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Make splinter-free cuts with a saber saw by making and attaching an auxiliary zero-clearance base plate.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #89 Oct 2001 pg. 20

Circle-cutting jig is customized for a particular sabre saw. Cuts can be made in either direction, the saw is easily inserted into the jig, and the jig is adjustable for diameter of cut.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1995 (v.172#7) pg. 71

Sabre saw table. A shop made accessory that converts your portable sabre saw into a stationary scroll saw or jigsaw. Built mostly of wood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1995 (v.172#10) pg. 89

Shop-made blade guard for a sabre saw.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #87 Nov 1995 (v.15#3) pg. 9

How to make a powered balsa stripper. Saber-saw jig is used to cut balsa sheeting into identical-size strips. Includes a built-in vacuum pickup to control sawdust.

Sabre saw table. Convert your sabre saw into a precision tool by mounting it upside down in this shop-built table. The table features a ball-bearing guide for the free end of the blade and an adjustable work holddown.
SHOPNOTES #23 Sep 1995 (v.4) pg. 16

Hose clamp serves as a speed control on a variable-speed saber saw mounted in a saw table.
SHOPNOTES #31 Jan 1997 (v.6) pg. 5

T-blocks are used to raise work pieces for blade clearance when using a saber saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #34 Apr 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 21

Tip suggests using a sheet of 2"-thick Styrofoam rigid insulation board to keep a work piece from slipping when cutting with a sabersaw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #50 Feb 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 19

A simple jig converts an old sabersaw to a powered file for fretwork or other inside cutouts.
WOOD MAGAZINE #70 Jun 1994 (v.11#4) pg. 14

Sabre saw table holds the saw upside down and allows the work piece to be moved into the blade (like a band saw or scroll saw).
WOODSMITH #69 Jun 1990 pg. 30

Auxiliary baseplate for a sabre saw reduces splintering.
WOODSMITH #69 Jun 1990 pg. 30

Tip on applying a Lucite base to a saber saw to prevent marking of the work piece.
WOODWORK #21 May-Jun 1993 pg. 16

Universal work table accepts routers, saber saws, or any other tool that can be attached to a removable plate and operated in a "upside-down" mode. The table includes a sliding fence, miter gauge slot, casters, and hold-down arrangement.
WOODWORKER Jan 1995 (v.99#1) pg. 42