Joel writes: “This takes the ‘contractor saw’ to a new level of portability. You won’t be using it to rip plywood sheets down to size, but it’d be great for toy makers and that sort of thing.” Indeed! To put things into perspective, this micro-saw features a 4″ carbide blade.
It’s powered by a 1/8 HP 110V motor spinning at 4,500 RPM. The arbor is 1/2″ and the table measures 7-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. It’s targeted at modelmakers and toy hobbyists, and it looks like it’d be perfect for that application. We’ve been doing some auto interior work in the TM shop recently, and we’ve been making a lot of little bits and supports out of 1/4″ plywood. This would be handy for that kind of work, too.
And at just $45 — including two blades — we might just grab one to try it out.
Note: Check out this eBay auction for a Proxxon model that tends more toward the pro end of these tools. Its Buy It Now price is $350.
4″ Mighty-Micro Table Saw [Penn State Industries]