Fitting circular saw to table top

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BigEasy
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Fitting circular saw to table top

Post by BigEasy » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:56 am

Hi there, first of all well done on this great design - I'm eager to get putting mine together as soon as possible.

A question I have relates to the fitting of the circular saw. Do you simply mount it to the underside of the table top as is, or do you rout out a rebate for it to sit into?

I'm using 18mm birch ply as the top, and I'm worried that if I rout out a rebate for the saw to sit into it may weaken the board and not provide enough strength to hold the saw (I've bought the Maklita 5903 and it's a heavy beast!).

So my question is if I can rout out a rebate, what depth can I get away with, or am I best to mount it without a rebate and lose a full 18mm of the saw's cutting height?

Thanks very much.

Suso
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Fitting circular saw to table top

Post by Suso » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:22 am

hi Scott!
It is better to make a rebate, this facilitates the circular saw insertion, you get more security and stability, and you are always going to get a disk aligned when you remove and re-insert the circular saw.
3-5mm deep is enough. Take a look at this vídeo
The Makita 5903 works very well!

BigEasy
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Fitting circular saw to table top

Post by BigEasy » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:51 pm

Ah, great, thanks for highlighting that part of the video - very helpful.

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