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Miniature Table Saws
« on: October 11, 2019, 05:52:49 PM »

I need a Miniature Table Saw, and saw this one on Amazon. Has anyone got one of these, and was it any good? Alternatively, does anyone have any other suggestions?


https://www.amazon.co.uk/ABEST-Electrical-Bench-Benchtop-Hobby/dp/B07CGBX394/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=miniature+table+saw&qid=1570812568&sr=8-5


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Re: Miniature Table Saws
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 06:00:13 PM »

But then again, maybe a Bandsaw would be more useful.........


https://www.aldi.co.uk/workzone-electric-band-saw-350w/p/013419269282600

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Re: Miniature Table Saws
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 06:16:59 PM »

The table saw is a knock off of the Proxxon bench top table saw.
Could be okay, could be bad, hard to say.

https://proxxon-us-shop.com/collections/bench-top-units-and-related-accessories

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Re: Miniature Table Saws
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 06:26:52 PM »

pricey; but still the best on the market;


http://www.byrnesmodelmachines.com/tablesaw5.html
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Re: Miniature Table Saws
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 08:52:07 PM »

Hi Charlie - what do you want to do with your table saw?  Do you want the most precise cuts you can get in a straight line or do you want to cut rough shapes?


I'm very lucky to have a Proxxon band saw which is great for cutting shapes but is only as accurate as my usage of it.  I really like this band saw as it is very reliable and easy to maintain.  The dust extraction is very good too.


On the other end of the scale I also have a Bynes table saw - Its ultra expensive and completely unjustifiable to own but its also the most accurate machine I've ever owned.  There's nothing better but its also a bit too accurate to be honest its one of those things thats nice to own.  I wouldn't change it for the world and will last a lifetime and then some.


Proxxon make a FET table saw that has the benefit of a tilting arbour which looks like a great machine too.  I guess it all comes down to what you want from your machine.
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Re: Miniature Table Saws
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2019, 08:36:39 AM »

Charlie,
I have the Proxxon version of that machine, which looks to be great value. I would not be without mine, the only downside is the depth of cut is limited to 10mm.
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Re: Miniature Table Saws
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2019, 08:56:05 AM »

I have an old Black & Decker Minicraft bench saw and the scroll saw too. Both very limited in use . Better idea is to make your own by mounting a standard jigsaw upside down on a small bench - lots of blade types for that too - as suggested in an American modelling tips book.  Bench can simply be 3 bits of wood/coated mdf screwed together - make any width you like with a slot for the blade - you can add a metal blade guide to that. Cheap too - a good jigsaw is very cheap by comparison and definitely more robust.
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Re: Miniature Table Saws
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2019, 05:00:47 PM »

I have been using the Proxxon table saw for 15+ years now, same saw blade a very reliable tool.  The on/off swirch failed about 6 years ago and I found the local proxxon dealer had none in stock and they were expensive, I found one on the net at 20% of the price and fitted in place and that has worked ever since, do not know what I would do without it!  It has only an A4 footprint so quite small.I have a bigish bandsaw for the heavy stuff.
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