I think FARM SHOW readers might be interested in my "made it myself" table saw. It cost only a fraction of the price of a commercial machine and works very well. I made a stand out of angle iron and mounted a used 1/3-hp. Jet Pump electric motor on a shelf underneath. I made the table top itself out of 2 by 8-in. boards with 1 by 2-in. boards running across them. A "T-square" and "rip fence", also made out of 1-in. boards, fit into the spaces between the boards. A carbide-tipped 7 1/2 in. ultra-thin blade mounts on a blade arbor and two brass roller bearing bushings that I fashioned out of an old grinder. There's a small grinder motor next to the saw motor.
I use the saw for all kinds of wood projects. Works as well as commercial saws. (Ron Lord, Box 135, Bond Head, Ontario LOG 1 BO Canada)
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