A table for the circular saw is an indispensable element in the workshop of every good carpenter and construction professional. This is because the table acts as a support for the wood and the different materials to be cut provides stability and allows both hands to be used for greater safety. Therefore, this allows for more ambitious work, obtaining high-quality finishes.
Building your own table to fix a circular saw can be a challenge for those who start in artisan carpentry, as well as for DIY enthusiasts, so we have collected the information necessary to start this project, as well as a step by step to successfully build a table for good and economical saw.
A point of great importance and that should always be taken into account when working in carpentry is personal safety, since it is an activity that involves certain dangers, so it is worth taking into account some tips to prevent accidents. In this sense, it is necessary to follow the basic rules to work in an environment as safe as possible.
In this sense, those who handle the tools must have the basic knowledge to use them, otherwise, they must work under the strict supervision of experienced personnel. In addition, the workplace must have good lighting and ventilation. It must also be ordered to avoid tripping.
It is essential to wear the appropriate safety accessories, such as a helmet, glasses, mask, hearing protection, gloves, comfortable clothing, and metal toe shoes to protect the toes.
The materials needed to begin construction
To begin with the process of construction of the table for saw it is important to be sure that all the tools and accessories are at hand, in this way you will avoid delays. Some materials needed to build this table are 4 1½ inch screws with butterfly or non-slip nuts, 36 2 inch drywall screws, 32 1½ inch drywall screws, 32 1 inch drywall screws and white carpenter’s glue.
The tools that we must have on hand to build the table are a tape measure, a center point, sergeants, or presses for wood, screwdrivers, and electric or manual saw, which is appropriate to make the cuts.
The accessories required for this project are rulers, brackets, 4 swivel legs, and U-shaped aluminum profile 50 cm long by 1 inch wide and ½ inch thick. Also, it is necessary to have 1, 1½, and 2-inch drywall screw bits, as well as 1½ inch screw bits of non-slip nuts.
The board, legs, slats, and dowels used for the construction of this type of table must be sturdy and durable, so experts generally recommend the use of pine, cedar, oak or samán wood. However, agglomerates, such as MDF or Triplay, are also suitable,
It is important to highlight, that although we will give you specific dimensions for this table, it is always possible that you change the measures so that you build one adapted to your needs. In this case, we will use 1 board of 80 x 50 x 1.5 cm, 4 slats of 60 x 8 x 1.5 cm, 4 slats of 27 x 8 x 1.5 cm, 4 square legs of 4 x 4 x 73 , 5 cm and 16 tacos with a triangle shape of 4 x 4 x 5.6 cm.
Step by step to build a circular saw table
Once you have the necessary tools, materials, wood, and accessories, you can start with the construction. At the ends of the 4 slats of 60 cm and the 4 slats of 27 cm you must make bevel or 45º cuts. It is important that you make the cut on the side of the slats that are 1.5 cm thick, in the end, they should be easily spliced in their 4 corners.
Now is the time to assemble two structures as a frame, for which you must use 2 slats of 60 cm and 2 slats of 27 cm. Then, with the help of the sergeants, make 3 holes to place the 2-inch drywall screws. It is important to apply glue on the joints to reinforce.
To attach the 4 legs to the structure it is necessary to use the sergeants again, in this case, they will hold the legs against the slats and allow 4 1 1/2 inch screws, two on each leg. At the end of the legs should be perpendicular and at the edge.
When assembling the legs you must also place the triangular studs, using at least one on each leg. To fix them you must use 4 screws of 1 inch, 2 on each side, indicated to give greater stability and resistance to the table. A good idea to make these triangles is to use 8 cube-shaped blocks with dimensions of 4 x 4 x 4 cm, so that by dividing them diagonally you get 16 triangular blocks for best results.
For the next step, you must repeat the procedure performed to join the legs, but in this case, it will be to fix the lower part of them, for which it is necessary to place them at a distance of 20 cm from the ground. This second frame will give them more firmness because it will prevent them from opening due to the weight you place on the table.
The next step is to open the respective holes in each corner of the base of the saw, for which you can help by marking the drilling site with the center point, in this way, when sharpening the metal drill does not slide or jump.
In the center of the board, you must make perpendicular lines and cross them to facilitate the placement of the base measures. Next, draw a rectangle with the dimensions of the metal base, using length by width.
Place the base of the saw on the board, then make the marks where the holes for the 4 screws that will hold it will go. Finally, properly center the board on the structure and apply glue on it and in the area of the board, then fix the 12 2-inch screws, placing 3 on each side. In this way, you will have a strong and functional table.