Panel Saws

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  1. Fred Seger

    Fred Seger Stunt Coordinator

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    I usually make all my speakers at my brothers woodworking/cabinet shop that is stock with all the tools I could ever want. But he lives a 1 1/2 hours away, and I'm getting tired of the drive. I really don't have the money or room in my garage to put a nice uni-saw table saw system for cutting, so I was thinking about buying or building a panel saw.
    Does any one here use panels saws? Did you buy it from a manufacturer? Anyone build their own from kit plans or their plans? Do they work good?
    Any other jigs that work similar?
    Thanks for you help.
     
  2. James Mudler

    James Mudler Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the same PSI Panel saw. Ditto on Jacks comments
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  3. MarkDesMarais

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    Here is a tip that I find very useful-
    When cutting sheet goods with a circular saw, the best place to work is usually the floor. Use a few pieces of styrofoam insulation to support your sheet goods (both sides of the cut) and provide clearance for the saw blade. This way you can crawl right over the plywood without flexing it. If you hit the styro with the saw, no harm done.
    Markd
     
  4. Steve Kinkead

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    Use a 50 or 60 tooth plywood blade to get a clean cut and minimize splintering. The same blade works great for cutting melamine particle board too. They cost about $6 at Home Depot.
     

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