UNSW Making

Drop Saw

Mitre / Compound Saw

A drop saw (also known as a mitre saw or compound mitre saw) is used to make accurate crosscuts and mitres in a workpiece by 'dropping' a large mounted circular saw blade down onto a board at a selected angle.

 

Festool KS120EB Manual 1 of 2 (PDF)

Festool KS120EB Manual of 2 (PDF)

Required Badge

To gain access to this machine you must complete one of the below badges.

Advanced Woodworking Badge
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Advanced furniture/table woodworking methods

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Drop Saw Badge
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Individual Training on the Drop Saw

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Suitable Materials

  • Exterior Plywood
  • Interior Plywood
  • Solid Timber
  • Wood

Process

  • Cutting
  • Jointing

Machine Locations

Makerspace Facility Make Model Work area Number of machines
Design Futures Lab Wood Workshop Festool KS120EB Resaw Capacity: 120mm. Table Size: 305mm x 4000mm 1
Engineering Makerspaces James N. Kirby Makerspace AEG PS 254 SB 1200mmx1200mm 1
Engineering Makerspaces James N. Kirby Makerspace Festool KS120EB Resaw Capacity: 120mm. Table Size: 305mm x 4000mm 1
MCIC MCIC Makerspace Festool KS120EB Resaw Capacity: 120mm. Table Size: 305mm x 4000mm 1