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DIY Panel Saw Kit - Build your own panel saw accurate to 1/32".  Cut wood and plastic sheet goods quickly, accurately, and safely.
 
 


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Overview
 
Whether you’re a professional woodworker with a small shop, a contractor working on job sites, or a do-it-yourself home improvement handyman, our DIY Panel Saw Kit offers an affordable means to cut large sheet goods quickly, accurately, and safely. Build your own panel saw at a fraction of the cost you’d pay for a commercial saw - complete with the features you need to improve your productivity and customized to fit in your shop.

Our DIY Panel Saw Kit includes a sliding carriage assembly with 3 interchangeable base plates, precision guide rails, counterbalance pulley, and mounting/alignment hardware. Measured drawings and step-by-step illustrated instructions are provided for building a simple panel saw frame from plywood and 2x4s (frame materials are not included.) Our DIY Panel Saw Kit is an easy project for most woodworkers to assemble within one afternoon. Once you have the ability to produce precise cuts that are square and accurate to 1/32" you’ll never want to wrestle with saw horses or outfeed rollers again.


One DIY Panel Saw Kit - Three Interchangeable Cutting Tools
Our DIY Panel Saw Kit includes 3 interchangeable base plates that can be swapped into the sliding carriage. The sliding carriage rides on high precision guide rails that produce square cuts accurate to 1/32”. Each base plate holds a different tool for expanded cutting capability. Switch from crosscuts to rip cuts to rabbits, dadoes, and decorative effects – all done with the speed and accuracy of a panel saw.

Photo of DIY Panel Saw Kit w/ circular saw for cutting plywood
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Circular Saw for Ripping and Crosscutting

The saw base plate holds a 7 1/4" circular saw (saw not included.) Changing our DIY Panel Saw Kit between vertical rip cuts and horizontal crosscuts is quick and easy - just rotate the base plate 90 degrees and you're ready for action.
Photo of DIY Panel Saw Kit w/ plunge router for cutting rabbits and dadoes
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Router for Rabbits, Dadoes, and Decoration

The router base plate holds a fixed-base or plunge base router (router not included.) Combining the versatility of a router with the accuracy of our DIY Panel Saw Kit makes cutting rabbits, dadoes, and other decorative features a cinch.
Photo of DIY Panel Saw Kit w/ matte knife for cutting cardboard
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Utility Knife for Cardboard, Matte Board, Foamcore

The utility knife base plate holds a standard matte knife razor blade (blade not included.) Slice up soft materials without the noise or dust from a saw. Our DIY Panel Saw Kit produces crisp, clean cuts in both vertical and horizontal directions.


PLEASE NOTE: We also offer Deluxe Panel Saw Kits that include pre-cut,
sanded, and ready to bolt-together frames. We offer our Deluxe Panel Saw Kits
in freestanding and wall mount versions that incorporate many additional features
to help improve your productivity.

(CLICK HERE for information on our other panel saw kits.)


Features Included in Our DIY Panel Saw Kit
Photo of DIY Panel Saw Kit w/ support for 4x8 sheets of plywood
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Full Support for 96" Long Sheet Goods

Cutting full 4'x8' sheets of material requires a full-size panel saw. The measured drawings provided with our DIY Panel Saw Kit include full support for 96" long sheet goods, ensuring accurate and safe cutting.
Photo of Deluxe Panel Saw Kit w/ vertical and horizontal rulers
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Accurate Cuts with Speed and Reliability

The vertical ruler included with our DIY Panel Saw Kit provides consistent measurements for accurate rip cuts every time. No more searching for that pencil and tape measure. Our DIY Panel Saw Kit is accurate to 1/32" over the length of the entire cut.


    DIY Panel Saw Kit Technical Specs:
  • Crosscut Capacity: 50" Vertical Cut
  • Rip Cut Capacity: 96" Horizontal Cut
  • Board Thickness: 1 1/2" Maximum
  • Accuracy: +/- 1/32"
  • Length: 96"
  • Depth: 30"
  • Height: 70"


Common DIY Panel Saw Kit Questions & Answers

What's Included with Our DIY Panel Saw Kit:
  • Sliding carriage assembly w/ high precision guide rails and counterbalance
  • Hardware and fasteners for assembly - knobs, bolts, nuts, screws, cable, etc.
  • Measured drawings for building a simple panel saw frame from plywood and 2x4s
  • Illustrated step-by-step assembly instructions
  • 3 interchangeable base plates for expanded cutting capability:
    circular saw base plate, router base plate, utility knife base plate
  • Vertical ruler


What Do You Need to Assemble Our DIY Panel Saw Kit:

  • Tape Measure
  • Philips screw driver or screw gun with Philips bit (recommended)
  • 2x adjustable wrenches or 1x 5/16" wrench, 1x 7/16" wrench, and 2x 1/2" wrenches
  • 2x 4x8 sheets of 3/4" plywood
  • 4x 8 foot long 2x4s
  • Screws for assembling the plywood/2x4 frame
  • 4x bolts + lock nuts for attaching your circular saw to the saw base plate
  • 3x - 4x bolts for attaching your router to the router base plate
  • 15 lbs. of cement mix for counter balance
  • 1x razor blade for standard utility knife


What Materials Can Our DIY Panel Saw Kit Cut?

  • Solid woods - Hardwoods, Softwoods
  • Wood Composites - Plywood, Particle Board, MDF, Fiber Board, OSB
  • Cardboard - Corrugated cardboard, chipboard, Matte board, Homasote
  • Plastics - PVC Sign Board, Coroplast, Acrylic, HDPE, UHMW, Laminate
  • Foam Products - Styrofoam, Foamcore, Gatorboard


Will Our DIY Panel Saw Kit Work with Your Circular Saw?
  • Our DIY Panel Saw Kit includes an interchangeable base plate for mounting a circular saw in the sliding carriage (saw not included.) Most "sidewinder" style circular saws with standard 7 1/4" diameter blades will do a fine job. (The name "sidewinder" comes from the location of the motor, which is located to the side of the blade.) Right and left handed saws work equally well. Measure the shoe / base plate to see if your saw will fit: the narrow side should stick out less than 1 7/8" from the blade, the wide side should stick out less than 5 1/8" from the blade, the front and back edges of the shoe should be less than 6 5/8" from the center of the blade.


Will Our DIY Panel Saw Kit Work with Your Router?
  • Our DIY Panel Saw Kit includes an interchangeable base plate for mounting a fixed-base or plunge base router in the sliding carriage (router not included.) Pre-cut mounting holes are machined into the base plate to accommodate most routers. If the bolt holes on the bottom of your router are evenly spaced in either a "square cross" pattern (4 bolts) or a "peace sign" pattern (3 bolts) then your router should mount to the base plate without modification. Alignment marks machined into the router base plate make it easy to add your own mounting holes if you're router happens to require them.