe practices when working with the tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of WellDoneTips, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not WellDoneTips.

30 Comments

  1. can it cut at 45 degrees?

  2. Yes, it can. Just need to make new cut at table surface in 45 degrees angle.

  3. Something Something

    On a scale from 1-10, how “safe” do you consider this?
    For someone with mild experience in woodworking.

  4. +Something Something Like a home made tool, it’s safe equally as a circular saw it self. Yes it does not have any fancy guards like brand new expensive table saws, but if you will know what you’re doing – I think it safe enough.

  5. Use common sense, eye protection and push sticks and it’s safe for smaller work.
    I’d add small adjustable (furniture) feet with rubber bottoms to level and prevent slipping.
    If you want to cut larger longer wood, I would beef up the table to a wider, tip proof design.

  6. First, respect for this circular table saw. I´m a big fan from selfmade-machines, but I think this one is very dangerous. You don’t have a Wedge/Anti-kickback-Pawl(-> German “Spaltkeil” I´m not sure, if this translation is possible), also you don’t have a blade Guard. I mean this is the most dangerous point, because when you saw wood and the saw hurls the wood in your face this can you injure very hard. Sorry for my worse Grammatic but I´m learning English at the moment and when you have improvements, please say! Thank you

  7. Saw table under almost this good very. This Googles detectors translator voice dull rather fun and English.

  8. While it is very dangerous, its actually almost the same as any cheap table saw in the United States.

  9. Even experienced guys can get fucked up,experience in woodworking doesnt affect safety,if you will be carefull you will be fine,if you are clumpsy and sloppy you will hurt yourself,just be very very carefull and always use a piece of wood to run the wood through the saw without getting your hands close to the blade

  10. That’s ok I kinda like my fingers

  11. Gabriel Schenk you mean a riving knife and you are right, it is quite dangerous. the saw is to high and with the quick made fence it easy for the saw to grab the wood and cause a kickback. the riving knife is one of the measures to prevent that. there are some nice videos about kickback and pro’s almost loosing fingers.

  12. Gabriel Schenk you mean a riving knife and you are right, it is quite dangerous. the saw is to high and with the quick made fence it easy for the saw to grab the wood and cause a kickback. the riving knife is one of the measures to prevent that. there are some nice videos about kickback and pro’s almost loosing fingers.

  13. #Macgyver

  14. nice! but put an anti kick back fin after the blade and a guard

  15. I am just a poor boy

    can’t count anymore w/ no fingers/hands eh?

  16. #teamlildawg

  17. thank you for posting very clear and simple

  18. I love a good informative video that is time lapse.

  19. Holland Hollywood

    Sweet.

  20. damn simple. I will use clamps for the saw fence just as you did!

  21. great video.
    very helpfull
    thanks

  22. It’s a cool build, but not very safe, on a scale of 1 to 10 I’m sorry, but I’d say a 1. At the least it should have a riving knife, which will prevent kickback and save your fingers. the woodscrews might not be the safest option as well, especially since it grips in particle board. A bit of force (say… when there is a kickback incident) and those screws could come loose from the particle board sending that spinning saw flying freely through the room. It’s a very cool idea and build, so is the fence, too bad the execution is really not safe. 1. riving knife. 2. change the particle board to plywood and use bolts instead of screws, 3. safety switch easily accessible.

    I would add it’s not as safe as a normal circular saw since a normal circular saw stops working as soon as you let the trigger go. And a riving knife is nothing fancy nowadays. You can find them on even the cheaper circular saws. It’s a bit trickier to make the first cut through the board, but you really need that riving knife.

  23. Stephen Hawking does DIY!

  24. Nice. Simple. Very useful for a beginner. Thank you.

  25. This is so.o.o. Good. A great Vidio. Easy to understand and easy to make.  Thanks a Million.    Edward. West Australia.

  26. Not bad, I purchased a very old stand that was built by Black and Decker perhaps back in the 70’s that has a plate that will hold a skill saw or router. It has steel legs that fold up to hang on the wall when not mounted or in use. Love it, but have replaced it with a more powerful table saw now, and built a bigger router table so she is pretty much just a stand now in my shop. I may put one of my routers back in it though as it is very handy and easy to move around the shop when movement is needed. My old shop has a dirt floor so it is hard to move anything around in her. Perhaps my next project should be putting in a wooden floor?

  27. This is freakin’ AWESOME!!

  28. i like your idea

  29. pink sheep?

Comments are closed.

DIY HQ Videos for Woodworkers © 2017 Frontier Theme