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Saw horse or work bench for circular saw?

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Homervanderjazz, 3 Sep 2017.

  1. Homervanderjazz

    Homervanderjazz

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    So I have been looking into buying a circular saw and a saw horse or work bench to use in order to saw pieces/sheets of wood. Having never done this before I am not sure what would be best as the sawhorses that you see don't seem to have any way of securing the wood onto them from what I can see. Would I be better getting a small work bench? Thanks for any advice


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  2. Roger928

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    I saw all my sheets on the floor. Laid on a sheet of polystyrene to act as a sacrificial board.
    I can slice four 18mm sheets in one go with my HK85.
    If I'm making trusses I'll have about 70 or 80 sheets to process. Which I can get through in three or four hours.
     
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  4. You don't mention how big the wood you are trying to cut is, but I have a couple of these that work for large sheets.
     
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  5. Homervanderjazz

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    Thanks for all the replies folks
     
  6. chappers

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    I just use folding plastic horses and don't worry about cutting into them. You might need three or four if cutting 8x4 sheets
     
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    Free , can't get cheaper than that.

     
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    that's a lot of ****ing around, back in the day. First day on site, cut a pallets down to 2/3 their size and screw them together at an angle with a bit of bracing to form an A frame not the lightest I will grant you but took about 10 min s to make a pair. Throw them on the fire on your way off site
     
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