Make A Chop Saw Machine Using Circular saw

 Suthar Sandeep  13744 View  March 6, 2018  Comments (13 )

A chop saw machine is a power tool that is used to make accurate cuts in wood, plastic, and metals. The chop saw has a fixed blade, attached to a moving arm that spins over a small workbench. Chop saws are used to create a rough, initial abrasive cut in a desired material like wood, metal etc. In principle, a chop saw is an electrically powered heavy motor which turns a high speed abrasive cutting wheel. Wide variety of parts can be machined by using this chop saw machine. The chop saw machine can make an straight, initial abrasive cut in a material to either make the piece of better workable size or to create rough outline of a desired shape of material. The chop saw machine is used in the initial stages of a project making because of the draft quality present in its work. Normally a initial straight cross cut is made with the chop saw machine table set at the 0° position.

An cut off machine or abrasive saw, also known as a cut off saw or metal chop saw machine, is a power tool which is typically used to cut hard materials, such as metals and wood. The cutting action is performed by an abrasive wheel, similar to a thin grinding process. The saw machine generally has a built in vice or other clamping tool arrangement, and has the cutting disc and motor mounted on a pivoting arm attached to a fixed base plate. They typically use composite friction cutting blades to abrasively cut through the steel.  The abrasive wheels are consumable items as they wear throughout the cut.

Making of chop saw machine I have used 7” circular saw machine.

Parts used :-

7” Circular saw

12”*10” Base plate

Circular saw support block 10” long

Workpiece support block 7.5” long

4” Hinge


Screws and bolts

How to make :-

Make a base :-

For base plate I have used 19mm plywood sheet of 12”*10” size. So first of all cut the plywood of 12”*10” size. Then after, attach the circular saw support block and also four blocks at four corner of base plate.

Attach the circular saw :-

Second step is attach the circular saw with base plate. I have used 7” circular saw in this chop saw machine. I have used 4” hinge to attach the circular saw with base plate.

Spring And workpiece support block :-

This is the last step of making of chop saw machine. Attach the spring with circular saw and base plate. Also attach the workpiece support block on the base plate for support of workpiece while cutting operation.

Attach the 7” blade in circular saw. You can use both TCT blade for wood and cutting blade for metal.

Now the chop saw machine is ready to use.

For better understand watch the video given below.

Comments (13)

Rick,   St. John’s, Newfoundland

Great idea!! Think I’m gonna give it a try. I’m just starting out with the diy thing and have a very limited amount of tools. So Thank You for video!

RePly  March 15, 2020
Viswanathan Ramakrishnan,   Coimbatore

The 10" long circular saw support block, what is it's thickness; and the work piece 7.5 inches long one also thickness is needed. I have made your metal bender 3 nos for my friends they are superb. Most of your DIYs I used to follow and are so nicely made. Kudos.

RePly  December 6, 2019
Ademir Pacheco,   Belo Horizonte

Good afternoon, your perfect project easy and efficient..I liked congratulations ... I will try to do. could it be a little bigger?

RePly  November 20, 2019
Ademir Pacheco,   Belo Horizonte

My circular saw and hobby motor 1050w. It has tilt cut adjustment for angled cut. The capacity of the cutting disc is 185mm

 November 20, 2019
Raymond Secrist,   So Williamsport

do you have plans to go with chop saw video

RePly  June 22, 2019
Pawan sharma,   Sahawa

Hame Ishq dealership chahi Rajasthan ki

RePly  May 17, 2019
Marco Busch,   Cruzeiro

Hello, first of all, thank you for this project, my father in enchanted. In the material's descriptions you use the word "Nos", for instance, "1.25”*1.50”*35” Wooden blocks (2 Nos.)", what you mean by that?Thank you!

RePly  October 27, 2018
Expert,   Panjab (India)

"Nos" is Total of Pcs

 October 31, 2018

Os parafusos da madeira para junção das peças qualé o tamanho ?

RePly  October 9, 2018
herman hafsah,   makassar, sulawesi selatan, indonesia

Please allow copy paste. but how

RePly  September 22, 2018
Roland Durotimi,   Egbe- Nigeria

Wood Lathe very good improvise I like it can I copy my regard

RePly  September 14, 2018
Siddharth,   Sydney

What wood sizes can this saw cut plz thanks

RePly  August 12, 2018
bellaichouni,   Commune EL-ATTAF ALGERIE

Sublime. Chapeau

RePly  August 6, 2018
wenderson,   uberaba mg

marcenaria amadora

RePly  May 27, 2018
Judi,   New York


RePly  May 12, 2018

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