Any Ideas for turning a Workmate bench into a Table Saw?


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Old 12-18-01, 04:57 AM
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Any Ideas for turning a Workmate bench into a Table Saw?

I just bought a Black & decker Workmate 425 workbence & I would like to rig it up to turn it into a tablesaw. I was thinking of mounting a circular saw to the underside of it, but Im not really sure of how I should mount it...Has anybody done anything like this before?
Old 12-20-01, 05:48 AM
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I'm sure it has been tried before, but I suggest against it for a number of safety reasos:
1) it won't have an anti-kickback device. If you've ever been hit by a piece of flying wood in the hip or groin area you'll recognize the importance of this feature.
2) the on/off switch will be difficult to reach
3) a Workmate isn't that stable and not a very large work support surface.
Additionally, it will be difficult to make depth or angle cut adjustments. You won't have a miter slide slot and a fence will be difficult to rig up properly.
I suggest investing in a fairly inexpensive($130+/-) table-top saw such as a Delta or Ridgid. This is what I did before I got my contractor's saw.

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