Sliding mitre saw.

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  1. clonex

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    once again cant remember the name but theres a mob in salisbury/coopers plains that cut stuff


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  2. Recharge

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    sweet, many thanks!
     
  3. Butcher9_9

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    Made myself one of these 2 weekends ago. Skipped the bit poking out the top and just cut the hanging hole onto the middle of the work surface . Pretty small and near the back so does not cause issues but saves space and wood. Used a bunch of scrap I had hanging around. Made has a bit over 50cm of cutting width and 65-70mm of depth .

    So easy to do, super cheap and very effective.
     
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    Any Photos?:)
     
  5. Butcher9_9

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    I used a longer narrower board cut in half as that is what I had on hand. I also used Alu T extrusion rather than L as it was cheaper and more ridged but I did need to trim one down to make space for the saw motor.

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    Added the Router inserts as well
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  6. Butcher9_9

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    Made this last weekend with the Jig. Turned out alright but I need to work on my planing skills.

    Made mostly from bulk collection scrap bar the wheels, screws which I bought or consumables which I had on hand.

    Made from mostly structural timber.
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    Used the jig to cut everything to length as well and trimming the whole board once everything was glued and planed.
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  7. RavenAU

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    Overthinking it,
    i cut perspex and acrylic for work every now and then.
    Freehand it with a circular saw, tidy it up with electric planer.
    Perfect straight cuts every time.
     
  8. Recharge

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    I bet your work saw costs WAY more than a general handymans saw... pics?
     
  9. RavenAU

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    its a circular saw....
    Any brand. ozito will do. And i buy the cheapest blades i can find with lots of small teeth.
    Don't plunge the saw full depth, keep 4mm of the teeth extruding past the base that way your 'skimming off the plastic' and not ripping it on the way out. You can even cut it in reverse doing this.

    i have a battery operated milwaukee, also a corded hitachi.

    in reality any saw is a spindle that spins. doesn't matter if its $600 or $60. The blades do the work.
     
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  10. Recharge

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    and how DO you cut so perfectly strait? a strait edge or some such?
     
  11. shredder

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    Sweet, I'll swap you my Ozito for your Milwaukee then. :D
     
  12. RavenAU

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    Electric planer. Works surprising well on perspex/Acrylic edges, and chews it quickly. Very easy to trim down a few mm.
    Gives a near perfect edge to that I would say you wouldn't even need to sand / finish. This may depend on your ocd.

    Perspex is one thing. I'd melt the ozito doing hardwood

    Keep in mind I wouldn't try to cut anything less than probably 200ish mm doing this. Even on a tablesaw. If Acrylic catches in the blades it's nasty. That's bandsaw / grinder / dremel time
     
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  13. Butcher9_9

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    Cutting sheets by hand with a circular saw is fine but smaller pieces is a bit janky. Especially if you are working with very short stock.

    The Jig makes it easy.
     
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