Stop Sabre Saw Splintering

No matter what blade you're using, or what material you're cutting, you'll almost always have splintering along the edges of a freehand sabre saw cut. To prevent this 1 made a plate of W Masonite that attaches to the base of the sabre saw with double-sided carpet tape. A slot in the Masonite fits tightly against the sides of the blade to prevent splintering. A notch at the front of the plate helps you follow a pencil line, and lets you see the splinter-free cut the sabre saw can produce....

Sabre Saw Table

One of the problems with using portable power tools like a router or sabre saw is that they're awkward to control. especially when you're working with small pieces. I'm much more comfortable concentrating on moving the work-piece. So I built a table that holds a sabre saw and lets me use it like a band saw or scroll saw. building the table. To make the table, start with a quarter sheet 2 ft. x 4 ft. of W plywood. Cut one piece for the top and two pieces for the sides, see Fig. 1. The sides are...