Sliding mitre saw.

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  1. Recharge

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    roofing square? you mean the speed square?
     
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    Engineers square on anything that ACTUALLY matters
     
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    If it looks square it is square
     
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    The very fine cut line in the centre tells me the angle iron is bowing slightly.
    Rule of thumb is the thinner the material, the finer the blade.
    You can still cut with a course blade, but the blade must be deeper in the ply to help prevent tear out.
    In your case I would be laying the ply on milk crates, using a straight piece of timber,as a guide ,and the saw will be deeper in the job, giving a much better cut, and minimun tear out.
    I think you are giving yourself a big headache, trying to make a jig, with a span over that distance.
    I think you would need to buy the same angle, and place underneath, and small welds to top angle, make into T-Section,if you are determined to build one.
     
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    yea, I was considering making it a T. or finding a better, more rigid shape.

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    well, it was a nice idea, but I've had to scrap the whole lot, the rails aren't strait and I don't think I can get them strait. doh.
    was a nice idea, but unworkable at that length.

    an idea though, a strait edge with milled slots along it so you can use a track clamp to slide in to clamp to work piece. then again, might be just as annoying as a standard clamp..

    ponder ponder.

    makes me really want a table saw more, but anything with a decent track in it is out of my budget.
     
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    upside down circ saw in a piece of ply/MDF

    clamp a fence on and rip down to your hearts content. its a MORE fidly way of doing things especially getting square but its also VERY cheap
     
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    I was thinking of doing something with this

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    :D
     
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    They look simple enough to make. Just watched this video.
    Make the table the size you require.
     
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    Yes, that's humungus.Where in the hell did you get that.The best thing to do with that is strip it for Ally and copper.Looks bloody dangerous.:D
     
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    it's from a cheap arse nasty GMC table saw that was so crap it was better to kill it with hopes to re purpose it, perhaps.

    it's not that big really, but it won't take much to make it unto a simple table setup, no more dangerous than a circular saw.
     
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    Overkill using that GMC motor.For one it has no brake and the blade will take ages to stop.
    You need to decide what you are going to use,and go with that.:)
     
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    if not as a saw, then no idea.
     
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    Are you still after a saw. There's a 2nd hand "wesco" job site style one for $80 near me
     
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    any details on it? model?
     
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    Best I can give you

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    ooohhhh! colour me interested! looks like it's possible to use a skid on it too.
    is this somewhere south side brisbane?
     
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    Most timber supply yards will cut to measure for free.
     
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    in my current situation, requite 100mm strips of masonite, bunnincs won't cut under 300mm and have not been able to source material and cut anywhere else, exhausted all online options in south brisbane (of which there arent' many anyway)

    soooooooo yea.
     
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    no, this is lake maquarie NSW.

    check out the facebook market place though, you'll be surprised what you find
     
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    thats a little outside of my range :lol: and postage would be crazy! eek!
    but, thanks you very much for posting it up :D
    and yes, I'm a very regular on facebook market and gumtree looking for cheap toys.
     

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