Improve a Budget Table Saw for under $50

Improve a Budget Table Saw for under $50

How to turn a cheap power table saw into something bigger and better, as well as safer! This short video shows how I achieved this for less than AUD$50.00

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  1. Murali Madupu on January 17, 2023 at 3:17 am

    its helping me a lot as I am a bigner, with lot of intarest in making wood in to usefull things. Thank you so so much for sharing. Regards.

  2. dentonlt on January 17, 2023 at 3:19 am

    Thanks so much for posting this. Picked up the same saw for near free, but really need a setup like yours! Many great ideas and well done. Cheers ~

  3. Jeremy on January 17, 2023 at 3:21 am

    Newer to woodworking. I got a lot from this video. Thank you!

  4. IPAS - Australia on January 17, 2023 at 3:22 am

    Your video gave me some great ideas on how to get the most out of my Ozito tablesaw. Thanks for posting!

  5. Ben J on January 17, 2023 at 3:27 am

    How do you find the Ozito table saw? Do you have any accuracy issues if you adjust the blade to 45? I have an old Ryobi table saw that cuts parallel to my fence when its at 90d, but when I adjust it to 45d, its skewed slightly. I figured its probably time to get something newer and was looking at the new Ryobi one, or the new Ozito one. I would be building it into a cabinet of sorts like you have, so setting up a new fence system with outfeed and side extensions is no problem. But I’m more interested in hearing if you have had any issues with 45d cuts.

  6. Matthew Hurley on January 17, 2023 at 3:28 am

    mat how did you attach your table saw to the yellow tongue board

  7. Splinter 83 on January 17, 2023 at 3:33 am

    I’ve been qualified as a wood machinist almost 20yrs and I’ve never used a more dangerous saw than the Aldi workzone table saw, I have one in the garage and it’s used for gathering dust. Someone asked me for a lend of it and I refused because i didn’t want anyone getting hurt from the thing. It should be taken off the market as its worse quality than pound shop kids toys

  8. Alejandro Tabilo on January 17, 2023 at 3:34 am

    Great idea, well done, mate!!!!

  9. MasterAlPlays on January 17, 2023 at 3:35 am

    Hey mate I have the newer version of the table saw and want to build your set up! Just wondering, what we’re the measurements of the legs that you used? Thanks

  10. Keith on January 17, 2023 at 3:35 am

    Nice one.
    Hours of trawling utube your idea is simple and one of the best.
    I will up grade my Cheap Aldi T/saw based on your design with a few of my own changes.
    I hope to upgrade to a Commercial grade TS in the near future.
    Wishing you well and hoping your enjoying your workshop.

  11. Zim Zimmerman on January 17, 2023 at 3:41 am

    can the ozito use dato blades? I just picked one up myself before realizing how useful dato blades are and I am wondering if I should take it back and heft out the cash for a step up

  12. Tom C on January 17, 2023 at 3:43 am

    excellent video

  13. F.C Scoot Riderz on January 17, 2023 at 3:46 am

    thats a brilliant idea for a table saw bench. very achievable for general diy’ers. i watch a lot of you tube for ideas and most are out of the realm for general diy’ers. good to see something more basic but very effective

  14. SYKT on January 17, 2023 at 3:47 am

    Hey Matt
    Juat starting out in woodworking and using the Ozito brand too. I am interested in that same Ozito table saw, I am wondering how you mounted the saw onto the table, and is it any good?

    Thanks Slade

  15. Nella Van praag on January 17, 2023 at 3:49 am

    Wow great improvement to your tablesaw

  16. PrimaryNinja on January 17, 2023 at 3:55 am

    Excellent. I just bought one of these with the intention of upgrading it.

  17. GC888 on January 17, 2023 at 3:56 am

    Great video! I’m currently looking at doing something similar.. May I kindly ask about the accuracy of this fence? Is there anything you would change if you were to build it again? 🙂

  18. Paul Clark on January 17, 2023 at 3:57 am

    Nice vid. I have the latest cheap ozito table saw from 2019. Unfortunately it uses T slots which is a pita for making sleds. Also the surface isnt flat it’s kind of corrugated. I’d like to see how you made that fence, it looks miles ahead of the stock fence.

  19. Jimmy on January 17, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Great upgrade of your table saw. I have a saw like that but another generic brand. I have the same problems as you had before and i think i shameless will copy this! Thank´s for sharing!!

  20. Squeak Squeak on January 17, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Hi Matt, I know it’s been a few years since you built this, but Im about to do exactly the same with my exact same crappy Bunnings saw.
    You wouldn’t happen to have a pic of how you mounted the saw to the bench would you. Im in 2 minds as to either do what you have done or completely undermount the saw below a flat table top. Hope you can help.

  21. Brian Freeman on January 17, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Interesting. I’m a learner so have watched many such vids. I have been led to believe that removing the riving knife was an absolute NoNo?

  22. Adriano Valentino AUSTRALIA on January 17, 2023 at 4:01 am

    You dont call yourself a professional?? lol
    Mate youve done a fantastic job, com on you need to give yourself more credit than that, yes your certainlyv not a beginner but you are certainly a professional thats for sure

  23. Reliable Axis on January 17, 2023 at 4:01 am

    MATE! I got the same saw (NZ) and have been tempted to swing it overhead by its power cord… fence is f***ed right out of the box.. been thinking of doing the same as you. Sitting on my ass throughout lockdown is over…. time to fix that tablesaw!

  24. Rabbitrock Bush on January 17, 2023 at 4:04 am

    Thanks mate! I have the same saw and all the things you criticised are what I’m frustrated with. Thanks for the inspiration and tips!

  25. Chris on January 17, 2023 at 4:04 am

    Still relevant in 2021, thanks!

  26. Robert Edward T on January 17, 2023 at 4:04 am

    Goodonya, Matt. Nice job.

  27. MrZeddy100 on January 17, 2023 at 4:05 am

    Great upgrades mate. I think you might have the longest lasting Ozito tablesaw in Aussie! i just bought an Aldi one!

  28. Chris Herbert on January 17, 2023 at 4:07 am

    Stumbled across this looking for improvements on my Ozito saw. Thanks for the info!

  29. Supreem28 on January 17, 2023 at 4:08 am

    some great ideas here mate.. and not too challenging to do.

  30. w13rdguy on January 17, 2023 at 4:11 am

    Good stuff.

  31. SLIM'S BOXING COMMENTARIES on January 17, 2023 at 4:14 am

    Great job on the table saw bro.. I have to completely remove my Table saw top and replace it with either 18mm PLYWOOD or MDF.. I’m not sure which is best atm but I hear Plywood is better incase any water damage happens??
    My issue with ur build is u didn’t show us how the saw is being held in place?? Did I miss that bit? Sorry bro but that is a very important part for me anyways..
    Still and all I love the look of the saw now.. U basically have it looking like those massive cabinet saws now.. Great job bro.. If u have a second please let me know how u connected the saw and the rest together bcos I couldn’t see anything holding the saw up for the dust collection box to go underneath?!? Thanks for posting this though mate.. It’s given me food for thought.. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO U AND ALL IN THE COMMENTS TOO..