Here's my submission to the contest:
This product is aimed at the DIYer who would love more tools but has neither the funds nor the space for them. It's modeled after the concept of a router/router table, where you can take the expensive components (the motor, the blade/bit, the electronics etc.) and utilize them in two different applications.
This design allows for the purchase of a circular saw that can be used as is, or can be mounted into a custom table saw table. The table would be significantly cheaper than an actual table saw as it merely serves as a base for the circular saw and does not contain any electronics or pricey components itself.
The circular saw would mount to a hinged arm underneath the table, which would still allow for the adjustable blade height present in current table saws. It could also utilize the tilting action of the circular saw for making mitered cuts.
- Low cost, allows for one time purchase of expensive components
- Combines two tools into one package for relatively low space requirements
- Gives DIYers access to tools normally only available to more serious woodworkers
- Form language would be gender neutral to appeal to both the women interested in being self sufficient and doing their own projects, without making those macho DIY men feel like they bought girly, substandard tools