Originally Posted by J_P_A
Here's a little something for mfusik. EDIT: Hmmm… Now I have to get the link to work again
EDIT: Got it
I suppose there are two things of note about the video. First is I'm using the foam to cut on. The video explains it all there
The next is notice my left hand. After some trial and error, I realized the MDF was slick enough that the track wanted to slide. So I started using my free hand to put a finger or two on the track to keep that from happening.
This cut was at a bit of an awkward angle, so not my best performance. I'll blame it on performance anxiety
You actually wear the respirator huh? lol. I always find it harder to breathe with it on. Thus I use the cheap old pain mask things, or just take my chances.
You can fabricate an air cleaner system/dust collection system with a few box fans and a hepa filter/microparticle filtersheet for a furnace and some bungee cords or duct tape that will keep the air clean and remove the MDF dust.
Something like: (I didn't really search but microparticle filters are easy to find)
24"x24" seems to fit right on for me.
Or you can do like I do and blow the fan into another room or out the window... lol.
That saw looks really sweat! I really need to buy one. I do so much projects I need it. I really do. Plus if LilMike and I do this "neighborhood wrecker" it probably will pay for itself just on that one project. I'm strong with the table saw, but less with the circular saw. A track saw makes my circular saw obsolete. Miter saw + Track Saw + Table saw. That's the combo!
I wish everything didn't cost money. I think I'll try an talk my dad into buying one. Then I can borrow it... lulz.
BTW- I am using that foam board trick. That's just too slick. All my saw horses have slices through them, I usually just use the saw horses and accept the fact the top gets sliced. Every once in a while I'll brad nail down a fresh layer of pine or something and start fresh. (or just build more horses). I used to buy those metal horse brackets to quick assemble saw horses with just 2x4 but those are pure crap. PURE CRAP. They never work good for me. I get ten time better results just guessing the angle and using the table saw to cut the angle into the wood and just screw them together. Takes like 2 minutes. I always wanted a nice light weight set or pro grade horses but I always knew I'd cut them or trash them, but perhaps your foam board trick is the ticket I need.
You ever see those stack able horses Cowger made in his thread? Those look fun too.
MDF is slick enough to make the track slide, can you clamp it down ? Either way that's way easier than ripping a sheet through the table saw, or hacking it with a hand saw. Even with the laser guide it's never as good. I've got my eyes on craigs list for a panel saw, but perhaps I'l consider the track saw instead.