Hi GH, yep bin there done that. And believe it or not 45 years later my son [who lives interstate] started building CBG's and made one the same as yours. Scared me to watch him work. Ha ha.
What ever works! Saw one made out of an inverted radial arm saw. Your work piece stayed stationary and you pushed down on a pedal to bring the blade foward. Let off the pedal and a spring pulled it back. That was scary! I didn't like them when they were up right! Mine is a small kitchen table, with skill saw upside down, jig saw and router bolted upside down.
I would try to put the saw in the middle of the workbench to avoid tipping over. The cutting point way over outside the legs is a recipe for a tip over. A bag of concrete sitting on the cross members would minimise that possibility but still a worry even then. Extra legs on the outside would also fix that issue.
the workmate bench will not open wide enough to allow the saw body to fit in the middle, extra leg's on the outside is a good idea i didn't think of, thank's,
Well... that's one way to do it. ;-)
On a related note, I looked at table saws recently and they're not exactly cheap.
You weren't looking at the right job site! LOL
Seriously though I see them on FB market fairly cheap! Picked up a Hitachi $5. Was expecting much and wasn't disappointed! It was a jobsite rig with a busted plastic housing. Turned out to have been abused as a dry tile saw. Bearings were screwed to the point that a jet engine made less noise. After gutting it out and a little mod, I have a nice fold up stable work table. At a later date skill saw, router and jig saw will be mounted in it. Too many items on the "HONEY DO"!
Now that bring back memories. Back in the late 70's early 80's I use to buy a 61/4" 2.5hp skillsaw take the blade gaurd off and put a 71/4" blade on it. When I was done framing I would start doing the outside trim work. Back then most framers did not have job site table saws. We would get some plywood 2 saw horses and some scrap 2 x 4s drop the skilsaw into the plywood screw it down flip it onto a couple saw horses and use the scrap 2x4's for a fence. good times. Now a days it is safety first. Yep those days are long gone.
Ha .,.,.,I bet that cuts straighter then my cheap old Craftsman portable.,,. kudos for getting the job done.,.,!!
thank's Jerry, it work's a treat, great for ripping neck's, which is what i built it for,
Just be extra careful to set that fence exactly parallel to the blade to minimize it kicking back at you.
Hi GH, JL's comments are valid so here may be a solution to that issue, it's the way I do my shop made fences for different machines and tasks.
The photos should tell the story, just modify to suit your situation and available materials.
Taff,, thank's very much for the information & pic's,