Power saws to make angled, straight, and curved cuts of wood and plastic and a drill press to make holes in wood, plastic, and metal. We also have several hand saws – ask a Maker Hub Consultant for help.
Maker Hub – Downtown
You must complete a Basic Training and Safety training before you can use any of the power saws – see below for details. After completing the training, you can use the saws during regular operating hours. It is first-come, first-serve.
Saws training consists of two parts:
- Online content that you can complete at your own pace.
- A practice project that you need to complete in the Maker Hub.
You must complete the online and in-person training before using the power saws. Visit the Maker Hub’s Moodle site for information about the training (click on the “Enroll me” button). Once you’ve completed the Moodle training, you can sign up for an in-person training through the link provided when you finish the Moodle training.
The Saws are located in the Safety Zone so please review the Safety Zone rules on our policies webpage.
Below are short descriptions and links to the operating manuals for each tool. Need a refresher? Go back to the online saws training and review the specific details for each tool.
- Cut curved and straight cuts in wood and plastic
- Manual for Rikon 10-326 bandsaw
- Specs of the Rikon 10-326
- 27 Unique Woodworking Projects Using A Bandsaw
- Cut straight and angled cuts in sheets of wood and plastic
- Manual for Festool TS55 track saw
- Specs of the Festool Track saw TS 55
- Cut straight, angled, and beveled cuts in wood and plastic
- Manual for Festool KAPEX Sliding Compound Miter Saw
- Specs of Festool KAPEX Sliding Compound Miter Saw
- Cut curved cuts in wood, plastic, and metal
- Manual for Ryobi Orbital Jig Saw
- Used to make holes in wood, plastic, and metal
- Manual for Nova Voyager 18″ DVR
We also have a variety of handsaws for wood, plastic, and metal.