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 Post subject: Mini Table Saw
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 1:26 pm 
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Has anyone found a mini table saw that would work for cutting fingerboards?, I can do it by hand, or on the large table saw, but it would be nice to have one all setup for that and trim...

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Table Saw
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Byrnes Model Machines Table Saw.. Great saw!!

http://www.byrnesmodelmachines.com/tablesaw.html

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Table Saw
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Byrnes Model Machines Table Saw.. Great saw!!

http://www.byrnesmodelmachines.com/tablesaw.html

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Wow, perfect, I like having tools all setup for one thing (especially when it's important to be right)...

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Table Saw
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Sprockett wrote:
Has anyone found a mini table saw that would work for cutting fingerboards?, I can do it by hand, or on the large table saw, but it would be nice to have one all setup for that and trim...

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Are you talking about fret slotting or tapering? That one would work for tapering. I have a little Dremel table saw that I bought used for around $150 that looks about the same. If you're talking about slotting, it's all going to depend on the blade you can get which are very very limited.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Table Saw
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kwerry wrote:
Byrnes Model Machines Table Saw.. Great saw!!

http://www.byrnesmodelmachines.com/tablesaw.html

Kerry


Yep, precision and quality. I use mine more than my regular table saw. It is also safer for cutting small parts, but can cut wood .75 thick,
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 Post subject: Re: Mini Table Saw
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The Byrnes saw is indeed a very nice saw. I use mine a lot and it is great for small parts and much safer than a larger tablesaw, IMO. The slotting blades work great for thin veneer ripping but if you plan on cutting thicker pieces of exotic woods like Ebony - then make sure you invest in a decent blade. I use this Tenryu blade and the performance of the machine is excellent. I did not get great results with the 4" carbide blade that you can by through the Byrne website.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/36-tooth-carbid ... Sw54xUUveU



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 Post subject: Re: Mini Table Saw
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I think there are a fair number of blade options available for this saw both from the maker and other sources.. some get a bit pricey but they are there. Interestingly I don't use this for slotting as I had a blade and jig for my slightly bigger Dewalt jobsite saw so I still use that. However as others have said this saw is very useful for instrument building, in fact if I had it all to do over again I would buy a better band saw and this saw and not worry about a bigger table saw.. Now of course I have a house a wife and so i have projects I use the table saw for but in general for Lutherie I think a good band saw and this saw would work..

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Table Saw
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The Byrnes saw is indeed a very nice saw. I use mine a lot and it is great for small parts and much safer than a larger tablesaw, IMO. The slotting blades work great for thin veneer ripping but if you plan on cutting thicker pieces of exotic woods like Ebony - then make sure you invest in a decent blade. I use this Tenryu blade and the performance of the machine is excellent. I did not get great results with the 4" carbide blade that you can by through the Byrne website.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/36-tooth-carbid ... Sw54xUUveU


Good tip, I just ordered one as I really like the Tenryu on my sawstop. I thought the carbide blade from Byrnes was pretty good, so if this one is better, it will be money well spent,
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 Post subject: Re: Mini Table Saw
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+1 on Tenyru blades. Great value.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Table Saw
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Toonces wrote:
The Byrnes saw is indeed a very nice saw. I use mine a lot and it is great for small parts and much safer than a larger tablesaw, IMO. The slotting blades work great for thin veneer ripping but if you plan on cutting thicker pieces of exotic woods like Ebony - then make sure you invest in a decent blade. I use this Tenryu blade and the performance of the machine is excellent. I did not get great results with the 4" carbide blade that you can by through the Byrne website.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/36-tooth-carbid ... Sw54xUUveU


Do you think those slotting blades would work for fret slots?

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Table Saw
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The slotting blades will work great for fret slotting. I did get my Byrne saw with the wider table option. IF you are going to try slotting, I would advise springing for this option. These are incredible little saws. I've thought about buying a second one just in case something ever happened to the one I have. I've found all sorts of uses for the saw in cutting small parts that I would have normally done by hand and for which I would never feel comfortable using a regular tablesaw for. One thing to bear in mind is this is still a powerful tool - so don't through caution to the wind and get your hand to close to the blade.



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 Post subject: Re: Mini Table Saw
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I'd just like to say, nice to see you Paul! It's been a long time.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Table Saw
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The Byrne's saw looks pretty slick.
I went with the budget option - I cobbled a fretting saw together out of a direct drive saw motor and a 3 inch Makita battery saw blade. The fit and finish is no where near as nice as the Byrne's saw but it does work well for cutting fret slots and the cost was considerably less ($17 + labor). It is also rather loud.
The depth of cut is adjusted by loosening the screws at the front of the table and shimming with washers. Depth of cut is limited but enough for any of the fret wire I have used. The sliding crosscut feature rides on the sides of the table.


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Table Saw
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The Byrnes is on the Christmas list. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Table Saw
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Sometimes you can find these Proxxon's for $100-150 on Ebay. Not as fancy, but set up, it cut a good line...

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Table Saw
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Toonces wrote:
The slotting blades will work great for fret slotting.

Simon, Thanks for the recommendation! I just ordered some fret slotting blades and was wondering, do you use stiffeners with them or are they small enough to not flex much?


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Table Saw
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If OP has no miniature table saw right now, there's a flock of inexpensive ones available on E* from forty bucks up. Wouldn't hurt to buy the forty-buck one and experiment a bit. The Byrnes saw sure looks nice, but its cost would be a whack in my wallet.

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