Sliding mitre saw.

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  1. Recharge

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    this is 5mm ply, it's flimsy as hell, and my SO is totally against me cutting the sheet that way (cause reasons) so this is my "compromise"
    plus I want this for other stuff ;) until I can afford a bloody table saw. ohh I want one!!! stupid renos and stupid small budget.
    wahhh ;)
    and I like to build stuff anyway.
     
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    Picked up the angle this morning 2x 1520mm 20x20 for $20.39 at Brisbane steel sales @ Archierfield south Bris
    which I thought was pretty darn cheap.

    I've since drilled the mounting holes in each piece and still working on it.
    fatigue keeps smashing me so I have to take breaks quite a bit.
     
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    Post some images for us. Nothing like making something your self.:thumbup:
    How many tooth blade on the saw?
    I bought a 60T for my saw.
     
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    just at the proof of concept stage. you can see the very faint cut line in the cross timber under the blade.
    have done test cuts using this end as a strait edge and gives virtually perfect straight edge.
    what I intend to do is make up lower end risers so I don't need the cross piece.

    saw is a Makita 5806b, the blade that came with it second hand, markings are under the blade collar so can't read them. assume it's the stock blade.

    https://www.makita.com.au/media/documents/manuals/5606B_manual.pdf

    edit, haha of course the railes aren't straight. oh well. see what can be done as I'm faffing about with it.
     
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    V1.01 yet to check cut straight, I'm knackered.. pant pant.
     
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    Recharge tis beautiful your creation :thumbup:

    PS make it big enough for 2400mm so you can cut plywood length ways.
     
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    Dude, thats $200... eek.
     
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    I've got that Ozito track saw. It's a bit of faffing around setting it all up for each cut. Screwing in and out the shithouse little clamps the tracks come with. Adding and removing track sections for different length cuts. While using it, you can't help but feel that there must be a better way.

    Can't be sure without using both, but I'd guess that the above DIY tracks are perhaps better to use in practice. Less faffing, and more choice.
     
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    Ive got the pro festool version of that... sits in a shed under a pile of other useless tools.

    I find dropping the old diy slider down anywhere and doing a quick cut in less that 30 seconds is just too handy.

    Heres my old unit... prolly seen more than a thousand cuts over the years. Coupled with a cheap ozito cordless and a decent blade it's a bloody ripper of a tool to have.


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    I do have plans one day to build a more pro unit kinda like dougie's and use my old festy instead of the cordless but i'll always have the smaller one for the quick case mods.

    A good tip to save your sliders is to run some teflon tape along them :thumbup:

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    Recharge Bloody nice job mate on yours looking good :thumbup:
     
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    The OZITO cordless looks like a nice lite saw to operate.That jig looks simple and effective.
    I made mine with a 620mm throat, because a lot of sheets you buy are 600mm wide.
    Never thought of using Teflon Tape. Thanks for the tip.:thumbup:
    What tooth blades are you using? The most teeth blade I could get for my 61/2" Makita was 60T without paying a stupid price for the blades.:)
     
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    Cheers Dougie , you seen my small work shed :) i gotta keep things compact.

    Being able to just throw a sheet on the cutter and cut with no setup time is fantastic... then the unit just tucks away under the bench tops when i need that space for the bender.

    The saw was modified for an over size blade i cant remember the exact size... :thumbup:
     
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    You will have to watch for sag/flex in the middle of those rails
     
  14. Recharge

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    oh Indeed I will, still considering adding further support underneath them.
    thus far though, all seems to be fine.
    bloody physics and engineering, so annoying heh.
     
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    i'm not really seeing how that's safer than a track saw/shooting board/straightedge, but if it keeps the other half happy I guess that's what counts. Should be easy to clamp what you are cutting down I guess.
     
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    wait, where was it claimed it was safer?

    it's easier, just put the board into be cut, line up marks, cut.
    thus far in trials, no clamping needed (for big sheets)
    it's cheaper, $20 in materials, all the timber is reclaimed.
    and, it's something I wanted to do, cause it's cool building shit.
     
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    I assumed safety was the reasons you weren't allowed to cut boards the normal way?
     
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    lol no, not safety concerns, Ms just didn't want to. female reasons i guess? ~shrug~
    I didn't ask for clarification, sometimes it's safer not to, and just go with it.

    we just laid out $500 for redoing the fence, can't afford another $200 + for a saw guide, and the DOH is fighting us of paying half the fence costs because they're about to sell the house, and they're being utter wankers.

    so this was the best compromise and would be useful going forward.
    plus I can upgrade it as I workout out how to best do so.
     
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    LOL
     
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    FWIW anyone whos using a roofing square, check that its actually square. Very few actually are.
     

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