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Instructions for a Hirsh Saw Table

Timothy Burns

For the casual DIY woodworker, spending thousands of dollars on a massive tablesaw is an unreasonable expense. An average woodworker may use a tablesaw two or three times a year. For a homeowner's weekend woodworking projects, the Hirsh saw table is a wonderful solution.

Expensive woodworking machinery can be replaced with quality Hirsh products.

The inexpensive, highly adaptable Hirsh tools provide a bridge so that the average woodworker can create professional-looking results. Having been around for decades, these tables have proven their worth.

  1. Assemble the Hirsh saw table kit according to manufacturer's instructions. Verify that each bolt is tightened securely, and that all parts are used in the assembly process.

  2. Turn over the Hirsh saw table, and set it on a stable work bench. Mount a 7 ¼-inch circular saw to the underside of the Hirsh saw table. The circular-saw blade should spin toward the front edge of the saw table when turned on. The circular-saw blade must also be perfectly parallel to the right and left side of the Hirsh table top.

  3. Anchor the 7 ¼-inch circular saw firmly to the Hirsh saw table top. The saw and saw blade will undergo high amounts of torque when cutting wood. The circular saw must be mounted and secured so as to withstand all forces created during use.

  4. Plug the circular saw into the accessory plug on the Hirsh saw table. Secure the circular saw's "On/Off" switch in the "On" position. The circular saws power will be controlled by the accessory plug and switch on the Hirsh saw table when using the assembled equipment.

  5. Secure the circular saw's cord so that it does not become entangled in the saw's operation. Use electrical or duct tape to secure the cord.

  6. Turn the table over and place on firm, stable and level ground. Plug the Hirsh saw table into a 110V duplex power outlet. The Hirsh saw table is now ready for use.

  7. Tip

    The Hirsh saw table is a lightweight, portable piece of equipment. In some cases, the table saw will operate more reliably if additional weight is applied to the frame to keep the saw table from moving during use. The unit's base has two cross pieces that are bolted into the leg assembly. By adding a 3/4-inch plywood platform resting across these cross members, you can put additional weight on the table to prevent excessive vibration.

    Warning

    When operating power machinery, wear safety glasses at all times. Do not operate while wearing loose-fitting clothing or jewelry that could come into contact with the saw blade.