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  • DIY panel saw.

    Anyone ever built one, but with a sliding rip cut ie. the saw moves horizontal as well as vertical, not the panel. We have a steel frame, that was intended for a MASLOW CNC router project, but we came into possession of a V Carve. Now we have this stand that looks exactly like a panel saw, but space is an issue. Moving the panel would require18-20 feet of space, moving the saw, 9-10.

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    A panel saw takes up so much wall space. It’s hard to justify owning one unless you are going to build a lot of cabinets and plywood furniture...... or have a really large shop. My son built one as you described, horizontal and vertical sliding where the saw could rotate 90 degrees for either function. My panel saw is is a Mikita track saw and a sheet of foam insulation.

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    • #3
      I built one in the early '90s when I lived in the Osaka area of Japan. I had just moved into that neighborhood and had some extra construction to do. I attached it to the garage wall. I used it for about a year off and on and then didn't need it nearly as much as I thought I would. That plus most of the plywood at local stores was 3 ft by 6 ft., so it didn't need cutting down like 4x8 sheets. It worked ok but I did not add a DC to it, which made for lots of dust an sawdust.
      Hank Lee

      Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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      • #4
        The metal frame is almost perfect for a panel saw. right now, all the plywood scraps and future projects for the 8x4 CNC are leaning against it. The plan is that it would be used to cut panels to make them more easily to manhandle onto the CNC. Its a "co-op" makerspace. The frame which was a computerized hanging router system, [MASLOW] for cutting 8x4 plywood, is now 90 deg to the wall To make space for the 8x4 CNC ROOT2. and a huge 3D hang printer.

        https://www.themakerstation.com/Main_Page


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        • #5
          Good for you! Finally someone that has enough wall space for a panel saw, and a reason to have one!
          I read up on the Maslow cnc several years ago and made the same decision with it as the panel saw. Are you familiar with Mill Right CNC? I’ve watched my neighbor and friend start that company with a small desktop cnc router with all wood parts to where it is today producing a really nice array of machines.
          capncarl

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          • #6
            I wish we still had that space!! This is today. Jammed in between the CNC cotrol and wood storage.

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            • #7
              That’s capncarls shop law #1.
              #1 A shop is never large enough, it doesn’t matter how much room you have in your shop, it will quickly become full of stuff that you have no real need for.
              #2 Your shop is always the target storage place for the kids old bicycles, old luggage.... and your in-laws old bedroom suite that they want to save for their kids.
              #3 If you ever have intentions to put an automobile in your shop, do so before you move in, and take photos because you might want to remind yourself that an automobile will fit in your shop. After you start using the shop the automobile will not fit.
              #4 There is never enough light in the shop.

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