Made with common materials and hardware, this shop-built panel saw allows one person to easily crosscut or rip a full sheet of plywood.
This shop-built Panel Saw makes precise vertical cuts, just by pulling the sliding carriage (holding your circular saw) down across the sheet of plywood. Your saw, mounted in the milled phenolic carriage, travels on guide rails with nylon rollers to cut through plywood or other sheet goods. For ripping plywood, rotate the saw in the carriage. Removable wings extend two feet on each side of the main body to balance the sheet. You rip by sliding the sheet through the Panel Saw. Our Panel Saw has a folding stand so it folds flat against a wall when not in use, and casters make it easy to roll around.
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What You Get:
- 11 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- Over 60 full-color photos and illustrations
- Optional add-on of a router carriage
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
- Shop-tested guarantee from the editors of Woodsmith magazine
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.